A Moment I Will Cherish

A Moment To Cherish

On Saturday I lost the man who raised me, a father who was also a friend. A man who dedicated his life to his family and to his community. A man who warmed the hearts of those he met. A man who embraced life. A man who shall always be remembered. A man whose life we will celebrate. To us he was baba, dad and daddy, to his grand-children he was papou, to his great-grand-children he was papouli, to his friends he was file (friend) and Kirie Yiannis ❤

A moment I will treasure foreverThis moment is one that I will cherish forever; my father reaching for my hand the day before he passed away.

He is now reunited with my beautiful mother ❤

Memory Eternal John Desyllas
1927 to 2017

For those who have my book Greek Life, the photo of my dashing father sitting on a bench can be found on page 22. This photograph was taken at Elder Park in Adelaide, the day after he arrived in Australia; a man filled with hopes and dreams. Circa early1956.

Many of my readers have reached out to me sending their condolences, and letting me know that they have re-read the chapter on the Story of Family and New Beginnings, providing a renewed inspiration from my parents incredible story.

My heart has a place that belonged to my father, and his memory shall always be eternal. I take comfort in the meaningful and fun relationship we enjoyed, for his guidance, sense of humour, lessons shared, and how he exemplified a dignified life through actions that represented his core values. My life is richer for having a father like mine, my children’s lives are richer for having a grandfather who was active in their lives. He will live on forever in our hearts and in our memories.

Eugenia xx

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Greek Life Stockists

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What you need to know NOW about Greek Life

Greek Life – available from my amazing stockists nationally

Greek Life (family, culture, food) has been embraced by the community at large, but this wouldn’t have happened without the support of my AMAZING stockists.

Discovering the meaning behind Greek traditions and the food prepared at certain times of the year or throughout one’s life, is the gift that Greek Life has given to those for whom Greek culture means something. It is unique, inspiring, a keepsake, a reference book, a cookbook, and a book that sits proudly in homes around the world.

Need convincing? Read the heartfelt reviews from my customers.

Within Australia, the hardcover collectors edition is available from my amazing, supportive and encouraging stockists.  Greek Life has enjoyed pride of place in these select business, and I’m proud that my book has been so well received by them, and by you, the readers who are enjoying the journey, and who have joined the celebration that is Greek Life.

Please support those who support me. Remember, buy local. It’s the new black!

CANBERRA

  • Dymocks Bookshop, Canberra Centre

NEW SOUTH WALES

  • Glee Books, Glebe
  • Greek Bilingual Bookshop, Dulwich Hill
  • Reader’s Companion Bookshop, Armidale

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

  • Booked, North Adelaide Village
  • Dillons Bookshop, Norwood
  • Dymocks, Burnside Village
  • Dymocks, Glenelg
  • Dymocks, Rundle Mall
  • Foodland, Frewville
  • Foodland, Pasadena
  • Globe Importers, Magill
  • Mostly Books, Torrens Park
  • Omega Foods, Hindmarsh

VICTORIA

  • Avenue Bookstore, Albert Park 
  • Avenue Bookstore, Elsternwick
  • Caras Greek Music, Lonsdale Street
  • Caras Greek Music, Oakleigh
  • Dymocks, Collins Street
  • Hill of Content, Bourke Street
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Lighting of the Olympic Torch

Lighting of the Olympic Torch

Beautiful ancient Olympia, and the meaningful and symbolic lighting of the Olympic Torch. My family’s origins is from Pyrgos Ilias that is home to Olympia, so this has that extra special meaning for me.

Watch this beautiful video.

Come along to the Taste of Greece Dinner on 23 August 2016 as we celebrate the Body Beautiful and the Olympic spirit! Book here.

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Taste of Greece Dinner

TASTE OF GREECE DINNER

TOGI’ve had an overwhelming response to my Taste of Greece Dinner….and that means we are ‘sold out’!

Thanks to all those who have booked and secured their places at the table. I very much look forward to catching up over a glass of wine, some amazing food and lots of stories. Thanks for connecting 🙂

GLx

 

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Book Signing

BOOK SIGNING

Book signing at One Rundle Trading on Rundle Street, Adelaide!

I enjoyed a beautiful afternoon instore with Madeleine and my daughter Mary, and had the opportunity of meeting some amazing people some of whom went home with their very own copy of Greek Life! Jeanie book signing One Rundle

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Family Book Launch of Greek Life

FAMILY BOOK LAUNCH CELEBRATION

This is a treasured photo of me with my father taken on Sunday before my extended family arrived for a private book launch where Greek mezedes, ouzo, and champagne cocktails were enjoyed by all!! It was a truly memorable evening celebrated by 4 generations of our family and where my father delivered the most amazing heartfelt speech!jp and dad - book launch

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