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

This week, is hosting the two-hundred-forty-seventh carnival of blogging boomers who write about what's happening in their world.   Baby Boomers are ever changing as the world turns.  Boomers continue to personally evolve; setting new trends along their wake.   

Come to the fair and observe interesting segments of trend-setting happenings that seek life's meaning through passionate living: . .the best cups of hot chocolate in NYC . . . why some survive mid-life crisis and some don't . . . The Art of Toad kissing, with advanced-life threatening cancer would  heavily-invasive course of treatment for you . . . what is'normal' for work . . . appliances that won't die  . . look under the veil of Dubai . . . what is going to be the biggest influence on the outcome of the Presidential election?

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.
HeartA 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" 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?


  1. This looks fun. Who do I contact to be a part of the Baby Boomer Blogging Carnival?

  2. Karen, I have forwarded your request and contact information to Laura Lee. She is the ringmaster and runs the show!