Friday 3 April 2020

Gloucestershire Coronavirus lockdown diary in pictures

Home-schooling the kids? Live-streamed yoga classes? Stay home and save lives during the Coronavirus crisis. Wherever you are in Gloucestershire during the UK lockdown, share what you’re doing on Instagram with the hashtag #InThisTogetherGlos.

Whether you’ve turned your living room into a makeshift classroom and are doing PE lessons in the garden, are finding imaginative ways to work from home, you’re doing that DIY project or perhaps cooking up a culinary masterpiece in the kitchen, use the hashtag #InThisTogetherGlos on Instagram to share photos of how you’re spending your time in Gloucestershire during the UK’s Coronavirus Covid-19 lockdown.

As part of SoGlos’s #InThisTogetherGlos campaign to spread good news and positivity at this challenging time, we will share some of the most fun and most joyful photos taken by readers and businesses in Gloucestershire right here, for everyone to enjoy – updated each day.


Gloucestershire Coronavirus lockdown diary in pictures – Thursday 2 April 2020






Gloucestershire Coronavirus lockdown diary in pictures – Wednesday 1 April 2020





Gloucestershire Coronavirus lockdown diary in pictures – Tuesday 31 March 2020


cheltenhamtownhall today to enable Cheltenham Trust to deliver ready meals and food to those in need across Cheltenham. Second picture explains this more! : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : #inthistogetherglos #inthistogether #cheltenhamtrust #cheltenhamhumankind #cheltenham #coronakindness #community #communitylove #helponeanother #helpothers #feedcheltenham #foodbank #charity #volunteer #cheltenhamlife #cotswoldslife #humankindchelt #recycle #reuserecycle

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These beautiful paintings inspired by Puzzlewood are by @WatercolourPuddles. We commissioned Julie earlier in the year to create these five Puzzlewood-themed prints after seeing her work and falling love with it. Julie is local to us in the Forest of Dean and produces the most characterful, colourful nature inspired pieces, of animals, birds and woodland creatures all with her own charm and often with a vintage element too. Julie was thrilled to be asked and said “I love quirky and different so I love Puzzlewood for those reasons”. Now finished, the five pieces are entitled: 1. Puzzled Robins 2. Postcard from Puzzlewood 3. Ready for Adventure 4. Bridge to Puzzlewood 5. Puzzlewood’s Banksy Each piece has its own unique little story to tell. The prints have also been made into greetings cards which were all available for sale in our shop just before we had to close. So they'll still be there when we reopen but we thought they were too beautiful to wait to tell you about them! You can also read a lovely blog post and interview with Julie on our website with more information about the five pieces in our new blog post on our website. Which is your favourite? We love them all ???? #Painting #Artist #OriginalArt #InspiredByNature #Puzzlewood #DeanWye #VisitBritain #ForestOfDean #OMGB #CapturingBritain #BrilliantBritain #LoveGreatBritain #VisitEngland #TheForestOfDean #Gloucestershire #OurForest #ThisPrettyEngland #LoveBritain #UKHiddenGems #IgersEngland #DiscoverGloucestershire #AncientWoodland #InThisTogetherGlos

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Gloucestershire Coronavirus lockdown diary in pictures – Monday 30 March 2020


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The gorgeous @thebelllangford window shop! Our epic local pub has put together a fantastic array of supplies to help support our lovely local village, supporting local business, but also helping village residents to acknowledges and support our current social distancing rules. A little birdie told me that they also serve takeaway pints…which might just be the ticket for those missing a visit to the pub! . #communitylove #mypubsbetterthanyourpub . . . . . #thinklocaldrinklocal #countrypub #thebelllangford#supportlocal #community #InThisTogetherGlos #supportlocalproduce #farmshop #cotswolds #givethegiftofwine #cotswoldslife #cotswoldliving #cotswoldstyle #countrysidelife #interiordesigns #beautifulpubs #cirencester #supportlocalproduce #gloucestershire #countrylife #countryhome #cotswolds #countryliving #style #countrydecor

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As we welcome in the British Summer, why not treat yourself to one of our special offers. Support local produce - “Think Local, Drink Local.” ?? We are offering six bottles of Poulton Hill Bacchus for £86.34, which is a 10 per cent discount, and 12 bottles for only £163.09, which is a 15 per cent discount. Or, we can deliver six bottles of Poulton Hill Cotswold Rosé for £80.94 which is a 10 per cent saving, or 12 bottles for £152.89, which is 15 per cent off. These will be delivered for free to the UK mainland – saving you an extra £10. To take advantage of these very special offers, go online now. We will be following Government guidelines when we deliver. We will place the wine by the front door, knock and stand back at least two metres. Please be aware that courier deliveries may take longer due to increased demand. #thinklocaldrinklocal #supportlocal #InThisTogetherGlos #supportlocalproduce #englishvineyard #englishwine #cotswolds #cirencester #givethegiftofwine #supportlocalproduce #cellardoor #vineyard #vines #winetasting #womeninwine #gloucestershire #vineyardhobbits #viticulture #winter #instawine #winesofinstagram #vineyard #winelife #winestagram #whitewine #bulari

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These beautiful paintings inspired by Puzzlewood are by @WatercolourPuddles. We commissioned Julie earlier in the year to create these five Puzzlewood-themed prints after seeing her work and falling love with it. Julie is local to us in the Forest of Dean and produces the most characterful, colourful nature inspired pieces, of animals, birds and woodland creatures all with her own charm and often with a vintage element too. Julie was thrilled to be asked and said “I love quirky and different so I love Puzzlewood for those reasons”. Now finished, the five pieces are entitled: 1. Puzzled Robins 2. Postcard from Puzzlewood 3. Ready for Adventure 4. Bridge to Puzzlewood 5. Puzzlewood’s Banksy Each piece has its own unique little story to tell. The prints have also been made into greetings cards which were all available for sale in our shop just before we had to close. So they'll still be there when we reopen but we thought they were too beautiful to wait to tell you about them! You can also read a lovely blog post and interview with Julie on our website with more information about the five pieces in our new blog post on our website. Which is your favourite? We love them all ???? #Painting #Artist #OriginalArt #InspiredByNature #Puzzlewood #DeanWye #VisitBritain #ForestOfDean #OMGB #CapturingBritain #BrilliantBritain #LoveGreatBritain #VisitEngland #TheForestOfDean #Gloucestershire #OurForest #ThisPrettyEngland #LoveBritain #UKHiddenGems #IgersEngland #DiscoverGloucestershire #AncientWoodland #InThisTogetherGlos

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This Wednesday and Sunday we’ll be heading out to the villages of Coates (10.30-11.15 village hall car park) and Miserden (12-1.30 at the village hall) to drop off deliveries. Head to our website (link in bio) and choose from fresh fruit & veg, chef made ready meals, dry goods and cleaning products then call us on 01285 641818 to place your order and we’ll be there on Wednesday and Sunday to deliver your goods. . . . #miserden #coates #cotswolds #villages #callandcollect #supportlocal #mbbbrasserie #cornhalldeli #kingsheadhotel #socialdistancing #localstore #freshveg #readymeals #localmarket #cheferodgers #conveniencestore #cornhall #cirencester #localproduce #cotswolds #essentials #gloucestershirelive #thereforyouglos #inthistogetherglos

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We got a bit wet and muddy on our walk today. It was a shorter one than usual, because the day ran away with us, but it was great to get some fresh air before tea. Today we balanced on logs, climbed trees, played Pooh sticks and explored the banks of a stream. Aside from a LOT of plastic pollution, this is one of our new favourite spots. What have you guys been up to today? . #theweatherneverbotheredmeanyway #ourfrugistyle #welovefrugi #cheltenham #ourchelt #igerschelt #outdoorsandhappy #glosbloggers #teamgoreslockdownwalks #outsideonpurpose #wheremywelliestakeme #littlewanderingwellies #exploretheoutdoorswithus #adventure #adventureisoutthere #moodysky #mblogger #pblogger #ukparentblogger #mygirl #thisgirltho #thelifeofhoneylola #stephloveshoney #honeywears #stream #water #walkingwithkids #thisgirlcan #inthistogetherglos

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Gloucestershire Coronavirus lockdown diary in pictures – Sunday 29 March 2020






Gloucestershire Coronavirus lockdown diary in pictures – Saturday 28 March 2020


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Today's Mood: Panic Attack . . Since Coronavirus reached the UK and the schools closed, I hadn't been doing too badly. Anxious, of course but I'd been okay, enjoying the sun in the garden, safe in our own little bubble, or so it felt. . . Then lockdown happened, and the messages have increasingly become more serious. More people continue to fall sick, then it reaches your town, it infects people you know. You hear that friends who are vulnerable are high risk are locking themselves away in their rooms and you worry about them. You're told it won't affect healthy adults or children too badly then images of healthy adults and children on ventilators surface on the internet and suddenly my bubble of safety has burst and I'm fearful. Nothing is more terrifying for a parent than the possibility of their child becoming critically ill. . . Today I woke up and something was different. The sun had gone behind the clouds and the anxiety and fear caught up with me I had a panic attack. It happens sometimes. But...I feel better afterward, for it has released some of that built up emotion. Sometimes we try to push our fear and anxiety to the background, to ignore it, but my advice is this acknowledge your feelings and let yourself feel what you're feeling. It's okay to be fearful, it's okay to be anxious, it's okay to be worried. Feel it, talk about it, breathe, and move on. Take it easy, rest, curl up under a blanket for awhile, I am. . . Sending love xx . . #mentalwellbeing #mentalhealth #maternalmentalhealth #perinatalmentalhealth #postnatalmentalhealth #maternalmentalhealth #mumsmentalhealth #mumlife #gloucestershire #cotswolds #cotswoldlife #cheltenhamlife #cheltenham #inthistogetherglos

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Gloucestershire Coronavirus lockdown diary in pictures – Friday 27 March 2020




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Good morning! We’re cooking up a delicious Sunday Roast for you to enjoy at home, available to pick up from Saturday 9:30-4pm or 10-2pm on Sunday. £20 for two people. • Huntsham Court Farm Rib of Beef and Yorkshire Puddings • Roasted potatoes and parsnips. • A selection of seasonal vegetables. • A portion deliciously oozy cauliflower cheese. The perfect Sunday Roast takeaway... Give us a call on 01285 641818 to order and book your collection time. Other items are available in link in bio. . . . #callandcollect #sundayroast #roastbeef #allthetrimmings #mbbbrasserie #cornhalldeli #kingsheadhotel #socialdistancing #localstore #freshveg #readymeals #localmarket #cheferodgers #conveniencestore #cornhall #cirencester #localproduce #cotswolds #essentials #gloucestershirelive #thereforyouglos #inthistogetherglos

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Gloucestershire Coronavirus lockdown diary in pictures – Thursday 26 March 2020




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A message from Jolly Nice: We have made the very difficult decision to temporarily close our Coffee Counter and Service Kitchen whilst the Farmshop and Butchery remain open for your essential food shopping. We need to ensure that our working and shopping environment are as safe as possible for our team, customers and the wider community. How we are trying to help you: ??We have daily deliveries from many small local suppliers and have our wide range of produce ??We're restricting access across Jolly Nice - the paddock and yurts are closed, 2m distance must be observed and a maximum of 4 customers can go into the Farmshop ??Our chefs are coming up with delicious new ready meals in our kitchens ??We have a new delivery service for over 70's and the self-isolated (Order Form on our website) so they can stay at home. In future we hope to serve more people in this way ??We are open 8am-7pm. Priority for NHS Staff & Volunteers, Health care staff and key workers 8am-9am weekdays and 6pm-7pm weekends How you can help us: ??Shop at quieter times, earlier in the week and in the morning or evening ??Do not visit in groups, no more than 2 people per household ??Wait until you get home before you eat any Jolly Nice goods ??Please do not call to ask about stock levels or to reserve items for you - we're busy ordering, re-stocking and serving ??Please continue to support us as your local Farmshop #thinklocaldrinklocal #jollynicefarmshop #jollynice #supportsmallbusiness #InThisTogetherGlos #supportlocalproduce #farmshop #englishvineyard #englishwine #cotswolds #givethegiftofwine #supportlocalproduce #cellardoor #vineyard #vines #winetasting #womeninwine #gloucestershire #vineyardhobbits #viticulture #winter #instawine #winesofinstagram #vineyard #winelife #winestagram #whitewine #bulari @jollynicefarmshop

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Gloucestershire Coronavirus lockdown diary in pictures – Wednesday 25 March 2020


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Gloucester Services Quick Kitchen remains open for homemade takeaway food and drinks. The Farmshop, Butchery and Filling Station all remain open. All areas of the business have social distancing measures in place. They also stock our multi medal winning wines ???? #thinklocaldrinklocal #gloucesterservices #gloucesterservicesfarmshop #supportlocal #InThisTogetherGlos #supportlocalproduce #farmshop #englishvineyard #englishwine #cotswolds #givethegiftofwine #supportlocalproduce #cellardoor #vineyard #vines #winetasting #womeninwine #gloucestershire #vineyardhobbits #viticulture #winter #instawine #winesofinstagram #vineyard #winelife #winestagram #whitewine #bulari @gloucesterservices

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Up for a challenge? So who’s up for a bit of fun and distraction and a chance to win a free dry cut when i re open? I’m challenging you all to a heat ‘lock down’ on your your beautiful locks! • I am setting all my clients and friends a challenge to use no heat on their hair for the duration of their isolation! • No hairdryers. No straighteners. No curling. Nada! Just natural texture! • As we won’t be trimming those ends, let’s protect them by giving them a rest from heat. • There are loads of interesting ways to style your hair heat free, from old fashion ragging, to braiding, to sleep in rollers... so why it use the extra time we have, to experiment with our hair, give it a much needed break from heat, and see how it comes out on the other side!! • Please, please tag me in your selfies showing me that real textured hair, either crazy frizz and curls, or pretty heat free styling... use the hashtag #teasylocksonlockdown • My favourite 10 will be getting a free dry cut once I reopen! • Stay home, stay safe, Louise xx • #teasylocksonlockdown #inthistogetherglos

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Gloucestershire Coronavirus lockdown diary in pictures – Tuesday 24 March 2020






As part of SoGlos’s #InThisTogetherGlos campaign, we are sharing positive news stories from across Gloucestershire at this tough time, as well as joyful photos taken by readers in our Coronavirus lockdown diary. Share your stories and pictures by using the #InThisTogetherGlos hashtag.


Also see the following SoGlos articles on the Coronavirus crisis in Gloucestershire:

Practical ways to support Gloucestershires small businesses during the Coronavirus crisis

Gloucestershire businesses hosting virtual entertainment

Coronavirus event cancellations and venue closures in Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire businesses doing something special during the Coronavirus crisis

Independent Gloucestershire restaurants offering takeaway services during Coronavirus crisis

Gloucestershire businesses launching beer, wine and gin delivery services

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