Stress and entrepreneurship go hand in hand. In addition to the high-pressure moments — such as an investor pitch or launch day — the day-to-day lifestyle takes its toll. Getting a business off the ground is hard work and the Type A personality of many entrepreneurs makes us prone to exhaustion. When my daughter found me on the floor of the bathroom after a fainting spell, I knew I needed to make some changes.

Black Friday is upon us.

More than a 100 million consumers are estimated to be out looking for deals on what is considered the largest shopping weekend of the year.

Rachel and I had been muttering at each other for some weeks about the upcoming August Bank Holiday at the end of the month. The muttering was along the lines of: “Don’t feel like Carnival this year“; “need to get away from London”; “can’t face getting on another plane“; “sea air, I need sea air“; “want to go somewhere to cook and write“.