The Happiest Place To Live In The UK
jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG Monday 30th November 2020
Tomorrow is 1st December 2020 and we start our major massive CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN, I know it’s tough but we have to try really hard and make Christmas 2020 as exciting as possible to make up for the shite year!
Meanwhile a few tit bits to keep you going!
Where Is The Happiest Place To Live In The UK (& It’s In Tier 1)
Rightmove has published its annual list of the happiest places to live in the UK.
Five of the top 20 places are coastal towns, reflecting the fact Rightmove found that people in rural villages and coastal areas were generally happier than those in towns and cities.
The picturesque surfing resort of St Ives in Cornwall is named the happiest place in the UK. Coincidentally, locals have an additional reason to celebrate this week: Cornwall is one of the few areas of the UK which will enter Tier 1 when we leave lockdown.
Rightmove compiled its list by taking into account different 10 factors, ranging from the quality of shops and restaurants to the array of green spaces that locals have on their doorstep.
People were also asked to rate the friendliness of their neighbours, the sense of belonging they feel in their local area, and how comfortable they feel being themselves there.
The market town of Skipton in Yorkshire places second on the list, followed by the spa town of Leamington Spa in Warwickshire.
The Welsh spa town of Llandrindod Wells – which can lay claim to the lowest house prices and rents in the top 20 – finishes fourth.
Only one area of London makes the top ten: the leafy southwest suburb of Richmond-upon-Thames, where the average two-bed flat will set you back more than £1,800 a month.
“Overall, I think lockdown has enabled people to rediscover what’s on their doorstep, and spending more time in their local areas has made people value their surroundings and communities so much more,” Rightmove’s Tim Bannister said in response to the results.
“This year’s study shows a greater appreciation for green spaces and nature, and a strong correlation between people living in coastal and rural areas and how happy people are where they live,” he added.
I’m A Celeb drops 6.2 million viewers as fans switch off over ‘too nice’ contestants
I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! has seen it’s audience viewing figures nosedive since the latest series launched two weeks ago – with over 6 million tuning off by the time of the first eviction.
The long-running reality celebrity popularity contest is now in its 20th season – launching the first ever series to film in the UK on November 15 from Gwrych Castle in Wales.
The show launched with a record breaking 14.3 million viewers tuning in to watch stars including Vernon Kay, Sir Mo Farah and Victoria Derbyshire enter the reportedly haunted castle – the highest viewing figures for a launch show in I’m A Celeb history.
But, the Mail on Sunday claims, ratings have dropped by 6.2 million to 8.1 million viewers less than two weeks later when Paralympian Hollie Arnold became the first to be eliminated from the 2020 series on Friday night.
The drop in viewing figures comes amid complaints the contestants are being “too nice”.
The Mail on Sunday quotes Piers Morgan slating the show, with him grumbling: “I’m all for the entire #imacelebrity group sobbing away as they tell each how special they all are… as a special SPECIAL group… but could someone please start being a complete t*** to shake things up a bit?”
Sources at ITV have also been quoted by the Mail on Sunday as staring the series would be “softer and nicer” this year in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The source claims bosses are being mindful of stressed out members of the public being distressed by feuds while most of the UK is in lockdown.
Meanwhile, a source for ITV has denied there is a ratings crisis in the current series – stating that 1.2 million extra viewers had tuned in compared to the same point of the series in 2019.
Piers Morgan wearing a suit and tie: Piers Morgan has complained that I’m A Celeb needs to be livened up© ITV Piers Morgan has complained that I’m A Celeb needs to be livened up
A spokesman added: “It’s clear that this year’s I’m A Celebrity is hugely popular with audiences.”
The current series is being filmed in Wales after the coronavirus pandemic made filming in the traditional Australian jungle an impossibility.
There has been some controversy around the latest series – with wildlife experts complaining to police that the show could end up releasing non native insects into the Welsh countryside by accident.
DON’T FORGET TO LAUGH EVERYDAY
INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY
“Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.”
— Willie Nelson.
Happiness is…living in and visiting St Ives.
GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY
Turns out my dad who’s a locksmith still had to go to work during lockdown. He’s a key worker, you see.
WHAT IS THERE A SEASON FOR TODAY TURN, TURN, TURN …
A time to live happily in St Ives…A time to live sadly in Nottingham
SOMETHING TO BE POSITIVE ABOUT & GRATEFUL FOR IN THE WORLD
Some thing to be grateful for is a visit to Cornwall and Norfolk at least once a year, pandemics allowing.
SOMETHING TO LAUGH ABOUT
Peanuts – Strip Cartoon
Start October 2, 1950 End date January 3, 2000
Peanuts is a syndicated daily and Sunday American comic strip written and illustrated by Charles M. Schulz that ran from October 2, 1950, to February 13, 2000, continuing in reruns afterward. Peanuts is among the most popular and influential in the history of comic strips, with 17,897 strips published in all, making it “arguably the longest story ever told by one human being”. By the time of Schulz’s death in 2000, Peanuts ran in over 2,600 newspapers, with a readership of around 355 million in 75 countries, and was translated into 21 languages. It helped to cement the four-panel gag strip as the standard in the United States, and together with its merchandise earned Schulz more than $1 billion.
Charles M. Schulz – November 26, 1922 – February 12, 2000
VIZ MAGAZINE TOP TIPS
- Before introducing yet another ‘new improved’ or ‘best ever’ razor, take 5 minutes to be sure you’ve cracked it at last.
- DEAR BELVITA. All biscuits are ‘breakfast biscuits’ if you eat them early enough.
TOTAL STAIRWAY TO EVEREST CLIMB CHALLENGE
Sunday 29/11/2020 DAY 239 – 12 Times – 120 Feet Cum Total – 28,680 Feet – (Goal 29,035 Ft)
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