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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Last week my friend Jacquie Blanchard shared a couple of rad photos with me in an email. She had been up to the Skyline hiking trail in the Park and ran into some friends of hers doing something called acro-yoga. … 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
Let’s go beyond buzzwords to the real stuff of life. To food, to happiness, to being able to make a freaking honest living here on the island we love. OK, you say, that’s a dream, but how do you get there? … Continue reading
Last week one of my classmates very kindly offered to let me use her Canon Rebel digital SLR camera from now until April, as she’s not in the Photography class and isn’t using her camera much. As I’m still waiting … 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
Pronounced: “Nollag creel, agus bleana va oor.” Means: “Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year!” in Gaelic. (Learn more about Gaelic in Nova Scotia here.) Here is an interview from earlier this year, on this blog, with Dawn and Margie Beaton, … 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
I am so frigging excited for this weekend, you guys. The Cabot Trail Writers Festival – get your tickets here! – is something I’ve been working on, along with Gary, Jeannette, Mary Ann and Loreto, all year. And this weekend … Continue reading
Last September, Alicia Lake ate only Cape Breton-grown food for one month. She wrote about it on her blog, and raised a lot of folks’ consciousness about just what is available here. (Coffee is definitely not, and she missed that … Continue reading