Secret Diary of an Entrepreneur: Holiday hang-ups

I hate going on holiday in August. But this year, I decided that if you can't beat them...

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Last Updated: 31 Aug 2010

Would you believe that by the time you read this, I'll actually be on holiday? It's so long since I had a proper break that I'm not sure I'll remember how to do it. So not much of an update on the last week today, I'm afraid, for the obvious reason that - hopefully - I won't have seen or spoken to any of my staff all week. I'm not sure who's happier about that prospect, me or them.

I always find going on holiday an incredibly stressful experience. Not the trip itself, but finding the right time to go. There's always something going on at work that you feel like you ought to be there for, or you worry about someone else being away at the same time, or... Well, ok, some of them are probably just feeble excuses for the fact that you just don't want to leave your baby all on its own. But it is hard to find a good time.

Also, I hate going away in August. It seems completely perverse, when you have the choice of the whole year, to go away at a time when a) it's the sunniest month of the year in the UK (supposedly), b) holidays are twice as expensive as normal,and c) everywhere you go is chock-full of Brits abroad (which is exactly my idea of hell).

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