Wednesday, 29 June 2016

West Wales for Gin, Cheese and a Wedding

Back to a focus on the positive today.  The other weekend we were invited to a family wedding near Tenby, and so decided to make a weekend of it.  I need little excuse to head to West Wales for a mini holiday!  First stop was the town of Narberth, so that I could re-stock my much loved seaweed gin.  Narberth is a very foodie place, and has a selection of delis, butchers, cafes and bakeries.  Feeling a bit peckish, we popped into Ultracomida, a deli and cafe that specialises in French, Spanish and Welsh cheese.  We lingered a little long over our food, a to-die-for selection of cheesy and meaty tapas that conjured up Spain, so I unfortunately didn't get to pop into Giddy Aunt, a fabulous vintage shop down the road, before it closed for the day.  We did manage a mooch around the antiques place though, and although we didn't buy, we were thoroughly entertained by some of the weird and wonderful items on display.

Tenby June 2016

Tenby June 2016

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In Tenby it was a bright but breezy evening, and we had a quick drink at the sailing club in the harbour.  You can't get any closer to the water than that. 

Tenby June 2016

Tenby June 2016

Tenby June 2016

Tenby June 2016

Tenby is starting to get a bit busy - and pricey - at this time of year, so we stayed inland in the sweet little village of Saint Florence.  We stayed in Parsonage Inn, a pub and B&B, which had very friendly staff, was clean and good value, but on the downside had the softest mattress in the world and very warm rooms.

Tenby June 2016

The wedding wasn't until 1pm the next day, so we just got ready straight after breakfast and headed into Tenby again so that we could hit the charity shops.  We were slightly over-dressed next to the tourists in shorts, but I'm glad we went in - I picked up my first Sarah Coventry brooch, shaped like a pineapple!  Apparently it's called 'Autumn Haze' and would have had matching earrings (I don't wear earrings anyway so don't mind about not having the full set).  I managed to find time for an ice-cream too before we had to head off to the wedding, sort of obligatory on a really lovely sunny day by the sea.

Tenby June 2016

Tenby June 2016

Tenby June 2016

In the wedding venue car park it was a quick change into my heels while my husband put on his jacket, tie and hat.  I popped on my grandmother's rhinestones and my home-made fascinator as finishing touches and we were good to go!  Trefloyne Manor is a boutique hotel and golf club set in the countryside, and we were incredibly lucky to have the most beautiful sunny day for the wedding.  I even got a little sunburnt sat on the terrace, listening to the Welsh male voice choir and sipping some prosecco.  A really wonderful day, so no full length photos of me as I was having too much fun to pose.

Tenby June 2016

The next day it rained all day, as well as some really thick fog appearing, and the temperature plummeted.  Did we dream that sunny day in Tenby?!

If you are after more tourism ideas for Pembrokeshire - and particularly vintage related ones - then read my previous post here.

14 comments:

  1. I love browsing antique shops just to look - I always say it's like going to a museum where you're allowed to touch things! Those pastel houses are so lovely, it makes me happy that places like this exist :)

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  2. Yes seriously, where did you find the lovely weather and can you bring it back? How dreadful has this summer been so far?! I love your casual outfit and what I can see of your wedding guest outfit too, stylish lady. I've wanted a little navy jacket like you're wearing above for so long, but never managed to find one like it yet :( would be so handy! xx

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  3. What an utterly charming seaside spot!

    You looked perfect!

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  4. What gorgeous scenery! The more I learn about Wales the more I want to visit - you make it look like such a lovely place. That second to last photo with the pastel houses and blue skies is absolutely amazing. And you look super cute in your wedding attire! I love the rose print, and the little veiled hat.

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  5. Oh my wow it would be amazing to take blog photos in front of those gorgeous colour buildings!
    Love the dress you wore to the wedding! Beautiful photos! xo

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  6. How vibrantly lovely is that blue sky? Wow! Almost Mediterranean-ly so, IMO. And speaking of lovely hues, those pastel homes are almost too pretty to be real. They look as though they were lifted out of a fairy tale. What a charming, beautiful part of the world.

    xoxo ♥ Jessica

    *PS* The outfit you wore to the wedding is so glamorously gorgeous!

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  7. I haven't been to Tenby since 1976 but I remember those candy coloured houses as clear as day. You're making me want to go back with this talk of chazzas.
    You look lovely in both your outfits. xxx

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  8. Aaah, that looks fab. Thank you so much for sharing something happy. And that shop selling Spanish cheeses... would it be too much to ask my husband to drive to Wales for cheese, I wonder?

    Sarah Coventry seems to be one of those brands that passes under the collectors' radar; Juliana and Trifari goes for silly prices, but Sarah Coventry stuff is still fairly affordable. I really like it. (And the brand did some great stuff in the 70s, which should suit your 70s boho-glam side!)

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  9. How lucky you were to get that one day of gorgeous sunshine! I bet the bride and groom were pleased. Is that the fascinator you were telling me about at DFV? It looks fab and matches your dress perfectly. xx

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  10. Sounds like it was a great weekend! And nothing wrong with looking your best looking through charity shops and getting ice cream! Love your outfits and LOVE your fascinator. It goes so perfectly with your dress. You did a great job on it!

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  11. I like the homemade fascinator! Sounds like a lovely day at the wedding. I really need to visit Tenby, it looks beautiful!

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  12. What a lovely part of the world, it looks gorgeous!

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  13. Oh such beautiful scenery! Those colourful houses are so pretty. I love your nautical look, looks comfortable too. Your dress and fascinator look so lovely too x

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  14. How weird this is, I was in Tenby not two weeks ago (the day of the vote, actually). I've also been to Narberth and have visited Malthouse Antiques, though not this year. xxx

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