The Roquefort Files

Travels to the pub and back

December 27th, 2006

A Christmas hamper

of random bits today, rather than a coherent post. * * * Ruth was working on Christmas Eve, in a little bar a couple of towns along from my parents’ house. I drove along to pick her up after the pub had closed and they’d had a chance to close up, at about 1.30 am. […]

December 20th, 2006

Work in progress.

I’ve just moved the RF to Blogger’s new layout system, and there are a few changes and glitches compared to the old layout. If anything is completely broken, please leave a comment on this post! Cheers.

December 18th, 2006

The Manhattanite/Orwellian nightmare before Christmas.

For the first time in almost a decade, I’ve done most of my Christmas shopping before the day itself. I still needed to get something for my Mum and to pick up some wrapping paper and cards, and so on Sunday I walked along to Stafford Street to make my yearly pilgrimage to Studio One […]

December 11th, 2006

A musical interlude:

Tuesday’s gig went really well! We independently got to Glasgow and set up our gear in the Liquid Ship, then retired to Gambrino’s Pizzeria for some food. After all, man cannot rock on lunch alone. We threw the grub down our throats with nervous energy, talked ourselves up over a calming beer and headed back […]

December 4th, 2006

Ben, an ex-workmate

with a penchant for buggery motor sports, was up visiting over the weekend and so Dave had industriously coordinated a corresponding return to the go-karting track. It was raining on and off, so we struggled to put on rubberised romper suits over our fireproof overalls (we were covered come hell or high water) and waddled […]