All the/Small things

After watching Bridget Jones last night, I can’t stop thinking about the film’s Christmas party, or rather her mother’s pre-occupation with all things miniature at the Christmas party.

Since watching Pam and her Lilliputian spread, small things seem to be popping up everywhere. It appears that it’s not just Helen Fielding’s character that is obsessed with the tiny; we all are. Even if it’s useless, if it’s small we like it.

I went hunting for evidence to back up this theory and it wasn’t hard to find:


The ‘holiday shampoo’ – which barely contains enough shampoo for one wash.


The ‘bantam egg’ – one dunk of a soldier in this bad boy and its yolk has gone and all recipes work on the premise of using a chicken egg.


Miniature pig – meet ‘Bangers’, we bought him not because we wanted bacon, not because we wanted to set up a pig farm, but because he was tiny.colgate

The ‘mini-mouthwash’ – same reasoning as the mini shampoo.


A turquoise decorated silver thimble – I bought this in Northern India, do I sew? No, I bought it because it I thought it was cute.


The miniature coke can – of which you have to have two to quench your thirst; the equivalent of one big can.199379_10151237103066085_2126137862_n

My dog Eddie. Obviously he isn’t useless; he is wonderful. But he is a miniature wire-haired dashschund, not a wire-haired dashchund. I wanted him because he was bred to be mini.

Is it just me? What other small things tickle our fancy? What is it about the tiny that warms the cockles of our hearts?


One thought on “All the/Small things

  1. Awesome blog! Do you have any hints for spiring writers?
    I’m planning to start my own website soon but I’m a little lost on everything.
    Would you recommend starting with a free platform like WordPress or go for a paid option? There are so many
    choices out there that I’m totally overwhelmed .. Any recommendations?
    Thank you!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s