Yep, apologies to Brian, afraid my driving of the handset was to blame
that and not recognising star names in some constellations.
But as it happened about an hour after Brian left it cleared again. I redid the three star alignment (successfully this time) and, amongst other things finally managed to get a look at:
NGC 7662, The Blue Snowball (it really does have a slight blue tint) at about 91 times.
M15 Globular Cluster in Pegasus
Hopefully it'll be clear next Sunday when the moon should be high enough to clear the house behind me.
Btw muchly appreciated if someone could mail me with the darksite location?