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 […]

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 […]

VISIT TO THE PAUL KLEE MUSEUM IN BERN

A small group of BRA members met at the Da Vinci Restaurant in Bern. We enjoyed the delicious pizzas and the good company and then went on the see the exhibition Gabrielle Munter at the Paul Klee Museum She was one of the founders of in the “Blaue Reiter“ movement which started in 1911 and ended […]

ANIMAL FARM

10 of us went to see the play at the “Theatre am Kaegfiturm” in Bern and what a revelation. At the beginning, we were rather skeptical. Five men on the stage telling us where they came from – Romania, Bulgaria, Kosovo, Bosnia. A rather strange start and then suddenly you heard farm animal noises. From then […]

CR – CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON

This was a very stylish lunch held in the Palace du Peyrou, Neuchâtel. This classical building, built between 1771 and 1776, by Pierre Alexander du Peyrou (1729-1794), who made his fortune in Surinam, is a fine example of French architecture. In the reception room where drinks and canapés were to be served, a graceful example […]

RACLETTE EVENING IN NEUCHATEL

It was with great anticipation and healthy appetites that we went down into Philippe’s carnotzet. However, we had to be patient: It was our waiter’s first day on the job and he had no idea how to get the raclette machine working. Finally, before we died of hunger and Joy had completely lost it, blobs […]

TEA PARTY AND MINIGOLF COMPETITION

BRA Members and friends met up at the “Unique Hotel Innere Enge” in Bern for a mini golf competition and afternoon tea. We were accompanied by our family, and they thoroughly enjoyed chatting with everyone. The weather was perfect, and duly armed with ball, club, and score card, we started out on the 18-hole course. […]

QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY PARTY

We had a most enjoyable evening at the Hotel du Peyrou. Due to the bad weather instead of being in their beautiful gardens we were inside in one of their very impressive ornate rooms. Our Members really appreciating and enjoying our first event since lockdown. The loyal toast was proposed by our delightful Chairwoman, Angela […]

Funi’Fondue

Although for many years I have had a Swiss passport stating that I am Neuchâteloise, I had never taken the Chaumont funiculaire and I am very glad that I finally did. Thanks to Joy’s precise instructions it was easy to find and the decision to hold the fondue at midday rather than in the evening […]

Christmas Luncheon

The lake lay sparkling in the sun, as thirty of us dined in eighteenth century splendour in Neuchâtel at the Palais du Peyrou, built  by Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s publisher. Craig Penlington and his team served us attentively with a typical Christmas lunch of turkey, cranberry sauce, roast potatoes and vegetables, washed down by the local wine. […]