Saturday, December 30, 2006
Thursday, December 28, 2006
DJ Ian Macfarlane (aka "Fluffelina Finkelbottom")will be mixing on the roof. It's a private house party for invited guests with entrance of R20 on a bring-your-own liquor basis, although a limited cash bar will also operate. No pre-booked tickets are needed, and you can arrive on the night, but you need to secure your entrance by dropping us an email or message with cell number letting you know you want to come and we will keep your space for the countdown roof-party.
Our guesthouse is now fully booked for staying over - if you intend to sleep at all - but you can still come jol with us!!!
Wednesday, December 27, 2006
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
The Lounge, 226 Stamford Hill Road, Durban
New Year's Eve, Sun 31st December 2006 sees a Mardi Gras New Year's bash at Durban's only gay club, The Lounge. Entry is R100 per person if pre-booked and R150 on the night (subject to ticket availability)
Bent Party @ The Lounge, New Year's Eve
The girls will be having their own bash upstairs at their new club forming part of The Lounge premises. Check out their website here for the latest info.
Roof-Top Party, 16 Holstead Gardens
This is a private gay party - you can request your own invite from firstname.lastname@example.org - and a nominal entry fee of R20 will secure your entry. It's largely bring your own booze, but a limited cash bar will also operate. DJ Fluffles will be mixing on the roof where the upstairs pub and Spa has city-wide views of the city and fireworks.
Monday, December 11, 2006
Sunday, December 10, 2006
This photo of turtles was taken by one of our guests who visited the uShaka Marine World - Durban's must-see acquarium and shopping complex situated right on the beach in our developing waterfront area near the harbour mouth. uShaka features a full size replica of a wrecked ship, a magnificent acquarium with dolphn show, a "Wet 'n Wild" experience (that has nothing to do with gay travel..lol) - slides and water rides that are great for adults and kids alike and access to the beach and the pier into the sea. Helicoper flips around the city and coast can also be booked here.
uShaka is a few minutes drive towards the beachfront and city from our guesthouse and can be easily reached by car or taxi.
Friday, December 08, 2006
It's a contemporary piece well worth watching and explores the boundaries of masculinity and friendship and is being staged by Lliane who can be contacted on 031-2601142 or 0828756065 for more details. The show starts at 7.30pm and tickets are R20 at the door.
Tuesday, December 05, 2006
Thursday, November 30, 2006
Dealing with HIV/AIDS is all about the mindset of individuals and this is evident since the stigma of having and living with AIDS is one of the biggest threats to actually conquering it. It is easy for us to be apathetic towards the epidemic and it’s easy to say that it will never affect us. But our support for those living with AIDS is desperately needed..Red Ribbon Initiative.
Sunday, November 26, 2006
Taking place at the George Campbell High School grounds just down the road from our guesthouse http://www.durbanview.co.za, the one-off concert "Durban Rock Music Spectacular" has an incredible line-up featuring some of South Africa's top artists.
The star billing includes rock acts Prime Circle, The Parlotones, Wonderboom, Anarchy and Fokoffpolisiekar. There will be a bit of pop as well with Mean Mr Mustard, Melanie Lowe http://www.melanielowe.co.za and Jae. It's an all-afternoon concert starting at 13.00 and food and drink stalls will be avialable during the day - bring your blanket and book your spot. Tickets are from Computicket http://www.computicket.co.za at R120 or R150 if you buy them at the gate.
Friday, November 24, 2006
Now that South African Gay Marriages have been legalized, here are the new rules:
1) On the day of a gay wedding, it's bad luck for the two grooms to see each other at the gym.
2) Superstition suggests that, for good luck, the couple should have:- Something bold, Something flirty, something trashy, something dirty.
3) It's customary, at Gay and lesbian nuptials, for the parents to have an open bar during the entire ceremony.
4) Gay wedding tradition dictates that both grooms refrain from eating any of the wedding cake because it's all carbs and sugar.
5) It's considered bad luck for either of the grooms to have dated the priest.
6) During the first dance, it's considered unlucky to use glow sticks, flags, whistles or hand held lasers.
7) For good luck at the union of a drag queen, the bouquet is always thrown in the face of a hated rival.
8) The reception hall must have a disco ball and at least one go-go dancer.
9) The wedding Singer is not allowed to play/sing Let's Hear It For theBoy, It's Raining Men, or I Will Survive.
10) The father of the Bottom has to pay for Everything!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:-) :-) :-)
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Monday, November 20, 2006
Saturday, November 18, 2006
Friday, November 17, 2006
Thursday, November 16, 2006
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
Monday, November 13, 2006
Sunday, November 12, 2006
Friday, November 10, 2006
Thursday, November 09, 2006
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
Monday, November 06, 2006
To our surprise however, we thoroughly enjoyed it and thought the guys were quite cute and the story quite moving. It was particularly exciting when they initially discovered each other and brought back memories of my days as a straight married guy finding a man for the first time. That was when I really knew what I was missing in life… more about this in future days of this blog.
So if you haven’t seen BrokeBack Mountain, I would recommend it.. particularly if you have not yet taken the plunge to move in with the guy you love.. it really is worth every bit of agony the decision may take.
Sunday, November 05, 2006
Friday, November 03, 2006
Thursday, November 02, 2006
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
Hey it's great when we get visitors from other guesthouses from around our country. This week Dean and Jean from Betty's Bay, near Hermanus on the whale coast, paid us a visit. See the link to their guesthouse on this site. http://www.bucacosud.co.za
In the photo is Dean (left), my partner Llewellyn (centre) who operates Durban View Gay Guesthouse with me, and Jean (right). Guys, enjoy your visit to Durban and we have promised to see you in your home town somewhere in the not too distant future.. where the pace is much more slower and relaxed.
Sunday, October 29, 2006
Saturday, October 28, 2006
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Monday, October 23, 2006
New Year in Durban is always awesome.. especially from our roof-top with its sweeping views over the city skyline and beachfront. All the ships in the harbour blast their horns and the fireworks are spectacular. This year will be no different and our Spa on the roof at this gay-only guesthouse http://www.durbanview.co.za will make this New Year's eve a party to remember. Bookings are now open.. come visit and party with us.
Friday, October 20, 2006
Thursday, October 19, 2006
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
We both entered the Gay scene recently and had to deal with many issues relating to "coming out". We were both married and have five wonderful kids. "Coming Out" was hectic but neither of us have ever looked back. We invite you to post any comments about your own experience or advice you may have for others who are "sitting on the fence" or trying to deal with the pressures that face all of us daily.