I read Past Bedtime



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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Review: Groove Aerobics

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. 

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6 Underestimated Folk Songs that Will Give You All the Feels

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.

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Straight Up Answers to the Questions Literally Every Millennial is Asking

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?

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Review: Afternoon Tea At Waddesdon Manor

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). 

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10 Absolutely Stellar Kids TV Shows That You Would Still Watch Now If You Got Home By 3pm

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. 

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10 ways to feel like you've had a holiday when you're too broke to go abroad

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.

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