We love hearing mums, dads, uncles, grandparents and teachers taking the story of Message in a Bottle one step further.
And so did one Finnish uncle living in Luxembourg. Uncle T.
Uncle T shared this hilarious and heart-warming story with us as it happened, and he kindly let us share this with you too.
Back in May, Uncle T got the Message in a Bottle book to his nephew living in Liminka, Northern Finland. Later on, Uncle T wanted to delight the little boy with the cuddly Kiki soft toy, too. We shipped Kiki to Luxembourg, unaware of Uncle T’s big plan…
Monday 17th July
[09:22] Uncle T: Hi, in case you’re curious about Kiki’s adventures… here we are driving through Germany, on the way to Finland and a lot has happened since we left yesterday.
[14:02] Stuck on a Polish motorway…
[21:35] Near Katowice (Poland), sunset, picnic and Netflix & chill
Tuesday 18th July
[09:31] This thing drifted to the shore yesterday…
[23:01] Today was a long but boring day. But we finally made it to Riga.
Wednesday 19th July
[06:44] Early bird catches the ferry…
[11:14] The ferry trip is making her a bit nervous… In Latvia police stopped us for slight speeding, but as the police officer noticed Kiki on the front seat and her important mission, we were let go with a warning.
[12:30] Buffet lunch.
Not sure whether it was the buffet or the sea…
Fresh air helps…
And some breath freshener…
Thursday 20th July
[01:48] Kiki has made it to her new home town, though the big event will only happen tomorrow. We began the integration by getting familiar with the local culinary culture.
[13:03] Kiki’s waiting patiently in the grandpa’s chair…
You’re a seriously cool uncle. Thank you for sharing this with us!
Message in a Bottle team
Pssst! You can find plenty of Kiki’s adventures on our Instagram. Do you have Kiki, too? We’d love to hear about all the places she’s travelled to! Tag us @messageinabottlebook and #Kikibird