Well, I managed three months and now they are all back for Christmas and the house is a mess again! It wasn't as bad as I thought, the boys came back twice, once for their birthdays in October and then 3 weeks later for a family wedding. My daughter has been up and down like a yo-yo. She's only about 16 miles away and has been home about twice a week since she "moved out"! It's nice, and it's meant that I havn't felt as lonely as I thought I would.
My chocolate business has been really crazy leading up to Christmas. I signed up for too many fairs and even though I enjoyed doing them they took over my life. I was also getting orders for businesses at the same time and didn't want to turn anything away.I did all my shopping in two days plus on-line late at night, (still waiting for one item and inadvertantly bought a fake Abercrombie and Fitch hoodie!), and didn't get any Christmas cards written and posted, so sorry everybody if you read this.
I have decided to take a break for a while as I think it will drop off anyway and to stop doing the market on Sundays as it takes up a lot of time in preparation as well as selling on the day.
I'm going to concentrate on my web site and see if I can get it a bit further up in the ratings and hopefully get more wedding and business orders.