QBP – PLATINUM JUBILEE CELEBRATION

SUMMER PICNIC & CROQUET AFTERNOON On one of the hottest June days on record, members competed in the 11th annual Romandie-East croquet tournament. As one BRA  Member said ” Even the oldies can play this game “. It is always a wonderful day because we have our guest of honour, Mr. David Underhill, President of the Swiss Croquet […]

VISIT TO REGA TICINO HEADQUARTERS

Like Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee this year it was also the 70th anniversary of the REGA and on Friday, 17th June on a very hot day 15 of us paid a visit to their REGA base situated at Locarno airport. We started with a good coffee on the terrace of the little airport […]

QBP – Platinum Jubilee Celebration

It was a wonderful occasion celebrating the Platinum Jubilee of our beloved Queen, Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II. How fitting that the event was held in the beautiful Castle in Bottmingen. Edward Inglett from the British Embassy joined us for this evening and after his speech proposed the loyal toast. Angie Meier-Jones

QUEEN’S PLATINUM JUBILEE CELEBRATION

In the presence of Mr. Henry Evans from the British Embassy in Bern and our Chairlady Angela Meier-Jones, the celebration of the Queen’s Jubilee took place at the Hotel du Peyrou in Neuchatel. Henry made a short speech and then proposed the Loyal Toast to the Queen and the Swiss Federal Council. We tucked into […]

QBP – PLATINUM JUBILEE CELEBRATION

BRA Members and their guests celebrated at the Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola in the handsome ’Sala del Camino’ due to stormy weather. It was good to have BRA sponsor Mr. Alberto Allevi from Atlantinvest join us and Mr Peter Steimle, BRA advertiser as well as the BRA Treasurer, Mr. Peter Payne. It was also a pleasure to […]

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…

2022 BRA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AND SPRING LUNCHEON

THE BRITISH RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATION OF SWITZERLAND 75th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING This year we were able to hold our Annual General meeting physically. How lovely it was to meet up again in person! We managed to get through all the AGM business without any hiccups and Members were invited to ask any questions they might have […]

DISCOVERING THE NW REGION- SOLOTHURN

Solothurn is a gem of a baroque town and our guide for the morning took us on a most interesting tour of this historical town. It was decided, over lunch in the Trattoria da Daniele, that this was one of our best outings yet! Solothurn is full of beautiful buildings, St. Ursen Cathedral, Altes Zeughaus […]

WALK IN THE WILD FLOWERS – SAANENMÖSER TO GSTAAD

We love to go awandering… The invitation was to a scenic train journey from Montreux to Saanenmöser and a walk down through the flowers to Gstaad for lunch. The instructions were clear “See you at Montreux gare, Thursday, 12 May”.  Optimistically, Andrew had declared “The weather forecast is not promising but I am carrying on regardless and […]

JAZZ EVENING – JACKY TERRASSON TRIO

We had a delightful evening at the Innere Enge Hotel in Bern. After a delicious meal we all went down to Marian’s Jazzroom. Jacky Terrasson, together with his percussionist and bassist entertained us royally, presenting a collection of original pieces. Jacky is considered to be among the greatest artists in jazz. After the concert some of […]