A resident at Golden Sands Residential Home has celebrated her 103rd birthday.Kath Parris was born in Gravesend, Kent, on August 29, 1914, to parents Jim, a ships captain, and Jessie, a housewife.She had two brothers called Jack and Jim. At school, her favourite subject was English, and she followed on from this by working at a secretarial college as a shorthand typist and secretary. Her favourite memory of her work days is playing truant. Kath met her husband, Arthur, at school, and they married in 1940, where she wore a white satin dress. Arthur and Kath had two children, John and Linda. Now a resident at Golden Sands in Westward Ho!, Kath loves to read romance novels and enjoys walking. Her favourite foods are Mini Cheddars and fish and chips, and she loves a tipple of gin and tonic, brandy and lovage.