Day Twenty-Five

Bishopsteignton Lockdown Diary

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

News since last nights announcement

Coronavirus: Top stories this morning – BBC Breakfast | BBC

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

From Bishopsteignton Banter

From Bishopsteignton Parish Council

From Teignmouth Oracle

3 Replies to “Day Twenty-Five”

  1. Spent nearly the whole day talking with friends/family/colleagues on phone and Skype for all sorts of reasons. Also email and texts.

    Got my data issue with O2 sorted out – I had no internet from yesterday 9pm – which would have had a substantial ripple effect as I can’t leave the house. Great customer service – once I got through to a human.

    Claire Irvin made an extra rhubarb crumble which Ken left on my doorstep earlier really making my day! – Looking forward to that in a minute!

    Also rearranged my sitting room – see attached image and had a decent work out.

    Got almost no actual work done whatsoever as seem to have been busy all day – last work related conversation ended about 8pm and then put this page together.

  2. Today it rained, hard. The first proper rain we have had since lockdown started. The plants need it though and it will make weeding the garden a lot easier. I tried to use Suttons Seeds website the other day to see if I could order some bedding plants to pot up for round the shop door but there is a waiting system on there which showed I was several hundred down the queue so I didn’t carry on. There is a local nursery garden advertising plants delivered to the door so I might just try that when I have worked out properly what I need. Much better to keep it local. I notice the Teign Shellfish company and the local fishermen are struggling to sell their catch, I guess because so many restaurants are now closed. There is such a huge knock-on effect to so many local businesses with the situation going on as it will now do for several more weeks. We have been very fortunate to have been able to diversify and keep trading but many other local businesses will not survive this and the economic effect on this area will be long lasting.

  3. We knew it was coming – the extension of a further 3 weeks of lockdown – but it still felt quite difficult pyschologically to me. I am missing my new grandaughter up in London who is now 17 months and walking fast but with skype and facetime I can watch her at breakfast and dinner on some days and that is really fun. My son said we will meet up as soon as the lockdown restrictions are loosened and suggested I might be bored of Devon. But actually it’s just a change of scene other than the house and I shall look forward and appreciate going out and about in Devon all the more when the time comes!

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