1. I'm about to put on some more layers of clothing and go for a walk in Ålesund, a lovely town on the Norwegian coast. 2. Then do some writing. (I haven't done an article for two weeks. Shame.) 3. Attend a lecture. 4. And if the sky is reasonably clear it's stargazing on deck and . . . [hold breath] . . . maybe see northern lights. There's definitely activity, but the weather has to cooperate.