Messages in Bottles: Surprisingly Effective

Who knew that messages in bottles actually worked?

“Young twins who sent a message in a bottle were stunned when the woman who found it 2,400 miles away turned up as a surprise visitor at their front door.

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Lucie and Ellie Readings, five, placed their messages into empty wine bottles before throwing them into the sea at Dovercourt, Essex.

The bottles were set afloat last August and Lucy’s was discovered on a beach in Tenerife, the largest of the Canary Islands.

The girls thought their messages had been lost at sea until the mystery woman arrived at their door. It later emerged their guest had a friend from Essex so decided to combine a visit to her with surprise visit.”

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