Because the oldest man within the UK celebrates his 109th birthday, he mentioned he’s very used to Her Majesty’s annual properly needs.
John Tinniswood, who has turn out to be the oldest man within the UK, mentioned he drastically respects the Queen however has now acquired 9 birthday playing cards from the monarch.
Though his record-setting age has excited his fellow residents and the media, Mr Tinniswood takes a extra sensible view of the ageing course of.
“Identical to the wind and the rain: it occurs,” he mentioned.
His recommendation to others who would want to attain such a grand outdated age is straightforward: “One phrase… moderation. Do not eat an excessive amount of. Do not drink an excessive amount of. Try to preserve your self match.”
He’s celebrating with a celebration at his care residence in Southport.
Mr Tinniswood has all the time beloved strolling. Though he is not as cell as he was in his youthful days when he was a part of a rambling society, he enjoys journeys round his care residence’s rooms along with his purchasing trolley.
He mentioned: “Swinging your legs about is nice train. Every day, swinging the left foot and the best.”
The employees and residents dance and sing to a few of Mr Tinniswood’s most beloved tunes – his favorite singer is Frank Sinatra, however the quantity that will get the largest response from the group is You may By no means Stroll Alone. Mr Tinniswood was born in Liverpool and has been a lifelong fan of the Reds.
His happiest reminiscences are his marriage ceremony day and the primary day of going to high school.
Born the identical 12 months the Titanic sank, Mr Tinniswood has seen nice adjustments in society and know-how.
“Electrical energy is the factor that really modified every part, modified individuals’s lives, in addition to the introduction of radio,” he mentioned.
Mr Tinniswood nonetheless loves listening to the radio and watching the information and the supervisor at his care residence mentioned he retains all of them updated on present affairs.
“He is simply such a stunning individual, such a mild man and really humble,” mentioned Helen Eslick who runs The Hollies.
“The residents love him. They’ve a bit of gossip and a bit of chat and he joins within the leisure.”
Mr Tinniswood labored in accounts for the oil and gasoline firm Shell however, he factors out, he has been retired now for longer than he was in work.
He is lived by way of two world wars and seen the world change, however Mr Tinniswood mentioned he is all the time taken life in his stride.
And, regardless of being the oldest man within the nation, he nonetheless loves an excellent get together.