Garden visit to Waterfall Plaza

The Magnolia Grandiflora, together with all the other mature magnolias and pines, were felled during the violent storm just a few months ago, leaving many spaces but also open views across the lake. Adolf and Sheila, with their gardeners, have done an amazing job of replanting and tidying up but first the helicopters had to […]

NW Spring Luncheon

The Restaurant Rebstock in Muttenz prides itself on its french and Mediterranean market cuisine and we were definitely not disappointed with our lunch. Muttenz is a lovely village just outside of Basel, easily accessible by tram, bus and car. We had members from Aargau and Zurich attending which was lovely and made for a nice […]

INTERNATIONAL CHURCH SERVICE – Zwingli Events

We are grateful to the  Zurich Reformation Ambassador,  Protestant Minister Catherine McMillan.  Last year she led us through an afternoon on Zwingli,  who  introduced the Reformation into Switzerland.  It was a different approach to  the Reformation in Germany.  It gave rise to  a welfare state in Switzerland, laid the foundation for the UN and eventually […]

Lakeside Walk and Informal Lunch

On a chilly Sunday, on 17 March, a group of 10 BRA Members from the North East Region, plus a child and dogs met up at the Bürkliplatz, Zürich, for what has become a traditional Lakeside Walk. It was cloudy but the view of the snow-clad mountains glittering in the sun at the end of […]

Ticino Spring Lunch

We were a good number for our Ticino Spring lunch and we had a good turn out from the other side of the Gotthard, with people coming to enjoy the early spring, surrounded by magnolias and camellias already in bloom. Our famed Ticino weather came up trumps yet again and we were able to have […]

Tennis get-together

Four young-at-heart tennis players gathered at the splendid Stade Lausanne Tennis Club on 6th March for the first BRA tennis event. Happily, all were reasonably well matched in terms of ability, and some closely disputed games of doubles ensued.  Three sets and two hours later (the precise scores were not recorded for posterity…), the regulation […]

Visit to Picasso exhibition Blue and Pink Period

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) one of the most important artists of all, has shaped the modern art of the 20th century like no other. With over 30 of his works, the Fondation Beyeler owns one of the largest and most high quality Picasso collections worldwide.  The Young Picasso – Blue and Pink Period transforms temporarily the […]

Funi’ Fondue 2019

On 15th February 12 of us caught the funiculaire and arrived at the Petit Hotel for our traditional fondue Neuchateloise. The moon was shining, the fields were covered in snow and we had a delightful stroll to the hotel. The fondue was excellent, the wine flowed, and the conversation was lively. An enjoyable evening! Joy […]