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NotBlog is Aled Williams’ preferred blogging arena.
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Blogging takes place between San Francisco
and Wales, with Rosie.

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Williams SF

The folks are in town - good times, though I fear California may soon run out of food... (more…)

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Healdsburg Signs

An old wine-press manufacturer up in Sonoma wine country was sadly shutting down (the knock-on effect of big corporate vineyard takeovers apparently). The place was a typographic treasure trove.

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Madison Tools

Golden

Driving back from Sonoma county in the late afternoon, sunburnt and sleepy - the Golden Gate doesn't fail to impress. (more…)

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Incredible Records

A legendary record shop in Sebastopol, north of SF - the vintage poster collection is amazing and the walls are a steamin' hunk of music history. (more…)

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Santa Cruz

A day spent in the sun in Santa Cruz, location of The Lost Boys. Riding the big dipper, watching the sea lions and having some of the local Marianne's ice-cream at Ferrell's Donuts. (more…)

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Mariannes Ice Cream

Graff

The graffiti in the Mission district, this piece in particular, is impressive...

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Neon

The back of some old neon signs: 'Despite anything that I said before, the bar is a beautiful place' (more…)

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SF Giants

Sunday jaunt to watch our new local team, the San Francisco Giants, beat the Colorado Rockies (no, me neither) 3 - 0. The locals know how to turn any day out into a great event - not sure we watched much of the game itself, but that didn't really seem to be the point of it all. A stunning stadium with a view across the bay, and a great day out. (more…)

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The Diamond

Phosphorescent

Phosphorescent played the Independent and were superb. I've never before walked away from a show thinking 'what an excellent keyboardist', but he was, so I did. Cheers Thomas for the balcony tickets!

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