Blue Eyes wanted suggestions of nice paces to emigrate to. So, as you do, I googled "happy places to live". The top result that wasn't along the lines of "nicest places in the UK", which would rather have defeated the object, was this site:
Yes, that's an article by the BBC on the happiest places in the world in which to live. So it should be perfect for what I'm looking for. So I followed the link. To be told this:
We're sorry but this site is not accessible from the UK as it is part of our international service and is not funded by the licence fee. It is run commercially by BBC Worldwide, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the BBC, the profits made from it go back to BBC programme-makers to help fund great new BBC programmes. You can find out more about BBC Worldwide and its digital activities at www.bbcworldwide.com.Errm, pardon?
That part of the website is not funded by the licence fee, so I can't read it if I'm in the UK? Whereas non-UK readers, who have also not paid for it, can read it for free? That is odd enough logic on its own.
But wait - what is going on here? The Beeb has worked out where in the world to live if you want to be happy, and won't tell UK residents where it is?
Get your tin foil hats out...