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Category Archives: Christmas

Christmas Events

Make believe……. We all believe in Santa Claus right and he’s soon to be arriving in our area, so I thought I might help you locate him while he’s out and about in the lead up to the big day…….. Also there are some beautiful places to explore and help get you into the festive spirit from a ride on … Continue reading

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The perfect Christmas Gift Guide

            Xmas gift Ideas Three weeks and counting, I’m sure you are all incredible organised and have started the Christmas gift shopping, so why not just simply spoil yourself instead, either way I have complied some fantastic gift ideas……..   Here at Shirt Sleeves we have some beautiful things to tempt you from a cosy … Continue reading

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Our favourite Christmas playlist

                Christmas tunes! Music is incredibly mood changing, it evokes memories both good and bad and none more so than at Christmas….. Having worked in retail for nearly 30 years now I’ve perhaps heard the repeat of many famous festive tunes more than most of you but still I can never wait to … Continue reading

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12 dresses of Christmas

        Your Christmas attire all wrapped up!   Its coming up to the festive season and we are all busy thinking of others, shopping for presents, delicious food and generally preparing the home for the celebrations. We really do not give thought or time to ourselves, especially to our wardrobe……. Don’t feel anguished though because I have … Continue reading

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Indulgent chocolate xmas delights!

      Extravagance in taste…. Well I do absolutely adore chocolate be it good or bad for me and there is never a better time to indulge into its divine creamy deep dark taste than at the festive yuletide celebrations. After all once January has arrived and we are all following our New Years resolutions there won’t be a … Continue reading

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Sing a song of sixpence!

                    Tradition. Christmas is just around the corner and preparations are beginning to take place in homes all around the world, there are many traditions associated with this festive time but one of my favorites is the sixpence in your Christmas pudding. Never having been fortunate enough to find it in … Continue reading

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Five gifts of originality!

        Unique presents!   Christmas is approaching fast and we are all thinking about those present ideas, if not already purchased for those of you who are incredibly organized. I’m in the thinking mode still I must confess, so I’ve compiled a few of my favorites that you can really easily have in your possession with just … Continue reading

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Are you ready for the party season?

                    Looking great for Christmas Now that the Christmas party season is nearly upon us we can really branch out and wear those special pieces that make us feel fabulous. If you are struggling to find the perfect party dress here is a bit of inspiration. As we all know celebrity … Continue reading

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Reasons why we drink mulled wine.

                  Mulled wine week at Shirt Sleeves. It has been tradition at Shirt Sleeves for many years to have mulled wine and mince pies served in our store to our customers on the first week in December. So I thought it would be interesting to do some research on the history of … Continue reading

Festive Favourites.

    With the 25th December just around the corner and plenty of festive celebrations already underway we have well and truly once more, plunged ourselves  into the ‘season to be jolly’ and are all geared up for the occasion… Right ? Wrong, I’m sure. We understand Christmas isn’t everybody’s favourite time of year and for you it may simply be a glorified Sunday roast and a reason to buy endless gifts. … Continue reading

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