I don't normally blog about personal stuff being quite a private person but feel the need to pass on some sad personal news to my regular blog readers.
There is no easy way of saying this, after 20 years together and 19 years of marriage in October Nicola decided to leave me. We have had relationship issues for several years with 2 sessions of counseling at Relate. I have the utmost respect and love for Nicola and had hoped to work through our problems and spend the rest of our lives together but it seems that it is not to be.
We are still good friends and are working to keep as stable a family life as we can for our children. Closer friends have known this news for a while but particularly over the Christmas period we have been getting lots of messages addressed to Robin, Nicola and family and folk looking forward to meeting us both on courses this year hence the need to put the sad news out more publicly.
It has been a difficult time for everyone but we managed a happy family Christmas together and look forward to happier times in 2011.