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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.