£50 of my own money doesn't seem a lot James, I agree with you. But if you were to give me the £50 in your pocket, then it'd be a great windfall.
I always think of the "how much do you take out of the cashpoint test" as a measure of how your attitude to cash changes. Over the years, I'm sure the amount I take out has grown at a rate well over inflation.
I was left a legacy a few years ago, not a great sum but I felt an enormous burden of responsibiity as to how I should spend it. I was also deeply aware that this represented somebody elses savings and would have been hard earned. Had it been my own money, I would probably have frittered it away (as usual).
red bus A half Colston Bassett stilton (about eight and a half pounds weight) from Neal's Yard mail order costs £53 including postage, so I assume you can still pick one up for under £50 from the Borough Market shop.
Should you ask your batman for more regular accounts?
PS I do hope that you are indeed a retired/reserve army officer - it would be something of a faux pas to describe your civilian valet as a batman.