"Because it has been so quiet I'm taking a full week off for the first time in three years.
I'm the cult of the Jolly Vintner and customers expect to see me . When I disappear turnover drops dramatically."
The Jolly Vintner, Tiverton
" It's only myself and my husband running the shop and it's our fourth year of trading. We get one day off a year - Christmas
Day. But it's part of our plan for the future . We're planning on early retirement."
Rob & Jan's Off -licence
" Usually I get away at some point in the summer but getting the staff is tough this year. I'm planning a winter holiday when it's quieter
Hops & Grapes , Southampton
" We normally do get a chance to get away.
I've got people I can trust to look after the shop
which is lucky."
Bains Liquor Store, Windsor, Berks