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Our small world


A busy week

Am progressing the Market Cross (in my own daft way), have been dealing with severe diverticular fun and games while also trying to sort something out in the saga of the missing DVD from eBay, so I’m all bathroom-ed and computer-ed at the moment.

However, Suzanne has very kindly indeed sent me a link to a Guardian newspaper article which I hope she doesn’t mind be sharing, and it has really perked me up no end!

Small world: Why we love tiny things

It’s a lengthy piece that meanders around a little in an attempt to cover the everything of everything, but I particularly fancied the following:

A little florid and melodramatic perhaps(?), but the author has a point, don’t you find?

Simon Garfield’s book is titled “In Miniature” in which he apparently

… stresses that this book is about scale, not size. He’s interested in flea circuses, for example, not because fleas are small but because a flea circus is a small version of something (a circus) that is usually big.

(Taken from a review of the book, also in the Guardian, written by – worth a read too as he struggles to believe the things that have been created.)

There is also a Podcast “Shrinking the world: why we can’t resist model villages” which you can reach by using the Simon Garfield name link above.

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Received a possible solution to the eBay problem this morning, now it’s back to the Market Cross, via the bathroom …


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Did you catch sight of this today?


 Daily Mail:

Who lives in a house like this? Magical miniature homes crop up on the Isle of Man leaving residents mystified

  • World-renowned street artists Anonymouse Mmx have now claimed responsibility for the abodes
  • Measuring on average just 12 inches high, the houses feature miniature hand-crafted pieces of furniture 
  • One tiny shelter at Bradda Head on the coastline has been designed to look like a 19th century tower