"Hold my glasses!" was Lesley Breeze's response when she said she could still touch her toes at her 100th birthday.
Just two years ago, at 98, she said it was time to move into an aged-care facility, and on Friday celebrated her first century.
"I think [the secret] is genetics, good genes," she said.
She's not hard of hearing, and proudly has all her own teeth. She also lived by her self for about six years prior to moving into the aged care facility at Legana.
Her days are now filled with excising, playing Scrabble and not shying away from a cryptic crossword.
"That keeps the brain young," she said.
Ms Breeze was born in England and came to Australia in 1986, and says there is no better place to live than Tasmania.
She spent her 100th birthday surrounded by friends and family.
"People coming and seeing me all day which was wonderful and lots of flowers. I could quite easily open up a florist," she said.