This weekend we had a family trip to Palm Beach for my dad’s birthday. It’s very rare the five of us are all together especially with my sister living in London these days. Palm Beach is the northernmost suburb of Sydney and features beautiful landscape including an historic lighthouse. I actually haven’t been here for years. It was such lovely and warm weather. Ever since the start of September, the weather has improved almost instantly. Life seems so much better in all respects. I’m particularly pleased because training can only get easier now- those 5.30am starts at the pool in the middle of winter were brutal!