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As I stated earlier, my boyfriend and I recently celebrated our five year anniversary. Evan may just have outdone himself this year in showing how sweet and thoughtful he is as a partner. Not only did he buy me a harmonica (I don’t play, but for years I’ve been saying that I’d love to learn), but he also made me this…

…Yep. That’s a hand-carved My Little Pony. How cute is it! Evan even carved the year and our initials on the base of of its hooves. This little fellow is roughly the size of a G1 Baby pony and was modeled after Baby Surprise. I have named him Baby Splinters.

In terms of going out to celebrate our anniversary we decided not to make any big plans. Our anniversary itself fell on a week night (right in the middle of the week, in fact!) and we had other plans for the following weekend, so we decided to have a quiet evening at home…or, at least, that’s what I thought we decided!

When I got home from work on the day of our anniversary Evan already had dinner ready for me. He then informed me that I had half an hour to eat the dinner before we “went out”. Despite my repeated inquiries and general poking in the ribs, Evan refused to tell me where we were going. He then proceeded to lead me on a baffling journey via tram and train until we finally wound up at The ABC television studios to watch the filming of Shaun Micallef’s new show, “Mad as Hell”!

I could not have been more surprised and delighted! I never really saw much of Shaun Micallef’s material before I started going out with Evan, but now we’re both huge fans. The best part of the night? Before the show Shaun Micallef actually wished Evan and I a happy anniversary!

Because we ended up having such a busy time on our anniversary and the weekend that followed it, this weekend just gone just stayed home and chilled out. I decided to relax in true, Heart Throb style with a long, frothy bubble bath.

I usually buy kids’ bubble bath mixtures as I find they generally make the most froth.

Don’t mind the blood-red bubble bath mix! That was the result of my failed attempt to make a pink bath after reading a tutorial online. I was joined in my ablutions by this little fellow… a tiny rubber swan that I brought mack from my stay at the Langham in Hong Kong.

He can squirt water out of his beak!

Sheer luxury!

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Heart Throb and I would like to dedicate this style post to all of the people who keep trying to tell me that you shouldn’t put pink and red together because they “clash”. Listen very carefully, I shall say this only once:
Pink IS Red.
Pink is a shade of red, and I think it’s nonsense to say that they should not be put together. Aside from that, I think people should wear any colour they want together, rather than worrying about silly fashion “rules”.
That is all I have to say on the matter. Now, on to the outfits!

In honour of my five-year anniversary with my honey, these outfits were styled around one simple question, “What would Heart-Throb wear/do to celebrate love?” Well, let’s see!

Food of Love

There’s nothing more romantic than a picnic…and Heart Throb agrees! I like to keep things a little casual for a picnic, with cute prints, comfy shoes, and a few whimsical accents (I seriously adore that armadillo bag!) Grab some food to share with your sweetheart (preferably something home-made), curl up on a picnic-blanket and have a nibble, perhaps accompanied by some of your favourite tunes? If you, like me, are in the southern hemisphere and are currently experiencing weather conditions that are not so conducive to dining outside, that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the fun! Why not spread a blanket on your lounge-room floor, break out the plastic cutlery and crockery and treat yourself and a loved one to an indoor picnic. How sweet!

Love Potion

Perhaps you prefer a more formal event to celebrate your love? This outfit would be great for a fancy dinner date, followed perhaps by a movie or even a horse-drawn carriage ride. The cape-like sleeve on this dress has something of the sorceress or witch about it, an idea that is reinforced by carrying a love potion about your neck! This glittery-silver purse is the perfect homage to Heart-Throb’s cutie-mark, and goes great with these silver shoes… although I think a person would genuinely need to have magical powers to be able to walk in those!

Love Letters

Here’s a look for all the literary lovers out there. Emerge yourself in a world of unrequited love or happily ever after, whichever takes your fancy, with these earrings containing text from classic romance narratives. Curl up on a couch in this comfy dress with your favourite love story or poetry anthology and soak in the dreamy ambiance that only comes from ink on paper (e-readers just won’t cut it in this case!). Perhaps you and you sweetie could take turns reading to each other? Better yet, why not write your own poem, love letter or romantic masterpiece inspired by that special someone? A feather pendant around your neck and a quill pen to write down your deepest thoughts and desires will help keep you in touch with the love god, Eros (and with Heart-Throb, too!)

Love Goddess

When I was a teenager there was a brand of cosmetics I loved that had on the home page of their website the following quote:

“The laws of attraction are simple: Pout like a baby, purr like a kitten, glow like a peach and bathe like a goddess,”

Not exactly the most feminist sentiment out there, but the line about bathing like a goddess always grabbed me.

I think that the perfect bath, the most indulgent and sensual of all aquatic experiences, is undoubtedly the bubble bath. Take this experience to the next level by using pink bubble bath and sipping some champagne (but don’t get these two confused!). Wearing a pretty necklace in the tub seems almost wickedly decadent, and with their bubble-like appearance pearls make the perfect choice for this. Don’t forget a small amount of your favourite chocolates to nibble on, too. The final touch is a pair of soft slippers and a big, fluffy towel to have on hand to step into when you emerge from the tub and before laying your perfectly barrel-curled head to rest on a monogrammed pillow. Talk about “goddess”! Oh, I suppose you could invite your sweetheart to join you…if you really want.

That’s all from Heart-Throb and I for now. I hope you are all having a LOVE-ly weekend.

*kisses from Pernickety and Heart-Throb* XOXO


I intended to make this post last Wednesday, but I’ve been so busy that I just haven’t had time to get this up. I think you’ll forgive me when I tell you the reason, though. You see, last Wednesday was the fifth anniversary of my first date with my wonderful boyfriend, Evan!

This is, in fact the reason that I selected my current pony profile subject…Heart Throb.

Heart Throb is a pegasus pony, part of the second special sets of unicorn and pegasus ponies produced for Hasbro.

I only acquired Heart Throb very recently…as in about two months ago! I bought this from a wonderful seller on the My Little Pony Trading Post. I can highly recommend joining that site if you are interested in buying or selling My Little Ponies. All of the members I have interacted with so far have been super sweet, and sellers seem to set very reasonable prices for their ponies. They also have a feedback system that allows you to see what other forum members have thought of their transactions with other users, which is quite handy for when you’re trying to scope out whether or not your comfortable buying from/selling to a particular person.

Anyway, my Heart Throb (The pony, that is…not Evan) has had her hair curled at some point, and the effect is super sweet. Both her mane and tail are in large, loose barrel curls (the kind I wish I had in my own hair!) and her forelock is a little ringlet that falls in front of her eyes. Adorable!

Her cutie mark is a series of pink hearts with glittery silver wings.

While I didn’t have a toy of Heart Throb when I was little, she was in the My Little Pony cartoon that I used to watch! Heart Throb was cultivated (she always spoke in a very refined accent), sophisticated and obsessed with anything to do with love, courtship, beauty and high society. She wants every other pony to feel the love that she feels every day and to enjoy what she considers to be the finer things in life – like makeovers and costume parties. She sometimes comes off as a little shallow and superficial and she doesn’t really seem to understand that not every pony places the same importance on makeup and romance as she does. Still, at least her heart is in the right place.

To take these photos I dressed Heart Throb in a piece of jewelery that is very precious to me. Evan he this necklace years ago for our anniversary…or Valentine’s day…or maybe my birthday. Oops! I can’t remember the exact occasion…but it’s okay because he doesn’t remember either. The one thing we do both remember is that it was a few years ago and that I have treasured it ever since. The pendant is in the shape of a heart with a heart-shaped piece of black opal. Evan bought chose this necklace specially because he knew, without me having to point it out for him, that opals are my absolute favourite gemstone.

I now where this necklace on almost every anniversary (and Valentine’s day…just in case :-P) as well as any other time I want to be reminded of Evan and the love we share.

I apologise if I’m being a bit too sentimental…at least Heart Throb would understand my mood!

Do any of you have a special object that reminds you of a loved one? If it’s not too personal, perhaps you’d care to share your story with us in the comments below!