C – Christmas Lunch

After the incredibly well organized and delicious Christmas lunch in 2017, 24 intrepid Christmas lunchers arrived in Neuchatel again to experience the wonderful warm welcome at the railway station. A band of perfect drivers picked us up there and drove us to the beautiful Hôtel Du Peyrou (www.dupeyrou.ch – highly recommended) where we had two […]

RW – Christmas Dinner Special

On a grey and rainy St Nicholas’s night, more than thirty of us from Romandie West got together for some pre Christmas cheer in the welcoming warmth  of the Auberge de Founex. There was more than just  roast turkey on the menu. All guests were required to sing for their supper  with some rousing carols, […]

New Orleans Jazz Brunch

What better way than to spend a foggy and cold Sunday afternoon than amongst friends enjoying a Sunday brunch and listening to Marians Traditional Jazz Band That is what nine BRA members did on 25th November. We met at the Innere Enge Hotel in Berne at 11 am and were welcomed with a glass of champagne. […]

Visit to the Stella Chocolate Factory

Thirteen members signed up for this visit, where duly kitted out in the latest fashion, we were able to see the whole chocolate-making process and even enjoy sampling a variety of types of chocolate with different flavours. The very successful visit to the Stella Chocolate Factory in Giubiasco was followed by lunch at the Hotel […]

A Cosy Raclette Evening

It had snowed a little overnight and the day itself was cool and overcast. Such conditions were perfect for hosting RW’s first Autumn 2018 social event. 32 Members, guests and current non-members came together on 20 November, in the ancient and welcoming Carnotzet of Jean-Pierre Deblue’s Cave des Biolles, close to Founex/VD. After negotiating winding […]

Bowling & Pizza Evening

We managed to round up 10 enthusiastic players for our Bowling evening in Conthey, close to Sion. Following our meal, we donned our bowling shoes and divided into two groups. Admittedly, gutters were more frequent than strikes but we took it in our stride and every-one was in good spirits 🙂 Rosy proved to be […]

Autumn Lunch

Twenty one members and two guests attended this event were happy to be warm and cosy inside the Osteria Gallo d’Oro on a dull rainy day. After circulating during the aperitives on the covered, heated terrace, we moved in to the smaller dining-room just the right size for our group and set apart from the […]

Visit to Villa del Balbianello

With the perfect weather, the arrival by boat which goes back and forth every 15-20 minutes for visitors to the Villa, set the mood for this day. Romantic Lake Como, fascinating collections in a villa left intact by the previous owner to the FAI, and lovingly maintained by them, followed by lunch outside further along […]