Hi there! I'm Leah and this is my blog. "Dream Big Cape Breton" is about my life on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada.
It's about looking for, and finding, inspiration + joy all around me.
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Yesterday some of my classmates and I went to visit Patsy MacKinnon in her studio in New Waterford. My instructor Heather Kennedy MacIsaac arranged it for us as part of the third semester, this little short bit on the end. … Continue reading
It is both good, and strange, to be back at my previous job for the summer. Good because… they are great people to work with. Good because I get to walk around a lot, or at least stand at the … Continue reading
I’ve known Angelo for over ten years now, ever since I used to work for Deanie Cox when she ran her shop “Shape Shift” in North River. My best friends Will and Claire and my brother Mat worked for Angelo … Continue reading
A paragraph from one of my favourite books, a paragraph about the glory of springtime that drives me mad with outdoor-fever: “On the new edge of springtime when I stand on the front porch shading my eyes from the weak … Continue reading
It’s gonna be a good day for some of this, I think. It feels so good to get outside for long hours again, doesn’t it? What have you been up to out of doors?
I ran to the grocery store tonight for a couple of items: Baileys, carrots, yogurt, lettuce. When I walked out of the grocery store I heard peepers, quite loud. It was in contrast to the parking lot, the bright lights, … Continue reading
I finally made it to Big Spruce Brewing! The last time I was there, the brewery building was still a plan on paper. Jeremy held out his arms to show me where the walls were going to be. Then due … Continue reading
I am in need of the springtime. Of le printemps. I am in need of dirt-time. Of spend time outdoors, hearing the birds. Of walking around the garden and seeing new things coming up. Pulling things out too… that’s necessary. Aaahhh… … Continue reading
It happened again this morning – I told someone I get to school and back (North Sydney to Marconi, and back) using the bus. His reaction: “No! You poor thing!” “Honestly, I don’t mind. It works out for me pretty … Continue reading