The huge mandate given to the DUP and Sinn Fein at the Assembly elections last month was a clear indication from the electorate that they wanted to see the major parties get on with the serious business of governing the province,
And, if several events which have happened over the past few days are an indication of what is to come, then it seems the two parties are keen to do business together.
For example, Martin McGuinness' visit to the First World War battlefields at Flanders and the Somme, at each laying a wreath to the fallen in remembrance of the sacrifice made by soldiers from all parts of Ireland, was a somewhat surreal vision given his past and republicans' former rejection of all things British.
Likewise, new Education Minister Peter Weir of the DUP visited an Irish language school in west Belfast pledging that all sectors of education would be treated equally.
Also the lifetime ban on gay men donating blood in Northern Ireland being lifted by new Health Minister Michelle O'Neill of Sinn Fein.
We asked members of the public in Belfast city centre if this was the start of something different at Stormont