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Hey guys,seeings that it's friday the 13th,I thought I'd do a post on superstition.
Wikipedia says that superstition Is a belief in supernatural causality;that one event leads to the cause of another without any process in the physical world linking the two events.Um yeah sure,whatever...
Now having trawled through google looking into the history of superstition,I've basically surmised that it's got its history in folklore/religon along the lines of if you freak people out enough they will do the right thing for fear of the consequences (heaps cheaper than police & jails & laws & stuff)
Here's a coulpe of fun facts about the number 13 & why it's classed as unlucky.
*The most common belief is based on the bible.13 is the number of men present at the last before christ was put to death

*In the U.S some highrise buildings do not have a 13th floor

*In some Euro countries you can;t live in a house with the number 13 address,12 is followed by 12.5 then by 14

My nanna was quite a superstitious little lady,so I thought I knew most of the common superstitions going around but alas for a change I was wrong & here's a few I thought were interesting....

*A bird in the house is a sign of death...(glad I was unaware of this one when I was having trouble with that pee-wee at Tabourie,he was always inside)

*Umbrella's being put up inside are bad luck...(now I was aware of this but really folks,of course it's bad luck when your kids playing with an umbrella in the house & pokes your fricken eye out)

*A dog howling at night when someone in the house is sick is a bad omen...(if I am the one up nursing the sick person,you betcha thats going to be a bad omen when I find that fucking dog)

*A broken mirror is bad luck...(you betcha it is,especially if it's that magic mirror that comes but once in a lifetime & always makes you look thinner than you really are!)

* Getting out of bed on the wrong side (to this I say,it's not what side you get out on,it's the fact that you got out of bed at all!)

 *I loved this Japenese one: If a funeral car passes, you should hide your thumb...(Duh of course you should, not even the most desperate hitchiker wants a lift to where that cars going!!)

So to wrap this post I want to know are you superstitious? Do you deliberately walk under ladders & mentally will that black cat to cross your path or do you err on the side of caution & play along just incase?
Do you have an of your own superstitions? 
Have a great weekend & don't forget we're all madd here....





 
 
Hey there peoples, Hope the school holidays are treating you well? bahahahaha anyways as promised here is our easter wrapped up in one tidy little blog post!
The most exciting thing for me about easter these days is not bucket fulls of cheap,shiny (earth destroying palm oil filled) grainy crappy easter eggs but the annual public school easter hat parade!! Yes I'm one of those mothers who have no life to speak of & get very excited to plan what awesome recycled creation I am going to make my child wear in front of all his peers! That being said I do let the said child have some input into the process by asking "what sort of hat were you thinking for the easter hat parade babe?" & if you have any knowledge of the the we're all madd here household,you will not be at all surprised when mister 6 replied with "I want to be the shufflebot box head from the LMFAO filmclip Party rock anthem"  ahhh of course you do!
 So as is the way we roll,a shufflebot head it was! It actually turned out to be easier than expected as the big kids were down with this idea & miss 17 did most of the work! WINNING! 
With a recycled box I got from work,some reflectors mr fixit got from work,a couple of cans of spray paint,an old flyscreen & 2 i-pod speakers we were good to go! I have wrapped the making of into a little slideshow for you to watch below,as well as a short video of some very dodgy shufflling....enjoy!
So to wrap it up the hat was an outright sucess,his shufflebot head not only looked great it plugged into his i-pod & blasted LMFAO as he walked (I fricken love technology) & mister 6 came home from school with orders for shufflebot heads from his class mates! they are dreaming...

 We live in a small rural/fishing community that has an easter tradition that  celebrates easter with the annual "blessing of the fleet parade" it was brought here with the Italian families that are the backbone of our fishing fleet. It has grown to become an annual drawcard for our area & culminates with the blessing of the fleet princess ball & street parade. Mr 16 was involved this year as a partner for one of the princesses & so we have been involved with it first hand this year & I have to say I am so proud of all the hard work the kids put in with dancing practise,suit fittings,decorating floats & being fabulous role models for their generation.It started a couple of weeks ago with the actual blessing of the fleet princess ball & finished on sunday with massive parade of floats through the centre of town...mister 16 was a part of the 27 dresses float,so lucky for us I had a very bad wedding dress that needed a run! A great time was had by all & I am so proud of our town for holding on too tradition for the sake of the kids! Go us!!!
In finishing it was a great easter tempered by way to much chocolate consumed by the children resulting in feralness that surprised even me! & ruined by one person who manages to leave a trail of destruction where ever they go....but that my friends is a blog post for another day! 
 How was your easter? 
 & don't forget we're all madd here!
 
 
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Hey peeps,Today i would like to have a little ramble about First world problems,Urban dictionary explains them as "problems from living in a wealthy ,industrialized nation that third worlders would probably roll their eyes at..." you know if those people had the energy to roll their eyes that is!
Now we have all been guilty of this at one time or another or I know i have & this week I have been following my favorite blogger edenland (google her & check her blog...AMAZING!) as she visited Niger for world vision & taking note of how lucky we are but how little we realise it on a regular basis.
I have noted some of the first world problems that we're all madd here have said out loud & am happy to share our revolting,selfish mindset that we sometimes find ourselves in...

* The butters too hard...

*There are only 2 types of breakfast cereal...

*The wifi's too slow...

*The car smells...

*I can't find my charger...

*My foundations the wrong colour...

*We're so poor....

* I'm cold...

* The birds woke me up...

*I have nothing to wear...

*It takes 10mins to drive into town...

*The rain makes my hair frizzy...

* The clothesline is too far from the house...

Now don't get me wrong I suppose some of those are valid concerns but really peoples are you aware of how really lucky we are to live in a politically stable,naturally wealthy,very accepting first world country?
I try to educate my peoples in the ways of the world both good & bad & try to give them an understanding & insight into those people that are much less fortunate than ourselves.I personally don't think shielding them from the horrors that other people suffer does them any good in the grand scheme of things,that said I do try to inform them at a level that they will understand.
So this week I'm going to find the time to sponsor a child from world vision,I think it will do us all good both individually & as a family & I would urge you to check out kiva.org they are a micro lending charity that we have been involved with for a while,that help less fortunate peoples,help themselves it's pretty amazing what $25 bucks can do.I love the whole teach a man to fish thing....
 Sorry for the kinda heavy tone of this post but sometimes you just gotta say what you feel,you know?
 To lighten things up a bit,I've come up with one of my famous slideshows of pictures borrowed from google images...enjoy!






Stay tuned guys I have an we're all madd here easter post coming up this week & also please comment & let me know what worthwhile charities you support both locally & internationally...
 Please let me know what are your biggest first world problems...
 
 
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Hello & welcome to Paradise Island,a place where dreams are created & broken in a matter of minutes...
Let me explain a little,on Saturday night I was left alone with the 3 little people,now that sounds boring doesn't it? Why yes,yes it does,so what does the tribal leader of we're all madd here do? She decree's a Paradise Island party must be had,so with Aunty Carlz as our special guest we had ourselves an Island bash,it went a little something like this....

*Welcome to the Island of makin &  breakin dreams...

* Upon greeting our esteemed guest we welcomed her to the Island with a refreshing local drink (it may or may not have been Jack Daniels)
*Aunty Carlz had a slight moment with Steve the snake but they soon sorted it out...
We then took a lovely wander around the Island,to check out the ancient relics & do the touristy thang...
*We got up close & personal with some of the natives,they seemed to take a shine to us & Aunty Carlz even managed to communicate with them using Island sign language!
* Time came for the Island feast...Aunty Carlz had requested a special dish that she orders from the local chinese,be recreated on the Island,it seemed to be a winner...
* Then came fire time,it seems I am much better at creating smoke rather than fire,so after about 15 mins of sending some serious smoke signals to neighbouring Islands,Aunty Carlz took over...is there nothing that woman cannot do I ask?
* There was only one brief moment where we both kind of looked at each other & said maybe I should have the hose handy,whatcha think,It was a fire fit for volcano & we were proud that it did not burn down our beautiful Island! phew!!
* We drank out of coconut cups,dressed in grass skirts & had ourselves one hell of an Island party with the 2 of us,we went to bed cross eyed after discussing the merits of taking a bucket with us (you know just in case) but decided to just throw a leg out of the bed if it started spinning too fast...oh the Island were the lifestyle is slow but where the bed spins fast,how I love you!
*Before we knew morning arrived & we waved our special visitor away from the Island untill next time...& trust me there will be a next time...you know how I know? because we're all madd here & thats how we roll!! 

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