Montgolfiere Weekly

An exploration of culture in its many forms



Our contributors deserve an introduction….

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


Sarah Goodey

I live in Newport, South Wales. I moved here for college in ’92 and now work for Garth – an arts and health charity. I’m a photographer and a volunteer for Maindee Festival, and I enjoy gardening, film, music and making raspberry jam.

Facebook: Sarah N Goodey
Gwent Arts in health:

Chris Atkins

Chris Atkins has been a scientist, engineer, business consultant and marketer. He currently teaches part time at Exeter University in the UK. He is interested in EVERYTHING he comes across.

Stuart Kinmond

Montreal native and long-time architect, Stuart Kinmond has spent the last 15 years as a full-time visual artist working in paint, digital media and public art out of his Ottawa studio. He studied painting and printmaking at the Ottawa School of Art in the nineties and began exhibiting in 2000. He has had numerous solo shows and group shows in Ottawa, Gatineau, Montreal, Toronto and San Francisco.
He is currently working on a large-scale public art project on Main Street for the City of Ottawa.
His work may be viewed at

Marla Fletcher

Marla Fletcher is a writer/editor and online content advisor/creator with a special fondness for great books, music, gardening and artistic endeavours.

Astri Prugger

Montreal fashion designer, exploring water colour, photography  and jewellery-making, and living a creative life.

Marnie Wellar

Optimist, book lover, iconoclast, artist, citizen


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