It’s not everyday that you turn the big 100, so it was only fair for Marjorie Skinner to have her house decked out both front and back with colourful balloons, birthday banners and cakes a plenty.
Celebrating her milestone birthday on Tuesday, Marjorie, from King’s Cliffe, spent the day surrounded by her close family, friends and neighbours, who all paid a visit to her home which she has lived in since the First World War.
Special visitors included her two great granddaughters, Savannah and India Streather aged 15 and 13, who had made their great grandmother some delicious cupcakes to enjoy on her birthday.
India said: “I can’t believe she’s reached 100 - I’m so proud of her.”
Marjorie’s son-in-law, Edwin Streather was also there for the celebrations. His wife, Julia, who was Marjorie’s only child, sadly died aged 60.
Still able to live on her own with the support of her carers, Marjorie leads a healthy life and can even still touch her toes, which is her secret to reaching 100.
Marjorie and her late husband, Jeffery used to both be heavily involved in the community, Marjorie at the church and Jeffery as a painter and decorator and in his role as a funeral director.
Sadly, Marjorie is unable to be as heavily involved with the community as she used to be, after losing her sight over the last 20 years. But she doesn’t let that get her down and enjoys spending quality time with her family.
She said: “I’m quite satisfied with my life, the younger ones are very good to me.”