A radio host who lost her second husband to cancer after her first husband took his own life has sold her Brisbane home while on a soul-searching trip to India.
Robin Bailey, 50, jetted off to India with her three sons to ‘reconnect as a family of four again’ after the loss of her husband Sean Pickwell in September – five years after her first husband and the children’s father, Tony Smart, killed himself.
The former Triple M host purchased the three bedroom home in Ipswich, west of Brisbane, six years ago and put it on the market eight weeks ago.
Robin Bailey, 50, jetted off to India with her three sons to ‘reconnect as a family of four again’
The 70 Leichhardt Crescent, Barellan Point home (pictured) was advertised for $495,000
The home at 70 Leichhardt Crescent in Barellan Point was advertised for $495,000 but the sale price was not disclosed.
Ray White real estate agent Neil Mundy told realestate.com.au that a middle aged couple signed the contract the day Ms Bailey and her sons flew out to India.
He said they fell in love with ‘the land, the layout and the views’.
The property, which overlooks the Brisbane River, features air-conditioning throughout and has an in-ground swimming pool.
An updated modern kitchen with plenty of cupboard and bench space including a breakfast bar
The Ipswich home has slate flooring and air-conditioning throughout
While in India, Ms Bailey has been uploading regularly as she the family works on reconnecting and reminding the boys ‘how lucky they are’.
‘I want us to taste, smell, touch and feel things that challenge us,’ she wrote on the day they set off to India.
The family visited temples and mosques to experience the different cultures in India.
On the second day, they visited a Sikh temple which helps feed 70,000 people, a market with cheap fake designer products, and then a lunchtime chat about the Indian caste system.
It was then she realised she was missing her husband but was going to continue pushing through.
‘I’m missing Sean desperately,’ she captioned the photo.
‘We used to have our travelling routine down pat but I’m pushing the boys to take some control as God knows I don’t know how to do it all and we are working it out.’
Ms Bailey visited temples and mosques to enrich herself in the religions of India
While in India, Ms Bailey has been uploading regularly as she the family works on reconnecting and reminding the boys ‘how lucky they are’
As the trip progressed, they visited the city of Varanasi, which is the holiest place for the Hindus.
‘This place treats death with respect and makes it a very crucial part of life and I guess for me, as I try and navigate my grief this is important,’ she wrote.
‘I’m not sure how or why yet but I think that will come.’
Ms Bailey stopped at an essential oil market stall to sample and buy the scented products
Ms Bailey’s sons enjoyed the culture and religion in India as they experienced different activities
Mr Pickwell (pictured) died after a long-fought battle with cancer. Ms Bailey said he went on his own terms
Mr Pickwell was told he had six months to live more than a year ago, and was living each day with the knowledge that his death ‘is imminent’.
His death came just five years after the radio host’s first husband, Tony Smart, took his own life after a long-fought battle with depression.
Smart, her husband of 15 years, , left her with their three sons – Fin, Lewin and Piper aged 14, 12, and 10 at the time of their father’s death.
Ms Bailey shared the news of her husband’s passing on her Facebook page on September 26.
‘What can I say…my big beautiful panda has gone. He died as he lived…his way…at home with us holding him…early this morning,’ she wrote.
‘In this moment there are no words or feelings that can truly express the love and gratitude I have for my husband Sean Pickwell.
‘He came into our lives and healed us. He loved me so hard and taught me so much and now whatever life throws at us we will be stronger, wiser and more fierce because of him.
‘He was my absolute soul mate, the true love of my life and whatever I do from now on he will be in my heart and in my corner cheering me on.’
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Ms Bailey said she and Mr Pickwell decided to bring as much happiness, joy and love to their lives as they possibly could in the time they have left together
Pictured: Ms Bailey with her first husband, who took his own life after a battle with depression