Entries by Kate Bingisser

views from rigi

After an evening with Sting, we spend Sunday heading in the mountains. Rigi is Martin’s favorite Swiss mountain and it was green and beautiful when we reached the top. It was the Rigi Schwingfest (Swiss wrestling) and Stone Throw so Martin took part and then we hiked around before the torrential downpour arrived. Unfortunately the […]

an evening with sting

Martin surprised me with tickets to see Sting Symphonicity at Locarno’s Moon & Stars Festival on July 9th. We got up early Saturday morning and took the train south. It was another beautiful trip, and we enjoyed a sunny day filled with gelato, cappuccino, and time enjoying the cool lake water.

two weeks of work + germany weekend

The last two weeks have been filled with work, travel, and lots of changes to my routine. Unfortunately all my news has been slow to make it to this space. Last weekend we were in Germany for a hammer-only meet in Fränkisch-Crumbach. (See Martin’s website for more about that.) I most enjoyed riding on the […]

and the sheep graze

Apparently the arrival of warm late Spring weather also means it is time for the flowers to bloom and the sheep to graze in Friedhof Manegg. I stopped to say hi (and baa at them like a crazy girl) on my last run a few weeks ago. They looked happy. One lamb scampered in circles […]

grand prix von bern

On Saturday afternoon Martin and I headed down to Bern for my first Swiss road race. After weeks of sunny and warm summer weather, spring had returned with cool days and lots of thundershowers. It was overcast when we arrived in Bern around 1:30 pm, but by the time we had finished a quick pre-race […]

a few weeks away

As I’m sure you’ve figured out already from my blog silence, I’m taking a few weeks away from Zürich to pick up my visa and work on wedding planning in California. I’ve already spent a wonderful week at home in Mt. Shasta with my whole family, and even my Grandpa. It was nice to be […]

adventure, asset, annoyance / 2

Adventure – Our refrigerator. It has been my experience that refrigerators with built-in freezer sections only work well for refrigerating, not freezing. Apparently the reverse is true in Switzerland, or at least with our fridge. Perhaps it is just showing its age.