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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.