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 […]

Fun Fondue in Founex

It was a day of torrential rain and poor visibility – not a good omen for driving out to a vineyard’s “Carnotzet”. Nevertheless, despite the weather and the coronavirus scare,19 members and guests made it to la Domaine des Biolles, Chataigneriaz near the village of Founex in Vaud. Organisers Pam Walsh and Jan Powell welcomed […]

Traditional Christmas Dinner

A CHRISTMAS FEAST IN FOUNEX It was a bright and sparkly evening on 12 December when 41 Romandie West members gathered at the Auberge Communale in Founex for our much anticipated traditional Christmas dinner.  Back by very popular demand, this was the third year that Dany and his team at the Auberge have hosted us.  All […]


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 […]