About Us

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We are husband and wife team Andrew and Diane Nicholson. Now in our early 50s, with a youthful outlook, we’ve been together for over 10 years.

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Andy & Di selfie portrait

We moved ‘back home‘ to Inverness in the Scottish Highlands and got married in 2013.

Andrew, or Andy as he tends to go by, lists his hobbies as: photography, golf, personal development, keep fit, IT /gadgets and reading non-fiction books. In the past he has also enjoyed a variety of sports, following on from BSc (Hons) degree in Sports Science. Andy has been a relatively successful dinghy sailor and for many years was an RYA Sailing Instructor; he has also enjoyed: running, mountain biking, skiing and a brief stint (with many face-plants) snowboarding; he is a reasonable cook, though Di tends to take charge in the kitchen.

Andy has been a serial entrepreneur; initially starting a sports IT business after his degree, then working in IT sales and training. He as also the founding director of a strategic marketing consultancy, heading up the market research function for several years.  After getting married in 2000 and joining the ‘rat race’, Andy reached a crossroads. After getting divorced, leaving the marketing consultancy and feeling off-purpose and directionless, Andy found the self-help/personal development ‘industry’. He trained in NLP, life coaching and executive coaching. In 2006, Andy went to live, train and work at a specialised personal development and relationship coaching retreat in Austria for 20 months.

During his time in Austria, Andy enjoyed interacting with the guests and workshop participants; he also enjoyed being involved in tours around parts of Austria and taking digital photographs of the guests and tours. As Operations Manager at the retreat, Andy had a varied role which encompassed looking after many aspects of the running and maintenance of the 18 bedroom retreat-hotel as well as the running of workshops and retreat holidays.

Andy and Di met online in 2007. At that point, Di has been living in Inverness for 20 years. After a mainly long distance relationship for six months or so, Andy & Di decided that they wanted to be together, with their ‘soul mate’, so they both ‘upped sticks’ and moved to Andy’s ‘bachelor pad’ in Warwickshire, England. They set up in business together as relationship coaches and personal development trainers and mentors. This they did for five years until there was an opportunity to move to Di’s beloved Inverness. During this time in Warwickshire, Andy continued to develop his keen interest in digital photography.

Once in the Highlands, Andy & Di continued to work as personal development and relationship mentors; Andy was in his element in the ‘photography heaven’ that is The Highlands. They have both enjoyed exploring Scotland and the Highlands and also developed and indulged in a passion for Scottish and Highland history and culture.

Here’s a gallery of photos of us:

 

 

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