This year, I'm trying to push the low light limits of the Nokia Lumia 800 so I made a short video clip (below the break) through the dirty windscreen of our car as we watched the town of Cashel turn blue for the holiday season. I've also included some still images of the Dublin Chocolate Factory in the clip, a place worth visiting if you're under the age of ten. Our four-year-old wants to take the "big blue bus" (Aircoach) to Dublin to see the Brown Thomas windows and to walk under the overhead twinkling lights on Grafton Street (that's the shot in the image at left). This year, the local shopfronts have some very lovely windows that stay illuminated during the evening.
It's hard to tell whether the current winds of austerity are affecting the cash tills this Christmas season. However, the multi-story car parks are filling up every Saturday and our favourite spots are always occupied when we travel to Limerick to shop there.