I have been collecting My Little Ponies on off ever since I was a little girl. I’ve been collecting them for so long, in fact, that I can’t actually remember who my first pony was. The first pony I ever remember owning, however, is Bouquet.
Bouquet was a Christmas present from my parents, though I can’t say I remember exactly what year it was. From the look of the photo I would have been about 4 or so.
Bouquet is a “Brush ‘n’ Grow” pony. These ponies had extra long manes and tails, but what made them particularly special was that their tails could be shortened by cranking their heads back and forth (which made a somewhat disturbing cracking noise) and then yanked right back out again by brushing or pulling on the tail! I am not ashamed to admit that I spent many happy hours in my youth contentedly twisting Bouquet’s head back and forth to make her tail as short as it would possibly go, pulling it straight out again with one firm jerk…and then starting all over again 🙂
On a very different note, I am currently very busy getting ready for a holiday. Next week I will be heading off to spend 10 days in Hong Kong with my mother shopping, eating and sight-seeing. I can’t tell you how excited I am! My mother and I have been talking about taking a holiday together ever since I was 16 and it is hard for me to believe that 10 years later it is finally happening. What’s more, this will be my first ever trip outside of Australia. I’m a little nervous, actually…but mostly just excited!
So why mention these two seemingly unrelated items in the one post? Well I figured that seeing this was my first overseas trip it was only right that I should take with me my first pony! You can join Bouquet and I in the lead up to our adventure as we pack our bags and get ready to fly.