If I was a betting man, I would essentially have lost.
I still struggle to understand the logic or benefit of Britain leaving the European Union, but the referendum happened and that is what came out.
I also can’t foresee what President Trump brings to a political table, but the US electorate in their wisdom, decided that Hilary was not for them.
We lost too many major celebrities and icons during 2016. Although this is sad of course, there is no “Curse of 2016”.
It is not the year that killed these folks off. It is just that their time had come or their lifestyle choices did for them.
But on a personal level, I had a great year and have made some lovely friends and had some brilliant times.
There were wobbles – mainly related to my Mum’s health and care.
But looking back, I would say that 2016 was actually the best year I have had for some time.
I won’t be naming names or thanking individuals here, but those responsible know who you are, so thank you.