Bank Holiday Adventures and a week with Bonsai Socks…

This past weekend was a bank holiday weekend, where people who have normal jobs get three days off. I work in theatre so it would have still been just a Sunday weekend for me, if it wasn’t for the fact that we have just gone dark for two weeks pre Elephant Man. So I got a two day weekend for the first time in ages.

What do people do on two-day weekends? Laundry? Housework? Car boots?

Bex and I had heard about a car boot near us that was starting up this weekend, so of we trotted to find it.

And it wasn’t there! I was really looking forward to rummaging through stuff that people don’t want anymore and buying useless tat that I don’t even need. But it was not to be. To cheer us up, we went for a dirty fry up at our favourite builders cafe and ate WAY too much food.

Whilst we were recovering from our food coma, I remembered that there was a country fair on at out local National Trust property – Morden Hall. Being country girls ourselves, we decided to go and see just how country a London country fair could be.

There were beekeepers, and cider makers, as well as lambs and goats and pigs too! Being the children that we are we spent well over an hour feeding the lambs and various other animals.

Lamb. Black Sheep. Cute.

Bex made some new friends!

As the weather had been pretty horrid that morning, we were well dressed for wandering around outside in soggy grass. Not quite welly boot weather, but walking boots and warm socks were needed! Due to the weather it was also quite quiet when we got there, hence all the time spent with the animals without any children in the way. We managed to get ringside seats to the Jive Pony and falconry shows, which were entertaining, and the falconry one was quite educational too!

Animal Coll

As the day went on, the weather got better and the families started to arrive. We went to give the sheep one last pet, and then left to let the kids have a play. The rest of the day mainly consisted of dog walking and not eating due to the epicness of breakfast!

The past week has actually been quite a busy one, I’ve gone back to work at Regents Park Open Air Theater for the summer season, so have had training sessions there as well as my normal work at the Haymarket. So it’s been a good week for me to test out a pair of Bonsai Bamboo Organic Natural socks that I was kindly sent last week. They arrived in a really cute recycled box with no excess faffy packaging. (It still bugs me when companies like Amazon send you really small things in massive boxes!)

Small box. Bonsai socks.

The thing that caught my attention instantly was how they were not really chunky. This means I can go from wearing my walking boots and wellingtons to get to work and then change into my work shoes without having to change my socks. But their lack of chunkiness doesn’t detract from just how soft and comfy they are too. I was actually really glad that I didn’t have to take them off when I got to work and had toasty warm feet all day!

Ducklings. Duck. Regents Park.

The ducklings in Regents Park steal my heart every year they are SO cute!

River. Regents Park. Bamboo socks.

Chilling by the river on my lunch!

By being made of 95% bamboo these socks are moisture wicking, and the material is really breathable. Walking around a lot I get really warm feet, but these socks are all about keeping your feet cool in the summer and warm in the winter ( and stink free ALL YEAR ROUND due to the antibacterial nature of the fabric-WOO!) I am looking forward to wearing these socks next February when we camp for the BAFTAS. I may have found the solution to my inevitable cold feet!

Another fun thing about these socks is that I would be confident wearing these socks both in the Norfolk countryside and in Central London, Which I have done a few times already as you can see! They are comfortable and practical  – and yet look really cool to boot (he he).

Trafalgar Square. London.

A classic wet and miserable London day where I am glad my feet are toasty and warm!

The colour that I am wearing is the London appropriate Big Red Bus, but the other colours on their website have also caught my eye, such as the Bella Blue shade and Bonsai Green.

Bamboo Socks. Bonsai. Grass.

Bamboo is a material that is sustainable and thrives naturally in the wild. It grows in areas where nothing else can and needs very little water to survive.

These year round socks would make a good gift for ramblers in your life, or anyone who walks dogs or wears wellingtons (the fabric doesn’t slip down your leg every five minutes). Head on over to their website to find our more about them and tell me in the comments what colour socks you’d go for!




Thank you so much to the team at Bonsai Socks for sending me the socks to try out. You’ve made my feet much more comfortable!

Much Love,


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