Read below to find out more about Polly and for an awesome joke about cheese!!!
Polly is a British twenty something blogger making the most of expat life in Doha. Her blog gives readers an insight into what life is like as an expat in love in Qatar as well as providing information and inspiration in the form of exciting reviews and photo blogs.
1. Why did you decide to move to Doha?
I’d been toying with the idea of moving to another part of the world for quite a while. I wasn’t feeling fulfilled in my job and was ready to spend a bit of time abroad to further my career and to get a new perspective on things. Then I met my (now) fiancee, Rich and fell in love. Needless to say, that put a spanner in the works a little! A year or so later, he accepted a job offer in Doha, and I came out for a while to see what it was like. Whilst I was out here, I managed to get the job of my dreams, working as a CSR Specialist for the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (the delivery authority for the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup), and the rest is history!
2. When did you first start blogging?
Looking back, I’m so glad I started blogging when I did, because in years to come I will be able to read back through our journey out here and see how far we’ve come, and to relive some of our favourite moments (such as this one).
3. What are some of your own favourite blogs and websites?
I am currently in the process of wedding planning, so other websites I visit regularly are currently all boring wedding-related ones I’m afraid. Oh, and Pinterest. Everybody should get on Pinterest. This is big chat, but I wholeheartedly believe it will change your world.
4. What are your hopes for Your Blog – Follow Your Sunshine in the future?
It’s exciting that the Middle East is starting to recognise the importance of good quality blogging for marketing purposes, and that there are all kinds of groups popping up to support bloggers (such as the new Blogging ME network bloggingme.net so all of this is helping me to take my little blog to the next level.
5. Tell us a secret!..
When I was about six, me and a friend of mine once stole all of the chocolate out of all of our class’ lunch boxes at school, ate them in the toilets and then told them we saw a man come in and steal them. There was mass hysteria amongst all the children, and they were too scared to go out and play that day in case the robber came back! That lie still haunts me to this day…
6. You once nearly set your apartment on fire with a nappy (a diaper) some chocolate and a microwave, is having a sense of humour important to you?
Absolutely! If you can’t laugh at the world around you (and more importantly, at yourself) then you’ve got no chance. If you were to ask my family or friends about my sense of humour, they would probably tell you that it’s pretty awful – I love a really cheesy, terrible pun – but if people are laughing AT you because your jokes are so terrible, they’re still laughing right?!
My favourite joke of all time is an oldie but a goodie;
“What did the cheese say when it looked in the mirror? – Hallouuumi!”
7. Many of your blogs finish with beautiful soulful sayings and wise mantra’s, if you had to come up with your own words of wisdom, what would they be?