I've learned two things:
1. I'm actually half-decent at blogging.
2. I'm pretty useless at off-the-cuff public speaking!
I refer, of course, to last night's Lib Dem Blog of the Year Awards, where I scooped best new blog, won an honourable mention for my Chindamo article, and then, under the combined influence of surprise, delight, extreme nerves and two cans of Red Bull, gave an utterly shambolic and truly embarrassing acceptance speech.
I'm sure the video will be online soon, and you can all have a jolly good laugh at it. I'll be curled up in the corner with my fingers in my ears, singing Hey Jude under my breath.
A massive thank you to everyone who organised and took part in the awards. Congratulations to the other winners, James Graham (best blog, best individual article), Mary Reid (best design, best elected blogger) and Don Liberali (most humorous). Commiserations to everyone who didn't win, especially my competitors for best new blog, as well as Millennium Dome (twice unlucky) and Alex Wilcock (who had a cracking entry in the best article category). Well done, and lots of love to you all.
As for me, I'm heading straight back to the Oxford Union to practice my speechifying ...