Saturday, 7 February 2009

Humble Pie

Quite unexpectedly I found myself spending yesterday evening reading Gordon Ramsay's autobiography 'Humble Pie'.

I had absolutely no plans to read this book, in fact, when it was released a couple of years ago I had absolutely no interest in it at all. Yesterday however I visited our local library and took out a few books, of which this is one. I only went looking for an autobiography because the selection of novels was so pathetic. To be fair to the library it is far too small for a town the size of which I live in and is trying to move to bigger accommodation. I guess if I want to read a particular book I'd better reserve it on line first.

Yesterday evening a change of plans meant Husband was cooking dinner and as it was tea in the cricket I picked the book up just to look at it. It was such a good read that, accept for when I did the washing up, it wasn't put down again until I finished it about 6 hours later. The cricket wasn't that exciting anyway so I didn't miss much there!!

Now you might not like Gordon Ramsay as a chef, you might well find his swearing offensive, but read this book and despite that you will be full of admiration for the bloke. Whenever I read an autobiography I'm always a little sceptical about how different events are portrayed, because, obviously, your only getting one side of the story, but this book can't fail to leave you full of admiration for the author. His childhood wasn't great, he worked damn hard to get where he is today and he wasn't afraid to make sacrifices. If he's well off now, make no mistake about it, he deserves it.

As you might have guessed with my nose stuck in books I've not done any stitching this week. I'm really fed up of being stuck in the house and want to get out walking but first of all with my back and now with the snow it's just not happening. However today my exchange arrived from Thread Bear so I now have the Cirque Des Triangles chart, which I will hopefully start later this year when I've finished Love Songs.

I don't want to have too many big projects on the go at once so I shall try to be good and not start it until then. That's quite easy to do at the moment as I need to get the linen and threads first. Under our present financial circumstances they will probably end up being birthday presents which isn't until the end of June. I guess that gives me an incentive for finishing Love Songs by then.

Just in case you've missed the post earlier this week I'm running a PIF, for more details click here.


Brigitte said...

Wow, another large project ahead. But I must admit that I love those biggies myself. That's why I have so mayn WIPs, lol.

Bev said...

I was like you want interested in reading this when it came out but some one let me borrow it, wasnt really bothered but i have to say that when i read Humble Pie, i really enjoyed it, in fact i think it was this book that got me into reading autobiographys

Rachael said...

I will keep an eye out for that at the library, Oh when you start CDT pop over to and I am slowly making progress on mine !

mainely stitching said...

It's really difficult to imagine Gordon feeling humble about anything - you've certainly piqued my interest!

Karan said...

Another book you've piqued my curiosity with - normally I can't stand the guy! Library trip soon I think. :0)
Looking forward to when you start CdeT. :0)

Stitchingranny said...

I must admit I did not like this design when it was released but a couple of weeks ago i saw it stitched and it is stunning so much better than the picture on the chart depicts. I will look forward to seeing what colours you choose for it.

Annemarie said...

Hm. Gordon Ramsay. That's an interesting choice of autobiography, but hey, why not?
The Triangles sampler is gorgeous! Harmien at Xstitch-nl finished it last year, and it's stunning. I can't wait to see your choice of linen and fibres!

BilboWaggins said...

Oh my, that chart looks scrumptious!!! (from the woman who ain't picked up a XS chart for a very, very long time and isn't likely to any time soon!)