Hi there! I'm Leah Noble, and this is my blog, "Dream Big Cape Breton." It's about my life, which is mostly lived on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada.
It's about making a good life, and staying here instead of leaving, as long as that's possible.
It's about random photos, lovely places and appreciating what is here.
Read more on my About page!
- I designed the "I Heart Cape Breton" postcards. Click on the photo above to learn more and to purchase.
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The other day I received an anonymous email that had been forwarded to a number of people. It began: We are a group of concerned citizens – residents and business owners in Baddeck and area. We want to make everyone aware … Continue reading
Name: David Williams and Faith Dodd Age: 36 and 37 Hometown: Dave – born in Newfoundland and grew up in Clarenville, now calls Sydney (Westmount) home. Faith – born in Baddeck and grew up all over the place and now calls Sydney (Westmount) … Continue reading
I often think of this quote from Cora-Lee’s interview here on this blog, especially now as I am starting a small business. (I mean, it’s just the postcards for now, but still, that’s a business.) So I decided to write … 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
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
Everyone says “Kids are expensive” and “babies require so much stuff!” My partner Brian and I tried to argue against these statements before our child was born – “Nonsense,” we’d say, “Babies aren’t that expensive.” But there is a truth … Continue reading
Inspired by Elsie of A Beautiful Mess, last spring I got myself a Bamboo tablet. I didn’t practice with it much until now, though, because I didn’t have a Mac nor did I have Photoshop. Excuses, excuses, I know. Anyway, … Continue reading
From one of my very favourite books (and authors): “Who can decide? A sucker for seed-catalog prose, I ordered six varieties and planted about a dozen cloves of each. Buried under the soil with a blanket of straw mulch … Continue reading
A local non-profit organization that does amazing work is having a fundraising event next week, and I’d like to help spread the word. When: Thursday, October 25th, Cocktails from 6:30 to 7pm. Dinner at 7 pm. Where: Flavor 19 at the Lingan … Continue reading
The Bandshell Players are a group of volunteer thespians who put on “Shakespeare in the Park After Dark.” Their first production was A Midsummer Night’s Dream, in June, and their second production is running this weekend: Macbeth, the spooky play … Continue reading