Along with starting the hotel and travel arrangements for next year, the holiday, such as it is for someone who runs their own business, does give me a chance to catch up on some reading. I'm not much for stories, but memoirs and biographies especially those that are motorsport related I find an insight in to the minds of the people I photograph.
Having just finished Guy Martin's "When you dead, you dead" I'm confused as to why a truck fitter from Grimsby who states several times in the book that he doesn't understand why people find him interesting or try to engage him in small talk (for which he has no patience), would then write a book. Surely all the book will do is make people more interested and fuel the desire of the people who read it to want to know more about him.
Whatever the reasoning, I'm glad he did. It is an highly interesting and entertaining read. You get an introduction to Brian the Chimp and an explanation as to why the French hillsides, when enjoying a moments ... let's call it contemplation ... can be some of the most memorable moments of your life.