“Please come in, would you like a cup of tea?”
“Yes please” I said, climbing into the campervan, surprisingly spacious, basic but more importantly, warm and homely.
“Sit down please. Help yourself to a biscuit, we found them in a bin behind Sainsburys.”
Sat in a bowl on the table at the ‘office’ end of the camper was a bowl full of the biggest chunkiest most appealing looking cookies I had seen in a long time. It looked like a lot of love had been put into those cookies and yet they had been thrown away, no doubt along with the many many tons of other food that is discarded everyday. Discarded yet perfectly edible.
And delicious they were too.
I had come to this secluded road in a wood in North London to meet with two Freegans, Alf and Bob.
I have been batting emails and phone calls back and forth with Alf for a good few months now. He is a hard man to pin down and when you come to learn about his lifestyle, you will see why.
I spent a couple of hours chatting with, learning from and being inspired by Alf and Bob. So watch this space and all being well, in the next few days you will have a decent audio and video introduction to Freeganism and methods in how to live a simpler life.