The Roquefort Files

Travels to the pub and back

September 29th, 2003

Another decent weekend for the Roquefort Files (I’…

Another decent weekend for the Roquefort Files (I’m starting to get suspicious. It’s all going to come crashing down at some point). As if my impending birthday wasn’t enough to hammer home my advancing decrepitude, I went to my first proper friend’s wedding on Saturday. I’ve known Finlay for as long as I can remember […]

September 26th, 2003

(Belated) Random Oz recollections #3: A few nig…

(Belated) Random Oz recollections #3: A few nights into the Roquefort Files’ inverted holiday, we wandered along to a predictably sprawling pub/restaurant for some marvellous pub grub. The Brisbane river festival was due to begin a few days before I left, and this pub (the Regatta) was hosting its own warm-up mini-festival called, inevitably, Regattafest. […]

September 25th, 2003

Today, the Roquefort Files are having a self-congr…

Today, the Roquefort Files are having a self-congratulatory “look how cool my friends’ websites are” day, hoping that some of the reflected glory will add to my own tarnished lustre. On with the sickeningly accomplished show. First, witness the humbly named jjcasswell.com. See the Mafia at work and marvel at our no doubt Freudian tendencies […]

September 23rd, 2003

A few of us went out last night for Annabel’s offi…

A few of us went out last night for Annabel’s official birthday (like the Queen, you see) to a little Japanese* restaurant called Bonsai. It’s a tiny little place, but it was still completely empty apart from us. The chef was reading the paper when we arrived. No doubt it’ll fold like a cheap suit […]

September 22nd, 2003

That was a fine weekend, I have to say, even if th…

That was a fine weekend, I have to say, even if the travelling was restricted to the slightly damp north-east Lothian coast, and involving absolutely no pubs whatsoever. It kicked off with a rather boozy party for Annabel’s birthday on Friday evening. Devon had hired a tank of helium (astutely hidden in her room for […]

September 19th, 2003

Craig, a genius ex-colleague of mine, has just jac…

Craig, a genius ex-colleague of mine, has just jacked in the rat race and jetted off to the land of Oz for a year. So far (T plus 4 days), he’s seen giant orange monkeys, drunk beer and made a young lady friend, which are three interesting things that failed to occur in the entirety […]

September 15th, 2003

The Roquefort Files’ next trip to foreign climes/p…

The Roquefort Files’ next trip to foreign climes/pubs has come to fruition: Amsterdam in December for a spot of pre-Christmas carousing. After that, a few agonising months away lies WINTER, and thence snowboarding. Hot damn…

September 11th, 2003

Jesus, I’m definitely back now. Winter in Brisbane…

Jesus, I’m definitely back now. Winter in Brisbane (a most civilised 20&deg – 27&deg) has given way to late summer in Edinburgh (something godawful like a low of 10&deg and a lack of any visible light).

September 10th, 2003

Random Oz recollections #2: The mighty Brisvega…

Random Oz recollections #2: The mighty Brisvegas, as seen from a speeding ferry. Actually, now I think about it, all of the water-borne transport in Oz seemed capable of absolutely caning along. Fast boats, big pubs and an innate ability to cook steaks well. This is a fine country… Is this me or Doug? – […]

September 9th, 2003

Just a quick post to point out the spiffing new ‘c…

Just a quick post to point out the spiffing new ‘comments’ link on the sidebar, helpfully provided by enetation.co.uk, a free web annotation service. I’ll tidy up the format to match the main page once I get the hang of style sheets. See? Shorter and less interesting. Everything is proceeding as I have forseen.