I have an admin day today, so I have decided my Admin days will tell you a little bit about the lovely county I live in Somerset.
Today, I am going to talk about Athelney which is is located between the villages of Burrowbridge and East Lyng in the Sedgemoor district of Somerset.
The area is known as the Isle of Athelney, because it was once a very low isolated island in the ‘very great swampy and impassable marshes’ of the Somerset Levels . Much of the Levels are below sea level. They are now drained for agricultural use during the summer, but are regularly flooded in the Autumn/Winter and due to economic climate Spring as well.
Athelney is around 6 miles from North Petherton, where the Alfred Jewel (an Anglo-Saxon ornament dating from the late 9th century), was discovered in 1693.
The Alfred Jewel is now housed in the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford. It is inscribed “AELFRED MEC HEHT GEWYRCAN”, meaning ‘Alfred ordered me made
I have a number of meetings in Coventry today and I tried to think what could I put to inspire you about Coventry. I was aware of it’s steeped history with the Coventry Blitz of 1940 and the effect it had on the city and the city’s industry and people. It made me think about the Cathedral and this reminded me of the Cross of Nails and Cross of Wood which has held such a symbolic meaning to many people all over the world and has become a symbol of peace and forgiveness not only in Coventry but in Berlin who also had been bombed by the Allied Bombers. But I was not aware that any boat HMS with the name Coventry in it also has a cross of nails onboard to inspire the crew.
After a cancelled meeting this morning. I decided to try my luck with other hospitals in area to no avail. I saw many beautiful towns on route and the most delightful scenery. But today I want mention Machynlleth and the emotion I felt as a drove through a town who have been affected deeply by the disappearance of little April Jones.
April Jones, is a five-year-old girl from Machynlleth, Powys, Wales, who disappeared on 1 October 2012, last seen getting into a van.
I felt so sad for the family and the town had to pull over and write this blog while I was in amongst a town which is adorned with pink ribbons to remind everyone of April.
Well what a day….. Lots of travel……a mixture of motorway, A and B roads. I have been to Bristol, Tamworth, Coventry and my bed for the night was in Borth in Mid Wales.
Borth has an ancient submerged forest which is visible at low tide along the beach, where stumps of oak, pine, birch, willow and hazel (preserved by the acid anaerobic conditions in the peat) can be seen. Radiocarbon dating suggests these trees died about 1500 BC.This submerged forest is also associated with the legend of Cantre’r Gwaelod.
Cantre’r Gwaelod’s capital was Caer Wyddno (English: the Fort of Gwyddno), seat of the ruler Gwyddno Garanhir. Two princes of the realm held charge over the dyke. One of these princes, called Seithenyn, is described in one version as a notorious drunkard and carouser, and it was through his negligence that the sea swept through the open floodgates, ruining the land.
Bit of a fresh start again this morning beautiful sunrise.
My travels take me through Salisbury today and I want to mention the cathedral set in this beautiful countryside city.
Be inspired by the peace and beauty of one of Britain’s finest medieval cathedrals, set within eight acres of lawn and surrounded by historic buildings and museums in the beautiful Cathedral Close. This spectacular building is unique in being built almost entirely in one architectural style, Early English Gothic and has Britain’s tallest spire (123m/404ft) plus numerous famous literary connections.
Happy Travelling everyone x
Early start this morning. Crisp, Sunny, Hoar Frost, dense fog in some areas. This is perfect driving weather for me, put on the shades a bit of Radio and off I go. Trips today took me past Stonehenge (A303) at dawn into early morning on the Surrey Hills or Hogs Back (A31). Even though traffic got a bit sticky and I thought I could be late nothing keeps me calmer than looking at our World Heritage Sites and our Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Inspiration, Crossed with Experience as I said in an earlier blog got me the role but you may ask what do I need to have.
I found this link for any budding medical sales representative’s this will allow you to do do what I do and find the beauty of the country we live and work in while we manage our careers.