10 facts about St George!

ST GEORGES DAY.                 This Thursday sees the arrival of St Georges day 23rd April in our calander. More and more these events are becoming extremely popular and are given a commercial boost. Thinking about England and its traditions are a way of preserving our history, this got me thinking that I`d like to know more about Saint George and his origins.   We all connect him with dragon slaying and the stories behind that are somewhat mystical wouldn’t you agree? However there... 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