Sunday, October 29, 2006

Rainbow Cruise Durban 19 Jan

Yes, it's all happening from Durban on the 19th Jan 2007 - our first gay friendly Rainbow cruise on the MSC Melody. PARTY GAY, STAY GAY and TRAVEL gay all in one glorious 3-day weekend leaving Durban on Friday and returning Monday morning. Bookings are limited and are being handled by Leon Nel http://www.rainbowcruise.co.za on 082-3495424. And don't forget, if you need accommodation before or after the cruise, book now at our exclusively gay guesthouse. http://www.durbanview.co.za

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Weekend :-)


The weekend is here!! We have the kids this weekend (5 kids between us 2 gay guys) so it is going to be a busy one. We were hoping for beach weather but alas the wind has made an appearance. Our roof top is progressing well - with the waterproofing done and the screeding finished - we are on track. The tiler should be here on Monday and should be tiling for about 10 days. It is great to see the progress towards our new roof-top Spa and Pub.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Durban Gay Club - The Lounge


The Lounge is Durban's only gay pub and club, although BeanBag Bohemia http://www.beanbagbohemia.co.za is a gay-friendly pub also very popular.

The Lounge in StamfordHill Road was formerly Roman Lounge until their lease came to an end and the Club re-located to its present premises. The owners spent a tidy sum renovating the premises giving us our only real gay venue.

The Club opens at 7pm most evenings (Monday closed) and it is happy hour - 2 drinks for the price of 1 - until 8.30. Wednesdays are TiPsY night and Thursdays Karaoke. Friday and Sat are Club nights with DJ and packed dance floor until morning.

Monday, October 23, 2006

New Year in Durban








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

Mr / Miss Gay / Lesbian Pageant



Sat 28 October is the Pietermaritzburg Midlands Gay Pageant. It all takes place at the City Hall there Sat evening and tickets range from R60 (gallery) to R80 (table). Contact info is Anthony on 033-3426165. So if you're not at the Halloween Party in Durban, find your way to Maritzburg and see the hot bods strut their stuff.

Halloween Party


Every Fri and Sat is Party Night at Durban's only Gay Club, The Lounge, but Sat 28th Oct is there annual Halloween Dress Up Party which is usually a blast. You can find The Lounge just down the road from our guesthouse http://www.durbanview.co.za at 226 StamfordHill Road.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Midlands Pink Festival 24 - 26 Nov

There in the yonder rolling hills about 1 1/2 hours drive west of Durban, the weekend Fri 24 - 26 November will feature the Midlands and Nottingham Road area Pink Festival.
This is a new event planned to become annual and will host an extravaganza of music, theatre, dance and excessive drinking to be sure.
The event is planned by the Nottingham Road Tourism and Info Centre in conjunction with "Very Very Big Productions". So come on folk from around our fair land, gather ye towards Durban, stay in our fair establishment http://www.durbanview.co.za and perhaps we can meander west to see what the Pink Festival offers...
The show programme features: "Roctails" with Rocco de Villers http://www.roccorocco.com as its opening show, wine tastings at the new Stables Wine Farm and much much more. Watch this space..

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Building under way








As you can see from the photos taken from our flat roof , overlooking the Durban city skyline, the waterproofing guys have nearly finished. The next step is the tiling of the rooftop and the installation of our Spa tub. Quite a sweat getting the various contractors organised and ordering the tiles and the Spa.

In 3 - 4 weeks you will be able to see the progress. The result will be a stunning roof-top Pub, Spa and look-out point from which we will be able to party the night away. Will have to post some raunchy pics of the hunky guys in the tub too... watch this spot!!!

"Coming Out"


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.

New Blogging

Wow, our blog is only 2 days old and was founded on the 15th October 2006, the first time we had ever heard of such a thing. It came about as I was casually reading about it in a book I picked up at CNA when I dropped my kid off to see a movie. We can see it mushrooming already as we read more in the book I went back to buy and search the net for similar topics and blogs.

Monday, October 16, 2006

AmashovaShova Cycle Race



Durban is the host - Sun 22 Oct 2006 - to this annual cycle race from Pietermaritzburg to Durban bringing lots of talent, gay and straight, to our fair city. Accommodation in Durban is still available this weekend at http://www.durbanview.co.za or you can phone the hosts on 083-7033329 to book.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Spa with City Views


A roof-top Spa/Jacuzzi with sweeping views of Durban City skyline is about to be installed at our guesthouse alongside the roof Pub. Check us out and book your stay with us in Durban soon: http://www.durbanview.co.za