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HomoLupusDomesticus

@Helen: We have not been able to find a "Mexican" restaurant here in the Netherlands that actually serves Mexican food. Most of them seem to serve something probably akin to US/Tex-Mex or - for lack  of a better term - "fusion". :cry: Is the UK situation any better?

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Helen

It can be. Wahacas in London (and now, a little randomly, in Cardiff) sells Mexican street food, and there's a place in Leeds that does similar. But yes, many places sell more Americanised style Mexican.

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HomoLupusDomesticus

The name Wahacas may actually refer to Oaxaca, which is pronounced similarly. Do they serve any decent mole anywhere in the UK that you know of?

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The name Wahacas may actually refer to Oaxaca...

 

It does. It's a phonetic spelling for people who may have trouble with the pronunciation.

 

http://www.wahaca.co.uk/

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HomoLupusDomesticus

It does. It's a phonetic spelling for people who may have trouble with the pronunciation.

 

http://www.wahaca.co.uk/

 

Paul, Helen, next time you visit any of their restaurants you need to persuade them to branch out into mainland Europe, and the Netherlands in particular! The food looks way more authentic than anything we've encountered here.

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Helen

I'd like them to branch out to the north of England first! :D

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More postcards posted, this time a trio from the travels of The Beach Rubble...

 

Postcard 188 - Front

Postcard 188 - Reverse

 

Postcard 189 - Front

Postcard 189 - Reverse

 

Postcard 190 - Front

Postcard 190 - Reverse

 
Photographs from... life...?  :8E:

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Remiss of me not to have posted this before (it was read out on the Cthulhu Breakfast Club). A postcard from @Buchhalter sent from the Tate Liverpool, where he was conducting research for Dreamhounds of Paris and taking in Leonora Carrington's work (on exhibition until 31st May). Your players will thank you for the research!

 

Postcard 191 - Front

Postcard 191 - Reverse

 
Also arrived, a mysterious package addressed to "The Professors Maclean, University of the Miskatonic in Bradford, Yorkshire"! - along with a covering letter from Elgan Roberts Pugh of Pembrokeshire.
 
This is what I discovered inside...
 

The Package 01

The Package 02

The Package 03

The Package 04

 
The past is indeed not dead...
 
What can it mean? :-)

 

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Another postcard just in! This time from .

 

Postcard 192 - Front

Postcard 192 - Reverse

 

It's always great to hear that our game recordings are useful and it was much fun to revisit HotOE with the Doom Train!

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A trio of cards received from our correspondent in Iceland, @cjearkham!

 

Postcard 193 - Front

Postcard 193 - Reverse

 
Did Abhoth pass this way?
 

Postcard 194 - Front

Postcard 194 - Reverse

 
Treading in the steps of Mythic Iceland.
 

Postcard 195 - Front

Postcard 195 - Reverse

 
...and following The Sevenfold Path...
 
We love receiving your postcards, do keep sending them (we'll also read them out on The Cthulhu Breakfast Club)!
 
Five more and we'll be at 200!

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Just listened to CBC #5, where these cards were read. Kudos to Marty for saying "Eyjafjallajökull" effortlessly.

 

For the record, "Jarocha" is pronounced as if the vowels were all short-A sounds: "Ja-ra-ka".  (No relation to the Mexican word "Jarocha"; mine is a corruption of something Polish.)

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cjearkham

Ack!  neorxnawang is actually Jeff Moeller, not Jason Williams!  Jeff wrote The Sevenfold Path.  Sorry for the misattribution.

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Ack!  neorxnawang is actually Jeff Moeller, not Jason Williams!  Jeff wrote The Sevenfold Path.  Sorry for the misattribution.

 

Who you callin' Canadian?  :-P  (Jason and I are friends)

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jasonw1239

That's right! Jeff is American all the way!

Well...he does live in Cleveland... :-P

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A couple more postcards received, as read out on the August 2015 Cthulhu Breakfast Club.
 
Betty Sunderland writes from her cruise ship...
 

Postcard 196 - Front


Postcard 196 - Reverse


 
@BeachRubble reports on the Martense Clan. Fortunately his communication is protected!

 

Postcard 197 - Front


Postcard 197 - Reverse

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HomoLupusDomesticus

Unfortunately, by now, I think the postcard I sent you guys from Berlin at the very beginning of August must've gotten lost... There's two cards from Mexico on their way, though, that should take about 3-4 weeks to get there.

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There's two cards from Mexico on their way, though, that should take about 3-4 weeks to get there.

 

The Mexico cards are here! Thanks for sending the cards from Cacaxtla and Tlatelolco.

 

Postcard 198 - Front

Postcard 198 - Reverse

Postcard 199 - Front

Postcard 199 - Reverse

 

Also, other postal communications have arrived....

 

@yockenthwaite tells us where we could have found the Scottish crown jewels in the mid-17th century...

 

 

Postcard 200 - Front

Postcard 200 - Reverse

 

"A Friend" gives a dire warning about going to Providence... too late!!!

 

Postcard 201 - Front

Postcard 201 - Reverse

 

... and finally for this round, @BigJackBrass informs us of a new science book he's discovered...

 

Postcard 202 - Front

Postcard 202 - Reverse

 

Thanks again for sending all the cards, we really do appreciate them and love sharing them with the rest of the community. We have now received over 200!

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More postcards posted! (Some already read out on CBC.)

 

A card from @Galbraith in Providence, Rhode Island. It appears that the John Hay Library holds more Cthulhu material than just HPL's archive...

 

Postcard 203 - Front

Postcard 203 - Reverse

 
@Rookery reports from the Manchester People's History Museum, with fond memories of a certain "Auntie Betty". (Not sure about the supposedly legal tender included!)
 

Postcard 204 - Front

Postcard 204 - Reverse

 
Stalwart correspondent, @yockenthwaite, writes from the city of dreaming spires with Lovelace, the Ashmolean and a fact-finding trip to the Morse bar being the order of the day...
 

Postcard 205 - Front

Postcard 205 - Reverse

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A New Year and more postcards! (Though in fairness one dates from the end of 2015.  ;-))

 

Beach Rubble sent festive best wishes with a card bearing the work of Emily Carr. The protective Elder Sign mostly intact...

 

Postcard 206 - Front

Postcard 206 - Reverse

 
Cjearkham reports on a visit to Chesapeake Bay, alas perhaps an unsuitable site for our Batrachian-Ichthyoid friends...

 

Postcard 207 - Front

Postcard 207 - Reverse

 
We always love receiving cards, if you'd like to send us one (or two)!

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Arrived (and read out on CBC) two cards from @Fallingtower reporting on the Ford Motor Company at Dearborn, Michigan.

 

The Model T Ford - any colour you like...

 

Postcard 208 - Front

Postcard 208 - Reverse

 
 - with a top speed of... probably something quite respectable for 1914.
 

Postcard 209 - Front

Postcard 209 - Reverse

 

Thanks again for sending the cards. We love sharing them.

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A report from Paris by Yoggie correspondent, @yockenthwaite.

 

Journeys to Notre Dame and Shakespeare and Company ensue. Can you have too many books? Looking at the shelves of Innsmouth House we'd have to say, no.... ;-)

 

Postcard 211 - Front

Postcard 211 - Reverse

 

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I was expecting this card - because I sent it. ;-)

 

Any good Investigator knows it's always good practice to write home regularly, just in case anything untoward happens, especially in the land of Trolls...

 

Postcard 212 - Front

Postcard 212 - Reverse

 
Fortunately I had watched Trollhunter recently, so we knew what to do in case of incursion...
 
More of this beautiful and austere land can be seen in the first instalment of Table 7.

 

Do send more cards, and save me from writing to myself....!

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A group of cards we received a little while ago (and were read out on Cthulhu Breakfast Club) but haven't been put up here until now due to waiting for a scanner software update that would work with my Operating System once again.

 

First, a card from @yockenthwaite with an interesting question - how many dogs do appear in Call of Cthulhu scenarios?

 

Postcard 213 - Front

Postcard 213 - Reverse

 
Next, @KeeperInYellow visited the place of an old Texan friend of Lovecraft's.
 

Postcard 214 - Front

Postcard 214 - Reverse

 
Finally, @BeachRubble writes further of the work of Edward Gorey (in Noodler's La Reine Mauve ink).
 

Postcard 215 - Front

Postcard 215 - Reverse

 

Thank you again for your cards, we're now heading well into the 200s since we started in 2009!

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More Mythos mail had made its way to Innsmouth House (though likely by some more leisurely routes than usual over the holiday period).

 

We received a large card from @PhotoNAFS (the scan doesn't do it full justice) sent from the "pearl of the south Pacific" and only a hop, skip and a jump from there to...

 

Postcard 217 - Front

 

Postcard 217 - Reverse

 

...join @Buchhalter in ancient sunken R'lyeh!

 

Postcard 216 - Front

Postcard 216 - Reverse

 

Always a vacation spot to remember.  :8E:

 

We love receiving your postcards (now over 200) and appreciate the effort it takes to do so, especially in this increasingly digital age. Thank you.

 

Our postal address remains the same in 2017 should you like to write to us:

 

[Address retired, July 2018]

 
Thanks again.

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