The Roquefort Files

Travels to the pub and back

October 28th, 2007

Honour among thieves

Off the back of a wonderful birthday present* from Ash, I resolved the other night to make tartiflette. I pottered in and out of the scullery as we blethered about one of Ash’s assignments, and at the end of a pleasant hour of culinary fiddling I emerged with a magnificent starch bomb. We ate it. […]

October 18th, 2007

Strip cheese

After the inundation incident, I jumped back on my bike and cycled up to the west end to meet up with Ruth. She and I were visiting the dark side of the Forth that night for Bryan’s Mum’s 60th birthday party, and so we headed in her car for the Kincardine Bridge. The traffic was […]

October 17th, 2007

The honeymoon is over

I’m trying very hard to see as “opportunities” rather than “glaring faults” those little surprises that continue to crop up in relation to the flat. The other day I had got round to booking an electrician to refit the light fitting in the kitchen. He scaled the stepladder to the rarefied heights of our vaulted […]

October 1st, 2007

Toronto pt. II

Ash had booked us into the revolving restaurant at the top of the CN Tower for dinner on the last night of the holiday. We got suitably dressed up — lo tops instead of Birkenstocks; cords instead of jeans — and walked down to the shore through Chinatown and then the shiny, concrete downtown. We […]

This demented town

At last the move is complete; we are now adoptive Wegians. We moved through last weekend with the help of Jeff and Jez at the east end and the Captain at the west, and for the past week have been thundering back and forth in the Trøll with the sundry bits and pieces that we […]