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!!


Award-winning blogger and former care columnist for Devon Life magazine. I am passionate about helping elderly people and people with dementia live purposeful and independent lives.
Designer of the Dementia Assistance Card and Points Of Light award recipient, Caron hopes to help carers when resources are limited and demand is ever-increasing. I am here to support you.

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