UK we were surrounded by urban sprawl and light pollution at night
Not to be able to see the night sky limits the imagination. In my village two nights ago the sky was so clear I could see stars near Orion's sword that I'd never seen before. I've seen all four of Jupiter's Gallilean moons at once with the naked eye. I couldn't have done that when I lived in the UK.
junk mail used to be a pain
We fill one bin a month. Food waste goes on the compost heap or in the cats, waste paper gets burned, wine bottles go back to the supermarket, beer cans get sold.
I don't envy people who have to work here....I just enjoy the countryside and live off my pensions
Good for you, mate. I have to work but I enjoy it immensely. I earn less than I would in London, but my quality of life is hugely better.
get the big blue shovel out
I've got a big hand plough. Much easier.