The long trek down to the south of England didn't manage to resolve any nail issues.
Whilst the treatment did work, the sound wasn't quite right, and Robin is a very discerning customer!
I think that after years of trial and error he has devised a technique that serves him well, but, it's always good to try out something new.
He did, however, come home with a handy little device for soaking off glue.
It's a small pot with a rubber top, which you fill with polish remover, then immerse your finger nail into the sealed unit, until the glue dissolves.
Whilst this may sound trivial to you, for me, it's a huge advance. Our varnished wooden floors don't take kindly to spilt nail varnish remover....
'As always, it was sheer pleasure to observe Robin Hill's remarkable fluent technique: everything looks easy when he plays it.' Colin Cooper- Classical Guitar Magazine ----- 'Wonderful for their (Hill & Wiltschinsky) precision, touch and clarity of sound... refined virtuosity, the achievement of a long interpretive process.' Il Giornale D'Italia (Rome) ----- 'I loved your CD and thought your technique and performance were fabulous...' Rick Wakeman