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Saturday, 16 June 2018

A night at the museum



Last night we headed off to Jurassic Lounge 2099 - a fun futuristic frolic around the Australian Museum after dark. There's drinks and dancing, a silent disco, putt putt and ping pong and even speed dating.
But that's not what I want to talk about.





Over a decade ago, I had a membership to the museum, and I took my then toddler quite regularly to the museum. We had a pattern, starting at the bone room, making our way up through the museum to finish in the kids play room.











While the museum has altered greatly since those days, I was flooded with memories, triggered by a skeleton or a prehistoric mammal.

How quickly you forget until you suddenly remember.

It was bittersweet - I love the almost adult but I miss those days long gone.

And that is life. You have a new sort of fun at the cost of the fun that's lost. You don't get both.





Though occasionally you can visit the dusty memories, and polish them up for a while.

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(In other news, just loving Iceland in the soccer. Right on that bandwagon - after us, obviously. And this will be my last post until late July. Enjoy everyone!)



26 comments:

  1. Very nice that you built memories from visits to the museum and nice photos. Enjoy your blogging break!

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  2. I love taking my 4yo grandson to the museum. He especially loves the dinosaurs. It looked like a very enjoyable night and thanks for sharing. Enjoy your break. Are you going away?
    Sue from Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond

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    1. I'm watching a lot of soccer in the wee small hours and then we have a few days in QLD as somebody has to prepare for the trials...so long break but short time away!

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  3. I do love the museum. The Australian Museum in Sydney is particularly cool. The NY one was incredible. Kids love it because of "Night at the Museum".

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  4. That sounds like so much fun!
    Memories can be so glorious and heart breaking, can't they? Enjoy your break.

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    1. Heart breaking is an interesting choice of word. It is a little heart breaking even though it's happy memories and the person is still living under the same roof. It's just something we will never get back, the irony of parenting...

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  5. Looks terrific #GlobalBlogging

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  6. Ahh yes, those memories are wonderful

    Mollyx

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  7. Looked like a fun time nice photos Lydia :-)

    Have a memorytastic week :-)

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  8. So much fun! I'll be looking out for the next time this is on offer! I love how visiting museums trigger happy memories of my own childhood.

    SSG xxx

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  9. That's so cool that you are a regular museum visitor!

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  10. That skeleton in the entry IS my memory of entering the Museum and taking a reluctant grandchild around the reptiles area I recall. I did not take a school group there but I like how many city dwellers and I include you in that, take their families regularly.
    Thank you for linking up for #lifethisweek. Next week's optional prompt 26/52 is Thank a Teacher.

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  11. I want to go to see the dinosaurs! Did any of them come to life? HA!

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  12. Glad you enjoyed your night-time visit! Looks like fun.
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  13. How fun to visit a museum after dark! And how true that kids grow up very quickly!

    With Love,
    Mandy

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  14. Ah it really is the stuff memories are made of isnt it? Visiting old haunts and being taken right back together! #kcacols

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  16. This looks like a great event (my dino mad eldest would particularly love it!) Bittersweet memories of little ones is tough: where did our tiny babies go??? Thanks for linking up with #globalblogging

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  17. This looks like so much fun! A night at the museum! Very cool! Good luck today with the game! I am cheering for Australia! ;-) xx #kcacols

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  18. Looks AMAZING! So much fun - my kids would find this really exciting and so would mum :D #kcacols

    shan x
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  19. Bet it was really different going in there in the evening. Sounds like great fun! Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next time.

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  20. I love these nights at the museum and I have gone to the natural history one in london and stayed overnight with my eldest boy. It was great fun and I have to book again for my youngest!:)
    Mainy
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  21. Oh wow this looks amazing! I have a friend in Australia - I'll have to let her know about this #KCACOLS

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  22. Wow this looks amazing!! I have never heard of this before but it looks like so much fun! #kcacols

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  23. I am quite sure I stopped by earlier to comment but the comment is not showing! Hope it didn't end up in your spam box.
    Looks like a fun experience! I'd love to visit a museum like this after dark.

    #kcacols #globalblogging

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