Spring Lunch

Twenty-two of us met for our Spring Lunch on 4 March in Lugano with traditional roast lamb and mint sauce as the pièce de résistance.  It was good to see Nina and Max Hofman, who had braved the terrible weather to be with us, as well as four members who had arrived from Zurich and […]

Funi Fondue

On a very pleasant February evening, Friday the 10th. to be precise, 14 members assembled at the Funicular at La Coude. All were there promptly at 18:30 but then had to wait until 18:43 before the driver appeared for a start at 18:45. There was some confusion whether we had to get tickets for the […]

Winter Lunch

The BRA Winter Lunch was held in a new venue, the NH hotel, a short walk from Fribourg railway station. As so often happens when we have concerns about winter weather, 28 January turned out bright, sunny and warm. The hotel was easy to get to by foot or car, although we adventurous souls took […]

Geneva’s Jurassic Park

If you didn’t go it’s too late for you missed a splendid exhibition of dinosaurs that was at Geneva’s natural history museum from last September to 12 March. This year the museum is celebrating 50 years at its current address and while it is a long time, it is nothing compared to the time which […]

Tea and Capability Brown

A group of us met in Patty and Mario Pellegrini’s delightful house on 18 January for a delicious tea with every kind of ‘goody’, including specially made items for those with allergies. We enjoyed catching up with each other after the Christmas and New Year break before turning our attention to the work of Capability […]

Hokusai, Hiroshige, Utamaro Exhibition Visit

It was a perfect outing for a chilly grey January day to see this exhibition in Milan on 12 January. A few lucky BRA members were able to immerse themselves in another world, the world of ukiyo, translated as floating world. Stepping back in history over 300 years to a Japan in isolation, Sakoku, meaning […]

Giacometti Exhibition

As was to be expected last January, it was a beautifully documented exhibition and with the excellent audio equipment which the Gallery provided we did not have to join the crowded guided tour. Instead we wandered at our own pace, learning about Giacometti’s life and work in Paris, his unique style, and how he became […]

Monthly Round Table – Sion

It is now a year since we began the Round Tables meetings in Sion on the 7th of every month. As numbers have grown and new members have joined, we made the decision to move to the meetings to another establishment also open seven days a week, more comfortable and able cope with our growing […]

New Year Get Together

Our New Year Get-Together on 6 January at the British Cheese Centre attracted over 15 members, friends and a dog. We were delighted to see the former owner, Michael Jones, back at the helm and he charmed us all with his charism and anecdotes about cheeses, their success and their provenance. The Centre celebrates its […]

Christmas Dinner

The Region’s highlight at the end of 2016 was a most enjoyable Christmas Dinner organized by Pam Walsh and Rosemary Billinge on 14 December and attended by some 40 members.  This splendid traditional meal was followed by a fun-filled evening of  which encouraged everyone to participate in the true spirit of Christmas; all seemed to thoroughly […]