Poor Paul had to go on internet detox. We took him for a trip to the Garden Gnome Park in Trusetal, Thuringia. Not that he deserved that after last weeks’ lavender crisis but booked is booked and it would’ve been rather rude to leave him behind … So, as the boss gnome, he got to gnome along.
In the Garden Gnome Park Trusetal you meet gnomes from all walks of life. This wonderful park is home to over 2500 garden gnomes and, of course, also includes a Garden Gnome Museum. More on that in Gnomevember; I’ll spare Kiki more gnomes this month.
Our garden gnome Paul especially enjoyed talking shop with his buddies.
The classes really rekindled his spirits and
he polished up on long forgotten skills.
I couldn’t shake the feeling though he was enjoying the recreational activities more than the seminars.
He had a marvelous time on the mini golf course; even including 3 holes-in-one!
Paul also enjoyed some award-wining gnome medicine.
He even got to hang out with Snow White. You know, he always kinda had a thing for her. But what gnome doesn’t?
After all that lockdown time, it was really nice for him to get out of town and smell some fresh air. 50 shades of green work wonders on the eyes as well.
Most of all, he enjoyed the parties! Just look at that big smile on his face.
The internet detox though might go down in history as a nice concept but a plain stupid idea. We were out in the woods, literally. Try living without
internet electricity for a few days. For big city dwellers the pace in Thuringia is rather different. You can’t even buy a few rolls quickly … While the slowing down feels nice while it is happening, Paul came back to a ridiculous cornucopia of emails, notifications, WhatsApp messages and real life stuff and all that newly found slowing down goes out of the window rather quickly …
I’ll catch up with you guys. Eventually.
PS. Turns out I was the first
lunatic person ever to bring her own gnome to the Garden Gnome Park …