Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Friday, September 12, 2014
|Llewellyn and Dave welcome guests in the guesthouse bar|
|The selfie stick, popular remote controlled gadget I brought back|
from South Korea
Having just returned from visiting my daughter in South Korea, I brought back a handy gadget all the Koreans seem to be using - a selfie stick to take pics if you have short arms or want to crowd in more faces.
So here are our guests in the guesthouse last night, being guinea pigs for my new selfie compositions. Welcome Hanre, David, Ronald (l to r back) and in front my partner and guesthouse co-owner Llewellyn, myself (Dave) and Craig.
Not too bad an effort, particularly in the dim lighting of the guesthouse bar.
Saturday, August 16, 2014
What better way to see Durban than a microlight flight that takes you along the beachfront past the Stadium to the Harbour from Virginia Airport - a thrilling 20 mins @ R600 per person, or R850 for the 30 min flight that also takes in the Umhlanga Lighthouse and beachfront.
It's possible through Guesthouse co-owner Dave's Durban Skyye Flight School that opened recently and offers pilot training and Introductory Flights than can be booked either by phone on 083-7033329 or online through our website link here.
You can also join our Durban Skyye Facebook group for regular updates and information.
|Durban's Moses Mabhida Stadium seen from our Flight School microlight aircraft with our second school microlight in the foreground|
|Durban Skyye is emblazoned on our aircraft wings|
|Dave is presently completing his Instructor's Rating with his Flight School's Chief Flying Instructor, Brad, partners in the business|
It's difficult to believe it's winter in Durban with beautiful trees in full bloom and temperatures over 25c. Come visit - bookings email@example.com
|Catch the carpet of blooms on Sandile Thusi (Argyle) Rd on the way from the guesthouse to the beach|
|This is outside our guesthouse in Holstead Gardens|
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Sunday, July 27, 2014
Here's an excellent YouTube video on National Geograpic about our city.. the first settlers and discoverers, to modern day cultural mix.
|Watch and come swim with the sharks..|
|Giraffe is the game parks a 45 min drive from Durban|
|Rhino near Durban - under threat|
|Durban City Hall - an almost exact replica of the Belfast City Hall in Northern Ireland|
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Some great views of our city of Durban and Stadium taken shortly after take-off in our plane, a Sling 2, single engine airplane built in South Africa by The Airplane Factory. Dave is the Durban Agent and Distributor for these aircraft.
|Durban's Moses Mabhida Stadium on our wingtip|
|The Durban beachfront, city and harbour|
|Our rainbow plane, ZDL - Zulu Delta Lima, named after our tribal nation, and the letters of our names (D)ave and (L)lewellyn|
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Saturday, June 21, 2014
Maintenance at the coast is always tricky as our sea air and humidity kills most outdoor-type furniture quickly.
The east coast Home and Garden Show was a great opportunity to look at imported furniture and offer a range we do not usually see in the limited shops locally. So here's out with our patio furniture and in with the new.
New patio comfort
The comfortable 8-seater conversation table allows you to sit comfortably around our pool/bar area, chatting to other guests whilst sipping your favourite drink.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
This time in 2010 South Africa and Durban was in the grips of Word Cup fever. The opening game in Durban was Germany vs Australia and we had 7 Germans and 7 Australians in the guesthouse - including some guys who drove here from Bieleveld Germany in a landrover and a Fire Engine to get here in time for their team's first game which they won.
And yesterday Germany beat Portugal 4-0 in their Group G game in Brasil.
Here's a link to all of the fixtures and results.
In fact I started my World Cup blog specifically to capture the spirit of the World Cup, then after the event decided to keep it on as my personal blog about life here in Durban. Here's a glimpse of what I posted about the previous World Cup Germany games, as well as the story of the fire engine through Africa arriving here at the Guesthouse.
|2014 World Cup Brasil - Germany 4 Portugal 0|
Monday, June 16, 2014
Guests Danie and Andrew are here for the annual House and Garden Show which is a huge success. The guys make amazing metal-work designs and are seen here at their stand at the show.
|Guests Danie (left) and Andrew from Pretoria|
|Some of Danie and Andrew's work on display at the Show|