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.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Blogging Boomer Carnival #248

I am happy to host the Blogging Boomer Carnival this week. Did you know that Baby Boomers represent 28% of the USA population and that a Baby Boomer turns 50 every 7 seconds?  More importantly we can expect to live until 83! This makes the Blogging Boomer Carnival so relevant because it is so full of useful information to make this final stretch of our journey meaningful and fun!

This week the Midlife Crisis Queen asks the timely question: Why do we continue to eat ourselves to death?

One of the most potent of the weapons of influence around us is the rule for reciprocation. Reciprocity flows from the law of love which is "the gift of giving" without the "hope of reward or pay," or serving others.  For an example of how the Law of Reciprocity is being put into practice today, go to:  

Can anything good happen when have your hand in a splint in the middle of ManhattanThe Accidental Locavore used it as a prop to meet a very handsome Frenchman, who it turns out, can really cook! Oh, and did I mention he was really good-looking?

Tom Sightings is still on vacati ... er, still searching for the perfect place to retire. To see his latest research take a ride over to  to see if he's on track, or riding off the rails.

Lucie from Midlife Musings talks about her "aha" moment of clarity after reading an article in Physiology Today.

The Boomer Chronicles sings the praises of a chiropractor, or two.

This week in the world of dating and romance, The Art of Toad Kissing's Heidi Lee Munson explores how to address religious preference when creating an Online Dating Profile. Understanding how your belief system fits into Mainstream versus Niche dating services is important before you choose your Dating site

What do Baby Boomers do on a pleasant afternoon in Dubai

Go to the Camel Races! 

It’s true, Katie Foster and friends finally found the elusive races and what an experience. Camel Races Dubai Style


  1. Hi,

    I am interested in the Boomer Blog Carnival. It looks like it is really well established (if there have been 248 of them!)

    I have just launched a tech blog for boomers. I am in my early 50s, have been involved with technology for 20 years, and feel like a niche blog like The Geezer Gadget Guy will meet a need.

    I have been blogging since late 2010 at which is not specifically written towards Boomers.

    How can I find out more about the Boomer Carnival?

  2. Glad you like the Boomer Blog Carnival. Please email me at for information.

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