Day Sixty-Three

Bishopsteignton Lockdown Diary

At the end of week nine: last night’s Government announcement and other news. The thoughts and feelings of the village as it faces the sixty-third 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 Sixty-Four.

News since last nights announcement

Cummings row overshadows plans to lift lockdown – Covid-19: Top stories this morning – BBC

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

The Cockhaven Arms

Bishopsteignton Village Website

2 Replies to “Day Sixty-Three”

  1. The last week or so really illustrated how easy it is to let circumstances get to you without even realising its happening until you almost feel completely broken. While spending time with the people I love who are nearby is extremely valuable (I can’t imagine what it’s like for people living in total isolation etc.), the pain of not being able to see the one person that means the most suddenly hit me very hard this week. I managed to combine this with not making the effort to go out walking and be in nature – something that always helps me recharge – so that made it worse without me realising what I was depriving myself of. An early-ish morning walk yesterday with some company helped a great deal and I feel slightly more ready to face a bit more lockdown-life, taking the days one at a time. Trying to concentrate my thoughts on my hopes for life after coronavirus: moving in with my partner, working hard at the job I love, seeing more of my friends, getting back to re-enactment.

  2. We have had another week of sunny weather with only one day or so with gusty wind and the merest hint of damp in the air. Great for continuing with home improvements, as a lot of people are doing at the moment but the gardens are suffering a bit. We have been given a few tomato plants so they have been installed in the greenhouse where they are being cared for by Michael, official tomato grower of the family. When we sit at the top of our plot we can just see the Besigheim Way road bridge over the estuary through the roofs and chimney stacks. There seems to be much more traffic these days, almost like normal. Today (Monday 25th May) was a Bank Holiday so the village was generally quiet but in the news we are seeing images of hoardes of visitors to beaches which worries me a lot, especially as the the infrastructure to support these numbers is not back to normal. Public toilets and kids playgrounds are locked. Restaurants and cafes are closed, although some independents are now open again, operating as takeaway only. I just hope everyone is behaving in a considered and safe way.

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