Saturday, February 27, 2010

Bit's and Pieces - All Kinds of News

Hey all,

I'm back from Indonesia and wow! Can't wait to tell you all about it. I'll do a two day series on it on Tuesday and Wednesday this next week. But the pic below is of the pool at the Bintan Lagoon Resort where we stayed. And was amazing.

Because I got home so late, we slept in and so this blog will be short and sweet. I'm going to let you know a couple of changes to my schedule with this blog as well, as some news about our vacation over here.

So, first off, Jonathon has decided from this point on to take each Wednesday and Thursday off. On those days, we will travel around and see as much of this area as we possibly can. In fact, this upcoming week we are probably going to go north and visit what is touted to be the oldest rainforest in the world--Taman Negara in Malaysia It's a four hour journey by bus and we are deciding now whether to do it by bus, train or rent a car, or do a longer four or five day trip and go up as far as Thailand. I'll let you know when I do.

But, anyway, since he has those days off, it makes more sense for me to switch my guest blogger to one of those days to cover the blog. So, starting on 3-08-2010, with Heather Gardener, my guest bloggers will be seen mid-week. I may or may not have a blog on Thursday since I'll most likely be gone. Make sense?

Okay, now to #2... I know I've mentioned this before, but Jonathon just got the official email before we went over to Bintan. They've extended his time here until May 6th, so my vacation of three weeks has now been extended as well. I'm quite pleased because it will give us more time to do all the things we want to do and make it easier cost wise since we'll have a place already paid for here in Singapore.

I'll also have time to write during the day which I've been itching to do...just kept feeling I had to go out and absorb everything before I leave--NOW! LOL So I can slow down a bit and do both. In fact, after I write this (my time, it will be about 3:00 pm Saturday as I do) I think I'll head over to Chinatown and see what things look like now that it isn't CYN.

And lastly, #3. As far as my career and writing goes, this may slow it a bit, but I can live with that. After all, how often can you see the Far East this way? And I have to tell you, the ideas I'm getting over here are just rolling in. I've got a notebook I carry around and write things down and I'm almost half way through one already!!!!

So, we'll see what happens, and my writing won't suffer, but it may take a bit longer to get them out to you since I can't spend 8 hours a day putting fingers to a keyboard like I could when I lived in the states. Sorry guys, but I just can't help getting distracted by what's around me. LOL

Have a great weekend. I'll be back tomorrow with a quick look at one of my books and then of course on Monday we have our guest blogger, Rie McGaha.

And don't forget to go back if you haven't and look at my series of the Chinese New Year. It was one of the most enjoyable times of my life and just as much to share it with all of you!


CJ England
Follow Your Dreams


Desirée Lee said...

As much as I love your writing, I totally understand how your situation could slow your writing down.

I'm jealous! *LOL* Though I know in the end, your experiences are only going to serve to fuel your Muse even more. It'll be worth the wait.

Carpe Noctem,

Phylis said...

Enjoy your time CJ! I can't wait to see pics of the rainforest! Sometimes you have to take time to research so you will be refreshed when you get more time to write. Oh who am I kidding...sometimes you just have to take time and do something else to inspire and refresh yourself! Have fun!

CJ England said...


Thanks! It's hard too because I love writing and last years time with Ghirardelli prevented a lot of writing then as well. It sure shows how you never know what life will throw at you.


CJ England said...


I'm spending time today to do some more research on the rainforest to see if it is a place we want to go for sure. I think we'll probably go just to say we've seen the oldest one, if nothing else. LOL

Hell, we saw the spinach capital of the world in Alma, Arkansas, why not the oldest rainforest? *smile*


Bintan Lagoon Resort said...

Hi there, we are glad your stay has been good and thanks for shouting about Bintan Lagoon Resort to your readers! :)