Hi there! I'm Leah Noble, and this is my blog, "Dream Big Cape Breton." This is the space where I share my thoughts, my photographs, and my take on life in Cape Breton.
It's about making a good life, and it's about connecting with the community here: check out the interviews I've done with other folks.
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Category Archives: Do It Yourself
When I was a kid, my family was close friends with another ‘come from away’ family in the area, the Hendersons. Over my childhood and teenage years I spent a lot of time at Big Hill, with one of their … Continue reading
The more I think about it, the more I realize I was made to go into business. I mean, some guys and gals drive by houses for sale and dream about decorating the home, doing the garden, et cetera. I … Continue reading
Another storm is hitting the island today and I’m staying home from school. Adam got to work in Sydney and called me to say, “Stay home if you can.” He’s a tough guy so that was a first! Luckily we … Continue reading
I’m starting a new interview series on the blog. I’m feeling “poised” these days, on the edge of whatever will come after I graduate in the spring from my two-year design program at NSCC. (A job? Where? My own business? … Continue reading
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