Author Archives: Leah Noble

Happy Eid!

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

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Erin the Librarian: The Frugal Baby

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

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Adding handwriting to photos

Inspired by Elsie of A Beautiful Mess, last spring I got myself a Bamboo tablet. I didn’t practice with it much until now, though, because I didn’t have a Mac nor did I have Photoshop. Excuses, excuses, I know. Anyway, … Continue reading

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learning my lessons

The images are actually much larger, so if you want to see what my screen looks like when I’m working in these programs (Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign), click on the image and it will open in a separate tab. … Continue reading

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“Food is not a product but a process.”

  From one of my very favourite books (and authors): “Who can decide? A sucker for seed-catalog prose, I ordered six varieties and planted about a dozen cloves of each. Buried under the soil with a blanket of straw mulch … Continue reading

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a leaf and some needles

I’m in Baddeck for the weekend, back at my mother’s for a bit. It’s a nice mix of – things to do and people to see. And also going through old things. That takes so long! Oh my goodness. You’d … Continue reading

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Eat Local, Buy Local, Build Local: Dinner and Auction supporting Habitat for Humanity

A local non-profit organization that does amazing work is having a fundraising event next week, and I’d like to help spread the word. When: Thursday, October 25th, Cocktails from 6:30 to 7pm. Dinner at 7 pm. Where: Flavor 19 at the Lingan … Continue reading

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