This week we hear from the ‘loud, obnoxious, opinionated, unforgiving and stubborn’ Dominique Massoni.
This week we hear from the ‘loud, obnoxious, opinionated, unforgiving and stubborn’ Dominique Massoni.

Q&A: Dom’s bold move pays off

THERE are so many truly remarkable people in the Noosa region.

Each and every one of us has a lifetime of achievements, thoughts, beliefs and lessons learned.

The Q&A feature is an opportunity to showcase some of the exceptional people in our proud region.

This week we hear from passionate Verrierdale resident Dominique Massoni.

 

1. What is something you really resent paying for?

Paying for tastings at a winery.

2. What is the best advice you ever received?

Forty years ago, when I was living in the depressing suburbs of Paris, a good friend suggested I "live the dream", so that's what I did. I sold everything, travelled the world and now run a successful business in one of the most beautiful parts of the world.

3. What do you do to relax?

Unwind after work with a beer, sitting by the pool on our front veranda, overlooking the dams and paddocks on our beautiful property.

4. What is one thing you would struggle to quit?

I do admit that I couldn't go without a beer after work, a nice shiraz at dinner with friends and a scotch or two at the end of the night.

5. What do you wish you knew when you were younger?

Just be yourself, don't try to be liked by everyone, it won't happen.

6. What is the worst injury you've had and how did it happen?

I had a broken leg while in the French army, many sporting injuries but nothing as painful as a back injury while drying myself after a shower. I somehow managed to dislocate my pelvis by 2-3cm. I was bedridden for five days.

7. What would your friends say is your worst habit?

Loud, obnoxious, opinionated, unforgiving, stubborn.

8. What is the nicest thing someone has ever done for you?

My wonderful wife, Julie, married me 37 years ago and I'll always be grateful to her. I am hoping, if I behave myself, I might get another 37 years.

9. If you could write a new law, what would it be?

Common sense to be compulsory. Subjects like VAD (voluntary assisted death) and daylight saving should ­already have been implemented. But most importantly, a complete overhaul of our justice system.

10. What do you do when you have 30 minutes free?

Must be my Corsican blood but there is nothing better than a little siesta after lunch on weekends.

Who would you like to see take part in our Q&A feature?
Send their contact ­details to matt.collins@scnews.com.au or phone 5440 8030.


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