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How We're Social Distancing in the Lee Valley

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How We're Social Distancing in the Lee Valley

How We're Social Distancing in the Lee Valley

As we come to the end of our second week of the Covid 19 Lockdown here in Ireland, we are getting used to life confined to our homes.
Like many others all over the world, we are doing our best to stay connected and stay busy while keeping apart.
With that in mind, we would like to share how we're social distancing in the
Lee Valley with some positive, interesting and entertaining activities, and
perhaps give you a few ideas of your own..

 

 

Gardening 

Gardening

 

As we take some time out, now is a great opportunity to tackle some gardening tasks.  Reconnecting with
nature and getting outdoors, engaging in some
therapeutic and rewarding hard work while cocooning. 
We are very much looking forward to getting back into
our beautiful gardens for Spring time and plant some 
beautiful blooms.

 

 

Reading

Reading

Reading at home (wearing our Flannel Pyjamas in Blarney Stone)

 

Lockdown is the perfect excuse to delve into the pile of books
you've been meaning to read.  At Lee Valley we are excited to get reacquainted with some of 
our old favorites like James Joyce and Oscar Wilde and some new books
from Irish authors like Marian Keyes and Roddy Doyle. 
Relaxing in front of an open fire in our cosy Sleepwear with our next page turner.
You can also catch up on our recent Blog posts to pass the 
time including our 
'Welcome to Lee Valley' series Here

 

 

Cooking Our Favorites

 Recipe Barbecued Salmon with baked sweet potatoes
Recipe for Salmon with baked Sweet potatoes and garlic butter

 

As we find ourselves spending more time at home, we are compelled to
spend some time cooking up our culinary favorites.  So dig out your
cookbooks, fill up your pantry and try one of our local dishes
featuring Lee Valley's most famous fish,
the Salmon.  Find the full recipe Here

 

 

Exploring our Local Area

 Inchigeela Island Sunset
Walking in the Lee Valley (River Island, Inchigeela, Co.Cork)

 

There is no better time to get out and about to explore our local area.  In
Ireland during Lockdown we are to adhere to a 2km radius boundary
from our home while taking exercise.  What many are discovering
is there are truly some amazing sights
to see so close to home.  The above photo is from
our short trip in Inchigeela (taken by our own
Shane Hurley) over looking the river at
sunset.
It is truly a beautiful part of the Lee Valley.

 

 

Fishing

fishing

Fishing in the River Lee (wearing our Vintage Grandfather shirt VR17)

 

 Fishing is one of our favorite pastimes in the Lee Valley and
we are lucky to be surrounded by many clean and beautiful lakes
and rivers.  As our fishing season here is from February to September
it is the perfect time to grab our rod and venture out for
a day at the local lake.
One of the most common fish to be found in these
waters are the Lee Valley Salmon, also part of our famous logo.

 

 

Catching up with Friends

stay connected

Catching up with friends digitally (wearing our touchscreen gloves)

 

As platforms like Zoom, Whatsapp and Facebook become more integrated
into our lives, they have become a vital way to keep in touch
with friends during this time.  
Traditional letters and post cards have also become more common
here in Ireland, even our national postal service has
generously gifted everyone free postcards to keep in touch as we aim
to maintain contact with the outside world.
Zoom dinner parties, Facetiming relatives and Netflix parties are all
popular here until we can meet and gather once more. 

 

 

Spending Quality Time With our Loved Ones 

 Quality Time with your Loved Ones

Spending Quality Time Together (wearing our Flannel Nightrobes LV6)

 

There is nothing more important than family and at Lee Valley Ireland
being a family owned business, we would like to send greetings from our family
to yours at this worrying time.  Stay safe and stay home, and cherish
this time together.  We are all in this together and wish all our customers
the best in health and happiness.  We are here for you if you need to
contact us for any reason, you can email us at customercare@leevalley.ie or contact us
on our Social media channels.

 

We would love to hear what you are doing while Social Distancing. 
Let us know your social distancing tips and stories
a comment below.

 

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