Weekly Ponderings 17

This week I was excited about…

Breaking up a heavy working week with lots of fun blogger events, starting with the press launch of Swiss Week at the Grand Hyatt, Doha. You can read all about it here.

The best food stand ever?! @grandhyattdoha #cheese #switzerland #swissfood #food #foodie #foodporn #foodstagram #fdbloggers #foodblog #foodblogger #doha #qatar #dohafoodies #Swissweek #TheGrill #followyoursunshine

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This week I was reminded…

About the importance of taking good quality snaps if you want to be a successful blogger. It was back to the Grand Hyatt for a photography workshop hosted by the lovely ladies of Blogging ME and a presentation by the incredibly talented Joe Agdeppa, and while I now know a lot more about framing (you should always apply the rule of thirds) and aperture (set a wide aperture if you want sharp focus on a nearby object and a blurred background), my photography skillz still leave a lot to be desired. I had lots of fun leaning over delicious and rather familiar-looking plates of food from Swiss Week trying to do something arty with my camera all the same.

This was my effort at photographing the beautiful food at the @grandhyattdoha ‘s #thegrill for #swissweek. This cheese salad was absolutely stunning – it would take a very skilled photographer to do this dish justice! #grandhyattdoha #livinggrand #bloggingme #bloggingmeetup #swissweek #photography #food #foodie #foodporn #yum #switzerland #restaurant #doha #lbloggers #fdbloggers #foodblogger #followyoursunshine

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This week I appreciated…

Dinner at Isaan with one of our favourite Doha couples and fellow about-to-be-weds Rosalyn from Dream Days and ‘her Rich’. Yup, I just couldn’t keep away from the Grand Hyatt this week!

Had such a fun night with these two at Isaan @dreamdaysblog #Thai #restaurant #grandhyattdoha #livinggrand #doha #qatar #foodies #dohabloggers #friends #expats

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A spot of naughtiness to lighten the load of a late night in the office.

When you’ve spent 13 hours straight in the office… #pizza #fastfood #whoops

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Heading back to my favourite restaurant in Doha for a ‘Come Dine With Me’ supper hosted by Ahlan magazine with some fellow Doha bloggers. We sampled some more of Chef Khala’s amazing creations and enjoyed chatting about everything from the untapped potential of mid range restaurants and food vans in Qatar to the rather wonderful Gerald’s desire to ‘be somebody’ (to which we concluded he should bring back the bow tie with his own range). I will pop a more in-depth post up soon.

Heaven in a fish bowl @theritzcarlton #chocolate #foodie #foodporn #fdbloggers #foodblogger #foodblog #restaurant #heaven #yum #dessert #lamer #ritzcarlton #doha #qatar #rcmemories #followyoursunshine

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I hope you’re having a sunny Friday! For all of you that had a Bank Holiday on Monday, high five for four day weeks!

6 Comments

  1. May 8, 2015 / 1:55 pm

    Looks like a fantastic week Polly, and how nice that you went to a photography class. I went to the Mittal Orbit in the Olympic Park which was fun

    Suze | LuxuryColumnist

    • May 8, 2015 / 5:42 pm

      Ohh I've never been to the top, are the views as good as you expect them to be? I really enjoyed the photography class, just need to get practicing now 🙂

      Polly xx

  2. May 8, 2015 / 5:09 pm

    Sounds like a great week for food!
    Lots of love,
    Angie

    • May 8, 2015 / 5:42 pm

      That was, of course, the best thing about it!! 🙂

      Polly xx

  3. May 9, 2015 / 9:35 pm

    Now, that is a particularly scrumptious week!

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