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. […]

JAZZ  EVENING IN BERNE

Cool cats at Marianne’s On 6 November fourteen cool cats from BRA dined off an excellent Beef Stroganoff and Tiramisu at Marianne’s jazz club in Bern, just in time to be ushered down to the comfortable, discreetly-lit Jazz room. Minutes later, toes were tapping and fingers were drumming as Kenny Wayne led his trio off […]

Jazz Weekend Lenk

We had beautiful weather for the whole of the Jazz weekend in Lenk, not too hot and no rain. Everyone arrived in time for the warm welcome by Miriam the hotel manager, where we were served drinks and introduced to “Antonio” our waiter for the weekend. We then went through to the restaurant to have […]

C – QBP

Eleven members celebrated the Queen’s birthday on 26th June in Neuchâtel. In spite of the sweltering heat, the gardens at the Hotel du Peyrou were an oasis of peace and cool breezes, and we enjoyed Craig Penlington’s delicious snacks in the shade of the trees. By the way, he assured us that the Christmas puddings have […]

Festival des Roses

Estavayer, a small medieval town with its monastery (there are still 12 Dominican sisters in residence), château and pretty cobbled streets, sits above the southern shores of lake Neuchâtel. This is where our group met for Le Festival des Roses which takes place every two years in June. A rainy start for the group going […]

Funi’ Fondue 2019

On 15th February 12 of us caught the funiculaire and arrived at the Petit Hotel for our traditional fondue Neuchateloise. The moon was shining, the fields were covered in snow and we had a delightful stroll to the hotel. The fondue was excellent, the wine flowed, and the conversation was lively. An enjoyable evening! Joy […]

Pygmalion in Bern

11 BRA Members went to see a play at the Theater am Käfigturm in Berne on 24th January and what a great time we had! We were carried away in a dizzy whirl of laughter, love, folly, and wisdom. George Bernard Shaw wrote Pygmalion a hundred years ago and it reflects how our values have […]

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 […]