From Unknown PenPal to Wife

Surprise And Delight Martin and Ansunelle

Seeking a penpal

Back in the early noughties Martin Leyden was actively seeking pen-pals from around the world. Martin enjoyed writing letters and so finding a pen-pal seemed natural to him. In early 2008, Martin received a surprise letter from a woman called Ansunelle, all the way from Pretoria South Africa. Naturally he replied but little did he know that this was the start of something special. As time passed the letters would come and go every 6 to 8 weeks. According to Martin this was “due to the fact that the South African post was as unpredictable as the Irish weather!”.

Surprise And Delight Martin and Ansunelle

A flourishing relationship  

After the fourth letter an informal invite came from Ansunelle to spend Christmas with her and her family in South Africa. So, in December 2008, Martin swapped his Christmas Turkey and Ham for a traditional South African Braai in sunny Pretoria. This visit was one of the best decisions Martin has ever made because last year he married his pen-pal, the love of his life in Ireland.

The prize

Electric Ireland are on a mission to brighten up our customers’ lives.  Martin entered our competition looking to reward his wife to thank her for travelling from the other side of the world to be by his side in Cork. We think stories of incredible loyalty like this deserve to be rewarded so we have arranged to send them on a trip to a hotel and spa. However, Electric Ireland want all of our customers to feel appreciated for their loyalty so we are offering them the best long term savings in the market. For more information and details on how to sign in and save see the link here.