So as most of you know, I am currently being treated for Bowel Cancer (please, no well wishes or support needed, it's really not that bad ). I was diagnosed just as I was about ready to jump into investing and the wife (rightly so) was nervous to make such a big decision when let's be honest, we didn't know if I was going to be around to see it through. After 1 surgery to remove part of my bowel, 6 months of Chemo (IV and Pills) and 7 months of having a colostomy bag, I am please to tell you all my final surgery to reverse the bag (and let me go to the toilet like normal again) is booked for May 18th. And I can tell you all, one of the cruelest parts of this journey was not flatulating for 7 months, I (the missus not so much) sure have missed it . So in the background whilst investing was on hold, getting set up was not. My loan has been moved to a better lender, all available equity has been drawn down and placed into an offset account ready for use as deposits. My goal is 3 places in the first 12 months, my stretch goal is 6 places, lets see how far we can get . I feel like I have been on this forum as a non investor for AGES!!!!, looking forward to joining the ranks of investor with you all . Closer to the date I will post my strategy for you all to pick apart and tell me where I may have made some oversights but I have had some pretty amazing help along the way so far . I leave you all with one thought that saved my life: If you want to be healthy, get your colon a selfie .