A woman with a fondness for fish and chips continues to "take every day as it comes" has turned 105.

Joan Glading celebrated her landmark birthday on November 14 as she was joined by friends and family to enjoy her favourite meal, rock eel and chips.

Joan's father was originally from Blackburn and arrived in Ipswich during the First World War.

Joan and her family lived in Kensington Road, Ipswich, where they enjoyed going to Broomhill Swimming Pool before they then moved to the Gainsborough area of the town in 1985 where Joan and her husband, Jack, did a lot of work on their house, the home Joan still lives in.

Ipswich Star: Joan Glading with a birthday cake and Alison Holmes from St Elizabeth Care AgencyJoan Glading with a birthday cake and Alison Holmes from St Elizabeth Care Agency (Image: St Elizabeth Hospice)

Joan, who has two children, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren with another due in February, said: "I just carry on and take each day as it comes.

"I don't feel any different to what I did yesterday or the year before, I just keep going.

"I enjoy what I like and I do love my fish and chips."

Peter Glading, Joan's son, added: "Mum has always been very independent-minded and has always expressed her wish to stay in her own home for as long as possible.

Ipswich Star: Joan with her card from the King and QueenJoan with her card from the King and Queen (Image: St Elizabeth Hospice)

"Who expects to be living at home at 105?"

Joan receives care from the St Elizabeth Care Agency, which has supported her every day for a number of years.

Alison Holmes, deputy manager at St Elizabeth Care Agency, said: "On behalf of the whole St Elizabeth Care Agency team, I want to wish Joan a very happy birthday.

"Joan is quite the character and all our team enjoy our visits to see her, as she always brightens our days with her smile and jokes."

Ipswich Star: Joan and Charlotte celebrating her birthdayJoan and Charlotte celebrating her birthday (Image: St Elizabeth Hospice)