Lena Daskalakis grew up in Sunshine where her grandad built the first café on Glengala Road and between the café, her uncles servo and local Cypriot church the Glengala strip was her regular hangout.

    “Now that I don’t live close to shops I really miss not being able to wander out and get an ice-cream with the kids”.

    Previously working in media and creatives agencies Lena thought she’d help out The Westsider while on maternity leave and here she stayed.

    “It’s been fun and I love print media so if you’re local and haven’t advertised with The Westsider yet then drop me a line or I’ll be coming for you soon.

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