Last night five planets and the moon were visible from the garden. We stand by the corn field with a glass of champagne and watch them. Venus and Saturn down on the horizon, Jupiter like a small diamond next to the moon. Mercury and Mars overhead. 'The Font' was given a small, light pocket telescope for Christmas. Great for tracking out the ships in the North Sea. This was just fine for picking out Neptune and Uranus. https://uk.hawkeoptics.com/endurance-ed-marine-7x42-monocular.html Any passing villagers will think we're batty.
A dark suited Manhattanite tells me that America has 24 square feet of retail space per head of the population. The highest number of shopping Malls in the world. By comparison the UK has 4.6 and China 2.8. On line shopping and the slowdown in the economy are reducing that US figure ... fast.