We have had a scorcher of a weekend and have started the week on the same note. This is all well and good, but in a house that doesn't have a cooling system (huh - in Australia?) we head out to places that do have air conditioning!
So this weekends "playing tourist" outing was to - you guessed it - Melbourne Museum. We shared the coach on the train out with all those young and hip 20-somethings in their teeny tiny shorts and barely-there tank tops with their gorgeously long tanned legs all on their way for a Big Day Out. Oh to be young again. Just not in 40 degree C weather!
But the museum was great! A beautiful ultra-modern building with fancy glass sliding doors and ooooh - aircon!! This old flower delivery van is in the foyer, isn't it cute?
We spent all day in there and still didn't get to finish the whole place. I guess that's because once you've moved from this dinosaur to that, you are forced with the constant demands of "come and see this Mum" and it's back to square one again.
So from dinosaurs, to brightly coloured green bugs, hairy spiders, all the way around to the human anatomy, animals of the world and the indoors forest, then onto the Aboriginal section.
Unfortunately we didn't get to finish because while in the Aboriginal section we were politely told by a nameless and faceless voice booming through the speakers that it was near closing time. So with a sigh we headed toward the exit and out of the coolness and back out in the smack-in-the-face heat once again.
But never mind. King Tut is coming to visit in April before he heads back to Egypt, so we can go and say hello and then finish off what we didn't see yesterday.