‘I didn’t kiss too many frogs’

A 100-year-old care home resident has revealed her secret to living a long and happy life. 

Reflecting on her many happy years, Mavis Scott said she had been lucky to meet the love of her life without having to “kiss many frogs to find your prince”.

To mark the big day in March, Mavis’s family joined her Care UK’s Trymview Hall, in Southmead Road,    for a celebration, and the team decorated the home with balloons and banners. The home’s talented head chef also baked a birthday cake for everyone to enjoy. At Mavis’ request, a special appearance was also made by none other than Santa Claus.

Mavis said: “I had such a wonderful Christmas here at the home that I was delighted Father Christmas could come for my birthday – I knew it was really Matt, the maintenance man, but it was fantastic fun.  “It was lovely to be spoilt for the day and have my family visit – the team made such a fuss of me and I received my card from the King!”

Mavis was born in Liverpool in 1924. Mavis first met her late husband, Bill, through her brother, as the two were close friends. Mavis and Bill had two children, Andrew and Peter.

Bill worked in the civil service, the family moved around the country Mavis and Bill climbed many mountains together across England, Scotland and Wales – their favourite place was the Lake District.