Charlie Foxtrot is a mature post graduate UK law student who has spent her entire adult life working within the criminal justice sphere. However, that did not define her life. The military did. Charlie is the only person in four generations who is NOT serving in the military! Her two siblings are currently serving in the UK forces.
Despite her attempts to stay out of the military, she got sucked in by a stranger whom she met by chance in a dark bar. I still needs to find out what she was doing there but that is a story for another day. The stranger did not take no for an answer. Ignoring him did not work either.
Charlie refused to date him for a year and a half because he was in the military. And the very last thing that Charlie Foxtrot wanted was to get involved with MORE military people. Annoyingly he persisted, and they are now looking into buying their first home and there has even been talk of marriage.
For DCC, Charlie answered these questions:
1: What is your most favourite part of the day?
I adore coming home from a long day in the cells and putting my feet up with a cup of tea, a chocolate biscuit, and a good book. When my partner is at home, I enjoy cooking a meal with him in the kitchen and opening a bottle of wine together.
2: What is the worst kind of person you ever sat next to on a flight?
Always fly business, then you do not have to put up with anyone worse than yourself!
3: Something you always wanted to learn but never did?
It has always been an ambition of mine to become fluent in French, Spanish, and Welsh, there is still time yet. I am competent in French but my Welsh needs brushing up and the only things I can say in Spanish are requests for various types of alcohol. Oh yes, and “my brother is a midget“.
4: Which trial/case still haunts you till today?
The case of a very young mother who lost her son on the operating table due to under-staffing in the maternity ward. Complications arose and a consultant was required, but none available. Due to the poor and late decisions of the inexperienced (and only) doctor available, her infant died during labour, only to begin breathing on his own, and then to die moments later in her arms. Her pain was so tangible it shook both me and my supervising solicitor to our very souls. Every time I see a newborn baby I think of her.
5: If you have a blog, how did you get started? Who or what inspired you to blog?
I do have a private blog. I got started because I hate discussing my problems orally, and I was finding the strain of being a long distance military partner very tiring and emotional at times. I needed to vent and writing my feelings down was the perfect therapy. It has since gone from strength to strength and has enabled me to meet a variety of different people and make some good friends.
6: Did you end up in the profession of your childhood dreams?
As a child my dream was either to be Jane Torvill or, a fairy. I can therefore categorically answer your question with an emphatic ‘no‘. I ended up in criminal justice and have yet to meet any fairies in this line of work. I have however met a man who proclaimed to be the 21st century son of God.
7: Have you ever dozed off during a lecture or meeting?
No, but my stomach did growl audibly enough once during a recorded Police interview for the officer to announce “for the benefit of the tape, X’s stomach just growled and as a result DC Bloggs laughed“.