Doctors would tell you that the secret to a long life is healthy living. Well, that must apparently include a glass of the bubbly now and then.

At Dorothy Flowers’ (cutest name ever!) birthday party last week, the staff at her nursing home told Yahoo Style UK what they believe is responsible for her 108th trip around the sun.

According to manager Helene Ballinger, “Her real secret for longevity though has to be champagne. It’s the only thing we ever see her finish a glass of.”

As part of the celebration for Flowers, she received 654 cards, from all corners of the world, plus bottles of gin and chocolate.

Uh, I want to be like Dorothy when I grow up. Gin, champagne and chocolate for my birthday? Yes please!

I’m gonna start today by drinking a glass of champagne! Cheers everyone.

My new motto will be “A glass of champagne a day keeps death away.”  I need that cross stitched and framed in my house. 

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