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Geoffrey McSkimming

Dig Up Cairo Jim

September 1st, 2006

12:57 pm - Good news!
Cairo Jim and the Crossroads of Orpheus will be released October 12, 2006!

Current Location: Melbourne, Australia
Current Mood: cheerful

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February 5th, 2006

04:00 pm - Rice Work if You Can Get It
Today I took my Mum out for afternoon tea for her birfday to a fancy tea house, where she ordered what was called an 'afternoon tiffin'. It took me a few minutes to work out why this was sounding so familiar - my Mum was talking about "you know, in India, they get people to carry their food to their work in these tiffin boxes...." - then, I realised: Bedlam From Bollywood and the big role tiffin boxes play in it!
So, today, I ate afternoon tea from a tiffin box for the first time and it was great.

For anyone living in Perth, you too can indulge in this Cairo Jim related activity by going to the 'Leaf' tea rooms in Cottesloe or Mt Lawley. So cool!
Current Mood: full

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January 28th, 2006

10:29 am
Welcome to iristigerlily! I just noticed you on our member list. Greetings and salutations :)


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January 6th, 2006

02:12 pm
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Current Music: Madeleine Peyroux - There's Noone Like You

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January 5th, 2006

08:50 pm - Cairo Jim Icon!
It's not great... Just something I quickly threw together. It's actually the wallpaper on my mobile phone! :D

From the Australian 1996 cover of Cairo Jim and the Alabastron of Forgotten Gods:

Cairo Jim and the Alabastron of Forgotten Gods

Comment and credit in keywords if you take :D


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January 1st, 2006

03:49 pm
I just found the letters that Geoffrey McSkimming wrote to me and I thought people might be interested. There's another one as well. Let me know if you want it.
Geoffrey McSkimming letterCollapse )
Current Mood: achey
Current Music: Be Prepared - The Lion King

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01:16 pm - Geoffrey McSkimming's fanmail address?
Hey guys,

Five shergold cakes to the first person who tells me the address!! :P

Current Mood: bouncy

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December 31st, 2005

03:07 pm
I am officially your fourth member!!
My name's Phoebe, I'm 17 (18 in three weeks) and am from Western Australia. I started reading Cairo Jim when I was about 11, and loved them. I wrote to Geoffrey McSkimming twice and got replies both times!
Now, I've just finished school and am facing the prospect of two whole months before Uni starts, which is a very scary thought. Hence, I'm rereading every book in the house. I just finished After the Puce Empresss, and I went to my library this morning and got four books out. I have never read the last three Cairo Jim books, so I'm trying to get the earlier ones before I attempt the unread. I wish that Jim and Jocelyn would get together (I told Geoffrey as much), but I don't know that that will ever happen since ti is a childrens' series....
I'll post again soon to see how much headway I've made with all this rereading.
Nice to meet you all (all three of you!!)
Current Mood: tired
Current Music: None - I'm using Dad's laptop

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December 2nd, 2005

07:32 pm - A new member!
Wow! Welcome to shoemoney2night! Have a Shergold Cake!

This takes our total membership up to 3!

So Jess, what did you think of 'Silenius'?


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November 15th, 2005

12:06 pm - Cairo Jim and the Sumptuous Stash of Silenius
What can I say...? I love Euripides Doodah and I'm so happy that he and Katerina are together now. He was so socially inept. Yay!

I can't believe that Joss wasn't mentioned once! Not even in passing! That is just not fair, I live for the Jim/Jocelyn moments... *sigh*

I wish someone would give Desdemona a bath and get rid of her fleas. I wish Bone would bath, dress better and stop smoking those Belch of Brouhaha cigars... they make me sick just reading about them lol.

I really liked this book. I don't feel that it is as good as the earlier ones, but that's the same with a lot of series I guess. Anyway my favourite part was when Eviadne finally found her peace. It was such a moving moment.

*sigh* Jim's so lovely :D

Current Mood: happy
Current Music: Bree Sharp - Don't Think Twice (It's Alright)

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