Last Post and Rouse: Victoria Police Academy Chapel

I had the honour of playing the Last Post and Rouse at the funeral of a retired Victoria Police officer in the Victoria Police Academy Chapel at Glen Waverley. This incredible chapel has an amazing blend of architecture, with my favourite feature being the domed, Renaissance-style ceiling. You’ll hear just how wonderful the acoustics are.

It’s rare for me to have video of myself playing at these ceremonies. For this service I stood alone on the balcony, out of sight of the congregation, so I was able to privately capture this video. I have intentionally angled the camera towards the ceiling out of respect for the family and their friends.

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Stock photo treasure hunt


Every now and then we’ll be prompted to complete a survey or provide feedback online, whether via a small box or a window-hogging overlay. Today I received a popup window with sound from Ally Henderson, a marketing professional for the digital agency whose website I was viewing, asking if I needed assistance. Being the wary internet traveller I am, I thought I’d go on a bit of an adventure to find out just who Ally Henderson is.

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Bonus FF: The inexplicable pen trick

This bloke was watching the news on TV when the anchor (unintentionally?) performed a little sleight-of-hand and made a pen appear out of thin air. His train of thought and analysis has left me in stiches. And it’s not far from how I would react in the same situation. Enjoy this bonus Friday Funny!

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Introducing “Bugle Brewing”


Many years ago I brewed my first beer. It was an extract can that was an absolute no-brainer; heat it, boil it, add some sugar, add some water, cool it, pitch some yeast and let it go. A few weeks later I bottled it and, as you’d expect, it wasn’t anything exciting. But it was beer. Cheap beer too! There and then I fell in love with the idea of brewing. Continue reading

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