My husband and I have been trying to vary our daily walks whilst staying inside the Government Covid 19 lockdown rules. One new walk we tried is the National Trust Coleshill Estate yellow route. (Map below.) It’s just under three miles so is achievable within the hour if you get a move on. Lulu, our Long haired Hungarian Visler, enjoyed herself enormously climbing up Badbury Hill from Brimstone Farm. And the bluebells are currently in full bloom.
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This is the third in the series of ‘Lockdown Spotlights’ on families in the village, focusing on how they are managing under Covid 19 Lockdown. This week, we have been interviewing (from a distance!) John and Biddy Rounce, of Glebe House, right next to St Giles Church. The Rounces moved to Great Coxwell in 1992, from Weston Turville, ‘to get away from commuters!’. John retired from BP two years later after an illustrious career which took them all over the world. Company ‘postings’ included 2 years in New York, 3 years in Cape Town, 3 years in Houston Texas and frequent trips to Russia and the former Soviet Asian Republics. Their children, William and Kate, thrived on this exotic lifestyle.
How are you finding the lockdown? Biddy and John have been getting wonderful support from their daughter, Kate, who has been in lockdown with them. They do a big shop once a week but find the social distancing when shopping difficult. Kate finds Waitrose a bit more organised than Sainsbury's in that respect.
What is the most difficult part of the lockdown? Biddy said she was fine but that the most difficult part was the lack of shape to the week. Indeed, she revealed that she sometimes had lost track of the days and didn’t know what day of the week it was! (We know the feeling!).
Any tips from getting through lockdown? It’s clear that their dog, Pentti, gets lots of attention and daily walks. They all said that a routine is helpful. And John admitted to an afternoon nap. (very sensible!)
In the meantime, Stay Home, Protect the HNS and Save Lives,
Mandy Burns xx