Bringing Dickens up to date
My eldest got it into her head that to celebrate this, the 200th year of Charles Dickens’ birth, she fancied dressing up as Miss Havisham, which she duly did. Very nice she looked too, mingling in the streets of Rochester for the Dickensian Christmas festival over the weekend. She gave herself a contemporary context every now and again though – saying that she would be krumping as Miss Havisham – which she did.
It looked a little like the final sequence of the Chemical Brothers video for Galvanise, without the arrests thankfully. I can’t listen to the track without thinking of her and me being driven across Turkey from Antalya to Turunc, across the mountainous interior and into the night. This was on the occasion last year where I made a complete hash of the passports and subsequent travel arrangements, from which I was saved by the combined efforts of my maternal family, for which I remain truly grateful. The eldest was a grand girl throughout, even as I popped the valium, and remains so, despite her krumping as a Victorian proclivities.
Posted on December 4, 2012, in Music, Nostalgia, Parenting and tagged Charles Dickens, Chemical Brothers, Elodie, Galvanise, Krumping, Miss Havisham, Rochester. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.