Valentine Diamond Wedding Celebrations
Published by Tina for Spectrum Housing Group in Communities
Forbes and Mari Irvine
Valentine’s Day this year was extra special for residents at Spectrum Housing Group’s The Pavillions in Shaftesbury. Not only did they have a Valentines Tea Party but it was also the 60th wedding anniversary of residents Mari and Forbes Irvine.
The couple (both 84) moved into The Pavillions 3 years ago and celebrated their big day with fellow residents, receiving a large bunch of flowers from Spectrum Housing Group, and an anniversary cake.
The secret to making it to a diamond wedding anniversary according to Mari is: “if we do fall out we just hold hands, have a drink and make up”.
She describes Forbes as very good natured and kind.
The couple have had a fun packed time together and done all the things that they have wanted to. They had a canal boat for 17 years, went youth hostelling together, and hitch hiked across France. The couple have lived in Spain for 8 years too. They didn’t take things easy when they retired either, buying a motor caravan to travel around in. They also have two children – Greg and Jackie.
“We’ve seen a lot and done a lot” said Mari “and we wouldn’t change a thing.”