and before I leave I have to go back here –

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a very special shop, with the most wonderful smell

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in the arcades around the corner

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it’s all very belle epoque

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with the hot chocolate cart steaming gently on the pavement outside

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and the setting is good enough to eat too …

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while your purchases are wrapped up like christmas presents

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and there is that most old fashioned of shop items

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a cashier in the corner.