A garden gnome that vanished seven months ago has returned home — complete with snaps from a round-the-world adventure.

Leprechaun Murphy turned up on owner Eve Stuart-Kelso’s doorstep with a smart photo album charting his adventures in 12 countries and three continents.

Pics feature him abseiling down a mountain, swimming in the sea and venturing into a croc-infested swamp.

Stuart-Kelso, a grandmother of three, also found a note explaining Murphy had left to see if there was more to life than "allowing passing cats to urinate on you."

Stuart-Kelso said of being reunited with him: "It was a wonderful cheery surprise."

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