Day Thirty-Two

Bishopsteignton Lockdown Diary

Last night’s Government announcement and other news. The thoughts and feelings of the village as it faces the thirty second 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-Three.

News since last nights announcement

Coronavirus: Top stories this morning – BBC Breakfast | BBC

Coronavirus vaccine: first human trial in Europe begins at Oxford – BBC News

Coronavirus lockdown: Scotland considers options for easing restrictions – BBC News

Coronavirus: EU leaders agree huge rescue package – BBC News

Coronavirus: Smog pollution in Delhi vanishes – BBC News

Coronavirus: Lockdown’s heavy toll on Italy’s mental health – BBC News

Coronavirus: Doctor rejects Trump’s ‘heat and light’ idea at White House – BBC News

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

From Teignmouth Oracle

2 Replies to “Day Thirty-Two”

  1. 8am daily exercise walk to Happy Valley bluebell wood – stunning! So good for the soul, especially alone. Day with daughter baking, drawing, playing in garden. Few hours of work when she was happy watching TV.
    Finding less clothes washing to do as hubby not wearing work shirts etc but definetly more washing up with us all eating every meal at home. My dishwasher has never been on so much.
    Seeds arrived in post so planted some carrots and peas and flowers. Broccoli and tomato seedlings from village seedling swap doing well. A better day for stress levels as didn’t try to do 7 hrs work (I don’t work Fridays normally!)

  2. Today I took the car to the cash & carry in Newton Abbot. This is the first time I have been out of the village for at least a month! It feels slightly surreal being out and about and the new discipline of sanitising, distancing around the store and at the till is still hard to get used to. I thought about visiting one of the local supermarkets on my way back but I didn’t have the mental energy to cope with another new regime so I just took the shop supplies back home to my sanctuary. Home, where I can move about where I want, when I want and where I feel I am in relative control during this strange and unsettling period. We are very fortunate to have the beer garden and car park to use for fresh air and sunshine, and I have tried to spend an hour or so every day doing a bit of gardening to soak up some vitamin D. I cannot imagine what it must be like to be cooped up in a tiny apartment with no private, outside space where you can breathe physically or mentally.

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