Today I got my telescope. I went for the Altair Astro 8 inch f/5 newtonian and the alt-azimuth Sabre mount.
Quite an upgrade from my 10x50 binoculars and if I'm honest, a little intimidating. However, looking forward to Christen it when we get a clear evening.
Also, I bought 'Turn Left at Orion' from Amazon. It's a book that takes you through the process to find hundreds of objects and is ideal for a Dobsonian like set up. Comes with some excellent reviews.