Molly attends the FIFA World Cup final in Russia

July was certainly a busy month for our resident performance and life-transition coach, Molly Cameron, with a brief stop over to see Chris in London, followed by a trip to Russia to watch the FIFA World Cup final.

In Molly’s words:

The sight seeing was amazing, with an average of 8 miles a day walked. First stop on our trip was St. Petersburg, where my husband and I went to watch the France versus Belgium semi-final and afterwards we hung out in the fan zone. The next day we saw authentic Russian dance groups perform, and then toured through the Hermitage museum, which houses the former living quarters of the Tsars!

To complete our time in the city we also have tours through St Isaac’s Cathedral (which is jaw-droppingly gorgeous) & the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood (built on the site where Emperor Alexander II was killed by political rivals in 1881).

From St. Petersburg we then headed to Moscow, via a 4-hour high speed train ride between the two cities. Here we attended the England versus Croatia semi-final, and then the France versus Croatia world cup final. The final was amazing, and no-one expected it to be so high scoring!

Clearly disappointed for all our English friends and clients with 4th place, but Gareth and the team did an amazing job, so everyone should be really proud.

Once the football was finished, we then visited the Kremlin/Red Square/St. Basil’s Cathedral/Lenin’s mausoleum. We also saw other landmark buildings in the city: the Bolshoi theatre, and the Lubyanka (former KGB headquarters and probably a very terrifying place).

All in all is was a wonderful trip, filled with fantastic memories. The Russian people was welcoming and great hosts for the finals. We’ll definitely be returning at some point in the future.

Molly Cameron - Longhurst