The Roquefort Files

Travels to the pub and back

January 30th, 2006

The week: an emotional rollercoaster.

Joy! I’ve bought a car: a ’92 Saab 900 Turbo. It drives like new, looks like new (if one could still buy cars patterned after the classic “mid-’80s lumpen Scandinavian hatchback” school) and yet has travelled far enough to be most of the way to the moon. Incredible. And it shifts. Road trip 2: Nürburgring […]

January 23rd, 2006

Snow fun anymore

now that I’m back from the Alps. Fortunately, the holiday Kicked AssTM, and I feel like a new snowboarder. Last year didn’t really gel in terms of the boarding itself (even if the trip did include an apocalyptic night in a random club where I danced with a gay man and someone else’s wife while […]

January 13th, 2006

Overheard while planning boarding holiday:

someone ordering a taxi to the airport in the middle of the night. Luggage? Two person-sized bags. At long last, the week’s work emits a long, drawn-out death rattle and I can look forward to the serious business of falling down the side of a hill. Adieu!

January 9th, 2006

It’s ups and downs, ups and downs.

So, the first week of the new year. It started off badly enough then went mostly downhill from there. The first two days back at work were thirteen-hour marathons devoted to answering a battery of near-identical, mostly redundant and wholly irritating questions from our esteemed Japanese customers. Midway through the second fruitless day, I got […]

January 4th, 2006


The RAC inspection verdict is, paraphrasing a bit, that the 924 is a big pile of shit. Back to the drawing board…

New year, new nutter.

A while back, Gill casually mentioned that she’d invited some friends up for Hogmanay, and would it be fine if we had a smallish New Year’s Eve party? Ali said that was fine, but she’d be in Australia. Dave and I mumbled assent while watching The Mighty Boosh for the nth time and immediately forgot […]

January 3rd, 2006

Happy New Year!

etc., etc. I’ll post something witty and erudite tomorrow but in the meantime you can have a look at Michelle’s photos of the party.