I don't know about you, but to say I overindulged over Summer is a rather large understatement. End of term celebrations were enjoyed in earnest (prompting concerned nearest and dearest to question how I'd got to the age of 23 without knowing my limits), and a few well-placed August holidays were enough to throw me well and truly off the health wagon.Read More
Hello, I'm Isobel!
Welcome to I Read Past Bedtime, a blog for 20-somethings finding their way in the world.
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I've never been to a proper festival. You know, the ones where girls flatten each other to be in the front row for One Direction and you'd give your right arm just to be one of the stewards.
If you ask me, teeny festivals are where it's at. You spend 80% of your time at the food tent or drinking cider and the rest of it listening to folk in a drunken haze.Read More
Being a millennial is tough. We're expected to stand on our own two feet, but we still have so many questions that need answering. How do I set the washing machine to delicates? Do I have to floss AND use mouthwash or just commit to one? If Tesco opens at 10am on Sunday, does that mean it shuts at midnight on Saturday?Read More
Every place on this list has been tested either by myself or a trusty local, so you won't be disappointed.
If, like me, you believe you deserve the best coffee whenever the heck you fancy it, this list is for you.Read More
I've always wanted to try afternoon tea. There's something about eating ten tiny sandwiches and dainty little cakes that seems so much more fun than just committing to one large culinary event.
With my grandma's birthday fast approaching (and then fast whizzing by - it was in March), today seemed like the perfect day for a trip to Waddesdon Manor (I'm a good grandchild, I promise).Read More
Thanks to Ife from Ife’s Random Ramblings for nominating me for The Liebster Award and thereby giving me permission to have fun writing all about myself!
The idea is that you answer 11 questions from a fellow blogger and then nominate 11 more to share the love.
Here are my answers to Ife’s questions:Read More
Enrolling onto a grad scheme that claims to offer you responsibility from day one and has at least 5 hoops to jump through before being offered a position is the next logical step for any self-respecting millennial grad.Read More
You know those rare moments of pause sandwiched between the 9-5, working on the side hustle and catching up with friends and family? The moments when you stop for breath long enough to think 'seriously, what did I do with all that free time I had as a kid?'
Well, I've found the answer, my friend. TV.Read More
You like chocolate. You like pizza. You assume, therefore, that you will love Dominos’ new Lotta Chocca pizza.
Here at I read past bedtime, we enjoy experimental eating as much as the next person, so I decided to try this strange new delight for myself.Read More
Friday's Love Island ended on such a cliffhanger that you just know tonight's episode is going to be a real humdinger. I'll be saying what we're all thinking right here as the drama unfolds.Read More
Life. Frenetic, huh? I feel you.
It can be hard to relax when the guy you fancy hasn’t messaged back, you’ve cheated on your diet for the fifth day running and you can’t remember the last time you had a holiday from your soul-crushing day job.Read More
As much as I am massive fan of all things Great Britain (see my recent holiday to Yorkshire), I was somewhat dismayed upon checking my bank balance to realise that, even if I wanted to, I haven’t the funds to go abroad this summer. I blame Dominoes.
Still, the universe loves an enthusiast, so I set about finding ways that I could create that ‘ooh yeah ah’m on holiday’ vibe from the comfort of my own home.Read More