At 3:35 a.m. I awoke suddenly, no idea why, and lay there for a while looking up through the Velux window in the roof above my bed.
It must have been a fairly clear night because I could clearly see the bright, white light from the North Star (Polaris) hanging directly overhead. I gazed at it for some time before I eventually dropped off to sleep again.
Out of interest, I googled the North Star and found an interesting article about it. Apparently, due to the Earth's continuing spinning motion on its axis, in a thousand years' time Polaris will no longer be the "North" Pole Star as we shall be pointing in a slightly different direction.
I shall miss that.