I saw the Northern Lights.
While travelling between London and Tokyo last night I was about to lie down and go to sleep when I saw a really strange light out my window. I asked the stewardess if it was the Northern Lights and she confirmed it was. No-one else was awake in my cabin so she and I shared the moment.
It was amazing. I was so excited. We flew right through it and it lasted for at least an hour. I had to keep checking that it was really happening. I never expected to see such a fascinating sight. It looked like beautifully lit icicles hanging in the sky in big snaking patterns.
We are now in Tokyo in a beautiful hotel. We're jetlagged but I'm so excited to be here I couldn't sleep if I tried. We're about to go out exploring. There is a very helpful concierge desk here so I've already got directions to Tokyu Hands and Kinokuniya.