Golf Day Chermignon

A great day out was had by the BRA group of Romandie East on Thursday 6th April. The group visited the public golf course at Chermignon d’en Bas (no handicap required), near Crans Montana. The sun was shining, the fairway trees were in full bloom, the greens were lush and the view was spectacular across […]

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 […]

Christmas Lunch and Chocolate Extravaganza

A group of us made sure not to order a pudding or ice cream at the Christmas lunch, as we were going on to a chocolate making workshop at the Laderach/Poyet chocolate shop in Vevey town centre. Mr Blaise Poyet, of the famous chocolate family no less, introduced himself as our instructor. He began by […]

Golfers, Hackers & Walkers in Chessel

Well, we had the golfers, hackers and walkers but the weather on Tuesday 25 October was certainly not conducive to a nice day outside. So, we deferred the event until Saturday, 29 October when the day dawned cool but sunny. Six of us turned up for a pleasant game at the small Chessel golf course […]

Charlie Chaplin’s World

Charlie Chaplin, born in Walworth, London, in 1889, spent most of his working life in the USA until 1952 when, during the McCarthy communist witch hunts, his US visa was revoked. Forced to sell up in Hollywood he had to find another country to live in. Switzerland appealed because of, he is quoted as saying, […]

Round Table Plus

Romandie East met as usual for their monthly Round Table on the 7th of the month.Our two new members joined us for a drink and also brought along their very well behaved dog. We also had another new British arrival to Sion town, he had seen our poster at the “Bureau de l’intégration” while registering at […]

QBP and Croquet

A VERY BRITISH DAY Pimms, picnicking, scones with strawberry jam and cream, darts and croquet; how British can you get but that was the way it was on 12 June for Romandie East’s celebration of the Queen’s 90th birthday at Chalais in the Valais. Welcomed by Regional Chairman, Andrew Konecki, and his ever efficient right […]

A Royal Buffet

Following the success of her themed St. Patrick’s Day Lunch, Sandra Darra MBE, organized an old time street party lunch in honour of Her Majesty the Queen’s 90th Birthday. It was scheduled to be held in Sandra’s garden but alas, the rain fell on Friday, 3 June, and so cooks, bottle washers, servers, decamped to […]

Kangaroo Fondue in the Scex quarter

For the B.R.A. section Romandie East, Deborah Schmidhalter assembled 13 residents of Valais, Vaud and Britain for a fondue in Sion on 17 March 2015. In the Scex* quarter of the town, the Hotel du Rhône has a restaurant specialized in very reasonably priced meat fondues, including Baccus, bourgignonne, Chinese and fish. From our table we had a […]