While preparing for work I glanced out of the window and saw it was clear.
Knowing Mercury was meant to be visible, I could see it above the neighbours houses, despite being less than 5 degrees above the horizon.
The skies were still clear by the time I had got my act together and assembled the camera on the tripod.
I took these image out of the first floor window.
The show Arcturus top right, with Saturn, Venus and Mercury just above the houses.
A nice capture before getting out of the house to go to work.