Not long ago a well known Port Elizabeth personality was featured in an insert on SABC3 magazine program Top Billing. He was taken around Johannesburg on an outing and while having coffee at a sidewalk cafe in the city he was asked if there were restaurants like that in Port Elizabeth. His comment, "No, cause if there were they would surely be blown into the sea." I was shocked and outraged at the time and thought of it again last weekend while walking around Richmond Hill taking in the sights and sounds of the Street Music Festival. Richmond Hill has a number of cafes and restaurants that have outside and sidewalk seating and quite clearly they aren't being blown into the sea as the wind isn't as bad as the perception usually is.