In Buckingham Palace in My Underwear

photo by mavro-ventura(2009)flickr

One Saturday morning in 2001, Bev Moss decided to ignore the usual morning chores after a week at work and to have a coffee and a read of the paper instead. She didn't know why she was reading the employment section as she had a job in which she was happy. Not only that, she was approaching sixty and there was no reason to change as retirement beckoned. 

This deviation from the normal routine of household chores led to a decade of exciting travel and adventure that kept Bev jet-setting between Melbourne, London and Dublin. It was a life she could never have imagined. 

Bev was first employed in Dublin by the East Coast Health Board where she occupied the role of Team Leader from Unaccompanied Minors Seeking Asylum Team. This was a whole new era for Ireland. 

After a year in the position she returned home only to realise that she had not yet, had enough of Europe. The opportunity to return to England as an Independent reviewer for children in care in the London Borough of Lambeth provided just the right opportunity to keep her there for another 7 years. 

When Bev was not working she made the most of being in Europe, traveling widely, meeting interesting people both famous and ordinary. Bev took visitors on tours of Clarence House, the home of Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall. Later joining the voluntary staff at the magnificently designed, St Pauls Cathedral, where she welcomed overseas visitors once a month. 

Bevs message is that, you never know when an opportunity will cross your path and age should not limit what you think is possible. It's all possible!

 

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