Only two games left in the group stages and they have produced some great matches : unpredictability, fabulous goals and the predicted sad performance by England.
My hit rate of correct results is less than 50%, but that has not spoilt my enjoyment.
The only annoyance for me has been that the ban of Luis Suarez is only 4 months. The man clearly needs help to control his biting problem, but he could get this during a year's ban, and seriously reflect on his behaviour.
I will be able to see the knock-out stage ("Round of 16") during this week, but will miss the Quater-Finals as I am away at the Hop Farm Festival next weekend
Following a couple of pointers from my sources, I have become acquainted with a couple of new musical "friends".
Emma Stevens is a "self funding DIY singer songwriter". I have contributed a little to the funding of her "Album 2" after hearing and getting my hands on her first CD, Enchanted. Here is a track from that - Riptide.
Nice pop music from a great talent.
The Tuts, Billy Bragg, Summer Camp and Courtney Barnett - but I doubt that any of them will get coverage.
I am having a festival fix the following weekend, at the Hop Farm Festival in Kent.
The bill looks good - Ray Davies, Brian Wilson, Bellowhead, Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott (Beautiful South), Deacon Blue, Lightning Seeds, Squeeze, The Full English, Chas and Dave and many others on the music stages and an accomplished list in the comedy tent.
Hope the weather is good for both Glastonbury and Hop Farm !