So, here’s the thing, I enjoy my football so I am getting in to the spirit of this years World Cup 2014 in Brazil. I am watching the games, entering the sweepstake and World Cup 2014 Predictor game at work but…do you think I should draw the line at my husband leaving for Rio de Janeiro to watch the last 16 game on 29th June?
My thinking is that while he jets off to the football I will fill up the car with the children and dog, head north to the west coast of Scotland and have a World Cup 2014 break. After looking through the Gael Holiday Homes site I came across a delightful cottage in Melvaig, near Gairloch. It has everything we would need for a break away: private beach access, accommodates dogs, ideal base for walks and marine life spotting with a pub and shops nearby. It also looks like my husband has left his credit card next to the computer, time to book up!
Gairloch is only a 20 minute drive away from the cottage and at the harbour we will be able to book a boat trip that will give us the chance to look for porpoises, whales, dolphins and puffins. There is also a glass bottomed boat available, my boys will love that! After a spot of lunch we can choose pony trekking, a visit to the Heritage Museum or going for a bike run. With the many coastal walks in the area, the dog will get plenty of fresh air and exercise and enjoy his time in the area too!
There will be many lovely places to stop off en route with numerous parks, beaches and woodlands to choose from. I will organise a picnic so as to sit and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. My husband, on the other hand, will be ‘enduring’ a winter weekend in Rio de Janeiro. I prefer my idea of a World Cup 2014 break as there’s no place better than the Scottish Highlands, and it ties in perfectly with the start of the school holidays!
By the way, I got Holland in the sweepstake and am currently ranked 149 out of 715 in the World Cup 2014 predictor game so watch this space to see if I win any prizes!