A GREAT-GRANDMA made reaching the age of 102 look like easy work as she celebrated her birthday surrounded by friends and family.

It was all smiles as May Laybourne raised a glass to mark her century plus two birthday at The Old Rectory Nursing Home in Grappenhall.

The mother of two was enjoying one of her many celebrations at the home last Friday - one day prior to her birthday on February 15.

“I have had quite a few parties already and I’ve got some more to come,” said May. “This way I can celebrate with everyone.”

May, who has two children, Janet and Enid, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, said the secret to living a long and happy life was ‘good living’ but joked that this birthday ‘doesn’t feel any different’.

The 102-year-old, who previously worked in a library, enjoys sewing, knitting and reading as well as spending time with her family.

May has lived a full life and remembers one of the happiest times of her life as her wedding day to her husband Harold on April 11, 1945, who died in 2001.

May moved to the care home almost two years ago, having lived in Newton-le-Willows, Lowton and St Helens.

Her family all want to wish her ‘a very happy birthday’ and are looking forward to making many more happy memories with the 102-year-old, who is still full of life and laughter.