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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.

aled@notjones.com

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Thanksgiving

When the Pilgrims met the Wampanoag Native Americans on Plymouth Rock, they gave gifts of turkeys and Pantone™ books - thankfully this tradition has continued. Many thanks to Chris and Jenna for being the kind hosts, great eats and fun games - I think I'm just about recovered from that second helping... (more…)

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Panturkey

Talk to me of Mendocino pt.2

More photos from around Mendocino, also the hot tub in the woods -  we found it to be slightly worrying to be tenderizing gently in hot water in an area that has mountain lions and bears... Still, a great place to visit. (more…)

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Buoy

Talk to me of Mendocino pt.1

A few days up North to the pine-scented, rugged coastline surrounding Mendocino. Vast empty beaches strewn with driftwood and a real sense of California giving way to the Pacific northwest. (more…)

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Tree-lined coast

The Wild

Hiking near Fairfax includes vultures, coyotes, deer and rattle snakes. Walking in the Vale of Glamorgan was never this dangerous. (more…)

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Eyes up

DIY? ‘Cause i gotta…

We picked up four Windsor chairs on Craigslist for $60 and spent an eternity stripping, sanding and painting the buggers 'til they came up good. Kudos to Rosie for her steely determination with the sanding block. (more…)

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Sore Saw

Lands End

Everyone needs a happy place. We found one at Lands End, watching the cargo ships sail under the Golden Gate, playing on the stone circle and getting lost in the hobbit holes. Hard to believe it's part of the city. (more…)

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Cirque