A good fun fondue evening was held in the old established Basel restaurant the Walliserkanne. Exactly the right weather outside with snow and bubbling pots of fondue inside! Angie Meier-Jones  


Elizabeth 1 Defender of the Faith Saves Geneva. This was the title of an in-depth lecture presented by Valerie Offord, Official Archivist at the Anglican Church of Geneva, and Guide at the Museum of the Reformation. Imagine Geneva being rescued from financial embarrassment by accepting an interest free loan of 30.000 ecus! The ensuing account […]


A visit to MUDEC in Milano is well worth the train journey from Lugano! A modern art gallery a short taxi ride from the Stazione Centrale to see a fantastic exhibition of treasures found at Machu Picchu and as an added bonus a collection of incredible photographs by Robert Capa (1913-1954) the Hungarian war photographer […]


Below are the photos from the North-East cheese and wine tasting in Markthalle, Zurich.  

Monthly Sunday Brunch 2022

We continue to meet up for our English Breakfast on the last Sunday of every month, enjoying good company and efficient service from the Zenhäusern restaurant staff. It’s a great moment to catch up with everyone and hear their news. Deborah Gorsatt New photos will be added each month…

NW – Christmas Luncheon

We returned to the Restaurant Schluesselzunt in Basel for this year’s luncheon. Last year’s event had been a bit of a disappointment but I am glad to say that we made up for it this year. Tables were set with beautiful decorations which included crackers to pull! The meal was a great success and the […]

RE – Christmas Lunch 2022

What an excellent afternoon you provided for the BRA members lucky enough to make it to Vevey. I can now tick a real British Christmas Lunch with all of the trimmings on my Christmas to do and to have list. And it was a real Christmas Lunch! I am not sure if Deborah has been […]

RW – Christmas Dinner

Christmas Dinner in Founex As the first real nip of winter took hold, 39 of us braved the cold for some festive cheer at the Auberge de Founex. After an aperitif kindly provided by the Auberge, we tucked into a traditional Christmas dinner, competed for the worst Christmas cracker joke and tested our brain power […]

TG – Christmas Cocktail Party

Another delightful Christmas evening was enjoyed by many of us in the lovely Sala del Camino at the Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola. Beautifully decorated Christmas trees were placed in all the public areas which contributed to the festive atmosphere. An exciting array of delicious nibbles and drinks enhanced our wonderful Christmas Cocktail. Finally, the attention […]

CR – Christmas Luncheon

We gathered at the Hotel Du Peyrou in Neuchâtel for our Christmas Luncheon. A very nice atmosphere in such an historic building. We have had many celebrations there over the years. This time, the turkey, not roasted and mixed vegetables with sauce were not quite the traditional Christmas Dinner we had expected. A bit disappointing, […]