We are almost there. My original plan to print and bind the dissertation myself did not work though. My test run earlier in the week was a bit of a disaster. The printer is fine but the binder is... lets say less than optimal. After a lot of wasted print and misaligned holes i managed to get one barely passable copy of my dissertation as the draft. I will get it professionally printed now instead but my draft has been useful for reviewing and editing.
I aim to finish the dissertation this coming weekend, print out the final draft then sit on it until after Christmas before having a final read through / check and then will get it printed out on the 30th or 31st.