Buzz·Posted on 1 Jun 201527 Signs You Were The Victim Of British Hippy ParentsSo many chickpeas. So little privacy.by Nell FrizzellBuzzFeed ContributorFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. You were eating tofu, kale, and quinoa years before it was cool. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com / Via instagram.com 2. Meanwhile, baked apples were a genuine treat. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com They were served with sour, watery yoghurt made in your own airing cupboard, of course. 3. You ate Beanfeast while camping. Flickr: bruce_mcadam While everyone else tucked into hot bacon and eggs, you were left ploughing through a bowl of reconstituted soya mince, cooked over a leaky paraffin stove. 4. And at home you mostly ate Pear & Apple Spread. Via ecx.images-amazon.com In tubs big enough to bathe a baby. Unfortunately, even on a toasted wholemeal pitta, it tasted of soil. 5. Or Natex, a Marmite replacement. Flickr: creatinginthedark It wasn't as nice. In fact, it was a baffling: a vegetarian Marmite substitute, even though Marmite is vegetarian. Good one, guys. 6. You called your parents by their first names. Via Flickr: sarahkw Tbh, you still do. 7. And in return, they filled your family albums with naked pictures. Via Flickr: autumnsonata Hell, they covered your walls in naked pictures too. 8. Because your parents weren't really into privacy, your bathroom door didn't have a lock on it. Via Flickr: elycefeliz 9. And you got taken out for a celebratory meal when you started your period. Via Flickr: 40167258@N07 Which was actually pretty nice. 10. Your parents shouted at you when you started shaving your legs. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Not for stealing their razor, but for giving in to patriarchal ideas of feminine beauty. Good on them, really. 11. And insisted on leaving hand-painted signs above the downstairs loo. Via Flickr: doctorow "If it's yellow then let it mellow, if it's brown then flush it down." 12. But, on the plus side, you could have boys to stay the night whenever you wanted. Via Flickr: sophiadphotography You weren’t allowed to read Bridget Jones’ Diary, though, because of its anti-feminist hero. 13. And you were allowed to dress yourself for school. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Even if that meant leaving the house in a pair of tights, a tutu, a hand-knitted cardigan, slippers, and your new swimming hat. 14. There were always lots of "uncles" at your house. Via Flickr: 5of7 They were all your mum’s ex-boyfriends. Or men who hoped to be her next one. 15. And your parents’ exes would often come on holiday with you. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Sometimes with their new partner. 16. Talking of partners, your mum checked your astrological chart every time you got a new boyfriend. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com This is how you ended up going to university with a man who categorically told you he didn't love you, but who did have an excellent alignment of planets in his seventh house (that's the relationship one). He married the next girl he dated. 17. You learned 5Rhythms instead of ballet. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Because Gestalt therapy beats leotards. Apparently. 18. You had no idea that lentils, rice, muesli, or chickpeas came in packets smaller than a pillowcase. Tsega Wolday/Bioversity International / Via Flickr: bioversity 19. And your fridge door was always full of tartex, miso, bean curd, and soya milk. Via Flickr: 72616463@N00 20. You had to suffer the indignity of Sosmix on a fairly regular basis. Via Flickr: monkeypuzzle For a group of people who don't eat sausages, vegetarians sure do love making fake ones out of soya protein and, like, gravel. 21. And the house was always littered with enormous plastic tubs of crunchy wholefood peanut butter. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com 22. It never occurred to you to shave your armpits. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com 23. Although you did henna your hair. Via Flickr: pipdiddly A lot. 24. You thought all music festivals featured Venezuelan joropo bands and compost toilets. Via Flickr: spelio 25. But you could make your own musical instruments. Via Flickr: nevilleslens Out of little more than six rubber bands and a yoghurt pot. 26. And you were bought up to recycle everything. Via Flickr: donshall Cans, teabags, leg sugaring strips, bike tyres, jumpers, exercise books, smashed plates, jam jars, fancy dress costumes...everything. Your sister even tried to bury the oven in the garden to be reborn as a flowerbed. 27. And when you left home... Via Flickr: slipstreamblue ...you took a homemade bedspread, a sleeping-bag sized sack of oats, a copy of Astral Weeks, and the absolute certainty that your parents loved you.