Giving my mother-in-law a garden gnome at Christmas time has become a tradition for us. Some 23 years since it started, I am now searching for a meditating gnome!
Hi Paul, your mother must now have quite a collection, reminding me of a story I read in a Sunday Newspaper some time ago. A Chimney sweep had a large gnome and a couple of others in his front garden and always placed an Ad in the local newspaper advertising his services...."The one with the Gnomes". Then another man in the same trade moved in as a neighbour and put a few gnomes in his own garden. At that point just perhaps they should have had a polite word with each other, but instead the original chimney sweep added to his own set of gnomes with many more. Come the finish, each had countless gnomes in their gardens. Not sure just how it all ended up.