It was a day full of surprises for Ivy Smith's 100th birthday.
It started with a surprise party, followed by her family flying in from the UK, New Zealand and Sydney, just to spend the day with her.
It was such a surprise Ms Smith hadn't even been able to ask them how long they were here for yet.
All she wanted for her 100th birthday was a card from the Queen.
"Wow! Isn't that nice, that is special," she said when she received the card.
She said the photo of the Queen with the card was lovely. Her grandson then said "she doesn't look as good as you, Nan". But Ms Smith claims she doesn't have a favourite grandchild.
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Her love for the Queen stems from her origins in the UK.
"I saw her when I was a little girl and I was at school. Her and her sister Margaret, were in a car," she said.
"I was standing right close and they came right along, gave me a wave. It was special."
She married in 1939, and settled in Australia in the 1970s.
"I was in Queensland for quite a few years. I went for the UK to Queensland and we were in New Zealand for a few years when my inlaws were still alive, back to the UK a few times, and then finally settled here," she said.
"Tassie was a matter of choice, my son loved it, it was a lot cooler than Queensland so we chose to come here. We loved it."
Growing up in the UK, Ms Smith turned her hand to the family business, she often was the company's model.
"My parents and my grandparents were all in the fur coat trade. It was all very good and special in those days, but it died out of course. I went into the trade because my parents were in it," she said.
Her key to a long life was not working every day, her six children and good house keeping.
"And a healthy life I suppose. Nothing in too much excess, being careful with what I eat," she said.
Now she spends time taking in the great gardens and roses around her.
She was born on January 12, 1920. Ms Smith was one of five children from Thomas and Ada Marler.
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