Tell me why I like Bank Holiday Mondays? It can’t be the chance to get crowded out at the garden centre. It’s definitely not the opportunity to find yourself stuck in the queue to get into the car park to hunt for a space before you can even think about getting to the beach.

And it’s not the feeling of needlessly missing out on business when you really want to get that order filled or that phone call answered.

No, BHMs are cool because whatever the weather, they’re a chance to regroup or recharge, a time to take a breath and look at the bigger picture. Have a cup of coffee and a daydream.

Because that’s what we miss when we work so hard, tail up, head down, nose to the proverbial grindstone. It can be so easy to get sucked into worrying about work and GDPR and filing the accounts, you can forget to give yourself any dreaming time. And you must have had some of that once, or you wouldn’t have set up your brilliant business or launched your career in the first place! Give yourself a little of that creative blank space this Monday and who knows what you’ll conjure up?

We’re not saying that dreams all have to be work-related either. Your head-space could see other ideas – books, holidays, parties, plans – emerge.  So, this BHM, book in a little mind moment or two. And let us know what you come up with.

But not this Monday. We’ll be closed then doing some free thinking of our own.


After all, the best part of a holiday is perhaps not so much to be resting yourself, as to see all the other fellows busy working. Kenneth Grahame, Wind in the Willows