VISIT TO THE CARTOON MUSEUM, BASEL

Basel’s Museums – wow! So many, big and small. This time it was a small one. A group of BRA NW Members visited the Cartoon Museum, set in an historical gothic building in the St. Alban Vorstadt. The building was old and narrow with plenty of stairs and different levels! The works of the comic […]

QBP – PLATINUM JUBILEE CELEBRATION

It was a wonderful occasion celebrating the Platinum Jubilee of our beloved Queen, Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II. How fitting that the event was held in the beautiful Castle in Bottmingen. Edward Inglett from the British Embassy joined us for this evening and after his speech proposed the loyal toast. Angie Meier-Jones

DISCOVERING THE NW REGION- SOLOTHURN

Solothurn is a gem of a baroque town and our guide for the morning took us on a most interesting tour of this historical town. It was decided, over lunch in the Trattoria da Daniele, that this was one of our best outings yet! Solothurn is full of beautiful buildings, St. Ursen Cathedral, Altes Zeughaus […]

FISH AND CHIPS

Fish, chips and mushy peas, not forgetting the malt vinegar, could you ask for anything more? We had a delightful lunch. It happened to be St. Patrick’s day so the pub was festooned with Irish hats and flags ready for their evening celebrations. Those attending the lunch were either, English, Scottish or Welsh. Not an […]

Discovering the NW Region – Olten

Well, this must have been the worst day to go out on a discovery trip. We had howling winds, rain and freezing temperatures. Despite that and our umbrellas turning inside out every five minutes we had a great time with a fascinating guide. Olten is steeped in history and our guide Mr. Frei told us […]

Fondue Evening

Good, wine, good fondue and good spirits are what we needed for the BRA yearly fondue. The restaurant served the cheese in caquelons for 1 or 2 persons which we very much appreciated in these COVID times. Angie Meier-Jones

TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON

We held our traditional Christmas Luncheon at the Restaurant Mühle in Allschwil. We were happy to welcome guests from the BRA Central Region, Romandie-East Region and Ticino & Grisons Region. The highlight was to see so many members again and catch up personally on news. Despite a snowy start to the day turning to rain, it […]

VISIT TO THE BASEL PAPER MILL

Basel Paper Mill is the national museum for paper, typography and writing. Within the walls of the medieval mill, visitors discover the bookmaking process from handmade paper to the finished book. On four floors you can experience various workshops, crafting your own handmade paper, writing with ink quills or setting your name in lead types […]

QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY PARTY

Literally between thunderstorms and rain storms we celebrated the Queen‘s Birthday. Despite the cold we had a lovely get together rejoicing that we could once again be attending an event. Alan Chalmers proposed the loyal toast to the Queen and the Federal Council of the Swiss Federation and of course we also raised a glass […]