Friday, December 31, 2010
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
We don't eat out often enough, but when we do, our favourite pub and restaurant where the guys are hotter and the food good and resonably priced is Billy the Bums. We even have a loyalty card going there.
We joined guests Phillip (left) and Renier (right) for a drink and dinner at Billys, forgetting that Tuesday was ladies night, so there were a whole load of hot chicks there... Mondays are best when it's Burger and Beer special... mmm
|Friend and waiter at Harveys, Graham, with Llewellyn (centre) and myself (Dave)|
|Fine dining and elegant decor at Harveys|
We don't often have our main course there as it's fine dining and top of the range, but last night we popped in after dinner at Billy The Bums, for a nightcap at Harveys.
A glass of sherry and a delicious Chocolate Mousse cake to share.. just the trick before home.
Monday, December 27, 2010
Enjoying the Christmas spirit at the full Guesthouse and later at The Lounge gay club in Durban are Llewellyn (top left), myself (Dave), Peter and Francois from Johannesburg and in the second photo we join Warren the Manager of The Lounge.
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Monday, December 20, 2010
It's been a party every night for locals and Guests at the Guesthouse in the run-up to Christmas. A lot of this has to do with party animal and hooligan Marc who has been working on a ship in the Gulf of Mexico - 5 weeks on duty and 5 home - which means a horny and thirsty "seaman" - in the middle seen here with Llewellyn (left) and Garret.
In the top photo Duane, Celeste and Pieter ( a dentist... where was he when we needed him - see story below) from Britz are finding out what Durbanites do for fun. Enjoy guys!!
What a day Friday turned out to be. I had chipped my tooth and was booked in at the dentist. Guest Marc co-incidentally had the same problem so I hauled him off to the dentist with me going a bit earlier to see if he could be squeezed in.
My dentist died that morning, much to our shock and berwilderment. Marc is a paramedic though and serving as a ship's doctor on an oil exploration ship in the Gulf of Mexico is used to improvising and fixing any emergency. So out he came with some dentist-filler and stopped up the chipped wall of my tooth as well as his own. Although a working day, that was the end of all prospect of work and Marc, his friend Dimitri and I mixed all known cocktails and spent the rest of the day downing them. Thanks Marc!!
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Durban's first Pink Parade took place this morning down Florida Rd. The event formed part of the Pink Mynah Festival which took place in Pietermaritzburg and Durban this week.
Durban View Guesthouse was represented in the Parade and next year we want to go even better with our own float and involving the guests in floatbuilding the night before.
Kevin Ellis was the star of the parade with a glitzy and feathered pink (of course) glam outfit and a thumping band swept us down the street. The gathering was small but this was a great start to what hopefully will be a growing annual event.
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Having fun in Durban are guests from Cape Town Byron and Travis (left in photos) joined by locals Shaun and Stuart (middle). Guesthouse owners Llewellyn and myself Dave are on the right.
We revved up the pub music a bit with an excellent selection the Cape boys brought with them and enjoyed some fun and laughter around the pub and pool. Great meeting you guys!
Tuesday, December 07, 2010
Sunday, December 05, 2010
Our brothers in Pietermaritzburg have been working hard to extend their Pink Mynah Festival to Durban and this year sees the crowning of the Mr and Ms Gay KZN at the Bat Centre on the 18th.
The Festival takes place over the period 11th - 18th December and includes workshops, drama performances, movie screenings culminating in the parade down Florida Road and pageant in Durban.
Here is the full programme:
PINK MYNAH FESTIVAL PROGRAM
Saturday, 11 December- kick-start festival
Soccer Day PMB 11am
Pink Party @ Kismet Hotel, PMB @ 8pm
Pink Mynah festivities at the Lounge Stamford Hill Rd &Angelos West Street, Durban
Monday, 13 December
10h00 Hate crime workshop – Darkchildz office, DBN
19h00 Book Fair –The Butchery PMB(Exclusive Books)
Tuesday, 14 December
10h00 Heterosexism workshop – Imbali PMB
18h00 Drama performance by Thespian drama group & Injongo Performing Arts & Entertainment – BAT Centre, DBN
Wednesday, 15 December
10h00 Homosexuality and the Bible (Q&A session) – Deo Gloria Family Church48 Gordon Road, Morningside (off Florida Road)
19h00 Film show screening – Nino’s Restaurant Golden Horse Casino, PMB &BAT Centre, DBN
Thursday, 16 December
10h00 Drama performance by Thespian drama group &Injongo Performing Arts & Entertainment –Winston Churchill Theatre PMB
Friday, 17 December
Preparation for parade and pageant
Saturday, 18 December
10h00 – 14h00 Street parade starts at Mitchell Park in Florida Rd to Bean Bag
19h00 – Mr & Ms Gay KZN pageant – Sipho Gumede Hall, BAT Centre, DBN
PROGRAMME TIMES & VENUE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
STAY GAY IN DURBAN
There is still space at the inn if you would like to stay over in Durban.. remember the 16th is a public holiday here so most people will be making a long weekend of it.