If like me you're sick of all the politics and disastrous world news, sometimes you just have to get away from it all and disconnect. Floating in the middle of a swimming pool in Palm Springs is always the perfect tonic.
A windswept welcome in Palm Springs
Speaking of dinner, we also found it hard to eat at some of our usual favourites as outdoor venues had closed due to the high winds, and other eateries seemed to be struggling to cope with the overflow of people wanting tables.
Now it's back to the very important job of relaxing. Where's my Mai Tai...