Day Twenty-Six

Bishopsteignton Lockdown Diary

Last night’s Government announcement and other news. The thoughts and feelings of the village as it faces the twenty-sixth 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 Twenty-Seven.

News since last nights announcement

Coronavirus: Top stories this morning – BBC Breakfast | BBC

Coronavirus: hope of vaccine by the autumn say Oxford scientists – BBC News

Coronavirus warning: people dying of strokes and heart attacks as they avoid hospitals – BBC News

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

From Teignmouth Oracle

From Devon and Cornwall Police

2 Replies to “Day Twenty-Six”

  1. So, we have made 4 weeks of ‘lockdown’. 4 long weeks of trying to both work from home and look after a 4 year old. That is not easy! A 4 year old without a sibling to play with who therefore wants one of us to role play (dog/cat/princess/baby amongst the favourites!) or play with her all the time. With half an eye on work emails and Skype we have tried to come up with numerous fun things to fill the time that we can look back on fondly as opposed to remembering the stress of it all. Amongst the favourites so far have been; a sit in train made out of several boxes, a wormery (not sure most worms made it past day 5 – sorry worms), a bug hotel, numerous craft and art creations, a Frozen Lego set and lots of cakes (bowl licking the favourite part everytime). We have also planted sunflowers (and sent seeds to grandparents to join the growing competition) and had lots of family video calls (playing a made up game “What’s in the sock” (what it says on the tin)). The weather has been very kind so we have enjoyed the sunshine by playing bubbles in the garden, lots of local walks including finding Happy Valley Bluebell wood and we even got the paddling pool out! We feel very lucky to live in Bishopsteignton, with lovely neighbours, the amazing village shop, the Old Commercial’s baking goods, the Ringer’s online pub quiz. It is actually easy to feel in a bubble from the horror of the reality, looking out of our balcony towards the river. We have offered help to elderly neighbours and managed to get most food delivered from various sources. We are very fortunate really but that’s not to say this is easy! How much longer?!

  2. Had another day of continued communication with family, colleagues and friends – really struggling to find time to fit in the work I am talking about with some of them as a result, but communication such a pleasure I can’t feel anything but happiness about it.

    Ran up (and down) my stairs 100 times in 20 minutes during a 50 minute workout. They are 7 feet high. If I do that every day and my isolation lockdown lasts 498 days I will have done the equivalent of Everest and back down (without the need for thermal protection, climbing equipment or oxygen obviously). I would prefer Ben Nevis over the next 76 days if at all possible or better still High Willhays (highest point on Dartmoor) in less than three days. That last one is not going to happen.

    Smoked mackerel, feta, dates, olives and walnuts with pesto rice for tea.

    Enjoyed a most excellent Skype drinking, gypsy punk, pirate metal, hat wearing and sewing session with some friends this evening. Who knew that could be a thing?

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