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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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Clipper St. rainbow house

The houses in San Francisco are pretty colourful. This one is the winner. (more…)

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Rainbow House

St Patrick’s Day.

St Patrick was a Welshman. That aside, the locals like to celebrate the day in a big way. We headed to the Plough & Stars for traditional music, pints of Guinness, and portraits of Gavin Henson. Sláinte! (more…)

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As addictive as Craic

Japantown Displays

The lacquered hyper-real resin foods in the red and black displays of the restaurants in Japantown. The Mifune logo is a beast. (more…)

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Noodling

Cheese vs Beer

As part of the SF beer week, we headed to the American Grilled Cheese Kitchen in SoMa for an evening of artisanal grilled cheeses and accompanying Firestone beers. We made sure the brewmaster knew all about Otley beers before we left (you can take the boy out of Ponty...). (more…)

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Cheesebeer

Nightlife

Nightlife at the Academy of Science means an evening of albino alligators, live music, planetariums, drinks and aquariums. Lovely to have the folks back in town too! (more…)

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Claude

There’s only one Owen Williams

It turns out my brother has an unquenchable appetite for smoked turkey bagels. Also, if you make him drink until 3am whilst jet-lagged, he'll fall asleep on a dime. Big love to you brother, it was a blast. (more…)

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There's only one Owen Williams

SF Christmas

Our first Californian Christmas, spent exploring unexplored corners of SF with the mother-in-law, Bridge. Being charged at by a bull elephant seal at Ana Nuevo and drinking white russians at the Huntington with Danny DeVito's double being particular highlights. (more…)

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Twin Puddings

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

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

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
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