It was 1990 and 10-year-old Zoe Lemon was riding a ferry from England to Belgium with her parents.
She decided to write a note, put it in a bottle and toss it overboard.
According to the BBC the note said;
"Dear finder, my name is Zoe Lemon. Please would you write to me, I would like it a lot. I am 10 years old and I like ballet, playing the flute and the piano. I have a hamster called Sparkle and fish called Speckle."
Now 23 years later Zoe has an answer.
"My parents came to visit on Christmas Day and they had this letter from Europe addressed to my maiden name," Zoe, now married and with a last name of how Averianov, told The Mirror.
The first thing I saw was my handwriting as a child and my little letter saying who I was and about my pets and my hobbies. It made me a bit emotional.”
It turns out the note traveled nearly 400 miles before bobbing to shore in the Netherlands.
That’s where Piet and Jacqueline Lateur found it and decided to write back.
The Mirror printed the response written by Piet;
“I am keeping your little letter on my piano. I know you are no longer a little girl but you asked me to write you so I have.”
The two have kept up their correspondence although they now prefer email over bottles as a delivery tool.