Lessons from the Year of our Lorde 2017. Some personal, some public, all profound.
2016 Wasn’t that bad.
We still miss David Bowie.
I have more faith for the future than I did at the start of the year.
It takes a lot of bravery to speak out, and those who do should be praised.
Always speak out.
Daytime TV is weird.
It's really fun to annoy sexist people.
Harry Styles can be in a film and it isn't distracting.
The UK officially granted full custody of James Cordon to the US. We request no visitation rights.
I like cats more than I thought I did.
No one really knows what they're doing; the people who look the most 'on it' are the best at faking it.
Meeting your heroes isn’t always bad.
You should attempt to read the books you have before buying any more.
It's possible to be blogger and a normal human being. (Almost)
The Crown has made monarchists of many people.
Making people laugh is never a waste of time.
People became aware of clickbait format headlines and we are HERE for it.
People becoming more switched on to news and politics can only be a good thing in the long run.
I should have watched the The West Wing much sooner in life.
I’m very proud of where I’m from.
Giving someone responsibility makes them better at what they do. (This does not apply to elected officials).
People who screenshot dating app conversations and put them on Twitter are trying to distract from the fact that they are absolute filth in the ones they don't share.
Peter Capaldi was a great Doctor Who and deserved better stories.
You should always (try to) trust someone until they give you a reason not to.
If you're sitting in an Edinburgh newsroom when the First Minister announces calls for a second refferendum, like me, you'll be kicked out of your seat by a Political Editor.
I don’t look good with a handlebar Moustache
The world didn’t end.
People can surprise you, especially the ones you don't think much off.
Always carry sun protection at the height of summer, even if the weather looks grey and cold. Because it will get brighter and before you know it, you're on the top of a volcano in Edinburgh praying for it to no longer be dormant and just consume you in molten rock because that would be preferable to standing in direct sunlight and burning the colour of a freshly boiled lobster.
There's nothing wrong with being a coffee snob. There's nothing right about it either.
People won’t not laugh when I stand on stage and make things up.
There is no better place in the world than Edinburgh In August.
The colour of our passport is now more important than the countries it enables us to travel to.
I’m a Green-bay Packers fan.
Read at least one Val McDermid Book. You'll not regret it.
Honesty is the best policy. Unless you need a story to fit into 280 characters and cba doing a thread.
You can never guess what’s around the corner so don't try.
Oh, Hello is one of the greatest comedies of the year and I highly recommend watching it and this interview with the characters.
Always be camera ready when working with Shawn Mendes otherwise, you'll just look grumpy.
Shawn Mendes is (in Scottish terms) sound.
The Greatest Showman was a disappointment.
I have a higher tolerance for BS than expected.
Doing the things that scare you are scary, but you're far less likely to regret them.
When you see a name trending on Twitter it’s become a game of ‘Dead or a predator?'
You can't name 4 people who were on Love Island this year.
Everyone has the occasional freakout when you're reminded of your fragile mortality and each day is another step into the slow, but never slow enough, march to the end days.
There's no such thing as weird; just new.
People who like Storage Hunters are weird.
I hate Storage Hunters.
The Great British Bake Off was actually OK on Channel 4.