Second Visit – Queen Victoria in Lucerne

The first meeting with a talk by Peter Arengo Jones was so popular that a second was planned with his speech concentrating more on the Anglo-Prussian relationship in view of the Franco Prussian war. The museum had a small well displayed exhibition and an excellent one-woman recreation of the visit. Diana Divo  

(Non BRA Event) – British Car Meeting

This year Rolls Royce was the subject. Although  quite some way from Zürich a few  car enthusiasts trekked down to Glarner land and thoroughly enjoyed their visit which was made better by the welcoming hospitality of the Glarus English Club. It is hoped that our two clubs will meet again soon. Diana Divo  

Scones and Strawberry Tea

Strawberry tea and cucumber sandwiches, my favourite! A little different this year as the sun was absent, but there was an interesting talk on living in Pakistan soon after the 2nd World War, then afterwards Kevin showed his skills on the ukelele and led us in a sing song. Great. Diana Divo  

Lunch at the Fork & Bottle Restaurant

Tried, Tested and Repeated :- Fish and Chips at the Fork and Bottle is now a regular event. This time the sun didn’t shine but we ate drank and chatted all the same. Later Gypsy and Hester enjoyed their walk and snuffle on the Allmend, or Common to Brits. Diana Divo  

Remembering Queen Victoria

We were so happy to be able to arrange this event, which brought to life Queen Victoria’s visit to Lucerne in 1868 and very grateful for the support and warm welcome from Christin Lichtin, Director of the Luzern History Museum.  Some 30 Members enjoyed the event, and we were joined for the Victorian Tea by […]

Zurich Round Table Plus

On 14 May Zurich held its first round table in the Kantorei Restaurant.  This was chosen for its proximity to the Haus zum Rech which had a small, but interesting and well staged exhibition concentrating on the Lindenhof castle. After dominating the Zürich scene since Roman times this castle was totally destroyed around 1218. Five […]

NASCA, Peru – Searching for Traces in the Desert

At the Rietberg Museum, 14 April, twelve enthusiastic Members enjoyed lunch, the guided tour of this fantastic exhibition, and later on tea in the sunny Museum Courtyard.  We are very grateful to George Russell for writing this vivid description of the Exhibition.  The Nasca lived in one of the driest areas of the world, in the […]

Childrens Concert – The Flying Orchestra

On Saturday, 17 March , my two year old daughter Lillian and I attended  this event.  The idea behind the concert is to introduce small children to live classical music, in an appropriate setting.  There was ample room for the children, who were seated either on their parents’ laps or on cushions next to the […]