Monday, 24 September 2012

Muse - The 2nd Law

I've just finished listening to The 2nd Law (it's streaming from The Guardian's website) and I must say: I like it. I actually think it's a better album than The Resistance. It's beautiful, rocky, funky, bass-y slap-y, emotional, heartfelt, awe inspiring - truly truly awesome.

Its particular gems are Madness, Supremacy, Panic Station, and Big Freeze. To be honest though, the only song I actually don't like is Unsustainable. But I suspect that one might grow on me given time. There are already some parts that I really like.

I'm not sure if this is their best album so far; it's got fierce competition from "Origin of Symmetry" and "Black Holes and Revelations". But it's definitely a wonderful album. It's so diverse, yet it works so well as a whole. Muse really knocked it out of the park with this one.

France set to ban the words 'mother' and 'father' from official documents

This is a surprisingly progressive move for France. I guess I'm quite pleased, but I think they're doing it in the wrong order. It makes more sense to me for them to legalise gay marriage and then sort out the wording of their family law.

As a side note, part of the article reads as follows:
The head of the French Catholic Church Cardinal Philippe Barbarin warned followers last week that gay marriage could lead to legalised incest and polygamy in society. 
He told the Christian's RFC radio station: "Gay marriage would herald a complete breakdown in society. 
"This could have innumerable consequences. Afterward they will want to create couples with three or four members. And after that, perhaps one day the taboo of incest will fall."
Here's the thing though: that's not even the scariest bit. Have a read and see for yourself.

Friday, 21 September 2012

Recipe - Tuscan Bean Soup

This hearty Tuscan bean soup can be prepared in less than half an hour. It's full of fibre, protein, and vitamin B12, making it a great family meal. The kids won't even know there's cabbage in it!

Recipe - Fettucine All 'Alfredo

This simple pasta dish serves 4 and is ready in less than 15 minutes. It's a great option for a quick, tasty meal with family or friends.

The Top 3 Blogging Platforms

This hub explores three of the most popular blogging platforms available. It compares them in terms of ease of use, search engine optimisation, and customisation. If you're thinking about starting a blog, this will give you an idea of which platform is the right one for you.

Friday, 7 September 2012

Recipe - Baked Apples

Everybody knows that baked apples are delicious. So, why don't I tell you how to make them? You can really use any variety of apple for this recipe; just experiment and see what you like.

Recipe - Warm Pancakes with Caramelised Pears

How to make Warm Pancakes with Caramelised Pears. Ready in 10 minutes, this quick and easy recipe is great for dessert, or for a particularly luxurious breakfast.