Sunday, June 15, 2014
It's Fathers Day. Most people are taking pleasant Sunday morning drives to visit their fathers on this pleasant day. This serenity was disturbed when a blue Toyota Corolla screamed past me on the way to a function in Newlands West.
I was turning left towards Umhlanga at the Umgeni Rd N2 interchange that is under construction when the Corolla weaved through traffic from the Makro side of Umgeni Rd. It wasn't his right of way so I knew there was something wrong.
A few seconds later a Metro Police vehicle passed me and I immediately realized this was a hijacking. A second police vehicle chased after them. And they disappeared into the Parlock road towards Newlands.
A few minutes later I came upon them. The Corolla had crashed into a Hyundai i20 on the oncoming lane. The police officers were arresting the suspect and attending to the driver of the i20.
Fortunately the driver of the i20 wasn't injured. He is from Gauteng visiting relatives in Durban for the long weekend.
It's good to see the Police force doing something to curb crime in Durban. Hopefully this is the last bad incident this Fathers Day Sunday.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Today marks the long awaited opening of Spiga D'Oro Durban North.
A few of us were privileged to be invited to a pre-opening experience on Saturday 01 March 2014. The new restaurant is situated in Durban North on Mackuertan Avenue amongst a hub of other pubs, stores and restaurants.
The main difference from the original Spiga in Florida Road is that there is ample parking. I can proudly say that the original Spiga D'oro is my favourite place to eat out, so I was thrilled to be invited to the dinner by Karla and considered a regular.
The new establishment is spacious, clean and it has Heineken on tap! Unlike Spiga Florida Rd the tables are well spaced apart so you can't really eavesdrop on the table next to you.
Although it might not have the waiters that know your name upon entering and the intimacy that the original Spiga has it looks really promising. One thing for certain is that the food didn't disappoint. It is still the same delicious Italian taste that is synonymous with the Spiga brand.
Marco gave us an insight into where he is taking the Durban North branch. There will be a sandwich bar and deli for the early morning cyclists, runners and other early birds that opens everyday at 5am. The place needs a little more decor and he did mention that he was going to introduce some art and other cool stuff.
The restrooms are situated on the outside of the restaurant which poses a problem if there's heavy rain. But it's a short run if you don't mind a little sprinkle.
The new Spiga looks promising and one thing is certain that the north of Durban has definitely gained a new gem.
Friday, August 16, 2013
A few days ago Lorna and I went to the movies at Gateway Theatre Of Shopping in Umhlanga Rocks. We got off the lifts and came across this character all alone in the XD Theatre 4D Experience. There wasn't anyone watching him outside as well.
This was strange because normally you would find a group of your friends or family watching you on the screens outside the theatre. Watching the screens is almost as much fun as the 4D experience itself. The expressions of the people inside is entertaining enough.
Since nobody was around to share this dude's experience I decided to record it and post it here.
Have you tried the 4D Experience?