I have known Julia for many years but only became close in the last four when she invited me to join her in creating work for medical practitioners. I then joined her for creative writing sessions on Friday afternoons and they brightened up my week. She also recommended me for roles in her radio plays and I was lucky enough to play Maureen in Appointments earlier this year. Typical of Julia, she sent me a lovely card thanking me for my contribution but SHE wrote the words, I only read them.
Like most people, I shall miss her smiles and laughter and her generosity of spirit. She would lighten my day when I felt down. I wish Bev, Scarlet and Florrie the strength to carry on without her and I send my best wishes to her parents and family members.