A new week is here, and I’m back after days of travelling and exploring to catch up on the familiar. Just in time for the World Cup! I had returned over the weekend but it’s been raining here so heavily that the computer was down, the television kept going blank, and my phone network was shaky as well. There went all my “catching up” plans! I haven’t watched much of football (we call it “football” here. “Soccer” for those familiar with the other word) in the last couple of days, and managed to stay tuned through newspaper updates. (Three cheers to simpler modes of information when electronic gadgets let you down.) Anyone else keenly following the matches? Even Google doodles have caught the World Cup fever. Here’s hoping for some stellar matches and performances in the coming days.