Cuts, cuts, cuts. That's all I ever read about in the newspapers and hear from the news readers. This is being cut, that is being cut and the meat is being cut even thinner but the butcher never reduces his prices¨ They're constantly telling the housewife to tighten her purse strings and her husband his belt. Yet the cry from the high street stores is spend, spend, spend, spend, spend because that's what they want and encourage you to do the most. €110.00 it set me back today to fill up the car with petrol. €50.00 for 4 litres of fully synthetic engine oil and €28.00 for the appropriate oil filter and sump plug seal because the car's now due its next oil change. What with one shop and another, by the time I arrived home today I'd spent in excess of HOW BLEEDIN' MUCH?. MrsZee has now just informed me that I will have to reduce my spending dramatically. 'You'll just have to discipline yourself' she resolutely told me. I'm a bit on the depressed side at the moment because life just isn't going to be the same anymore. I was actually paying a large German blonde haired woman to discipline me whilst MrsZee was out at work.