Well, finally, after a lot of falls, bruises and bumps, I have joined Dawn in passing my level 6 snowboard lesson, meaning I can board down the slopes of Sheffield unaided by costly instructors! Hurrah!

On the way back from my triumph I listened to Muse - Absolution in the car. It has been released for a while now, but listening to it again it still sounds fresh and absolutely amazing. If you've not heard it get clicking on the link above and have a listen, then buy it! I've also bought the album of the band of the moment, Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am That's What I'm Not. Bit of an odd one this, it is good, don't get me wrong, but I'm not sure all the hype that surrounds it is justified. And it is a bit too short for my liking! However the second album I bought didn't disappoint. Despite being in the top 10 albums at the moment, when I mention Editors - Back Room to people they go who? Chances are you've heard their songs (especailly tracks 2 and 3), but just not realised who they are. Again, I strongly suggest you listen to the clips on the link above, and then buy the album!

If you have heard these albums then let me know what you think of them. Always interesting to get different opinions on music, no two people have the same taste!