Hot Dawgs & Hemingway for Hot Chocolate? It’s a Done Deal!

Last week I had to pop into Narberth for a spot of shopping, and while I was there I couldn’t resist popping into the Paul Sartori charity shop for a quick browse at their books. The children complained, knowing from experience that I sometimes takes liberties with the definition of a quick browse. So, we struck a bargain – I got some browsing time if I took them for a thick Spanish hot chocolate in Ultracomida afterwards.


Narberth, popular haunt of  Pembrokeshire tourists and me.

I’m so glad I did. I scored a magnificent haul, including Hemingway’s ‘A Moveable Feast’, a book that made it onto my ‘to read list’ recently, after I read a great a review of it at kaggsysbookishramblings. I love it when you find a book you’ve just been recommended. Salman Rushdie’s ‘Haroun and the Sea of Stories’ was another lucky find as I’ve been on the look out for it for ages, as it’s on the 100 greatest novels list that Lucy and I are working our way through. Anyway, here’s the gold.

Narberth book haul

I could pretend that these were the only books I bought, and you might applaud me for my literary taste, but I’ll come clean. I was ridiculously excited to find these ones too. Believe me, you can never have too many tea cozies or knitted dogs.

Narberth book haul

‘Kids from Fame’ not literature, you say? You try telling that to my ten year old!

As promised, the children got their hot chocolate afterwards, while I planned a year of extreme dog knitting.

hot chocolate ultracomida


Ultracomida – the best deli/cafe in Pembrokeshire. (Not all their staff are black belts in Kung Fu, but Huw is).