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Jul 16, 2007

"Peter Spyros Goudas and Livia Papadhimitri" Musical Duet

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As you all know by now, Mr. Goudas LOVES to play his harmonica.

Many times he plays his favourite songs on the computer and simultaneously improvises various accompaniments on the harmonica.

His employee Livia Papadhimitri, who is also a violin player, sometimes brings the violin to work since she occasionally has various musical commitments following her shift. 

Click here to listen to Livia Papadhimitri playing the violin and Sofia Papadhimitri the plano

 Livia Papadhimitri playing the violin and Sofia Papadhimitri the plano

It just so happens that every time Mr. Goudas sees the violin case, he instantly gets into a musical mood...

So this is when the "jamming" begins! Mr. Goudas takes out his harmonica and Livia her violin and they begin to play their favourite songs. 


This Musical Duet performance attracts a lot of attention from other employees, who many times request for their favourite song to be played.

Even Koukla the dog likes it, who respectively holds her barking until the music has stopped. 

Mr. Goudas really gets into the music and plays the harmonica leaning back and with his eyes closed (see picture).

They both really enjoy being part of this unique combination of instruments.

Livia often says "Mr. Goudas might not be a trained musician but he surely has musical talent as well as a natural ability to entertain!"

Below is a personal write up by Livia Papadhimitri herself. 

This article can also be found in " Mr. Gouda's autobiography book". 

My Experience Getting to Know the True Mr. Goudas 

(by Livia Papadhimitri) 

At this point of the book, I believe the reader feels as though they know Mr. Goudas well.
For me though, the experience of the completion of this book, was also an opportunity to truly get to know my boss, a person who I thought I knew well, but in fact I didnt know at all. 

Every day I would come to work, pass by his office to tell him good morning before I went to my office, and in the end of the day, I would pass by his office again to say goodbye. 

This daily routine went on for years. Only when Mr. Goudas began the writing of his biography and needed my help for the editing, I actually had the chance to get to know the real person behind the brand Goudas Foods. 

During the completion of the book, Mr. Goudas and I have spent countless hours talking in his office, when his mind was clear from all the daily problems. Often, he has narrated, very spontaneously, different stories about his life. 

During this period I learned that some of his experiences, were so important that they have truly carved the direction of his life. Others have determined various important characteristics of his personality. 

While Mr. Goudas narrates various stories he has lived, his words and his facial expression, many times uncover a person full of sensitivity and emotions. 

There have been many times where my eyes have watered with tears of joy or sadness, following a story he told me. 

Many times I have been surprised with his honesty, as well as his bravery to open his heart with no fear or hesitation. 

The same honesty is incorporated in this Biography, because Mr. Goudas wanted to touch the readers heart, but also show him/her, in his own words, who is the real Peter Spyros Goudas and how his life has evolved until now. 

I would like to add something, that maybe has been mentioned previously in the book, but has not been emphasized enough: Mr. Goudas heart.
I have never met a person with such a big heart and generous soul in my life. 

It has touched me but also inspired me that there are still people like him left in the world, those who are not only preoccupied with personal interests and earnings. 

I admire Mr. Goudas that he managed to accomplish his goal to place his whole life in a book, with truth being number one priority. 

My general conclusion from this whole experience is that there is not one boring story in his life. 

He has lived a life just like a movie, full of interesting events and never with a dull moment. 

The most exciting part of it all, though, is that the stories of his life never end, and personally, I can,t wait to hear the next story he will narrate to me. 

Livia Papadhimitri

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