In the lovely surroundings of Burradoo a man with a century of memories celebrated a milestone.
Geoffery Alan Schofield turned 100 and commemorated the special day with friends and family that travelled from near and far to be with him.
Preferring to go by the name Alan, he shared his secret to living a long and healthy life.
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"I have always enjoyed riding bikes and now I ride an exercise bike about five kilometres per day," Mr Schofield said.
"I eat simple food that I prepare myself, even if I change the recipe a little. I challenge myself with recipes from the Sunday Herald. My mother said do as many things in life as possible, I let the world go by."
With a century of memories stored in his mind, Alan shared the standout tales of his life.
"One of my most memorable moments was watching the Navies put down the tram line in front of my house in Queen Street, Woollarah," Mr Schofield said.
"I remember when I started infants school at four years of age we had an afternoon sleep. When I woke, I collected my blanket, gave it back to the teacher who then said "You can go now" so I went home.
"When we were staying up at Woodford my brother used to stand on the side of the railway and get the coal that the driver threw out, so we could have a fire.
"I also have fond memories of taking my wife to the many dances at the Trocadero in George Street, Sydney."
Alan dedicated his working life to podiatry, but also dedicated his time to other avenues in his life that fulfilled himself and his surrounding community.
"I was working in Sydney as a pharmacist at the time," Mr Schofield said.
"I was then invited to join the Rotary Club by the person who owned Guyatt & Co which is the company I ended up working in. When I moved to Burradoo I helped start the Berrima Rotary Club.
"I was a member of the Masonic Lodge and a part of the British Car Club of Bowral.
"I was also the treasurer for the Bowral Horse Show as my daughter had a pony. Our original property was six acres and we had the space for it. That made her very happy."
Getting into podiatry was a hands on experience with one family member helping Alan get his foot in the door.
"My father wanted his ingrown toenail fixed," Mr Schofield said.
"He showed me how to fix it and I did so at the age of 10. I then went on and studied podiatry and retired at the age of 89."
Having lead an extraordinary life, being an excellent brother, father and community member, Alan to this day enjoys his activities and has one more plan for the future.
"I want to make it to 108 so I can go to my brother Les's 100th birthday," Mr Schofield said.
"He came down to see me and I'd like to do the same for him. In the meantime I'll always enjoy bike riding, listening to music, having a good sense of humour and keeping my faith."
Alan is the oldest member of the Uniting Church of Bowral and was the choir master at the church for 25 years.
His loving son Malcolm Schofield couldn't contain his smile and love for his father and will always remember what his dad told him.
"My dad gave me a great quote to live by," Malcolm said.
"Life's good and age is irrelevant. I love that quote. It's an excellent way to live."