How to make it to 100: Gin and tonic and crisps
GIN and tonic and a bag of crisps every night – that's the secret to a long and happy life.
So says Marion Priest, who, a day after turning 100, was off to Tesco for her usual weekly shop yesterday.
She was greeted outside the St Oswald's superstore by staff eager to present her with a bouquet of flowers and free basket of food.
"She's wonderful, I'm really proud of her," said her daughter Diane Holford.
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"She's incredibly independent. She goes shopping every Friday.
"She didn't want a fuss made, but everyone was saying, 'It's your 100th, you've got to'."
Diane described her mum as "quiet and positive". Marion was born in Kidderminster and came to Gloucester with her late husband John in 1937.
She was a supervisor at Gloucester Carpet Works until retiring at 63.
"I've never been bothered about birthdays, so it was just like another day for me, but I looked forward to receiving a telegram from the Queen," said Marion, of Churchdown.