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Niagara on the Lake

This was the second part of our Sunday’sย trip. Celebrating beautiful weather AND the Family Day-long weekend, we decided not to spend it at home, but make a trip. Loved every bit of it ๐Ÿ™‚

Niagara on the Lake surprised me with its history, cuteness and vivid colours (yes, even in the winter ๐Ÿ™‚ ).

img_7595– The Prince of Wales Hotel (Built in 1864, 110 rooms, after few name-changes,ย under the current name fromย 1901)

img_7597img_7599– Pineapple being a symbol of hospitality and welcome ๐Ÿ™‚

img_7603– the sign was only warning not to be sitting at the “toes” of the seat – due to the danger of falling. But we wouldn’t dare to sit on those ๐Ÿ™‚

img_7602img_7604img_7606– we were just walking and taking it all in. Cuteness on every corner…

Leaving, we chose the wine-route, hoping to do some wine-sampling, but no luck, as most of the wineries close at 5pm…

…-well, with this cute one exception:


“The Hare Winery”! Are you kidding me? Of all wineries, this one was open till 6pm ๐Ÿ™‚ I seem to recall seeing some advertisement somewhere, not sure where exactly, but the winery just about opened, 1-2 years ago, beautiful brick building, and the hare… Well, for a bunny-lover like me, what more could I want? ๐Ÿ™‚


Well. I have a feeling we’ll be back!!! ๐Ÿ™‚


Bokeh —-> NaBloPoMo Day 13

Do you sometimes make recipes due to the accompanying photo?

I do not bake/cook something just because it has a nice picture. I know (experience ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) whatever I cook/bake does not want to look like on those pics, so why bother. Now, because of my diet, I look at nutritional side of the meal a lot. Or at least try to. And if I see the recipe calls for more than half a cup of fat (no matter what type) – unless it has some huge yield – I just skip it. See, I do not bake/cook for others only, but for the family. Therefore I chose stuff we all can enjoy eating without regrets ๐Ÿ˜‰

Photo: Bokeh

First I had to check, of course, what the heck is ‘bokeh’? ๐Ÿ™‚ Then it turns out to be a blur ๐Ÿ˜€ Oh. OK. Love it and use it ๐Ÿ˜€ Sometimes to extreme ๐Ÿ˜€

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and a winter one :