ga Oscar's Adventures: Ned Kelly, funny mirrors but the dinosaurs are missing

April 2, 2009

Ned Kelly, funny mirrors but the dinosaurs are missing

We are back in Melbourne and have been here for the last 4 days and it has been 30 degrees in the shade every day :) Today the temperature hit 32!!

On Monday Jeremy and I went out for the evening on our own! Jason and Rachel did a very good job of baby sitting. We visited the Old Melbourne Gaol at night for the dark tour of the cells and displays. It is apparently haunted but we didn't see any ghosts. Ned Kelly was held and executed at the gaol and we saw his homemade body armour and death mask. There were also many other creepy things to see including the stocks to hold the prisoner still whilst being whipped, the gallows and numerous death masks. Jeremy found the anti self pleasuring gloves very funny. All in all it was well worth doing at night because of the spooky atmosphere and candle lit interior.

Today we went to the Melbourne museum for a wander around in the air conditioning. In the middle of the museum there is a living forest display with birds and insects and a snake in a vivarium. Which was a good job because he was poisonous. There was also a random corner display of naked people in various poses and Oscar had a bit of a sit on one of the naked ladies laps. Unfortunately the dinosaur display doesn't open until next week.

In the body section there were some funny mirrors which Oscar and his Daddy found very amusing. After this hilarious moment we went outside into the children's play area where Jeremy built Oscar a lovely house out of lego bricks (giant sized ones) which I proceeded to smash as I lowered Oscar into it :( Not a happy Daddy!!

Going back to the previous evening, we fed possums yesterday. Oscar was very excited and the little critters had to get used to the level of squealing before they could bring themselves to approach us for a nosh. There was even a teeny tiny baby possum who ventured out to see us.

Anyway, it is our last night here and we are packing up for the long journey home via Singapore where we will no doubt increase the weight of our baggage.

Tim Tam count: 59 ;)


At April 2, 2009 at 1:21 PM , Anonymous Jazza said...

Have a good trip home Becketts!!! Was great having you guys stay


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