As I work for myself, I organise my own schedule. I tend to work different hours during summer holidays - usually early in the morning, then we go out for some fun during the day and I work again in the evenings or at night. So while I worked limited hours, I still did quite a bit of work between Christmas and New Year.
I did a combination of both; I took some time off and I still worked. As an editor here at HubGarden, there were articles to publish every day, so I attended to my queue. Like Ivana, I also work for myself so there is flexibility there. I get too bored if I took the entire two weeks off. Like Bryony, as a freelancer I also work from home. I took time off from office work and the chocolate tours, yet I am looking forward to getting back into it tomorrow. It will still be part-time so all good. Again, working for yourself has flexibility. You might do a couple of hours work in the morning, go to the beach for a few hours. Come home, do a bit more work. Go out. Work again and sleep.