Day Thirty-Seven

Bishopsteignton Lockdown Diary

As the village reaches the end of week five since the Government’s lockdown: last night’s Government announcement and other news. The thoughts and feelings of the village as it faces the thirty seventh 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 Thirty-Seven.

News since last nights announcement

Coronavirus: Top stories this morning – BBC Breakfast | BBC

Coronavirus: 98-year-old doctor working through the lockdown – BBC News

US confirms one million coronavirus cases – BBC News

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

Bishopsteignton Parish Council

2 Replies to “Day Thirty-Seven”

  1. So how many new activities or experiences have you had since lockdown? Apart from singing online via youtube with thousands of others across the world, I experienced my first virtual lunch party with my sisters and husbands today. We cooked the same food ( a pasta dish and then homemade brown bread icecream with strawberries) and had zoom conversation on my tablet at the table. I even dressed up wearing a skirt for the first time in 5 weeks! It worked really well. The only ‘problem’ was drinking wine at lunchtime but it made the afternoon go very quickly with a little well-earned nap…. Next time we shall do it in the evening. Ho hum. #funisimportantinlockdown.

  2. Did something I knew I shouldn’t today. I am actually feeling fine but I thought my mood and general mental wellbeing might be further boosted by a run – something I was doing almost daily until fairly recently. I wasn’t desperate to get out – it just seemed it might be a good idea.

    So with my high risk self isolated status in mind I got up really early and out I went. Saw no one, touched nothing. Beautiful fresh air. The great outdoors.

    By the first 500m I knew I wasn’t happy. I turned around and headed back home. Back in the house I felt calm and unworried. After some consideration I realise that it wasn’t being outside that bothered me – it was not being in my house.

    Under any other circumstances I would consider this cause for concern, however, on reflection, after three weeks of not going out and best guess another nine to go this is actually indicative of positive adaptation to the situation. I like being in my house. I have food and shelter and plenty to do. I regularly interact with other people.

    I would’t want my entire future to only consist of this existence, but for the time being my head is exactly where it needs to be in order to best cope.

    When the time comes I expect to change and adapt to going out and being away from home again.

    Adaptivity is the key.

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