Tuesday, 29 June 2021

Bimbling in Brigg

My dentist appointment was for 12.35pm. I was there for 12.30pm and I had to wait outside until they were ready for me. Once inside I had to sanitise my hands, and she asked me a couple of questions. Have I had any covid symptoms, and have I been mixing with a lot of people. No to both. She walked me to the treatment room and asked me to put my bag in a plastic box outside the door. 
The dentist was very nice, we got off to a good start. His surname is the same as my mothers first married name. He has shortened his christian name, which is very similar to my mothers first name. Similar, not the same. I asked him where he was from, I didn't recognise his accent. He is from South Africa. 
After a good prod around, and two x rays, the verdict was, all is fine. I have to ring for an appointment in a years time. 
While I was in Brigg, that's where my dentist is, I thought I would walk down the main street and take a few pics. There was a strong smell of cooked food wafting from some of the shops. It was very tempting to get some chips, but I didn't.  
A phone box, with a real phone inside. 
The clock tower on top of the Tourist Information Centre. 


This building is called, The angel. It is home to a library, a cafe, a small museum, and a function room. 
Lots of hanging baskets dotted around. 

The River Ancholme runs through Brigg. It looked a bit murky, full of weeds. 

There are some narrow passages with small shops. 
And a row of small cottages right in the centre of the town, tucked away down a narrow street. 


I had a spot of lunch when I got back, and as the weather was warm and sunny I went off to do my five mile walk. There is an old gentleman I sometimes see, and today he was out with his dog. He told me he is 90 years old, and his dog is ten. 
I'm going to have the last hour relaxing and watching some videos, so I'll sign off now. We'll catch up soon. Toodle pip.   ilona

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  1. Enjoy your relaxation Iloa.You have had a really busy day.xx

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  2. Sometimes I see great words on your blog, Bimble and Toodle pip make me smile. That town oozes charm, and how nice to see the 90 year old man and his dog. They say a 10 year old dog is equivalent to 70 in human years. No wonder my 9 year old dog is slowing down!

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  3. So pleased it want well with the dentist and he was nice. I had to have a injection yesterday for carpel tunnel and my doctor was nice so two happy patients.
    What a pretty place Brigg is very clean. Enjoyed your walk and met an interesting man I bet he could tell a good story.
    Hazel 🌈🌈

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    1. They do seem to take pride in their town centre. I used to have a market stall there. It's a nice atmosphere.

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  4. I hadn't been to the dentist since before the first lockdown but I went a few weeks ago. The safety precautions they're taking when seeing patients is reassuring. I was really worried about my appointment this time, perhaps as it was so long since I'd last been (I usually go six monthly) but I had nothing to worry about, everything was fine. I've never been to Brigg, it looks a nice place for a wander.

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    1. I must not forget to ring up today and pay over the phone. I have always paid with cash at the reception desk, but with the one way system in place it's front door in and back door out. The ladies at reception are surrounded by a plastic screen, they got a wave as I went in, but I didn't see them again. Their job has changed, no face to face contact with patients.

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  5. It's great to hear that the gentleman is walking with his dog. There is such great value in having pets. Arilx

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    1. He is a nice old gentleman. He only walks a short way. Sadly the dog, a Jack Russell, is overweight. I make a fuss of it but don't say anything. He knows it and has mentioned it.

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  6. I haven't seen my dentist in nearly 2 years. My appiontment was due during 1st lockdown. They are not doing any check ups only emergency treatments.
    Carolx

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    1. You might have to give them a reminder that you are waiting, in a phone call. I think my dentist was probably working their way through a list.

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  7. i went to senior school in Brigg , havent been for a few years due to my very ex husband being in residence with his third wife

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