This year has really been something regarding the weather, it seems that so many of us are experiencing the same unusual weather for this time of the year, some people are not complaining, the milder weather is more than welcome for some. Whatever the case maybe, houses that are lit up with Christmas lights and decorations look so much more amazing with a sprinkling of snow above and around them, the photos and videos in this blog are from the neighbourhood where we are staying.
Every time I have been to Niagara Falls, I fall in love with the sheer power, beauty and awesome respect that these falls demand. In the daytime it really is splendid to behold how wonderful this place is and I end up standing there, observing, reflecting and daydreaming about the awe and magnificence of one my favourite places in the world.
Ice skating is incredibly popular in Canada during the months of November and March. One of the skills we really want our girls to attain is ice skating, being in Canada is a great opportunity for this to happen. Continue reading “Downtown Toronto: Ice Skating, girls are so thrilled!”
I have seen some really nice displays in shopping malls, however, these are the largest reindeer’s I have ever seen in a shopping mall. Continue reading “Downtown Toronto: Eaton Centre and Old City Hall “
I have to say that this Christmas window display at the Hudson’s Bay Company store (Downtown Toronto) really brought out the child in me.
As a Muslim, Christmas is a special time of year as we celebrate with our Christian sisters and brothers the birth of Jesus, an important prophet in Islam too and whose miraculous birth is beautifully described in the Qur’an. And although this time of year has become increasingly a consumer event and has unfortunately lost a lot of its spiritual meaning, it is a time of the year where you can take a step back and maybe look at life a little differently, especially before a new year dawns upon us all.
It took me back to when I was young, a time when I used to watch Christmas movies with my family during the Christmas holidays, that Christmas buzz that you sometimes experience, it was bit like that.
The photos above show the different stages of the display which you may work out, I also filmed the moving display to bring to life what it is all about. Whether you agree or disagree with Christmas here is not really the point, I personally just took joy from the minute detail that went into this display, very, very Christmasy wouldn’t you agree?
A very happy Christmas to all my friends…and those who do not know me. I wish you all the very best for the New Year and hope and pray that our next year is a healthy, fulfilling, loving, peaceful and compassionate one.
I love this time of year, my wife and I particularly like going to markets in general, so it was a real treat to be able to visit the established ‘Toronto Christmas Market’, especially as it was only open from November 20th to December 20th. Continue reading “Toronto Christmas Market (Distillery Historic District)”