What’s your festive Punch?

              Christmas Drinks Christmas is approaching fast and we are all busy no doubt with our preparations, from gift shopping to food, we all aim for the celebrations to run without a hitch. Lets not forget those all important Christmas drinks, for me I have fond memories of mixing a snowball for my Grandma with my elder sister on the drinks cabinet or sideboard as it was called back then in the trendy 70’s.   Nostalgia springs to mind and the simplicity of a... Read More

, ,

Shirt Sleeves stocking filler list!

                      Christmas is fast approaching and we all have those finishing touches to complete ! But don’t fear we have it covered here at Shirt Sleeves! Today we are going to list our top ten stocking fillers all under £50 to help you get Christmas sorted!   1. First on our Christmas list is this beautiful fresh water pearl effect bracelet from Eliza Gracious! Wear in an evening or during the day to give an elegant finish to any outfit! ... Read More


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 put together the perfect 12 dresses for you to browse through, and giving you some food for thought, with that peace of mind that at a click of your mouse... Read More

, ,

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 minute spare to think of delicious, dangerous delights of chocolate desert. So to start off the the proceedings I have chosen a classic Christmas log oozing with fresh cream and... Read More


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 my portion of pie when I was a child but the anticipation was always immense…….   The giving principle goes right back to the Three Kings and Jesus with the... Read More


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 the click of the mouse and our great service here at Shirtsleeves which we pride ourselves on I must confess…… So I will not keep you in suspense any longer... Read More


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 mulled wine. There’s nothing like a warm glass of mulled wine on those cold winter nights to get you into the Christmas spirit. This warm spiced drink is a traditional... Read More