Last month the Thorps adopted an allotment and have spent much of their leisure time digging, weeding and seeding.
It gives you a real feel-good factor." So will the Thorps be keeping up the good work?
The Thorp family took up the Examiner's Change4Life challenge to eat better and take more exercise.
Mrs Thorp says: "The easiest and most enjoyable thing is the swimming.
The Thorps returned to England but arrived back in Australia soon after the outbreak of the 'Great War'.
Margaret Thorp played a significant role in the anti-conscription campaigns of World War One, as a pacifist, feminist and Christian socialist coordinating the various factions in Queensland opposed to conscription.
Thorp was born in Liverpool, England in 1892 to Quaker parents, Dr Herbert and Annie Thorp.
Thorp was assisted in the promotion of the WPA by her newfound association with the labour movement.
The trial opened with Kenneth Lyons Jones testifying that Michael Thorp suffered from FAS.
The Thorp lawsuit gave him a chance, but testimony quickly turned from the misdeeds of Jim Beam to those of Michael's mother.
The media's judgments of Candace Thorp proved to be a significant and ominous sign both for her and for others who wished to make the beverage industry responsible for the support of FAS children.
At the same time, they worked hard to persuade the jury there was sufficient public knowledge of the health hazards of alcohol use in pregnancy for Thorp to have known not to indulge and that she chose not to stop drinking.