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2016 retrospective

2016 was actually a good year for me, despite everything that has happened. Lots of running and lifting and plenty of time to focus on what's good. Also started a new college course on a whim in October and it's been working out pretty well so far.

Lots of shocking things - too many stars died this year, the ones that hit me the most were probably AA Gill & Prince recently enough and George Michael and Carrie Fisher at the end. At least David Bowie got his swan song out, what a way to go. Bowie was the big one that got everyone going that and the shite election and Brexit.

Brexit has probably shocked me more and is genuinely history in the making. I obviously didn't want it to happen but I am curious - is it the thing that will re-invigorate the European Union? Will the UK be humbled but continue to truck along it's own path? I have a few friends and family in London and Scotland so I hope it works out well for all of us.

Trump vs. Clinton, worst election ever. Fir…

Quotes buried on FB profile

"Fortiter et Fideliter" - "Bravely and faithfully". - Fallon Family Motto

"There's no I in team, but there is an I in pie.
There's an I in meat pie.
The anagram of meat is team, I don't really know what he's talking about... " - Simon Pegg (Shaun)

"Blow wind, come wrack! At least we'll die with harness on our back." - Macbeth

"The workers have nothing to lose but their chains, and have a world to win. Workers of the world, unite!" - Marx

"I cannot die ... What would happen to Germany?" - Kaiser Frederick III

"God has made us for civilising the world. Woe and death to all who resist my will." - Kaiser Wilhelm II

"The secret of politics? Make a good treaty with Russia." - Otto von Bismarck

"Hard pressed on my right. My center is yielding. Impossible to maneuver. Situation excellent. I attack." - Marshal Ferdinand Foch

"Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man.&q…