Bike Riding on the Beachfront

Since being back home, Pete and I have been riding our bikes at every opportunity (we bought them just before we left for Mauritius so never really had the chance to break them in as it were) and when he isn’t away over weekends on business, we take our bikes for a ride on the beach front in Port Elizabeth.  It is a lovely long ride, not sure how long, possibly around 10km or thereabouts.

It is all very proper and organised with a dedicated lane for bicycles and a separate lane for pedestrians.  We do seem to attract a few peculiar looks though – think it may be because we are the only two cyclists not kitted out in lycra, clip on shoes and helmets.  This is what I was wearing on our first ride – I was very comfortable.

On our second trip, we were the only 2 cyclists out – no, it wasn’t because we were not wearing the lycra gear, it was the weather.  It was blowing a gale, cold and threatening to rain.  Not much can put us off our wanting to get in a ride and we enjoyed a wonderful wind filled ride, stopping for the nicest coffee and breakfast after being very naughty and riding to the end of the pier to take these photos – bicycles are strictly forbidden on the pier.  It was so cold that I was wearing my beanie I knitted a while back and even Pete was wearing a tracksuit top – a very proudly South African Rugby one.

These are the lovely views we enjoy while riding. 😀

We ran out of battery life so were unable to take pics of our coffee and breakfast – fear not, we will go back and in the interest of you, our readers, will have another coffee and breakfast to get those pics. 😉


Un-Recipe – Egg on Toast

I have fond memories from my Primary (Junior) School days when my Mom would make fried eggs on toast with sliced tomato for breakfast – it was, well, still is a hit with me.  My version today is with baked beans but if you are not so inclined, creamed sweetcorn is also very nice and I enjoy my fried eggs cooked in butter, over easy and sprinkled with salt and white pepper.

Un-Recipe Egg on Toast


Baked Beans warmed
Fried Egg
Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Butter the toast and top with the baked beans followed by the egg.


Christmas morning is usually busy with opening gifts and preparing for the lunch celebrations with breakfast being neglected or even forgotten.  These scones are a perfect treat for Christmas morning breakfast and are super quick and easy.  Serve them with your favourite jam (strawberry for me) and lightly whipped cream.





2 cups self raising flour
10ml sugar
2ml salt
125g butter
1 egg beaten
125ml buttermilk / plain yoghurt


  1. Preheat the oven to 220°C.
  2. Combine the flour, sugar, salt and butter until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  3. Add the egg and buttermilk / yoghurt to the flour mixture and knife through until just mixed through.
  4. Place the mixture on a greased baking tray and shape into a square and cut through to make between 12 and 16 scones, depending on what size scones you want.
  5. Bake for approximately 10 minutes until a skewer inserted comes out clean.


Submitted by:  Mandy Frielinghaus, Mauritius