Montgolfiere Weekly

An exploration of culture in its many forms



Our contributors deserve an introduction….

Pat Rich

Ottawa-based medical writer and editor and aficionado of social media


A pint of plain and #dotMED16

I laughed until I stopped: Are the Internet and social media killing satire

Tweeting the west wind

The new beer culture

Phänomenologie des Kraftbiers

Patricia Lightfoot

Curator of Montgolfiere Weekly, enthusiastic amateur, adult learner, expatriate, cyclist, editor, writer


Anita Hamilton

Anita sings, swims, hikes, gardens, does t’ai chi, reads a lot and is besotted with her two little granddaughters.

John Cody

John Cody is a published and RIAA/CRIAA-certified gold, multi platinum and diamond award-winning composer.

Photograph taken by Greg Gorman

Carolyn Brown

Writer, editor, consultant, trainer, traveller, lover of art, literature, music, theatre and science; @cjbrownatlarge

Helen Curran

Enthusiastic storyteller, trainer, Brit living near Paris, open to new creative challenges. I love meeting people and hearing their stories.

Barbara Sibbald

Barbara Sibbald is a journalist, editor and author of two novels — Regarding Wanda and The Book of Love — and one serial, Kitchen Chronicles.; @BarbaraSibbald

Photograph taken by Sarah O’Neill

Kristen Hines

Kristen is a writer who is driven by great food, perpetual curiosity, humour and the beauty that she sees everywhere.

Amy Flora

Avid reader, slow but steady runner and MSc Information Science student at #citylis.  @littlestmy

Miniature bottles in Oslo


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