Gnome Tours World, Returns
Cliché comes to life for one British woman
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 11, 2008 12:55 PM CDT
One garden gnome has been returned to its owner after being taken all over the world by gnome-nappers.   (Shutterstock)
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(Newser) – Months after her lawn gnome went missing, a woman in England got a huge surprise when it returned, accompanied by a photo album and immigration stamps from all over the world, the Gloucestershire Echo reports. Accompanying the prodigal lawn ornament was a note describing his adventures "across three continents, twelve countries and more time zones than I can possibly remember."

The note explained: “A gnome's life is full of time for reflection, and whilst surveying your front garden one summer morning, I began to get somewhat itchy feet. I came to the conclusion that the world is such a big place and that there is surely more to life than watching the daily commuter traffic and allowing passing cats to urinate on you.”