I sat next to a distinguished Guardian journalist as we listened to Tim Farron's question and answer session on the second day of the Liberal Democrat Conference at Bournemouth.
"We don't want anyone getting a hernia!", said Michael White as I clambered over a seat into the next row at the end of the session. I did not want to disturb him as he committed his thoughts to paper, but now he looked up.
"Did you like that?", I asked referring to the Q&A, not my acrobatics.
"I think he did very well", said Michael White, referring to Tim Farron.