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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George and Cora-Lee Eisses-Smith are two people that never fail to delight and inspire me. From their literary-themed dinners, which you’ll read about in this Q+A, to George’s art, to random chats with them either at their home in Middle River … Continue reading
Yesterday I had a few minutes to spare in the morning after an appointment in downtown Sydney. It was a beautiful morning, the sun was bright and the wind was only moderate. So I went for a little walk to … Continue reading
A couple of weeks ago I went out to Rockinghorse Ranch in Big Baddeck. I’d driven past it many times on my way to see friends or hike at Uisge Ban Falls, but never gone to check it out. The … Continue reading
If you are a farmer or know a farmer on Cape Breton, who is looking for funding for their enterprise, read this. FarmWorks, an investment cooperative that invests in local agriculture in Nova Scotia, was formed just last year in the … Continue reading
We all have to get around. It’s a fact of life. Especially in this day and age, when so many families are spread out all over the country, getting around is a big part of our lives. We fly, drive, … Continue reading
As you’re aware, if you’ve been reading this blog a while, there is a microbrewery starting up in Nyanza, near Baddeck. In case you’re not, however, this post is my first interview with Jeremy and Melanie, this post is when … Continue reading
Lorna MacLean is a self-proclaimed food enthusiast who lives in Middle River. Referred to as a “crazy hippie lady” by some of her friends, she can often be found baking delicious cakes, or complaining about the slugs in her garden. … Continue reading
1. How old are you? I’m 29 years old. 2. Cape Breton born and raised? Or recent transplant? (Plus whatever biographical details you feel like giving). Yeah, I was born and raised in CB, but after high school I headed … Continue reading
Two weeks ago I posted a photo tour of Protocase, Inc, a Sydney-based manufacturer of custom electronics enclosures. Last week I ran a Q+A with the co-owner of that company, Doug Milburn. This is a Q+A with their lead software … Continue reading