The summer holidays started last week. This is very good. Each week my daughters’ (almost 4 & 6) have been promised adventures.

Last week, we hit Edinburgh Zoo, this week it’s the People’s Palace interspersed with countless trips to the park/arts & crafts/and Geocaching. Geocaching is a godsend. It’s a free real-world outdoor treasure hunt. Players try to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, using a smartphone or GPS and can then share their experiences online.

It’s a win/win. For the forthcoming six weeks, we embrace and explore the best of Scotland and I get the job done, cunningly utilising these trips to drop in and deliver to existing and prospective stockists.  And at home -  the inspiration and theme of our forthcoming ranges is the basis of our arts and crafts sessions. The imagination of a child provides such barmy inspiration. Did I say win/win? I retract that – what I should say, is it’s a triple win.

My junior ‘junior’ apprentice at work.