The birthday party to celebrate the Queen and her 70 years on the throne was held this year at the stunning location of the Château de Bossey. It was a beautiful summer’s evening and the perfect way to celebrate the Queen’s platinum jubilee.  Pink champagne kick-started the event, to be quickly complemented by a varied […]

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   […]


A jolly group of BRA stalwarts dropped their masks and donned Christmas cracker crowns to celebrate the annual Christmas Dinner.  A scrumptious meal of turkey with traditional trimmings and excellent local wine was served by the Auberge de Founex in their festively decorated dining room. The Covid cloud lifted for a short while as we […]

Wine tasting at the Domaine des Biolles

As a participant of the wine tasting event on Thursday 14th October, I would like to say what a jolly evening it was.  The wine tasting for BRA members and guests to celebrate the end of the grape harvest was a real success. We were gathered in a small group of 15 and so managed […]


Jan Powell and Pam Walsh OBE organized a QBP at the charming Château de Bossey in the Canton of Vaud. Surrounded by parkland with splendid views towards Lake Léman and the mountains of the Haute-Savoie we were blessed with one of those idyllic balmy days that have been so rare this summer. At the entrance […]


As a horribly long period of lockdowns and other constraints was gradually lifting and as summer was at last arriving, we seized upon the chance to hold our first lunch together for over one year. BRA Members and friends congregated outside the charming old restaurant that nestles inside the walls of this elegant 18th Century […]

Tulip Festival in Morges

After months of careful isolation, we were finally able to meet in person and talk one to one. Great though Zoom has been, it was a relief not to be peering at tiny rectangles on a computer screen.  Many thanks to Rosemary for her account of this rather special day.   Jan Powell It was a […]