Wednesday was undoubtedly a strange day. I felt slightly lost and disorientated, with a nagging thought at the back of my mind that there was something I ought to be doing.
It was the first time since 11 June that there was no football to watch. After 56 games over 19 football-filled days, the World Cup finally paused for breath.
Having travelled more than 3,000 miles on the BBC bus, visiting 11 stadiums and watching 19 teams in action, I thought it was time that I also took stock.
So here are a few things I have enjoyed about this tournament - and some I haven't.