Day Eight

Bishopsteignton Lockdown Diary

Last night’s Government announcement and other news. The thoughts and feelings of the village as it faces the eighth day of lockdown. You can now post images in the comments.

While responses to the Coronavirus Lockdown develop over the next few weeks, we want to record thoughts and actions in Bishopsteignton one day at a time. Please leave two or three sentences in the comments section below. Tomorrow we shall lock these comments and publish Day Nine.

News since last nights announcement

Coronavirus: Moscow goes into lockdown – BBC News

Coronavirus: Trump extends US guidelines beyond Easter – BBC News

Coronavirus: On the road with British police enforcing social distancing – BBC Newsnight

Posts on social media by local businesses and organisations made on this day

From the Parish Council:

From Old Walls Vineyard

From The Cockhaven Arms

From Teignmouth Oracle

4 Replies to “Day Eight”

  1. Another beautiful day to be in the garden, to see the colours and listen to the sounds. Apparently this lockdown has taken the soundscape back about 200 years. We can hear the birdsong and they can hear each other due to the lack of traffic! So in these curious times, lets enjoy the little things that we can.

  2. I think people are now in a bit of a holding pattern. We are getting better used to the new routines of how to work (or not), shop, excercise and go about our daily lives under the new regime of strictures designed to “smooth out the curve” and preserve the resources of the NHS. I hope we can learn from this when we go back to our “normal” lives and hopefully be more mindful in our consumption of resources and appreciate our relationships more.

  3. A quieter day today, so time to catch up with a bit of gardening. Mum’s been with us for a whole week – and already her COPD condition is much improved – must be being helped by our wonderful clean Devon air. Having lived in a city all my life until we moved here nearly 3 years ago, it’s something I never take for granted.
    …..Today’s flower picture for Meg was taken sitting amongst a sea of golden daffodils in a nearby farmers field (the sheep haven’t eaten them yet)

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