My daddy had the High Life Patisserie on Lions' Square, where there's now a bank....

In 1928 we moved to the Aktarika municipal building. My daddy hosted dinners for Prime Ministers who came then, and for Pavlos, the Crown Prince.

Lots of bals d'enfants (children's carnival parties) were held in our place, starting on Tsiknopempti ("Maundy Thursday"). Daddy would send out invitations and people would come from Tsiknopempti up until the last Sunday in carnival. The gramophone would play from three in the afternoon until nine at night, and there would be pandemonium from all the kids. When we first opened the place we had live music. There was this old pianist called Gorzof, a violinist and a musician on some other instrument.. Our place was at the height of its fame... We held parties... formal dinners.