Surprise, Surprise!

I hope everyone had a great start to the new year and are recovering well from all the fun and frivolities. Here's breaking news from Germany that can make kids smile: Due to stormy weather, a freight ship has lost a shipping container full of Kinder Surprises off the north coast!

Langeoog Island. Image source: NOZ

Langeoog Island. Image source: NOZ

Well, not the entire chocolate-covered egg, but only the plastic egg with the miniature toys inside. It looks like an awful environmental disaster and I'm hoping that the sea creatures in the area aren't swallowing them up. Residents of Langeoog Island, where the plastic eggs have washed up, are collecting as many as they can to help with the clean-up and primary schools will soon be bussed to the beaches to assist as well :o)

Image source: MM

Image source: MM

Our friend, MM, happens to work on the island and sent us pictures of her small stash. MM's clean-up effort will go to her nephews but she was just too curious and had to open some to see what was inside :o) Surprise!