It turns out that it isn't just in the UK where Robins are very tame. They were quite happy to walk right up to me in Bled as well. Mind you there was a Nuthatch which was just as friendly!
While on the subject of friendly I'd like to take this opportunity to say thank you to anybody working on the LarKC project that may be reading this blog (Hi Frank!). You were all really friendly and went out of your way to make me feel part of the project. Thank You!