All About Polly

All About Polly

Hello and welcome to my little space on the internet! I’m Polly, an expat from the UK, currently residing in Qatar with my husband (Mr Sunshine) and toddler (Little Sunshine). This blog was all about our life and adventures as a family. It started out as a rooky website, cobbled together in my little attic kitchen in London just as I made the brave decision to ‘follow my sunshine’ to Doha after Mr Sunshine was offered a job here. Back then, it was a great way to stay in touch with family and friends from home, and over the five years that ensued, my readership expanded to include an extended family all over the world.

Back then, Follow Your Sunshine was all about the good things in life: great food, luxury travel and finding positivity in every experience. You can search the archives and read some of the posts that followed our adventures as we explored Doha and the world during this happy period of our lives.

Then it all came crashing down…

In September 2017 I suddenly lost my corporate job. In March 2018 I lost my second child, a baby boy, three months into my pregnancy. In May 2018 I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. What came next was a traumatic rollercoaster of events that left me broken and depleted, and so far from the sunshine that I used to consider to be the epicentre of my world.

I had to find my own way back to the light.

With this journey at the forefront of everything I am saying, doing, breathing and being these days, this blog has evolved to focus on positive mindset and wellbeing. It is an uplifting space to document my journey while helping others who are experiencing their own passage of growth and development  to seek out what lights them up in life.

It is a positive space which includes: practical and impactful life advice; uplifting, empowering and inspiring stories; mindful, spiritual and enlightening thought pieces; reviews, tips, brand spotlights and activities that will help you to become the person that you were always supposed to be.

Are you ready to follow life’s journey through its ups and downs while reaching for your higher, most authentic, happy and loving self? Are you ready to follow your sunshine? Then let’s jump in!

All About Polly

Nominated as Grazia Influencer of the Year 2018 and featured on the cover of the February 2019 edition of Grazia Magazine

Thanks to those of you that have stuck around to follow along through the ups and downs of the past few years, and for those of you that are here for the first time, welcome!


I work with positive lifestyle and uplifting brands on many different levels, including (but not limited to):


Sponsored posts

Event coverage

Event hosting / presenting

Public speaking

Social media coverage and campaigns

Press trips

Brand collaborations

Brand ambassadorships

Competitions / giveaways

Affiliate programmes


Examples of the brands that I have worked with in the past include:



Four Seasons

Ritz Carlton










Don Alfonso

Toro Toro

Gordon Ramsay



Lifestyle / family

Cath Kidston



Vita Coco



ToTs by smarTrike


If you would like to learn more about how to work with me, or would like to request a copy of my media kit or rate card, please contact me at the email address below.





Instagram : @followyoursunshineblog

Twitter: @fysblog

Facebook: followyoursunshineblog


    • February 23, 2015 / 9:54 am

      Josie, that is so kind of you! Thank you very much indeed 🙂 I will take a look and answer your questions soon.

      Polly xx

  1. March 27, 2015 / 5:13 pm

    Hi Polly, just came across your blog! I have enjoyed reading through. So exciting that you are getting married soon! Looking forward to your posts. x

    Ash | Liakada Travel

    • March 27, 2015 / 6:12 pm

      Hey Liakada, what a lovely message! Thank you so much for popping by and I'm over the moon that you like the blog. I see you write a travel blog – you should definitely join our travel link up next month (look out for my post on April 1st). I really can't wait for the wedding! You can expect a lot more on this in the weeks to come 🙂

      Polly xx

  2. May 6, 2015 / 5:59 pm

    Hi Polly,

    Came across your blog through the link-up hosted on Shikha's blog.
    Really like what I've read so far, and looking forward to virtually following along on your adventures.
    Also, congratulations on your upcoming wedding! 🙂


    • May 6, 2015 / 8:05 pm

      Thank you for your lovely comment Upasna! Love it when a new reader comes and says hi! And thanks for your congrats, I'm really excited 🙂

      Happy reading,
      Polly xx

    • June 15, 2015 / 10:00 am

      Thanks so much for popping by to comment Joseph, I'm happy that you like the blog 🙂