Scottie’s Soapbox 4: Live Free or Soap Hard

The Persistence of Memory                 Let me fly you, oh dearest reader, on wings of memory to the heady era of the early nineties. There was a time, oh my loves, and you may not believe it so, but please believe me that there was a time that sweet chilli sauce was bold, and new,Continue reading “Scottie’s Soapbox 4: Live Free or Soap Hard”

Scottie’s Soapbox 3: Soap Hard with a Vengeance

5 Treasures Beer or The 5 Great Delights of Beer:                 My good friend, Frankie Framing-Device asked me the other day why I like beer. What is it actually about beer that I enjoy? The obvious answer might be the taste, but I remember a young boy sitting with his mate chatting about beer andContinue reading “Scottie’s Soapbox 3: Soap Hard with a Vengeance”

Scottie’s Soapbox 2: Even Soapier

            They say that the sense most strongly associated with memory is smell. And I have experienced this – standing on the escalator at Parliament Station with the scent of burning train brake-pads in my nostrils, I had my consciousness slammed twenty years back into the previously murky recesses of my 6 year old self,Continue reading “Scottie’s Soapbox 2: Even Soapier”

Scottie’s Soapbox

Hot take: There’s no such thing as ‘I don’t like beer.’                 I will readily accept ‘I don’t drink’ or any of its variations, or ‘I am passionate about/prefer ____’, but ‘I don’t like beer’ is just one of those statements that doesn’t make sense anymore.                 That’s because there is no one ‘beer’ anymore.Continue reading “Scottie’s Soapbox”