Sunday 23rd August
It was going to be a day of domestic things.
Then the call came from Paul the programme organiser at GMTV.
Vox Pops from people in Scotland expressing their opinions on the release of the Lockerbie bomber and the recall of the Scottish Parliament to debate the subject.
As a true one man band, shooting pictures, recording the sound and asking the questions I went on the hunt for good Scottish voices.
If it had not been pouring with rain on a Sunday during the Edinburgh Festival it would have been a very easy job.
Even out in the rain there were losds of people wandering the streets of Edinburgh.
The slight problem was that hardly any of them were Scottish.
If I had wanted the opinions of Italians, French, German or even the English it would have been a doddle of a job.
I did manage to speak to quite a few locals and some not so local.
It did take a while to find them as I dodged the showers.
I was surprised to find that in my little straw poll the majority thought that the Scottish government had made a huge mistake and that Mr Abdelbaset Ali Mohammed al Megrahi should have spent all his days in prison.
I would send the pictures to GMTV in London on the satellite feed in the morning before our live broadcasts from outside the Scottish Parliament at Holyrood in Edinburgh.