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.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Boomer Blogger Carnival -- BBC # 236

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Who are the most interesting bloggers on the Web? THE BABY BOOMER BLOGGERS of course. Join this week's Carnival Celebraton & visit their sites:
 Do you think hanging chorizo in the wine cave to dry is grounds for divorce or eternal love? The Accidental Locavorewasn’t sure what her husband would think. See if they all lived happily ever after.

SoBabyBoomer introduces a new ebook,Retirement-Life-tips-finalv
Boomer Retirement Life Tips, that explores boomers' personal strategy and saving for retirement, to where they will retire, how to handle aging parents and adult children, health and wellness tips for aging like fine wine and how to decide on a phased retirement or encore career. 

Over at Contemporary Retirement, Ann tells us that the 'Silver Separations' Debate is still rumbling on.  This week, they've brought in the big guns - the psychologists, the relationship coaches and the grown-up children of divorcing parents.

The Boomer Chronicles asks, Pepper spray? Really!?

Finding time for holiday shopping can be challenging this time of year with work and family commitments jostling for top honours in our already chaotic schedules. But Lucie from Midlife Musings has found a different way to deal with the yearly march of the malls.

Tom Sightings has collected the responses, interpreted the data and found some intriguing answers to his earlier blog question "Is America in Decline?" For an update on the state of the union, head over to "America Is Down -- But Is It Out?"

Do you ever sit and feel good about being uniquely you?  The Midlife Crisis Queen recently saw a PBS Special that featured the misfits from our TV heritage.  It made her feel so much better about being different!

From Katie at Arabian Tales a birthday greeting for the UAE.  Forty years ago, on December 2, 1971, six tribal leaders gathered in Dubai and pledged their allegiance to a new country. A seventh leader would join the allegiance a short time later. At that time their only resources were sand, dates, camels and a proud heritage.  I wonder if they guessed what an amazing future they were going to have.

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