Welcome to another character interview! Today I’m chatting to the lovely Flora, from Letter To Eloise by Emily Williams.
1) Do you have any negative character traits, and if so what would you say they are?
I have many! I’m an over-thinker and this makes me a daydreamer and over emotional. You’ll read this in Letters to Eloise and understand! I get irritable and short-tempered when I know I’m in the wrong and I struggle to find the words sometimes to apologise. I turn to food (not a bad thing!) when I need comfort, especially biscuits and cheeses!
2) What are your most positive traits?
Hopefully, others will think that I’m a kind and loyal friend. I am fun loving and up for trying most things, which is a useful trait when starting university as there is many social activities and events to participate in. I am hardworking and dedicated to my studies and always down the library, but for those who have read Letters to Eloise, you’ll know that sometimes studying wasn’t on the agenda when I was there! Tut tut!
3) What are your current ambitions or dreams?
I’m hoping to finish university and take up a teaching place after my maternity leave. My ambitions have been slightly put on hold, but fear not, I will get back there and complete my childhood ambition of teaching children. I do dream that one day I’ll make amends with River, but we’ll see…
4) What are you scared of?
Absolutely everything, but mainly of missing opportunities. You’ll see in Letters to Eloise why I was scared of the future and being pregnant and alone at University. I wasn’t afraid of the pregnancy and of little Eloise, the rest of the future terrified me!
5) Who is your best friend and why?
I’d have to say Brooke (otherwise she’d kill me!) but it’s a close toss up between Brian and Brooke. Brooke is loyal and there for me one hundred percent but her ways of going about things sometimes leave me stifled. Brian struggles with communicating his feelings, except in a jokey way, but he is a true friend and is always there for me.
6) What do you think true love feels like?
Like jumping between big puffy clouds. Light and effortless.
7) Do you have any secrets?
That would be telling! I’m not good at keeping secrets unless they are really important to me.
8) Do you have any regrets?
I regret the way things have been left between myself and River. I wish more than anything I’d worked harder to make it work. I’m not sure, even if I had of, whether it would have made much of a difference but I regret not trying.
9) Where would you like to be 5 years from now?
Settled, happy and with a healthy and beautiful daughter. Anything else fades into insignificance.
10) How would you like to be remembered?
For my strength and for never giving in