Today article on BBC just shows the real recession is now kicking in and taking a more protracted grip on peoples wallets. When the recession starred in 2008 the mood was gloomy to slight optimistic and now these figures just shows the bottom is near and this Christmas is going to be extremely hard for the retailers. I have to be honest my work has put strict embargo on business travel, I am using the phone more and even using remote tools to my advantage. My petrol bill from £200 week now is down to 90 pounds a week, which suits me just fine more money in my pocket. I have also stopped unnecessary drives and weekend and spend more time at home with the family and friends close by. How many of you have stopped using the cars on regular basis as the prices have now become just ridiculous.