Diana Divo’s walking tour of the Limmat continues to enthuse a small group of BRA members;  today from the old Hardturm to Werd Insel and back. Once again we had good weather and great chats, and enjoyed discovering another new and of course beautiful stretch of the river we so often ignore as we drive […]


We enjoyed outdoor Tea  with Sculptor Freddie Röthlisberger at the Hotel Zurichberg.  He is greatly inspired by Celtic traditions. Although it rained  we looked at his statues in the Hotel Park Garden, listening to his explanations. Artistic innovations, intricate stone carving and fine metalworking artifacts crafted from gold, silver and precious gemstones inspired by the Celts are a major part of  European and North American museum collections. It is difficult to […]


The NE Region QBP at the Belvoir Restaurant in Zurich was much enjoyed by all. Member Vivienne Graw wrote she was privileged to be part of the celebration and it was lovely to see both familiar and new faces. The magnificent surroundings and the view of the lake – enhanced by the sunshine and the […]


Fish and Chips was perhaps the main attraction, but 22 of us also enjoyed a really good chat at  the british-run Fork & Bottle restaurant at Zurich Allmend.     Joanna introduced Victor Kary and we felt honoured that he must be one of our oldest BRA Members.  Joanna gave a brief summary of his extraordinary […]


After a real flurry of emails about whether or not we could walk if it rained there was general agreement that we could. Under that stress Diana Divo described herself as “not a manager but a worrier”.  We find her a great organiser, and since worrying meant that she had reconnoitred our route 3 times, […]


The  Limmat walk was an excellent idea and I think all 10 participants were delighted to discover such a charming unknown walk in perfect weather and ideal company. Thank you so much, Diana.   That we should have by chance arrived on Mike’s last day at the Cheese Shop was a strange coincidence.   Sad […]


Covid-19 provided the excellent idea for an afternoon meeting out-of-doors. Following a snack and good chat outside Richi’s friendly little bar we set off up the Allmend beside the meandering Sihl for a lovely autumn walk. We watched dozens of dogs playing with each other and with the teasing crows and our conversations also covered […]

Lunch at the Fork & Bottle

In July Members from the BRA NE Region visited the Fork and Bottle for a lunch of fish and chips… or some other plate if one so wished. Seating outside under the trees is always convivial and it didn’t rain!  A good time was had by all. 🙂 In fact the Fork and Bottle is […]


The BRA NE Region traditional New Year’s gathering had some added zest when it kicked-off with a good social meeting at The British Cheese Stand in Zurich’s Markthalle. It is a totally casual get-together at Mike Jones’s stand and visibly enjoyed by all. The conversation flowed and Joanna Koch thanked us all for coming and […]


We did not have enough members to justify a separate tour for BRA but a few intrepid (chocoholics?) joined a public tour in English later that day. It may sound a failure but everyone agreed it was excellent and informative and highly recommended. Many members regretted they could not come but were out of Switzerland. […]