Day Six

Bishopsteignton Lockdown Diary

Last night’s Government announcement and other news. The thoughts and feelings of the village as it faces the sixth day of lockdown.

News since last nights announcement

Coronavirus: Strict measures could last ‘significant period’: Michael Gove

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 Seven.

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

From Bishopsteignton Banter

From Old Walls Vineyard

4 Replies to “Day Six”

  1. Long Skype chat with the family – Dad and his wife isolating elsewhere in the village, brother and his wife and my niece and nephew staying at home in Cornwall. All seem in good spirits. Most enjoyable. We are doing this weekly and catching up individually in between – which means we are actually getting to see more of each other than we have done in a long time.

  2. Another bright and sunny day which allowed us to get out for our daily exercise and enjoy the village. Everyone we pass is respectful of social distancing but friendly so it feels like, bizarrely, we are getting to know people better!
    I have not left the village for a week now, a very odd feeling but my husband ventured out to get food supplies. He was impressed at how organised and quiet the local supermarket was.

  3. Sunday afternoon saw us take a brief walk across the main road down to the river where it was noticeably quieter than normal. Crossing the Teignmouth to Newton Abbot road was easy for a change. No need to wait for the crossing lights to change, or be quite so vigilant for vehicles speeding around the blind corner as nothing was to be heard. The walk towards Red Rock brings you directly opposite the, normally bustling, Coombe Cellars pub, adjacent to to the Teign Corinthian yacht club. The place was silent and still. No cars, river traffic or people, unlike the river itself on the flood tide, with the estuary bird life busy feeding before the water level grew too high.

  4. Had a slap up Sunday lunch today (courtesy of my amazing cheffy husband) to help to take our minds off this weird situation – does us good to forget the strange happenings in the world outside for a while. Followed this with another long walk – it’s great to see spring unaffected by our troubles and very calming for the soul.
    The clocks went forward last night so we took advantage of the later daylight time to sit for a while on a bench watching the late evening sky. We can normally hear a faint swoosh from the cars on the A380 in the distance, but tonight was absolute silence.
    …..Today’s flower picture for Meg was taken by the sundial (checking the hour change) seemed appropriate!!

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