Life's been one long honeymoon for a globe-trotting couple in Hounslow who are due to celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary this weekend.
Ajit and Harbhajan Mahajan, of The Drive, Hounslow, tied the knot in Bombay (now Mumbai) on August 16, 1949.
Mr Mahajan, who spent more than two decades working for British Airways , says their shared passion for travel and gardening has helped keep their love as strong as it was all those years ago.
"I can't say we've seen the whole world together but we've covered at least half and Harbhajan has been the best companion I could ever hope for," said the 83-year-old grandfather-of-four, who has recently visited India and Canada.
"I don't know what the secret to a successful marriage is but it's definitely a give and take business."
The pair grew up in Rawalpindi, now in Pakistan, and 'clicked' immediately after being introduced by their families.
Mr Mahajan's job with East African Railways & Harbour took them to Tanganyika (now Tanzania) and the Kenyan cities of Mombasa and Nairobi.
The couple moved to Hounslow in the early 70s and he worked in BA's engineering department until retiring in 1995.
Both his work with the railway company and BA came with free or subsidised travel, of which they took full advantage.
Mr Mahajan and his wife, 84, who used to work for Champion Spark Plugs in Hatton Cross, are due to celebrate their anniversary this Sunday (August 17) at The Centre, in Southall, where they are expecting more than 100 guests.
If they're still looking for an appropriate gift, the traditional 65th wedding anniversary present is blue sapphire.
Mr Mahajan, who is general secretary of the East African Asian Senior Citizens Association (UK) wouldn't reveal what he had got his wife. But he said he had never struggled to come up with original gifts, even after all these years.