Listening to Modern Talking and remembering India. Surprise call from my oldest friend.

TAP Constellation

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I started this blog several days ago but had no time to finish it. I need to change it all now. Does anybody here remember Modern Talking ? I used to love their songs. Still do. I have been playing their albums recently and nostalging about my days in India, driving my 4 wheel drive around the Himalayan area, listening to Modern Talking cassettes. They were great days.

I have always loved aircraft, since I was a young child living not far from London’s Heathrow Airport. I lived along the London Road in Langley and I would go with my friend Stephen Roth, by bicycle to the airport to sit for hours watching the planes landing and taking off. My favourite plane was always the Lockheed Constellation (pictured above) and I would watch the ‘Connies’ for hours, never becoming bored. Air India, Qantas, BOAC,  TAP,  TCA and so many other carriers operated these famous planes. Funny that although I love planes, I hate flying in them. This is the main reason why I haven’t been to Bournemouth for so long. Kathmandu Airport saw yet another air crash two weeks ago when many people died.

The temperature is warming up in Lisbon now. Yesterday I regretted having worn my winter jacket and I carried a full backpack and another large bag up my mountain from the supermarket to home. We live atop a hill here and believe me, it’s a hard steep climb which always leaves me sweating and out of breath by the time I reach my apartment.

8:28 am on 28th March

It was impossible to finish my entry yesterday. I was tired after having to wake up at 3:45 am for departing guests. I fell asleep in my armchair after getting back home and just as I was waking up, my phone rang. It was a big surprise to hear my old friend Martin’s voice at the other end. Martin hasn’t phoned for a long time and I’m a writer, not a phone person at all, so we’ve been out of touch recently.  Anyway it was thrilling to chat to Martin after such a long time. We were best friends when we were young and went through so much together. We even went poaching more than once and had a narrow shave with the police on one occasion. I’ve been friends with Martin longer than any other friend so I’m always nostalging about those days when we were young and adventurous, daring and ridiculous on occasion.  It’s great to be in touch again.

I must go. I have a guest arriving from China this morning.


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5 thoughts on “Listening to Modern Talking and remembering India. Surprise call from my oldest friend.

  1. Hi Dai. Long time. I’ve been interested in aircraft for a long time too, although I don’t have a favorite model yet. Devastating what happened in Nepal airport. I am nervous every time we’re about to land and take-off in Kathmandu. How cool that you got an unexpected call from an old friend. Have you got any plans for Easter Dai? I am flying to Bulgaria tomorrow for 4 days – just for some sightseeing and traveling. Have a nice day, Dai!

    1. Hi Pooja, this is me, Dai. Great that you also like aircraft. I can sit and watch them for hours. I’m also uncomfortable landing and taking off in Kathmandu. We always land so close to the mountains, and that fierce braking on landing. No plans for Easter because we have two guests here throughout the holiday. Enjoy your trip to Bulgaria. I’m laughing here because you sure don’t sit still for very long. I think you are a travel addict. My best wishes for your trip. Dai

      1. You’re right about that, Dai! 🙂 Thank you.

  2. I remember Modern Talking, Dai. It was such a long time ago and I was still in school when their first album was released. I love their songs too – You’re my heart, you’re my soul, Cheri cheri lady, You can win if you want. It’s wonderful to know you have a surprise call from an old friend. Have a good day, Dai!(ノ*゜▽゜*)

    1. Hi Pat. Glad you also know Modern Talking. I was playing one of their albums this morning. And you too, Pat. Have an incredible day.

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