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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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Smith Farm Pumpkin Fest

A day out with Nadav and Yocheved to the slightly surreal Smith family farm pumpkin festival. We got shouted at by an angry tractor man for walking with our pumpkins, but that's ok, we did some dancing to hide our shame. (more…)

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Violumpkin

Pumpkins

Turns out Halloween is a pretty big deal over here. It's a bit more upmarket than when Mam used to send me and my brother off (unsupervised) round the cul-de-sac dressed in torn bedsheets and mascara. Here's some NotJones pumpkin action. (more…)

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Pedro the pumpkin

Beirut

Beirut at the Independent. Great show - first time I've seen a tuba being played live on stage. (more…)

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Red lights

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass

This asexual future-space-alien pretty much sums up Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival. Kris Kristofferson, Broken Social Scene, Elbow and many more, all for freeeeee... (more…)

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Fleet Week

Watched the SF Fleet Week aerobatics from Lukas and Nicole's roof terrace in North Beach, an amazing spectacle, flying low over the city. It's pretty terrifying to think that these amazing machines aren't always doing loop-the-loops. Seeing them swooping over downtown really brings out the peacenik in me. Here's a video of the Blue Angels. (more…)

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