Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine I would be moving to a foreign country to live, let alone a country in the Middle East. Over the 2009 Christmas and New Year’s holidays, my husband Roger and I discussed what we wanted the next part of our life to be like. He thought that before retiring, he would like to do one more airport project but only if he could find something very interesting. I half-jokingly agreed that would be fine but could he try for an exotic location? As usual, Roger came through and soon we were headed to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. This blog is a recap of our "leap-of- faith" wanderings around the Middle East and beyond. We joyfully share these expat experiences.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Those that know, do. Those that understand, teach.~ Aristole
Midlife Musings by Lucie is hosting  this week's Boomers Carnival.  Here our band of boomers share their words of wisdom, wit and advice on everything from finances and fun to midlife and great food.
Reading about the trials and tribulations of everyday life from other boomers can give us a better perspective of where we are in our own lives and what we can do to laugh richly and live deeply.  Enjoy.
Tom Sightings explores the subject of nostalgia. He wonders why it has the pull on us that it does, and considers whether that pull grows stronger as we get older.
Over at Contemporary Retirement, Ann has a video about how getting happy can improve your health – and even your genes!
From The Boomer Chronicles Dan the Early Retired Mangoes for his first senior discount.

A couple of weeks ago the Accidental Locavore looked at essential cookbooks for a beginning cook. Now she wonders what her essential cookbooks are and gets a list from another member of the carnival.
Do you follow your inner wisdom or just stick with the “safe and sensible” approach when in the midst of some tough decision making?  Laura Lee, The Midlife Crisis Queen has a few thoughts on the topic of fighting your destiny.
SoBabyBoomer tells us that playing games, doing puzzles, visiting with old friends and learning a new language are great ways to exercise the boomer brain.
Katie from Arabian Tales and Other Amazing Adventures shares a tale. This week’s trip to the Dubai Fish Souq with our son Russell, who is visiting from the USA, brought to mind my mis-adventure in our first days of living in Dubai. A Thriller of a Tale . . Friendly Fleecing at the Dubai Fish Souq
Vaboomer poses a query: Are animals our brothers & sisters? read more:
I also share a day in the life of the bookstore with my wee rant on “what were they thinking”? I hope you enjoy these tasty tidbits of life as much as I have.nostalgia

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