Tag Mother’s Garden


Tick tock, tick tock

Our priceless tree logo bears many fruits. Spare yourself a second or three to study it. Drawn by our then 11-year-old niece Rosa and our 6-year-old daughter Ella it holds all things precious not least the colours of life, diversity and optimism. It represents not only our business but reminds us also of the greater…

Is there a teenager in the house?

I don’t know about you, but running a micro business requires a filter to sift out the chaff from the precious wheat when it comes to computers and gadgetry. What do you really need? I am ageing while the world is modernising with ever-increasing velocity, and in an effort to cultivate some savvy my stupid…

Making do is no longer an option

OK, let me start to paint you a picture of office life at Mother’s Garden, the English/Catalan micro business based in a little office in our old farmhouse in The Priorat, Catalunya, north east Spain. It will be self evident why we need to evolve. Perhaps this is how things are for a few of…

Work within reason, wise Dad advised

My father, who worked for himself all his life, either alone or running his small business, said to anyone thinking of going for it (me included) that it would take ten years to get established. I couldn’t see that at the time but I now fully understand what he was getting at. Dad died in…

More than just a brand

I told you last week that “back in 1998-9 our instinct was to radically change the course of our lives”, promising to tell you this week just how, where and why. That was a tad ambitious for one small blog, but here are the bones. Mother’s Garden is more than a brand; it is a…

Are you up for an adventure?

This is the ongoing tale of one tiny business – Mother’s Garden – and our journey, the lessons and never-ending learning, the pain and the glee. And I tell it in the sincere hope it will both enlighten and entertain everyone who wants to, or already has, taken that dry-throat, adrenalin-rush step to independence and…

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