Sasha Sky- Doubts🎹

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Sasha Sky 21 years of age. She was born and raised in North East of England and in 2019 relocated to London to pursue her career in performing.
Sasha is very passionate about both dancing and music, and always has been. She attended college at New College Durham for 4 years. Following that, she took a 2 year Acting BTEC course as well as a 2 year Music BTEC course. Sasha says both these courses 100% helped her get to where she is today. Prior to college, Sasha admits she had quite low self-esteem and next to no confidence, she was also suffering with OCD, Anxiety and Depression, while not actually knowing or understanding. Her song “Doubts” is written about that experience.

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“Doubts” is quite a powerful song for me personally. This track is probably one of the most raw, honest and authentic songs I’ve written when it comes to my mental health. But I also like that the lyrics are kind of subtle in some ways, so that the listen can interpret the lyrics in their own way and maybe make it meaningful for themselves and their current experience.


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HXNEY- Jeje🎤

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“JEJE” paying homage to her parents native country over a Romantic love song.    

HXNEY is an Irish raised artist who is a Nigerian descendant, with both parents from Nigeria. 

HXNEY decided to implement her native language (Yoruba) into her recent single to pay homage to the culture.

HXNEY who currently lives in the UK, travels to Dublin regularly for creative work and gatherings with friends and family.

HXNEY is a versatile artist and songwriter with the ability to tap into any genre “effortlessly”. She thrives however, in Modern Alternative RnB as opposed to the traditional RnB market. She is heavily influenced by Frank Ocean, due to his free thinking, along with the likes of James Fauntleroy, Lianne La Havas, Brandy, Jhené Aiko.

Fans and followers will notice that the sound of her music changes with every release due to her experimental nature, with her main strengths being her melodies, harmonies, tone, vocal range and arrangements. 

JEJE 

The song Jeje was inspired by a brief relationship that had progressed too quickly.

The song is a break up letter packaged with soothing vocals delivered on a chilled acoustic instrumental.

Hxney says ‘‘The song was written from a pure state of consciousness, where I let my emotions flow freely. Jeje took me about 10mins to write unlike my previous work, and soon became one of my favourite songs of mine. 

As we wrap up 2020 and as I start my new era  as an artist, I felt like it was only right to share this with my listeners in order to introduce them to a fresh approach from me and connect with me on a different level”

The meaning behind JEJE (Pronounced Jeh-Jeh)

Meaning: gentle Country of origin: Nigeria Language of origin: Yoruba


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Rich chocolate tart with salt flakes🥧

This recipe by Jamie Oliver serves 12 and and turned out delicious. The combination of sweet and salty flavours work well.

ingredients

  • 375 g shortcrust pastry
  • 300 ml double cream
  • 2 teaspoons caster sugar
  • 1 pinch of fine sea salt
  • 50 g unsalted butter , (at room temperature)
  • 200 g dark chocolate , (70%)
  • 50 ml whole milk
  • sea salt flakes
  • creme fraîche or ice cream

method

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/gas 4. Roll out the pastry and use it to line a 23cm greased tart tin.
  • Pastry: Sift 225g plain flour into a large bowl, add 100g diced butter and rub in with your fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  • Stir in a pinch of salt, then add 2-3 tbsp water and mix to a firm dough
  • Knead the dough briefly and gently on a floured surface.
  • Cover with baking paper, fill with dried beans and bake blind for 10 to 15 minutes. Remove the beans and bake again for 15 minutes, or until golden.
  • Put the cream, sugar and fine sea salt in a pan and bring to the boil. Remove as soon as the mixture boils up. Off the heat, add the butter and snap in the chocolate. Stir until blended.
  • Take a couple of minutes for a breather, then stir in the milk. Keep stirring till shiny.
  • our into the tart shell and leave at room temperature for 2 hours to set.
  • Pour into the tart shell and leave at room temperature for 2 hours to set.
  • Sprinkle sea salt flakes lightly all over, then serve with creme fraîche or ice cream.


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https://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/chocolate-recipes/rich-chocolate-tart-with-salt-flakes/

Bristol🇬🇧

Over a year ago, I visited Bristol with my Mom. My aunt won two flight tickets on the radio and gave them to us. Bristol is somewhere I would never think of going otherwise, so it was hard to know what to expect. We stayed for 3 nights in a lovely hotel close to the centre. One of the days we went to Bath, which was an hour bus journey. It was worth the trip to this pretty town. Highlights in Bath included The Roman Baths and a Fashion museum. There are lots of shops in Bristol and one of the main attractions was Clifton Suspension Bridge. We also did a river cruise.

Millenium Square
Millenium Square

Banksy street art
Jamaica Street (cool street art)
Bristol Shopping

Bristol Shopping
Bath
Bath



Comment below if you have ever visited Bristol or Bath and subscribe!✨💭

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Banoffee Pie Recipe🍌🍰

This is a BBC Food recipe and serves 8.

🌾Suitable for Vegetarians

ingredients

  • For the base:
  • 150g digestive biscuits (about 10)
  • 75g butter
  • For the toffee filling:
  • 75g butter
  • 75g light muscovado sugar
  • 397g full-fat condensed milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • For the topping:
  • 300ml double cream
  • 3 small ripe bananas, sliced
  • 50g dark chocolate (melted) or cocoa powder

Method

  • Line the sides of a 20cm round, spring-form tin with strips of cling film (use some water to help the cling film stick) and line the base with a disc of baking paper.
  • Place the biscuits in a freezer bag and finely crush with a rolling pin.
  • Melt the butter in a non-stick saucepan over a low heat, add the biscuits and combine.
  • Spoon into the base of the tin, pressing down with the back of spoon to level. Chill for 15 minutes.
  • To make the filling, heat the butter and sugar in the same pan and stir over a low heat until combined. Add the condensed milk and bring to the boil, stirring continuously, for 2-3 minutes or until dark golden, taking care that the mixture doesn’t catch on the bottom. Do not allow to boil for too long or it will become grainy. Add the vanilla extract and pour into the tin.
  • Pour into the tin on top of the biscuit base. Chill in the fridge for a minimum of 1 hour or up to 24 hours.
  • Peel and slice the bananas. Once the caramel and biscuit base has been in the fridge for at least an hour, arrange the bananas in neat rounds on top of the caramel.
  • Whip the cream to soft peaks and spoon over the bananas, then level on top before chilling in the fridge for an hour.
  • Chill in the fridge for an hour.

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Rating: 5 out of 5.

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June, 2020