I’m 100 years old and the secret to a long life is drinking GIN
I am 100 years old and the secret to longevity is drinking GIN
It may not be what the experts would recommend, but according to a 100-year-old grandmother, the secret to longevity is as simple as a very popular drink – gin.
Beatrice Peters celebrated her 100th birthday on Tuesday with a taste of her favorite drink and a card from King Charles III.
In her lifetime, the former Blackpool seamstress and knitter has seen 21 prime ministers and five monarchs. She has witnessed a world war and lived through a global pandemic.
The centenarian celebrated at the care home where she lives and wasn’t shy about sharing her secret to longevity.
Wearing a tiara and a birthday badge, Beatrice said, “I think it’s gin – I like gin, but only if it comes with something.”
Beatrice Peters turned 100 on Tuesday and revealed her secret to longevity was drinking gin. On the occasion, she received a card from King Charles III
The mother of two sons, Anthony and Vinnie, Beatrice said she enjoyed holidays in Ireland and always loved going to Appleby Horse Fair in Cumbria with her late husband Vincent, who died in 1991.
Beatrice was delighted with the party organized by The Old Vicarage care home in Preston, where she now lives.
She said she “didn’t feel any different” having turned 100 and said the birthday party hosted by the care home staff was “a lovely surprise”.
My bones aren’t cracking yet. It’s a nice surprise that this was all done for me. They made me such a beautiful, grand celebration,’ Beatrice added.
Alison Walker, manager of The Old Vicarage care home, said of Beatrice: “She is a remarkable lady who has lived for many decades and still manages to tell a few stories.
Beatrice celebrated her birthday with balloons, gifts and cards – and also tasted her favorite drink – at the care home in Preston where she lives
The grandmother and mother of two celebrated with loved ones and care home staff, including care assistant Doreen Miller who stopped by on her day off to celebrate Beatrice’s big day
“She has a good sense of humour, likes to listen to music and has a beautiful smile. She loves Ireland and likes to talk about it.’
Carer Doreen Miller, 47, was so excited to celebrate Beatrice’s birthday that she came to the care home on her day off.
Doreen said, ‘She’s so funny and we’ve become so friends. I am so proud to be involved in this momentous occasion. She’s part of my family now.’