London, Sep 7 (ANI): A Brit woman and her husband, who fell in love with a holiday hotel 50 years back, have been returning for visits ever since.
Mary Hirst, 76, and her husband Michael, 79, first visited Hotel Phoenicia in Valleta, Malta, in 1959, and ever since they have been visiting the place with their family.
One of the snaps that had been taken in the 1960s showed their daughter Sarah, 47, as a little girl, and another taken in the 70s showed her as a teenager.
Sarah, too, visits the island regularly with her husband Richard, and children Lara, 12, and Giles, eight.
The tradition began when architect Michael had to regularly visit the island on business, but it soon became a holiday favourite for the couple from Harefield, West London.
"We grew to love the place. It's a grand hotel. We've had so many happy holidays there. The staff all know us and it is like a second home," the Sun quoted him as saying. (ANI)