In June 2012, in an otherwise routine Parliamentary debate, for the first time in our history heard a sitting MP talk about his own mental health difficulties. Kevan Jones, the MP for Durham and a former defence minister, spoke without notes about his experiences of depression and how he had managed it during his time in government.
Just when we thought any further reform of pension tax relief was off the agenda, the chancellor sleep walks into a media storm around national insurance increases for the self-employed and performs one of the most rapid policy U-turns I can remember.
WELL 2016 was quite a mixed bag of a year - for all that went right at least two things went wrong. A turbulent year that has changed the world's landscape forever ... But at least we can still have a dram and look forward to 2017.