Mad March & my modeling.

 

Mad March and my modeling.

This is the first real chance I have had to sit and write for what seems like an age. The first quarter of 2019 has been a crazy but fun-packed time for me.

I returned to the coal-face of social care after two years as a salesperson for one of the UK’s larger insurers. I wanted to make a difference to the world of social care even in this role and played a part in bringing a product to market to enable people to receive money to pay for help in old age. This however only really reinforced to me how much I missed caring for people in a hands-on way.

I am now working in a care home as an Assistant Manager, it’s been a steep learning curve. I have not worked in a residential environment for 30 years but it will really help me help others caring for someone elderly.

I received an email earlier in the year from a Journalist saying that YOU magazine wanted to feature my work along with 4 other ladies in their 50’s who were doing inspirational work. I was incredibly flattered and humbled at the same time. I was invited to London for a photo shoot and the photo above is the one that was used in the Mail on Sunday on March 31st this year. (Mothers Day in the UK.

It’s not often a Blogger, let alone an eldercare one gets to have their hair blow dried by the stylist to the stars (Twiggy, Kate Bush) Matthew Wade. I had my make-up done by Lisa Valencia who does the makeup for Sophie Turner from Game of Thrones! My photographer was David Veni who is a top London photographer who has worked with David Beckham, Jessie J, Tom Jones, Terence Stamp, Edward Fox… to name just a few! What an amazing day, one I will never forget, it was such a great experience and that’s why I am sharing it here.  Here are some more photos from the day.

Some of the crew, L to R. (Digital Director), David Venni (photographer), Caroline Baxter (Stylist), Stephanie Lamm (Project Manager)

Introducing Matthew Wade, none other than Twiggy’s stylist

I didn’t look too happy as I was not sure about the dress!!

Caron

Award-winning blogger and care columnist for Devon Life magazine, Caron also campaigns for recognition of the needs elderly people and their carers. Designer and creator of the award-winning Dementia Assistance Cards which are free to all, and helping thousands of people globally Caron is passionate and committed to making a difference

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