VISIT TO VILLA TARANTO

After a short hour’s drive and a pleasant 20 minute boat ride, we were pleased to find room in the free car park at the Villa Taranto Botanical Gardens. Although we were 16, we were generously granted the group rate normally for groups of 20 or more. Inspite of the hot weather we walked comfortably […]

RE – QBP, CROQUET AND PICNIC

The sun was shining brightly and the mercury was rising as a group of BRA Members and friends met at the grounds of the Aproz football club in Sion – Châteauneuf, armed with sun cream, sunglasses and hats for the day. The flags and bunting were put up early, so that everyone would know where […]

QBP NW Region

At 17:30 on our way to the QBP the heavens opened up and it poured, then it hailed and the wind was ferocious but just before 18:00 hours the sun came out and it was QBP as usual. Once again held at the hotel Merian, in the cafe Spitz where we have the balcony on […]

RW – QBP

PIMM’S AND PIES FOR ROMANDIE-WEST’S QBP The Queen’s Birthday Garden Party is the highlight of Romandie-West’s social calendar, so this year’s organising team scratched their collective head to come up with a plan to entertain and delight.  We were lucky once again to have the beautiful grounds of the Geneva English School in Genthod as […]

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 […]

NE – QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION, ZURICH

Honouring Queen Elizabeth’s birthday at the beautiful Belvoir Park Restaurant, near Enge station.   The weather was not very kind but we gathered under the Terrace awning  and could still enjoy views of the Belvoir Garden.    Dani Schulz, our bagpipe player of many years welcomed  everyone, mingled with guests and  played in the surrounding garden.  […]

Sion Round Tables

On the 7th of every month, BRA Members in the Romandie East Region meet up for a drink, a chat and for those who want, something to eat at IL GIUSTO GUSTO, where we are warmly welcomed by Geny & Vincenzo. This monthly event is now a backbone event in our region and keeps our regional […]

Midsummer Night’s Dream- Chateau de Chillon

” The course of true love never did run smooth “,( act 1,sc.i ) when it came to the relationship between me, as organizer, and the human and natural elements involved in this event. The saga began when the owner of the restaurant where the pre performance dinner was to be held, telephoned the previous […]