A Cabin In The Countryside of Barbados | Talking Trees | AirBnb Review | VLOG

Sweet sunrises Birdsong melodies Lush greenery Beautiful scenery Daily rain showers Refreshing breeze At Talking Trees – a comfy, cosy cabin in the country.  I used to live in a village near here for years, but this particular part of “the farmers’ parish” in the countryside of Barbados where my sistren’s house is, offers a […]

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Let’s Make Breadfruit Cou-Cou With Bodi (Beans) and Greens | Video

Hi, let’s make some breadfruit cou-cou with curry bodi (long beans) and greens, plus a bonus snack from the leftovers. Have you heard of or tried breadfruit before? If so, you might know already that it can be prepared and eaten so many different ways – roasted whole or sliced and fried like chips, boiled […]

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Vegetable Broth recipe, Shak Shak Seeds & Raised Bed Garden Prep | Vlog

Gardening is a moving meditation and workout but it’s also healthy for the mind. I find thoughts slow down to a more peaceful pace and the nature of them – amidst nature is often lighter than when we’re consciously working out. Another beautiful thing about the process of planting is the amazing fact that fruit, […]

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Starting A New Garden, Mixing Hair Oils & Sewing Something | Video

Hey, how’s your day going so far sis? Hopefully not overwhelming and if it is, sending compassion your way. One of the lessons I’ve learned along the way is that life doesn’t need to seem glamorous to others (or us) to be precious. Sometimes, having everything handed to us without any effort stirs up a […]

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A Visit To An Olive Oil Factory In Portugal

An early start on a bright and breezy day in a place called Portugal. The first mission was to visit a place neither of us had been to before – an olive oil factory. Growing up in The Caribbean, I’ve used oils my whole life. From being given cod liver oil, castor oil and shark […]

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Travel Journal – Bom Dia! | Video

Hiya, here’s a short video of a recent trip. You’ll see: Sunrises from the balcony Fuseta rooftops A visit to an olive oil factory Boatrides A beach on Ilha Da Culatra A beach on Ilha Da Tavira Sunset, Sand, Seagulls & Shells Thanks for coming by and reading today’s post. Your visit to itsjoywithin.com means […]

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A Relaxing Nature Walk In Winter At Sunset (U.K) | Video

A little time amidst creation or even a few moments watching a nature video can inspire lighter thoughts and a brighter state of mind and being. Hope this short video from our nature walk does just that and more for you today, sweet sister.

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Birdwatching By The River | Swans, Seagulls, Pigeons, Ducks & A Goose (VIDEO)

What’s everyday scenery for somebody is a sight to see for another. The first time I ever saw a swan in real life is this year and I’ve been walking by and observing them, the geese and ducks almost every day since. Moments like these are so peaceful, even amidst the ‘potta’ of the world. […]

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