Weekly Ponderings 23

This week I was excited about…

The start of Ramadan. Knowing how much I love my food, you might be surprised to hear that I enjoy this period of fasting, but there are definitely a few reasons to love it – the shorter working hours, the emphasis on friends and family…and Iftar (which you can read all about here).

The Grand Hyatt’s Ramadanak Tent is out of this world – head over to the blog for lots of snaps and an introduction to the tradition of Iftar. www.followyoursunshine.me #Ramadan #Ramadan2015 #ramadaninqatar #Iftar #suhoor #ramadankareem #ramadanaktent #hotel #luxuryhotel #luxury #travel #luxurytravel #grandhyatt #livinggrand #grandhyattdoha #feast #food #foodie #lbloggers #expatbloggers #foodbloggers #travelbloggers #igers #followyoursunshine @grandhyattdoha

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We had a lovely evening sampling the numerous delights of Iftar @grandhyattdoha tonight – thank you for having us! ☀️💛 #Ramadan #Ramadan2015 #iftar #suhoor #hotel #luxuryhotel #Doha #Qatar #MiddleEast #expat #expatlife #expatliving #food #foodie #tradition #Arabic #friends #family #foodblog #foodbloggers #foodblogger #livinggrand #grandhyatt #grandhyattdoha #followyoursunshine

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Another snap from our first Iftar of #Ramadan #ramadan2015 #Iftar #grandhyatt #hotel #luxuryhotel #couple #celebration #holymonth

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This week I was reminded…

About how far the 22 young people I work with have come in a year as we reached the first anniversary of Generation Amazing.

One year ago I met this little group of legendary 14-16 year olds from Nepal, Pakistan, Jordan and Qatar. They’ve all gone on to do amazing things in their communities and inspire me every day! #GenAmazing #deliveramazing #love #throwback #anniversary #legends

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This week I appreciated…

An evening with my friends Rosalyn and Kerrie. We were too busy nattering to take any photos, but we gorged on dirty takeout and watched 27 Dresses. The perfect wind down after a hectic week and a welcome break from wedding planning.

A ‘last supper’ with Rich before Ramadan.

Hakka-selfie! #Hakkasan #Doha #excited #date #food #foodie #dohafoodies #couple #love #happy #foodbloggers #followyoursunshine

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Some middle of the day and after-work bonding with my team.

Sampling the business lunch @lavarenne_qatar with colleagues. #Doha #Qatar #lavarenne #lunch #food #foodie #instafood #foodstagram #foodporn #yum #foodblog #foodblogger #foodbloggers #fdbloggers #igers #dohafoodies #restaurant #followyoursunshine

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A touch of home in the desert yesterday #Pimms #pimmsoclock #England #British #cocktail #bar #beachbar #fourseasons #fourseasonsdoha #fsdoha #fsmoments #beach #palmtrees #view #instaview #summer #friends #love #home #expatlife #doha #qatar #latergram #igers #followyoursunshine @fsdoha

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Some new chocolately discoveries (some of which were far superior to others).

My Aussie colleague brought this in today. Have you tried it? Do you think you’d love it or hate it?! #Cadburys #chocolate #vegemite #australia #aussie #dairymilk #snack #treat #food #foodie #instafood #foodstagram #foodporn #love #hate

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It’s been a great day for chocolatey discoveries 😍 #chocolate #icecream #lolly #popsicle #oreo #cookie #food #foodie #instafood #foodstagram #foodporn #yum #instatreat #bestoftheday #summer

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Quote of the week…

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Today marks exactly two weeks until I fly home for our wedding. Brace yourself for a flurry of wedding-related posts! I hope the sun is shining and it’s going to be a beautiful weekend for you all xxx

16 Comments

    • June 20, 2015 / 2:38 pm

      Me too, it is really adding to the excitement! Bridesmaids next…

      Polly xx

  1. June 19, 2015 / 3:56 pm

    Oreo icecream?! YUMMM 😀

    • June 20, 2015 / 2:39 pm

      I'm not exaggerating when I say this is the best icecream I have ever tasted!!

      Polly xx

  2. June 19, 2015 / 6:54 pm

    I've seen lots of people from home posting pics/talking about the Cadbury Vegemite chocolate. What did you think of it? I love chocolate and Vegemite individually but not sure they should be combined together. Obviously I can't get it in the UK so probably won't get a chance to try it until my next trip home.

    • June 20, 2015 / 2:40 pm

      I was at a bit of a disadvantage because I don't really like Vegemite, but I will very grudgingly admit that it was better than I expected! Kind of like salted caramel chocolate but with a very bitter aftertaste! Definitely try it next time you're back and let me know what you think!!

      Polly xx

  3. June 20, 2015 / 7:05 am

    WaIt, you watched a wedding(ish) movie to wind down from wedding prep!? That is hilarious! 🙂

  4. June 20, 2015 / 11:09 am

    I keep seeing this Cadbury Vegemite Chocolate, not sure if I could handle it. The Grand Hyatt looks incredible! So exciting how close the wedding is, really looking forward to reading about it and all the photos!

    Ash | Liakada

    • June 20, 2015 / 2:42 pm

      Unless you love Vegemite, best to give it a miss I reckon! The Grand Hyatt is one of my favourite hotels, it's so exciting to see what they're going to do next.. Eeeek! Hope you enjoy the upcoming posts!! 🙂

      Polly xx

  5. June 20, 2015 / 4:04 pm

    Congratulations on the first anniversary of Generation Amazing. They are lucky to have you. I love Oscar Wilde, the wittiest person ever!

    Suze | LuxuryColumnist

    • June 24, 2015 / 3:47 pm

      Aww thanks Suze, that's a lovely thing to say! He is brilliant. We have a book of his quotes and I could read it all day.

      Polly xx

    • June 24, 2015 / 3:48 pm

      Less than two weeks now! Yippeee!

      Polly xx

    • June 24, 2015 / 3:48 pm

      Haha – it was my first time but I'm sure I will watch it at least one more time before the wedding. BRILLIANT film!

      Polly xx

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