It's a week and a bit into the holiday's and I've done more work in that time than in whole term beforehand. The Interim report is coming on well, despite hitting the word limit after only writing 1/3 of what needs to be put into it.
It is rather annoying though, learning all this stuff about particle physics when I intend todo a PhD in plasma physics. On that note, I have been sort of offered something from JET, where I worked over the summer holidays. It's a computational project, which isn't quite perfect since I really wanted todo something experimental. However, I am generally better at the computational stuff and it does sound quite interesting. Also, its rather difficult to say no to a PhD at a place I really liked working.
I am also applying to Imperial College, as a backup plan and I'm going to their open day tomorow. This will involve my first train journey in a few years, so should be interesting.