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, February 16, 2012
Blogging Boomer Carnival #247
Even though we haven’t had a terribly cold winter, the Accidental Locavore took on the challenge of tasting three of the best cups of hot chocolate in New York. The results?
With the recent untimely demise of Whitney Houston, Laura Lee, the Midlife Crisis Queen wonders out loud about why some survive their midlife crisis, while others do not.
A new study shows that online dating may be no more successful in building love connections than traditional dating. However, The Art of Toad Kissing finds that the World's Most Influential Expert actually recommends Online Dating for singles of all ages.
Over at Contemporary Retirement, Ann has an article from a physician who says that, should he discover that he has advanced life-threatening cancer, he won't be opting for a heavily-invasive course of treatment.
People have a set idea of what is "normal" for them and Lucie from Midlife Musings is struggling with her own version of was it normal for her when it comes to work.
"The Appliances That Wouldn’t Die"....read more about it at The Boomer Chronicles.
A writing assignment to describe Dubai in 500 words movesKatie Foster to look beneath the veil of the brash and flashy image of this remarkable city. Dubai.... Looking Under the Veil
Here in the United States, SoBabyBoomer wonders what's the biggest influence on the outcome of U.S. presidential election?