Zut alors!!! Les French are coming in May

Itinerary for ‘Metz visitors ‘weekend – Friday  May 4th to Monday  May 7th

Friday May 4th

17.05pm:  4 French couples (4 male tennis players and their wives/partners) arrive at Gatwick 3 couples wish to be hosted, 1 couple wish to stay in a hotel. Jill from Metz will make her own way to Angeline’s. Mouss and Erika to stay with Gill (Gill will collect from airport). Others could get train or get collected by hosts/others from Brighton. (Gatwick to Brighton is approx. 30 mins by train/car.)

6.30pm:  The French and their hosts meet at Angeline’s for drinks

8pm: Dinner at The Better Half, a ‘lovely’ pub in 1, Hove Place, Hove, BN3 2RG.

Saturday May 5th

Morning: French to have free time to look around Brighton or any other venue (with hosts if available). Meeting points could be arranged at 10am (?) and/or lunch 1pm (snack place).

2pm onwards: French to join in social and later (3pm-5pm ) 3 courts booked, 2 for the 4 Frenchmen and 4 English men (including Neil, and possibly Jason, Colin . . .) to mix in and have mens doubles, 1 court for a ladies 4 (including Jill (French), Gill M, most likely Beatriz, + 1 other).   French Ladies free to organize their own time whilst men playing tennis.

7.30pm Meet in restaurant (to be decided) for dinner.

Sunday May 6th

Morning: French to have free time to look around Brighton or any other venue. Maybe British Airways I360 tower (price range £13 – £16 and even £8 for certain Brighton residents) and/or Brighton seafront walk ?

1pm: meet at club for mixed tennis tournament. Janet, maybe, to organize/run. 5 courts to book (20 players).

4.30pm Drinks on terrace followed by

5pm bbq (David to do bbq – Ann plus 1 (?) to do bar/foods). David to help Ann where needed to prepare salads and desserts throughout the day.

Free time before departure. Flight to Metz is at 13.50pm from Gatwick. Hosts to take to airport or train.