For several weeks now, I have been keeping the mini-tripod that I bought for my trip to Turkey attached to my point and shoot digital camera all the time. Doing so has proved useful in a very great many circumstances: primarily those in which low levels of ambient light have been available. Many of my best recent photos would have been impossible without it. Having it attached has also changed the way in which I approach photography, generally, and what sort of images I try to capture.
You can get a similar tripod on eBay for a couple of Pounds.