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.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Hear Ye, Hear Ye -- Boomer Bloggers Carnival #245 is here!

The Carnival is in town!  A gathering of the most amazing bloggers:  "baby boomers".  C'mon in! 

Is retirement better than boomers imagined? Can your birthday cake outlive you?  . . . Do you have too much of the Mothering gene?. . . What's the secret of keeping love and romance alive? . . . Why is the Blue Mosque considered one of the wonders of the world? . . . What do people on their deathbeds say the regret most? 

John Agno, Executive Coach at So Baby Boomer; asks, "Could it be possible that retirement may be even better than boomers imagine?" Retirement research . . of vacation? 

Anne Maxfield at the Accidental Locavore was wondering if you’ve ever considered the possibility that your birthday cake might outlive you? How about it lasting longer than any of your marriages? Yes, this is a true story…

Tom Sightings is taking it easy in retirement, at least for the month of February. Find out where he's going -- over at Retirement Research ... or Vacation?

Lucie from Midlife Musings says ... she may have too much of "the Mothering gene".  Whether it's a chemical change in my genetic makeup or it's just me as I age,  I can' t keep my lip zipped when it comes to people's behaviour.

Laura Lee Carter at the MidLife Crisis Queen asks "What is the secret to keeping love alive?; How do we recapture the romance?"

On day 8 of their 10-day tour of Turkey, Katie & Roger Foster have reached the point of total exhaustion. Only the lure of a tour of the famous Blue Mosque keeps them going. The Blue Mosque . . Architectural Wonder Worth Every Painful Step.
Ann Harrison Contemporary Retirement at They say that no-one on their deathbed ever wishes they'd spent more time at work, don't they? Head over to find out what people say they DO regret.

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