My dancing has been on a plateau for a while and I’ve been disenchanted with it but recently I received quite a compliment; secondhand, but nonetheless encouraging. One of the leads – a teacher at one of the dance schools and one of the first swing dancers in Perth – said that if he was to be any other lead in Perth, he would be me.

Not too shabby. Although he could have been referring to a corollary of dancing: sweating. I sweat about as much as he does. Still, lots of sweating means bad water retention, which means healthy kidneys.

Either way, it’s a win.