Juliana and Rex stayed in Canada for two years, returning to England in 1869. During this posting she had persevered with her writing, sending stories and articles for publication in Aunt Judy's Magazine.
After the death of her mother in 1873, Juliana took over the production of Aunt Judy's. She achieved this whilst moving from one military camp to another and by 1879 Rex had been moved to Malta. Juliana was to have followed him at a later date but was taken ill on the journey and had to return to London.
Rex was again transferred in 1881, this time to Ceylon. Juliana's health was not up to such a long journey and living in a harsh climate and so she stayed behind.