Sometimes you’ve just got to get in the festive spirit. This time last year we were knee-deep in snow and even Dublin airport was struggling with the Christmassy weather. This year however, Dublin is looking positively un-Christmasssy, I reckon people aren’t even putting up Christmas decorations at home either.
Having tried and failed to get the apartment to look remotely festive (a bit of manky old tinsel over the TV does not a festive sitting room make), I’ve suggested that we go to Kildare Village instead.
I went there last year (by train) and the decorations were so pretty, you feel Christmassy as soon as you’re in there. A couple of glasses of wine at L’officina may have helped in that respect.
There aren’t many High Street shops that I wish I could afford to spend more money in; however one of them is Jack Wills. Luckily, their outlet shop Kildare Village is one that I can afford to spend more money in. I went a little crazy when I first discovered it and its cheap-as prices. E.g. 60% off women’s shirts.
I’m sure it’s wishful thinking, but I really want this Crombie-style ‘Marbury’ jacket. If they don’t have it in the Kildare Village outlet store… Santa, I really hope you’re reading this.
Incidentally, I just ‘liked’ Kildare Village on Facebook and entered their Festive Secrets Christmas competition (it closes Friday, 23rd). I’m holding out for the unlimited free pass to OPW tourist attractions. May as well give it a go, right?