QBP – PLATINUM JUBILEE CELEBRATION

In the presence of Mr. Henry Evans from the British Embassy in Bern and our Chairlady Angela Meier-Jones, the celebration of the Queen’s Jubilee took place at the Hotel du Peyrou in Neuchatel. Henry made a short speech and then proposed the Loyal Toast to the Queen and the Swiss Federal Council. We tucked into […]

QBP – PLATINUM JUBILEE CELEBRATION

BRA Members and their guests celebrated at the Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola in the handsome ’Sala del Camino’ due to stormy weather. It was good to have BRA sponsor Mr. Alberto Allevi from Atlantinvest join us and Mr Peter Steimle, BRA advertiser as well as the BRA Treasurer, Mr. Peter Payne. It was also a pleasure to […]

WALK AND TEA AT THE SELEGER MOOR GARDEN IN RIFFERSWIL

How much we enjoyed walking through this largest collection of rhododendrons, azaleas, peony and ferns  in Switzerland – also romantic lily ponds and streams with ducks and jumping frogs. We found it so beautiful, both relaxing and invigorating as it was calm and peaceful in spite of the rain. Before leaving we enjoyed tea and […]

2022 BRA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AND SPRING LUNCHEON

THE BRITISH RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATION OF SWITZERLAND 75th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING This year we were able to hold our Annual General meeting physically. How lovely it was to meet up again in person! We managed to get through all the AGM business without any hiccups and Members were invited to ask any questions they might have […]

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 […]

WALK IN THE WILD FLOWERS – SAANENMÖSER TO GSTAAD

We love to go awandering… The invitation was to a scenic train journey from Montreux to Saanenmöser and a walk down through the flowers to Gstaad for lunch. The instructions were clear “See you at Montreux gare, Thursday, 12 May”.  Optimistically, Andrew had declared “The weather forecast is not promising but I am carrying on regardless and […]

JAZZ EVENING – JACKY TERRASSON TRIO

We had a delightful evening at the Innere Enge Hotel in Bern. After a delicious meal we all went down to Marian’s Jazzroom. Jacky Terrasson, together with his percussionist and bassist entertained us royally, presenting a collection of original pieces. Jacky is considered to be among the greatest artists in jazz. After the concert some of […]

VISIT TO THE PAUL KLEE MUSEUM IN BERN

A small group of BRA members met at the Da Vinci Restaurant in Bern. We enjoyed the delicious pizzas and the good company and then went on the see the exhibition Gabrielle Munter at the Paul Klee Museum She was one of the founders of in the “Blaue Reiter“ movement which started in 1911 and ended […]

Tiptoe through the tulips in Morges

It’s not the quantity but the quality! Six of us – including a brand new BRA Member – tiptoed as well as we could through the magnificent display of tulips at the festival in Morges. We then had a very tasty Indian fish lunch in a restaurant overlooking the lake.   Pam Walsh OBE   […]

Monthly Luncheon, Conthey (VS)

It is lovely to meet for lunch each month and chat about what everyone has been doing or things that are currently in the news. The staff at the Auberge Buffet de la Gare are always very welcoming and efficient. We are served with delicious food for a reasonable price.  We have also had BRA […]