This weekend the Palace hotel was selling off their inventory, but even they were overwhelmed by the sheer volume of people interested. Over 6000 people turned up to snap up bargains from cutlery to grand pianos. Now construction work begins as the hotel gets a makeover.
On the subject of furniture, Ikea founder, Ingvar Kamprad died this weekend aged 91 in Sweden. It might not seem relevant except for the fact that he chose to live in Switzerland in the canton of Vaud, from 1976 to 2013. His sons who went to school there continue to run their business from Switzerland and his family still tops the richest people in Switzerland list with an estimated fortune of 49 billion francs.
Beware, sledding is as dangerous as skiing. There are over 7000 accidents reported per year, as people who are unprepared think that it’s just a case of climbing to the top of a hill and barrelling down. To sled safely you need good shoes to be able break, waterproof clothes and a helmet. For beginners the Fräkmuntegg on Pilatus is a great place to start with easy and relatively short slopes. Melchsee-Frutt with its main slope coming in at 8 kilometers is the longest in central Switzerland. The ski resort is currently considering offering sledding crash courses so people can enjoy the sport safely.
If you are thinking of living a greener more ecological life then you might want to take inspiration from Tanja Schindler who built her own self sufficient house. It is 35 m2, but has all the mod cons anyone needs. she recently moved her house to Altdorf and offers open door days and workshops on how to lead more ecological lives. You can find out more at her website.
[perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]Saying of the day: “I wott pfusele” I want to sleep[/perfectpullquote]