I thought I was an optimist, but it seems that for the most part, yesterday's CSR is being welcomed by scientists. Once again the question remains of how STFC will fare from this, but it seems that my usual optimism had a little trip up yesterday. I'd have to say it didn't trip without a good reason. In fact, if I were more skeptical than I am, I might even think - as a friend suggested to me yesterday - that we'd been expectation managed. Our outcome seems "less bad" because we were told to "prepare for the worst". Just a thought.
Anyway, I'm back to trying to study for my DPhil viva, writing a lecture for the graduate accelerator physics course and writing a plenary talk for a workshop in Japan next week. Looking forward to some great Japanese food - not looking forward to the long haul flight. I just hope I recover in time to face my viva shortly after I get back!