Sunday, May 23, 2010

Make room

Make room. Rearrange or organise existing people, objects or activities to create space for new things.

I love this ad from the sports shop Decathlon, "Make room for hiking". A man and two children carrying rucksacks are rolling up the urban landscape as if it were a carpet, to make room (or space, time) for the countryside (and walking).

Hiking. To walk a great distance, especially through rural areas, for pleasure or exercise
Carpet. A thick heavy covering for a floor, usually made of wool or synthetic fibre.


  1. Please, make a bit of room for me... after living in The Lakes and back in Barcelona now, that´s the only thing (yes, the only thing!) I miss now... the sound of the trees, the colours of the hills, the rumour of streams and falls of water... oooohhhhhh!!!
    I wish we could do what you see in the advert and change this grey world for a green one!

    I wandered lonely as a cloud
    That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
    When all at once I saw a crowd,
    A host of golden daffodils;
    Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
    Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

    W. Wordsworth

  2. Sounds so lovely Jordi, I can't believe I still haven't been to the Lake District. The spring does make you want to get out there, doesn't it? Great poem too and v. fitting :-)

  3. Jordi,
    I don't know you, but I can't believe that's the ONLY thing you miss! What about Cadbury's chocolate? Fish and chips? Marmite??? OK, that's going a bit too far, perhaps.

  4. Yes Jordi, is that REALLY the only thing you miss? Don't believe it! :-)