Ticino Autumn Lunch

The later than usual Ticino Autumn Lunch was held at the Osteria Gallo d’Oro on Saturday 4 November and was much enjoyed by all the 18 who attended. The conversation was lively and the lunch was excellent. We were lucky that the first rain we have had for months held off until the early evening. […]

Visit to the Magic Valley of Lötschental

In late October a group of just over thirty members (including the BRA Chairman, the Vice Chairman and a couple of guests) from several regions of the BRA travelled to the magic valley of Lötschental at the invitation of Jenny and David Love. Our hosts had for a number of years lived in Ettingen BL, […]

Vistit to Giornico

11 members visited the small delightful village of Giornico in the Valle Leventina, where the there is the most important romanesque church of Ticino, San Nicolao, built in the early 12th century. The weather was at its very best for enjoying the autumn colours and walking over the very old stone bridge and through the […]

Rhine Excursion

‘A group of some twenty-two BRA members and their guests set out just after nine a,m. on Saturday 9th Sept. on the motor vessel Thurgaufrom the quay in Schaffhausen to travel up stream to Stein am Rhein. This small medieval town is situated on the north bank of the Rhine, some sixteen kilometres up-sream, where the […]

Lunch & Castles Talk

In the footsteps of Othon de Grandson Lasting impressions with Robert Dean …. BRA Romandie East Luncheon Meeting and guest speaker Robert Dean…. On a blustery late summer day 26 BRA members and several distinguished guests met up from all corners of Switzerland to enjoy a delicious luncheon at the Hotel Forclaz-Touring in Martigny followed […]

Tour of Fribourg “Petit Train”

In spite of the pouring rain twelve brave BRA members met in Fribourg on 31 August and the long-awaited trip around Fribourg finally took place. Luckily the petit train was not open to the elements and although the windows steamed up we had a wonderful tour – through the old and new town and over […]

Summer Barbecue

Once again we celebrated summer on August 13th with our annual barbecue at the Eisweiherhütte in Riehen. Having been lucky in the past with the weather, this year again had lovely sunshine. A friendly crowd came together and sat around chatting at the tables set up outdoors in front of the hut in beautiful green […]

Scones & Strawberry Tea

Some 15 BRA members, both old and new, braved the cold and wet summer afternoon on 10 August to gather in the well-loved home of Joanna Koch for afternoon tea.  As we approached the front door, our senses were already being serenaded by the sweet-scented aroma of what lay ahead. Once inside, we were greeted by […]

The Blues with Joy !!

This was not just a Central Region event. Members from Basle, Geneva and Zurich made up the 17 who attended the enjoyable Lenk Jazz Weekend from 14-16 July where we stayed at the reasonably priced Wildstrubel Sporthotel, situated conveniently in the town centre. Members who got there early enough on the Friday appreciated the street […]