Day Forty-Two

Bishopsteignton Lockdown Diary

As we reach the end of week six of Lockdown. Last night’s Government announcement and other news. The thoughts and feelings of the village as it faces the forty second day. Logged in visitors can post their comments below.

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 and any images you may have in the comments section below. Tomorrow we shall lock these comments and publish Day Forty-three.

News since last nights announcement

Possible post-lockdown workplace rules – Coronavirus: Top stories this morning – BBC Breakfast – BBC

Coronavirus: trial begins of mobile app to track infections – BBC News

Coronavirus warning: lockdown could be lifted then reimposed due to second wave – BBC News

Fake News Generator: Who starts viral misinformation? – BBC News

Coronavirus: Adults enjoy first outdoor exercise as Spain relaxes lockdown measures – BBC News

Coronavirus: Japan extends state of emergency – BBC News

Coronavirus: Naples feels the cost of Italy’s lockdown – BBC News

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

Bishopsteignton Heritage

Teignmouth Oracle

Also several shared posts from local food suppliers offering either delivery or time slots for collection.

2 Replies to “Day Forty-Two”

  1. Day 42. I was reminded today that 42 is in fact the answer to the “Ultimate Question of Life, The Universe, and Everything” realised after 7½ million years of calculated reasoning by supercomputer “Deep Thought”, a computer specially built for this purpose by a group of hyper-intelligent pan-dimensional beings – as recorded by Douglas Adams circa 1978. Deep Thought was also named “Earth” by it’s residents, if I remember correctly.

    Also “Here’s to alcohol: the cause of, and solution to, all of life’s problems” – as noted by Homer Simpson circa throughout a lifetime. (Read it in his voice).

  2. Been kept very busy by a good mix of shop work, prep for VE75 and virtual-catch-ups with friends far away. I remain so grateful to those who are nearby and offer comfort and companionship during this period of Lockdown. I’m still missing my partner and friends very badly and am anxious to return to their company as soon as possible/safe. I sent letters to my grandparents last week and recieved a letter in reply today with news/updates; I think I will have built up a nice Lockdown-archive by the time things return to ‘normal’… Took a delivery in the Morris today of Champagne and cake for a wedding anniversary; many happy returns to that couple. It has been a great pleasure and very freeing to take short drives in my Moggy for food deliveries… I hope the sight and sound ‘Snowdrop’ brings the same joy to others. Not been getting enough exercise – must address this!

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