My name is Julie Mead and I was born on 6th June1964 in Shoreham General Hospital.

I went to Mile Oak County Primary in Portslade and then Holy Trinity Primary School in Wallington. I later went to Wallington High School for Girls.

I left school to become a hairdresser at Savoir Faire in Purley where I completed my apprenticeship. I left hairdressing 1984 to work at Sun Alliance, where I stayed for a year before joining Peter at Norwich Union in the West End.

I left Norwich Union in January 1991 to have Richard.

I now work as a classroom assistant at Robin Hood Junior School in Sutton. I am also a Beaver Leader at 3rd Beddington Scout Group, and am the secretary of the PSA at Richard and Caroline's school.