"I just want to live on land surrounded by beautiful mature trees", I said to Allie.
"You're way more of a hippy than people think Jiro", he replied.
Yep.. truth is I've always felt like a hippy and had a high regard for the hippy ideals of freedom and non-conformism.
As a middle-class kid at a grammar school, blazer on, studying Latin (why?) and playing rugby with the other boys, I felt like a outsider and couldn't wait to get the hell out of bland suburbia.
I was always intrigued by rebels and fringe movements. I didn't really know what being a hippy entailed apart from getting really stoned and having dreads, so I did the first bit a lot.