Diary of a Spectacle Designer

When you are your own boss holidays can be hard to come by. Even when he gets away Tom Davies finds it difficult to stay out of reach

As many people reading this will own their own retail business, you will know as well as I do that there are many great things about being your own boss.Holidays are not one of them.

I thought I’d write about my holiday. I’m not going to go into details about my amazing Colosseum sandcastle or the fact I exploded my wine in the freezer (again) – you can see this sort of thing on my Facebook. No, the problem with holidays is that they are very hard to come by as an entrepreneur and even harder to enjoy.

I spent a brief time working for someone else. From 22 to 25 years of age I worked for a company in Hong Kong designing glasses. It was a happy part of my life… well, I’m lucky in that it’s all been happy so far, but in terms of holidays, going away used to be simple.

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