The last 6 weeks I spent traveling and getting my head clear after writing the thesis. I would recommend this to anyone!
In the meantime, the examiners read my thesis and the day I was to return to NZ sent me their reports. My oral exam is the 6th of October and the following few days I will spend preparing for it.
Some good news from my co-author Sam Sarajant, who presented at the Web Intelligence Conference in Milan this year. Our paper won the Best Student Paper award!