Day Fourteen

Bishopsteignton Lockdown Diary

Two weeks in. Last night’s Government announcement and other news. The thoughts and feelings of the village as it faces the fourteenth day of lockdown. 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 Fifteen.

News since last nights announcement

Prime Minister Boris Johnson Hospitalised and Other Top CV Stories

Prime Minister Boris Johnson now in intensive care

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

From Bishopsteignton Banter

www.facebook.com/BishopsteigntonBanter/posts/2753672501425309

www.facebook.com/BishopsteigntonBanter/posts/2753645468094679

From Teignmouth Oracle

www.facebook.com/TeignmouthOracle/posts/2836070929774032

4 Replies to “Day Fourteen”

  1. The birds in my garden and around have been a constant joy to me during this lockdown. So much uplifting birdsong, as well as being told off if I sit too near the bird feeders. So, I always had a nesting box up on my summerhouse, but last year it fell down in the gales. So I put up a new one, but on retrieving the old one I found it was still intact, if a bit distressed. I put it atop a tall tiered plant/ pot stand outside my sitting room window, and low and behold, today I realised that one family of blue tits have taken up residence and are busy building a nest. They pause in the nearby rose, have a look around, pop over to the hanging basket and then use the chains as a ladder to the birdhouse. From my desk in the sitting room I can watch at a distance and they just carry on. Brilliant! It probably means I won’t be able to sit anywhere near them for the foreseeable future, but what a privilege, and what a lovely positive event for this strange time. Life goes on, it appears!

  2. The second week of lockdown was really busy with more work done on the allotment and on the garden. All first and second potatoes have now been planted in newly dug up ground, together with both white and red onions. Digging, lifting and tiding has provided me with plenty of exercise last week while chatting to the Robin that’s sits waiting for the worms to arrive after I have dug the ground. The sunshine was lovely last week which was well appreciated after the wet weather we have had, and with the sunshine I noticed my daffs and other spring flowers have fully opened while listening to the bumble bees flying around getting their dinner. We put up our bird feeder and now while having our morning cuppa sit and watch the robins, blue tits, coal tits and green finches having their breakfast. Also Clive noticed a Woodpecker pecking at one of our trees. After a very lazy weekend, watching the World go by and knitting more of my Land Girl Jumper (one more sleeve to knit now) I was back on the allotment this morning. I wonder what this week will bring.

  3. It was good to hear Her Majesty The Queen broadcast her message to the people. When the image of her in her uniform popped up it reminded me how the words our Government are using in the daily update are regularly referencing a war against the virus. Things like “battle”, “campaign”, “beating the enemy” and more. I get the feeling this is intended to nudge us into pulling together to work towards a common cause, as our grandparents did 75 years ago.

  4. Well, I was supposed to be going to a dental hygienist appointment today but that is obviously not happening. The dentist rang last week to postpone all appointments until at least July…there was a story on Spotlight News last night saying that dentists were having to leave patients in acute pain as they cannot treat them at the moment (ouch).
    The village Supply Store is starting a scheme today asking if people placing food orders would like to donate £1 or £2 towards a food bank as supplies in the regular food banks are running low. A room has been set aside in the Community Centre to store and make up food parcels for those in need as we go on.

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