8.30 am Friday 3rd April 2015.
Liberal Democrat poster launch at the Hare and Hounds Pub, Hyde, Cheshire.
The Liberal Democrats latest poster campaign is already visible when I arrive at a foggy pub car park up above the small town of Hyde in the freezing rain.
In addition to the media, the Lib Dem candidate and Lib Dem supporters a silent troupe of elderly Labour Party supporters holding red ‘Vote Labour’ placards pop up from behind a dry stone wall on the other side of the road.
I make some rapid drawings of Nick Clegg and Danny Alexander as they speak, eschewing umbrellas, to the cameras of BBC North West.
The pub doors open shortly after Clegg and Alexander have motored away and a small West Highland terrier reluctantly pops out to see to its morning duties.
The landlord kindly provides some very welcome hot coffee.