Friday, December 31, 2010
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Saturday, December 25, 2010
We enjoyed a wonderfull Christmas day with the kids at The Terrace. Kate-Lynn played Mother Christmas and dished out the prezzies followed by a scrumptious gammon and lamb roast with pudding by Lynn.
Monday, December 20, 2010
My dentist died on the morning of my appointment, but paramedic and guest Marc came to the rescue with a temporary filling. Working on a ship as the doctor on board in the Gulf of Mexico, Marc is used to stop-gap measures to tend to the sailors far from shore.
Sunday, December 19, 2010
We took part in Durban's first Pink Parade down Florida Road on Saturday. Nothing spectacular but a bit of fun and the beer at BeanBag at the end of the parade was good. Next year I want to organise our own Guesthouse float and have a floatbuilding party the night before. Who is in?
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
|Steve and Andy pose after the announcement|
|The engagement ring|
|Steve was on his cellphone broadcasting the news|
It is great to see the guesthouse being used for special occassions and Kate-Lynn's friends Steve and Andy became engaged here last night. A nervous Steve brought Andy to the guesthouse on some pretext and then on the rooftop popped the question and handed over first a fake ring as a joke and then the beautiful ring pictured above. The happy couple then joined friends who were waiting for them for dinner and festivities.
Monday, December 6, 2010
Saturday, November 27, 2010
|Mark taking time-out from studies|
|Mark's friend Dain tries his strong-arm tactics on me|
|A new electric guitar for Christmas|
It's summer vacation for students in South Africa and my son Mark is home for the holidays. He saved up some of his food money this year and I contributed the balance for Christmas so he could buy his new Fender guitar.
Monday, November 22, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
|Charl van den Berg (left) and myself|
|Guests Jaco from Namibia, Elad from Israel, Juanne from Jhb, Llewellyn and Joe from Namibia|
|Dustin and Ernest (left and right) with cruise organiser Leon (middle)|
|Juanne and Prince with zany hairstyle|
It's always great to have a house-load of guests from all over the world. This weekend we had guests off on a cruise to Mocambique filling the house and including the Mr Gay South Africa 2010 finalists with Charl van den Berg, Mr Gay World. What a nice guy to meet.. down to earth and personable.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
October/November is end-of-year exam times for the kids - here's Kate-Lynn studying for her 3rd year teeaching degree at Embury College in Durban, while Mark has one exam to go in his first year of Engineering in Stellenbosch, Cape Town - he's coming home for the Nov-end Jan 2011 holidays next week.
Friday, November 5, 2010
An early morning stroll on the beach before work with Llewellyn, Kate-Lynn and D-Tox (the dog)
|Suncoast Beach Durban|
|The Durban city hotels behind us as we walk north|
|Dave with the Durban World Cup Stadium in the background|
My office in Toti has a stunning pub with blue lights - that's why I'm looking like a smurf here, and the second pic is my desk. I love my Toti office and work there 2 days of the week; 2 days are at the Bluff office and 1 day I work at the Guesthouse.
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
We ended our Hong Kong, China, Vietnam cruise as we sailed back into Hong Kong harbour at sunrise and tied up at the Ocean Terminal.
The KFML group then took us on a tour of the city to Hong Kong island and up the Victoria Peak tram, then over the mountains to Stanley market and beach, lunch to Aberdeen on the Jumbo floating restaurant and lastly to the Ladies Market where we were left to wander around and find our way back to our hotel where we checked in that afternoon for a final night stay before jetting home. In the evening we watched the spectacular laser show on the buildings of Hong Kong and then caught a ferry to Hong Kong island for supper in the pub area of Lan Kwai Fong.
The Legend of the Seas docked in Hong Kong
|We sailed into Hong Kong at sunrise|
|The tallest building in Hong Kong|
|The view from Victoria Peak up the funicular cableway|
|Dave and Llewellyn survey Hong Kong from on top|
|The Victoria Peak centre|
|Taking a Tampan ride in Aberdeen|
|Eating at the Jumbo floating restaurant in Aberdeen|
|Our room at the Panorama Hotel, Kowloon|
|The magnificent buildings on Hong Kong Island|
|Enjoying the view from the promendade|
|The lights of Hong Kong|
|Having a burger and beer in the trendy bar area of Hong Kong island|
|The Jumbo floating restaurant in Aberdeen|