2011 money

UK has 'worst quality of life in Europe'
Survey of 10 developed European countries puts UK at bottom of the pile due to high costs of living, while France takes top spot
By Mark King

“The UK has been named the worst place to live in Europe for quality of life, behind countries with damaged economies such as Ireland and Italy, according to the latest uSwitch quality of life index. The UK emerged as having the second lowest hours of sunshine a year, the fourth highest retirement age, and the third lowest spend on health as a percentage of GDP.

Despite above average household income – the fourth highest in Europe – Britons have 5.5 fewer days holiday a year than the European average and endure a below average government spend on education. UK households also struggle with a high cost of living, with food and diesel prices the highest in Europe, and unleaded petrol, alcohol and cigarettes all costing more than the European average.”


Here are ten films from the decade so far that I am happy exist.

Once Upon A Time In Anatolia (Nuri Bilge Ceylan, 2011)

Two Years At Sea (Ben Rivers, 2011)

Cemetery Of Splendour (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2015)

Meek’s Cutoff (Kelly Reichardt, 2010)

Like Someone In Love (Abbas Kiarostami, 2012)

Hanezu (Naomi Kawase, 2011)

Horse Money (Pedro Costa, 2014)

From What Is Before (Lav Diaz, 2014)

Amour fou (Jessica Hausner, 2014)

The Ditch (Wang Bing, 2010)