Category Archives: Manchester Confidential

A Guide to: Fancy Dress

FANCY dress – it’s safe to say there’s a 50/50 split when it comes to dressing up, regardless of age, gender and the general will to look like a prat. Either the mere thought of synthetic wigs and costume makeup

A Guide to: Fancy Dress

FANCY dress – it’s safe to say there’s a 50/50 split when it comes to dressing up, regardless of age, gender and the general will to look like a prat. Either the mere thought of synthetic wigs and costume makeup

A Guide to: The Office Christmas Party

IT’S the middle of November. Which only means one thing – no, not the premature return of the Coca-Cola advert –  the return of the forced festive office get-together also known as the ‘Christmas Do’. For many, it’s actually the

A Guide to: The Office Christmas Party

IT’S the middle of November. Which only means one thing – no, not the premature return of the Coca-Cola advert –  the return of the forced festive office get-together also known as the ‘Christmas Do’. For many, it’s actually the

A Guide to: Dry January

IS it just me, or is everyone immersed in Dry January? Why you’d want to rule out the only thing making this month bearable is actually beyond me. January is the month where we re-evaluate our lives, decide on some

A Guide to: Dry January

IS it just me, or is everyone immersed in Dry January? Why you’d want to rule out the only thing making this month bearable is actually beyond me. January is the month where we re-evaluate our lives, decide on some


A Guide to: Tanning

IT seems we’re back in the Bronze Age. Correction: the Bronzing Age. And the sun doesn’t even factor in this new craze – pun intended. We’re a nation besotted with slathering on the Fake Bake where quantity overpowers quality and


A Guide to: Tanning

IT seems we’re back in the Bronze Age. Correction: the Bronzing Age. And the sun doesn’t even factor in this new craze – pun intended. We’re a nation besotted with slathering on the Fake Bake where quantity overpowers quality and

A Guide to: Valentine’s Day

IF you hadn’t noticed, February is already upon us and it’s that time of year when the world divides into two categories: The A Team and The V Team. It’s a given that all members, regardless of which team you’re

A Guide to: Valentine’s Day

IF you hadn’t noticed, February is already upon us and it’s that time of year when the world divides into two categories: The A Team and The V Team. It’s a given that all members, regardless of which team you’re

A Guide to: Fitness DVDS


IT’S January. A time to take off our festive knits, put the lid back on the Roses and actually start going down the fruit and veg aisle in Tesco (sigh). Yes, of course, it’s time to ‘beat the bulge’ and

A Guide to: Fitness DVDS


IT’S January. A time to take off our festive knits, put the lid back on the Roses and actually start going down the fruit and veg aisle in Tesco (sigh). Yes, of course, it’s time to ‘beat the bulge’ and

A Guide to: Memory Loss


MEMORY loss – it can be something so trivial as going upstairs to get something and forgetting what it was by the time you get there. You end up having to ‘retrace your steps’ before admitting defeat and thinking “Oh

A Guide to: Memory Loss


MEMORY loss – it can be something so trivial as going upstairs to get something and forgetting what it was by the time you get there. You end up having to ‘retrace your steps’ before admitting defeat and thinking “Oh