I joined the BBC's devolution unit in 1979 from university, becoming Scottish political correspondent in 1987. In the 1990s I moved to London and was a member of the Lobby for nearly ten years writing for various national newspapers and presenting BBC network programmes. I returned in 1999 with the creation of the Scottish parliament to help launch the Sunday Herald. I'm still here.
Anyway, the satnav lady, in her digital wisdom, decided to take us straight into central London on the A2 and, before we knew it, we were in the middle of the Olympic Games complex and panicking in case we never got out again.
But we did. In fact, we sailed through central London with uncanny speed because there was practically nothing on the roads. I have never seen London so quiet. It was like the sequel to 28 Days.