The mind is a funny thing. A lot of people think $500,000 is a lot of money, which it is of course for most of us. I had an interesting experience on Christmas Day when we were wandering around Mayfair taking in the beautiful buildings and decorated streets. I stopped at an Estate Agents window and looked in sequence at the adverts. The first one shocked me because it is such a huge amount to my mind. By the time I reached the fifth one, strangely, the first one didn’t feel so huge. Then I realised that something had shifted in my mind… suddenly $500,000 felt like not such an unachievable amount after all !