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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On Saturday I had a good reason to seek out a coffee – my friend and fellow blogger, Scott McKinney, was on the island! I had never met Scott in person, and he was visiting from his native Minnesota, to … 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 first met Bill about five years ago when I decided I wanted to have a writers’ group in Baddeck. I had put up ads around town, including in the credit union, the library and the laundromat. Not long after … Continue reading
Let’s start off with your background – why did you move to Mabou? What instigated that move? Short answer to both questions: 1) the music 2) Mary Janet MacDonald. Long answer: (First, some relevant background) : I was born in … 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
To all Cape Breton Muslims, happy Eid! My new friend Aleena, who is originally from Pakistan, told me about Eid and how it is a festival that her family celebrates. (It’s pronounced “eed,” by the way.) There are two Eids, … Continue reading
Do you remember my first interview, all the way back in February? It was with Jeremy and Melanie White, who had moved here from Vancouver and Montreal (via Nicaragua), bought an old farmhouse and farm property, and were working on … Continue reading
Brian Dean and Erin Phillips live in Whitney Pier with their 4-month old daughter, Miriel. On one of the coldest days of the so-far mild winter, Feb 13th , I drive through Sydney and out to the Pier for a … Continue reading
Morwenna Hancock and her family moved to Cape Breton from England, intending to stay only a short while on their way British Columbia, but liked it so much they are now putting down roots here. A mutual friend referred Morwenna … Continue reading
I met Melanie and Jeremy White at a yoga class last year, and soon began seeing them at the Baddeck Community Farmer’s Market, too. They were enthusiastic when I approached them for an interview, and even traveled to my home … Continue reading