Daffodils over the Falls

While spring was arriving, we were fortunate enough to be in Niagara Falls.  Although we had been there many times before, seeing the daffodils was very special and on top of that, the weather was incredible.

With the short lived time to experience daffodils, especially in such a wonderful place, this was an extra treat in addition to an already fantastic wonder of the world.

Dazzling daffodils on display with the bridge from Niagara to Buffalo in the distance  with the American Falls to the right.

Just a short video from a balcony showing the awe and magnificence of these wonderful falls.

Ontario Power Generation

Ontario Power Generation produces almost half of the electricity that Ontario homes, schools, hospitals and businesses rely on each day.

Though you’ve possibly never heard of him, Sir Adam Beck made changes that allowed Ontarians to live a comfortable, productive life. Born in Baden, Ontario, Adam Beck became the Mayor of London and the first Chairman of The Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario. He grew up in the nineteenth century — a time when electric wires did not crisscross the province, and when ordinary people could not access electricity. Beck wanted to change that. He believed that electricity should be affordable for everyone, not just the wealthy and powerful.

“Nothing is too big for us. Nothing is too visionary.”
—Sir Adam Beck, speaking about Ontario


“The gifts of nature are for the public,” he said, and the gift of nature he was most determined to harness was the hydroelectric potential of the Niagara River. He was certain that the waterpower of this river could be and should be harnessed. So he made it happen, by overseeing the building of the first generating station near Queenston, Ontario and a canal that diverted water to it from the upper Niagara River.


Beck lived to see hydroelectric power begin to flow across Ontario. For his vision and his devotion to the public good, he was knighted by King George V — and became Sir Adam Beck. His statue still stands at a prominent intersection in Toronto, where University Avenue and Queen Street meet.

Sir Adam Beck would not have hesitated to build the world’s largest tunnel. By dreaming big, and making those dreams happen, Ontario Power Generation hopes to follow Sir Beck’s example — to build a clean, renewable future for Ontario.

 In 2014, OPG burned its last piece of coal to make electricity. This was the largest single action to combat climate change in North America to date.

 In 2015, about 60 per cent of the power generated came from OPG’s nuclear power plants and about 40 per cent was generated from the hydroelectric stations.


One kilowatt hour (kWh) is a measure of electricity demand or supply per hour. The typical customer uses approximately 800 kWh per month.

Technicolor Niagara Falls

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.

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Niagara Falls…part 3

After the Falls we went to Hershey’s, the largest chocolate manufacturer in North America.  Hershey is one of the oldest chocolate companies in the United States, and an American icon for its chocolate bar.

Then onto Baskin Robins.  Baskin-Robbins is the world’s largest chain of ice cream specialty shops.  It was founded in 1945 by Burt Baskin and Irv Robbins in Glendale, California.  The company is known for its “31 flavors” slogan, with the idea that a customer could have a different flavor every day of any month. The company has introduced more than 1,000 flavors since 1945.

Then onto the park behind the house before we go home…makes the visit worthwhile even more for the crazy trio!  




Niagara Falls…part 1

These are photos from the famous Clifton Hill in Niagara Falls which is about a 10 minute walk (without stopping at any attraction) from top to bottom, where you then reach the sights of the American Falls.  There is plenty of things to do and eat here and particularly for children this is a blast, unless you unleash your inner child, patience will have to be on the menu as kids want to do everything…at the same time and then repeat as if they had never done it in the first place!


Tomatoe picking in Niagara Falls…Mmmm

Arrived in Niagara for a short three day trip.  Niagara is a region which is located in southern Ontario, Canada, between Lake Ontario and Lake Erie.  Niagara has a total population of over 427,000.

Nour’s eldest sister Baria lives in Niagara Falls and her house number is 6919, I am sure you would never find numbers to houses in four digits in the UK, it’s crazy as there are no where near that many houses in the neighbourhood never mind the the road, it’s as if they just keep counting!

It was over a two hour journey from Toronto and the kids were fed up, the heat and the traffic.  When we arrived, they liked the house, buzzed off their cousins cool ride driven by Nour and attacked the variety of tomatoes growing in her back garden like little Cornish Seagulls with no hesitation at all…they were happy, very happy!  Can’t wait to visit the famous Falls again tomorrow and  hopefully have time during our short visit this time to visit Niagara on the Lake, a place we first visited during our honeymoon in 2002.