Post details: Paranoia And Other Pleasant Things .......

08/25/06

Permalink 09:20:01 pm, by Email , 274 words   English (CA)
Categories: From The Desk of Sue

Paranoia And Other Pleasant Things .......

From the moment I first visited our newest renter's blog I knew I was going to be hooked! Andrea's descriptive writing style gives you the sense of being with her as she chronicles her life as a psychologist, and happily married mother in Transylvania.

Yes, I said Transylvania!

A land shrouded in mystery, myths and legends for most of us in the west .....the birth place of my own ancestry......

The photos posted of monasteries and ancient ruins from a recent family trip have renewed my own desire to visit in the hopefully not too distant future. I have always wanted to go and explore my own roots .... for now I am contented to find this most fascinating blog and learn of life in Transylvania through the eyes of our renter.

Please help us welcome Paranoia And Other Pleasant Things to our little corner of the blogosphere ...and while you are visiting please do leave Andrea a comment or two and let her know the bus loons sent you!

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I would be remiss if I did not give an honourable mention to Scooter McGavin's 9th Green, another terrific blog that's a combination of music, TV, sports, politics and other interesting tid-bits.

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Comments:

Comment from: Andrea [Visitor] · http://shrinkmamma.fmg.ro
It's good to be here, Sue - and te introduction was one of the best I've ever had. Thanks!
PermalinkPermalink 08/26/06 @ 03:19
Comment from: administration [Member] Email · http://www.helpcoverthebus.com/
You're welcome! :) I'll be back for further reading shortly.
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This blog was started in April of 2006... during a very bad time for me and my family when money was very tight and life was very hard.

We maintained a happier outlook on life by fantasizing... talking about what we would do when times were better... and as Sue and myself are Anglophiles, England factored greatly into our "plans".

During these bad times, while looking at news items which, at the time included items about London removing their venerable old Routemasters, I came across one photo of an old green bus... and somehow, my whole family adopted it. It became very much "our bus". (Details about "our bus" are available by clicking here.)

Like most of you, I'd heard about the fellow who'd made a million dollars selling tiny ads online... and the fellow who did trades and turned a paper clip into a house... so I thought, since we couldn't make our bus actually into "our bus" (well beyond our means,) I'd try an "online" appeal... to make the focused item of our hopes into a tangible thing in our lives...

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