I always think the best stories to work on are those that you discover through your contacts. This morning I had no idea there was to be a demo outside the Senedd, there had been no emails, no press releases, nothing.
So when one of my sources told me that some 200 Libyans and their families were on the way to the Senedd to protest against Colonel Gaddafi, I was immediately interested.
Not so much because there was to be a demo but because it was about the situation in Libya which along with the rest of the unfolding story across the Middle East is so compelling.
I arrived on the Senedd steps to initially find only about thirty or so people gathering under the Libyan flag. It was a friendly group of men, husbands, wives and children.
The numbers gradually grew, as the men returned from prayers, an important part of their lives
In the crowd some were waving home made placards, others were carrying pictures of those that have been murdered in the troubles.
The police were on standby but it was a very peaceful if noisy demonstration.
I spoke to several demonstrators including Hamed Mussa from Cardiff and he told me what his people want is help from the West. Not help in driving Gaddafi out which he said they can do themselves.
But help in the way of aid workers, medical supplies, blood to help all those casualties and of course Doctors.
The reason that this group gathered outside the Senedd was because they believed it’s a focal point, a gathering place to call out to the Welsh people for aid.