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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Yesterday some of my classmates and I went to visit Patsy MacKinnon in her studio in New Waterford. My instructor Heather Kennedy MacIsaac arranged it for us as part of the third semester, this little short bit on the end. … Continue reading
I think the urge to poke fun at someone with a difference from me – as slight as a mild difference in accent, or as drastic as someone who lives with a completely different experience of gender than I do … 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
Remember Morwenna Hancock? I interviewed her at the very start of this project, or thereabouts. She happens to be an amateur photographer, and the other day on Facebook I caught a glimpse of some thumbnails of her work. They’re so … Continue reading
I’m so happy to have Hannah MacDonald here on the blog as a guest writer. This is the second in a series she’s writing about her move “Out West”. The first piece is here. Although I am almost settled here … Continue reading
1. What’s your age? Margie and I are in our latter 20s….two old cailleachs! 2. CB born and raised? Or recent transplant? (Plus whatever biographical details you feel like giving). Cape Breton born, raised and rooted, all the way. We’re … 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
A month or so ago I was invited on Facebook to an event in Sydney Mines called “Love Yourself”. Curious, I checked it out, and this is the description I read in the “Event info” section: I want to create … Continue reading
I’m so happy to welcome Hannah MacDonald to the blog as a guest writer. This is the first in a series she’ll be writing about her move “Out West”. “One way to Edmonton?” the clerk at the VIA Rail ticket … Continue reading