Recently, Lily and her friends had the cutest pony fancy dress day in Mauritius. The idea was a fancy dress competition for rider and pony. In their fantasy outfits and riding boots the girls and boys were given free rein to decorate and style the ponies, to their hearts’ content. The incredibly patient ponies stood still while their manes and tails were brushed, plaited and ribboned and in one case one was even given a Unicorn horn. Once the ponies were sufficiently styled there was a little parade in front of the judges. It was a magical afternoon abounding in cuteness.