taking a break from our world
I’ve just got back from a day pottering around North Yorkshire in the car. Apart from flicking through the Yorkshire Post before we left, I haven’t heard or seen a single ad all day (until I logged onto Hotmail just now…).
The world did not stop turning. People were still buying stuff and deciding where to go and what to do. Yes, yes, yes, I know there was still signage everywhere and lots of built-up brand loyalties sloshing about, but still.
North Yorkshire villages tend to be full of tourists who are either a) retired or b) in a pushchair. So no-one was shouting into their blackberry (actually I couldn’t get a signal on vodafone if I’d wanted one) and no-one tried to sell me a big issue, flog double glazing, get me to sign a petition, involve me in a ‘brand experience’, cold-call me, sign me up to their loyalty programme or generally harass me.
I feel all cleansed and ready to take on the big, bad world again. Now, where did I put my mobile?
The only pic I got round to taking today – young birds on the road near Bolton Abbey. Does anyone know what kind of bird they are?