So I have a gift for you!
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.
Saturday, November 26, 2011
STOP AND SMELL THE ROSES AND BE GRATEFUL … as seen through the lens of Louise Schwartzberg’s amazing time lapse photography.
Sometimes the activities become so hectic that we risk losing sight of the true meaning of “the season.”
So I have a gift for you!
Friday, November 18, 2011
Sometimes you get lucky!
Roger’s love of fast cars has us headed to the Third Annual Etihad Airways Formula 1 Race in Abu Dhabi.
|Yas Marina Formula1 circuit under the Abu Dhabi moon.|
That is, unless you get lucky.
And boy did I!
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Blogging Boomers Carnival #234
It's Contemporary Retirement's turn (and pleasure), once again, to host the Blogging Boomers this week...
First up, John at SoBabyBoomer tells us that for some, Thanksgiving is pretty lonely when your own flesh and blood can't make it home for even a brief visit. On the other hand, you might delight in your freedom from turkey tyranny. Either way, if you're a Baby Boomer lacking nestlings for the first time, you'll likely need to adjust holiday plans to better suit your new lifestyle.
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.
Friday, November 4, 2011
|1950 Dodge Power Wagon . .|
64 times bigger than original model
The answer: The “most expensive garage in the world” and site of The Emirates National Car Museum.
Throughout history, and indeed today, a man is judged by the quality of his “steed.” Arab sheikhs are known for their fondness of exotic and lavish cars and I think this is symbiotic with their ancestors’ attachment to their gloriously sure-footed graceful camels.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Today, the Accidental Lacavorehas her guest appearance on Emeril's Table as well as the pleasure of hosting the 232nd Blogging Boomers Carnival. If you’re not familiar with the Carnival (or BBC as we affectionately call it), it’s a diverse group of Baby Boomer bloggers, having fun writing about all kinds of things. So come, join the fun!