There are so many gems in Tom Hodgkins’ The Freedom Manifesto but I finally found one I had to dash up here and quote:

“When I was young, I never understood gardening, as I was only interested in drinking. Now I see that all those middle-aged and elderly gentlemen and ladies in their garden were actually having a great time, when I just thought they were being boring. My life has improved enormously, as now I am interested in gardening and drinking: two pleasures, where formerly there was only one.” (page 169)