The Roquefort Files

Travels to the pub and back

June 28th, 2009

Stanley Road Park

Three weeks in, and I’m starting to get a feel for Vancouver. And, too, its resident Vancouverites, whose appellation sounds like that of a race of Doctor Who villains*. I started to write about the various different excursions I’ve been on since I arrived (all courtesy of our customers/hosts in the office in Richmond), but […]

June 14th, 2009


Dom and Alice left Vancouver on Wednesday, off for a road trip into the wilds of British Columbia, and so I moved my remarkably paltry amount of gear from the hotel to the company apartment. It’s a big place — my rucksack lives in one bedroom; I live in the other — with a balcony […]

June 9th, 2009

RF: Vancouver Edition starts here.

I’ve arrived in my temporary home for the next three months. The plane left London for Vancouver at about 5.30pm on Wednesday and touched down in Canada a notional hour and a half later. We skimmed over the southern reaches of Iceland a few actual hours into the flight, passing over the crinkled grey-green relief […]