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11 Questions – Paul Spooner

How long have you lived here? About 10 years

What’s your day job? General Manager of Byron Community Centre

Whats your idea of perfect happiness? Sharing a beautiful full moon rising at the lighthouse on a clear sky night with my partner Mariana. It’s one of the best views in the world.

Which living person do you most admire & why? Nelson Mandela. His ability to challenge the bad guys and win! Plus his incredible talent in bringing people together from all walks of life around the universal truths of freedom & justice. He doesn’t just talk the walk, he walked the talk!

Whats your greatest extravangance?  Too many coffees at the Community Table Cafe @ the community centre!

What do you most value in your friends? Honesty, openness and tolerance of all my faults!

What is your favourite memory? Watching my son being born.

What is your greatest passion? Being in the water, on the water and sometimes under the water. Guess what? I’m Pisces.

What’s your motto? You can’t stop the waves but you can learn how to surf.

What is your favourite thing to do in Byron Bay? Too many to name!

Tell us something quirky that you do that you are happy to share? I don’t cut my toe nails!