The Roquefort Files

Travels to the pub and back

May 30th, 2005

Aside from the karting,

last week was an enthusiastic but not unwelcome partying merry-go-round. Wednesday was a few random drinks in the pub; Thursday was a Tiny Monkey summit (not quite the ‘musical differences’ Josh suggested, but important stuff nonetheless); Friday was a joint birthday bash for Carolyn, Neil and one of Carolyn’s workmates and Saturday, finally, was Michelle’s […]

May 29th, 2005

Go! Karting!

Went karting on Saturday. Dave had booked an outdoor session at Raceland for sixteen of us, and despite a couple of last minute drop outs and replacements, it all went terribly smoothly and we lined up on the grid about 4 pm. The outdoor karts are twin engined beasts, harnessing the awesome power of two […]

May 23rd, 2005

Oh, and I almost forgot.

Dave has pretty much sealed a job in Portsmouth after his previous employers went bust. Tiny Monkey, it is 99 100% certain, are now without a vocalist and lyricist. Shit.

J—- X.

On Saturday evening, we had a very pleasant meal at the flat, cooked by Neil, Jeff and Devon. (I really, really must return the favour at some point.) Dom was having a party that night, so after stuffing ourselves with food, Josh and I hauled ourselves round to the Outhouse to meet up with Tobias […]

May 21st, 2005

I took a half day yesterday

so I could go along to the private view of Katie’s After the Tsunami exhibition (see some of her pictures here). The plan was for Ruth and I to meet our parents afterwards for dinner, and then to rejoin the rest of the guys for a Friday night out. Instead, we A) went to the […]

May 16th, 2005

A weekend by rote

is pretty much how it went. Couple of après work drinks in the ‘sun’, followed by meeting up with Annabel, Antonio et al to celebrate Annabel finishing her finals, followed by a party thrown by a bunch of DJ types in Bruntsfield (which inevitably turned into a mini club in their front room – not […]

May 11th, 2005

Berlin, day two:

in which we have a gay old time. We decided to do a bit of light sightseeing on Sunday, so after a leisurely breakfast we headed off towards the centre. Paul was a good tour guide, taking us along Unter den Linden (the Champs-Elysée-esque main avenue of Berlin), under the Brandenburg Gate and past the […]

May 10th, 2005

"For the next three days, you will drink only beer and eat only meat,"

is not what Paul said to us on arrival in Berlin, but he might well have done. On the way to his (extremely nice and ridiculously affordable) flat in the old East Berlin, we picked up a crate of Erdinger and began the drinking. We headed out after some food (and vodka, much protested by […]

May 9th, 2005

Friday night after work:

went out with Dave and Ben to meet up with Andy, one of the boarding guys, for his birthday. Knowing that I had to get up at 7 am the next day to catch a train and then plane to Berlin, I did the sensible thing and drank twice as quickly to account for the […]

May 3rd, 2005

Andy:Maybe I’m biased because I play bass too, but…

Andy: Maybe I’m biased because I play bass too, but I think Keith’s confident bass playing really drives some of their songs, locking in with Doug’s ferocious pounding of the drums. My God! Seriously, I’m misting up. It’s nice to be appreciated!