This year’s had something for just about all of us.
The musicians and the boating people dominated the Jubilee celebrations.
The animal lovers celebrated Pudsey’s win on Britains Got Talent.
Everyone who’d ever been into athletics or had even a glimmer of interest in sports has had a fabulous summer with the Olympics. Actually, most of us who’d never given sport more than a passing glance found ourselves swept up in it all.
And now, at the end of the year, there’s a little glimmer of hope that the geeks might have a win too.
Johnny Ball, the man who made his very best efforts to enthuse us about numbers and dress mathematics up in more jolity than it rightfully deserved, has entered this year’s Strictly Come Dancing.
As soon as he started talking on Saturday, his southern unplaceable accent had me right back at the flickery TV screen of my childhood.
He’s 74. I don’t think he’s ever danced before. I doubt he’ll win on dancefloor prowess.
But it would be great, wouldn’t it, for the mathematicians to have a little bit of mainstream celebration to finish off the year with.
Oh, and I so wish I’d been the genius who tweeted “Think of a Rhumba” sometime on Saturday evening.