LUNCH AT THE CHATEAU DE PRANGINS

Following the traditional summer recess, our Chairman organised a social lunch for Tuesday 22 October, partially to celebrate the arrival of autumn. The parklands and famous jardin potager surrounding the ancient Castle of Prangins/VD, (which is also one of Switzerland’s National Museums) provided a perfect setting for enjoying the Plat du Jour and testing local […]

RW – QBP

PIMM’S AND PIES FOR ROMANDIE-WEST’S QBP The Queen’s Birthday Garden Party is the highlight of Romandie-West’s social calendar, so this year’s organising team scratched their collective head to come up with a plan to entertain and delight.  We were lucky once again to have the beautiful grounds of the Geneva English School in Genthod as […]

RW – Christmas Dinner Special

On a grey and rainy St Nicholas’s night, more than thirty of us from Romandie West got together for some pre Christmas cheer in the welcoming warmth  of the Auberge de Founex. There was more than just  roast turkey on the menu. All guests were required to sing for their supper  with some rousing carols, […]

A Cosy Raclette Evening

It had snowed a little overnight and the day itself was cool and overcast. Such conditions were perfect for hosting RW’s first Autumn 2018 social event. 32 Members, guests and current non-members came together on 20 November, in the ancient and welcoming Carnotzet of Jean-Pierre Deblue’s Cave des Biolles, close to Founex/VD. After negotiating winding […]

RW – Queen’s Birthday Celebration 2018

In planning the annual Queen’s Birthday Party in each of the BRA’s six regions, the organisers can only hope for good weather and a good participation. In the case of Romandie West’s event on 21 June our prayers were more than answered. The temperature was perfect as we gathered at the prestigious Geneva English School […]

Concert

As the opening notes of the Diamond Jubilee rang through the magnificent Victoria Hall in Geneva, we knew we were in for a special evening. This was no town hall ‘oompa’ brass band, this was the Geneva Arquebuse Brass Band under the expert direction of Jean Pierre Chevailler. The atmosphere in the hall warmed and […]

A Highly Successful QBP

In the presence of the British Ambassador to Switzerland, His Excellency David Moran and his wife, the celebration of our Queen`s 91st birthday took place at the Barcarolle Hotel, Prangins, on 23 June. The event organizers were a little anxious about the number of people who would actually come on the day but to our […]