Monday, 12 September 2016 13:07

70th Anniversary goes international

As part of Michael John’s year-long 70th anniversary celebrations, we ordered a selection of bright pink Michael John branded balloons. When we hosted our race day at Leicester Race Course, a couple of them inevitably escaped and we thought that would be the last we heard of them.

A month later, we were amazed to receive an email from a gentleman who, while walking to the beautiful Westerheversand Lighthouse in North Germany with his daughter, stumbled upon one of our balloons. He described how the ‘brave’ balloon must have crossed the North Sea, spreading the news of our 70 years across the world. The balloons didn’t have any contact details on them, but our website and email address were very easy to find after a cursory google search. Our online presence really is our shop front to the world!

Our new German pen pal is called Thomas, and he also sent words of congratulations and encouragement, saying: “To send something back to England now: Congratulations from Germany, and all the best for the next 70 years of good business.” We would like to thank Thomas, Ute, and Fenja for their kind words and to wish them all the best. We hope we might one day follow in the footsteps of our balloon and get to see the magnificent lighthouse in Westerheversand.

Have you visited the Michael John website from anywhere more unusual or exotic? Let us know via email!


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