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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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
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
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 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
The twenty-second of April is my birthday, and it’s also Earth Day. When I was maybe seven years old, one of my little friends who lived in Antigonish, where, apparently, there was a big annual Earth Day celebration, was visiting … Continue reading
I just cried a bit over a car, y’all. But she was not just any car. Black Betty was my first car. I bought her back in 2010. With my own money, and I paid off the loan, and I … Continue reading
When you see someone do something that they are good at doing, it can seem like magic. It seems effortless. Preparing a big meal and making everything taste good and be warm at the same time. Cutting the graft just … Continue reading
Top: Bulk Barn, Sydney. Then: Wentworth Perk, Sydney. Bottom two: Salvation Army, North Sydney. This time last year myself and Laura Moore of Finders Keepers held a little contest to get people to post pictures of Easter eggs from all … Continue reading
Walking a lot since my car broke down, which is actually a good thing, since I love walking. Hearing the snow melting and the miniature creeks running. Listening to “18 Months” by Calvin Harris on repeat. Apparently my 14-year-old self, who … Continue reading