Thanks all for your thoughts. I'm hopeful it will be positive too. We get the overall picture given us on Monday, then there's the consultation, one2one meetings with my chief and HR then we have to apply then we find out. Should know by late July early August but it'll be a tense time until then especially as I will have to continue to work with my competitor! I'll just keep doing my job and smiling! Well actually.
Yes, I agree with Paddy except for the tying round your waist thingy. Can't do that but that's just a matter of choice. Smallest pack possible really with just a waterproof and something to drink and a snack if there's no pub / tearoom for lunch.