So I've had my nose deep into boring TAX matters which literally gave me nightmares; you see I'm a cook not a bookkeeper!
Pleasurable things took a backseat for a while but I will share with you a walk we took a couple of weeks ago at the Point Ski Boat Club which overlooks the entrance to Durban Ha
Fighting for the coveted Webb Ellis trophy in the Rugby World Cup as the underdogs and coming out victorious was an absolutely awesome experience!
The English team were the favourites to win but once the game started the determination in our South African team’s faces shone fiercely and England star
You've been working hard on setting up your BnB and are now looking forward to receiving your very first guests; how exciting is that!
The links to Parts 1 - 3 in this series on How to Set up your Dream BnB can be found at end of this final section.
Everything is looking snazzy and you can't wait t
A dusty bumpy road that seemed to be going nowhere really slowly eventually led us to Giba Gorge Mountain Bike Park in Stockville, between Pinetown and Hillcrest; some 30 minutes from the city of Durban.
No bikes in our car, just four oldies wanting to explore and recapture a little of our youth an
Planning a bnb is paramount to the success of meeting the requirements of potential guests who would want to book at your establishment after checking your facilities and photos online.
Today I will be looking at the exciting stage of reservations and guest resources.
I will never forget our firs
How about having your dream job right in your own home?
Think of it, no peak traffic, no office politics to deal with, no sick building syndrome and not too much capital to lay out either!
If you have a natural love of people and enjoy learning about new cultures, the hospitality industry is just th
My dream of owning a guesthouse became a reality after a kind of epiphany moment; why not turn our biggest asset, namely the property where hubby Arthur and I live, to better use; and so Lily's Cottage was born.
This was Mom Lily's home for eight years, but she moved up to our house in
Durban has a beautiful promenade which runs along the beachfront for 11,2 kilometres from the Blue Lagoon, famous for its Bunny Chows as well as a popular fishing spot; first stop is Suncoast Beach which fronts the Suncoast Casino; Battery Beach across from the now defunct Natal Command military ba
Running our little bnb Lily's Cottage post-retirement has been the best job ever, and the most fascinating too!
We initially started on Airbnb as we have a two bedroom garden cottage which became empty as Mom moved up to our house and both our sons left home.
We registered with tourism bodies and g
The city fathers are hard at work together with NGO's to revive the inner city of Durban which has become a temporary home for refugees from across the South African borders.
Sadly many of them have turned to drugs to dull the agony of homelessness and the drug lords and pimps of course encourage t
Durban beachfront on the east coast of Africa, is famous for stunning sunrises, super surf, endless stretches of white beach sand for leisurely walks and safe bathing spots with shark nets and lifeguards. Durban also is popular with anglers; our mild sub-tropical climate and the warm Indian Ocean m
Finding a ship in the middle of a building is quite something, especially when it's just a stone's throw from the beach!
On closer look that ship happens to be a pub called the Resu-Wrecked Heron Pub; a real quirky joint.
The Wrecked Heron Pub & Restaurant is situated inside the Happy Wanderers Hol