Summer is here and school is out! I have to admit to looking forward to having my “baby” back, and getting off the treadmill that is the school run. God it just felt relentless towards the end of term. Admittedly the first two days were testing as Leon adjusted and wound down, poor little man was sooooo tired and overwhelmed, so we just had a couple of days at home pottering and cycling round the village. (Plus ate some yummy comfort food)
Delivery Time ending at the park
As usual, we have to juggle the needs of our business with the needs of our family and Friday was delivery day. Being summer holidays, Leon is with either his Dad or me. We packed up the truck with essentials for the park and loaded the feed deliveries into the back. A bit of planning resulted in our last delivery of the day happening right next to one of Leon’s favourite park – Rushcliffe Country Park. We had some happy Leon & Mummy time until the rain came in. Then it was home for a brew and treats.
Muddy night at Leicester Speedway
We have managed some family time with a great (and dramatic) evening out to Leicester Speedway. I didn’t expect to enjoy the event as much as I did, but we all loved it. Such a great family atmosphere, competitive riding, dramatic finish and friendly fans willing to explain and show you the ropes. It was muddy though. The husband said we may get “a little dirty”, not splattered from head to toe! Leon and I laughed our socks off, and I was very impressed with my skilled reaction to keep the flying mud out of my beer, and no spillage!
Trraditional Skegness Pub Trip!
To finish our first week off together, (Daddy has now taken over), we had a little two night stay in Skegness. This has become a bit of a tradition since we first joined the local pub day trip to the seaside 3 years ago. Now Nanna has a caravan there we grab a couple nights away and spend the days on the beach – no matter what the weather. This year we had two complete opposite days – one glorious sunshine and warm, the next grey, wet & cold. It didn’t stop us, nor did my oddly patched sun burn. Sometimes it can only happen to me.
Leon is now having adventures with Daddy for a week, then it will be swapsies again. This is how we manage our childcare and business throughout the holidays. Maybe not ideal, and sometimes combining the business with family is very difficult, but this way Leon always has one of us around at least. Plus we are getting better at eking out time for family adventures. How do you balance family and work life when running your own business? Hope you all have a great summer.