So long, Derek…

25 Apr

You know that newsagent smell? Pick’n’mix, dust and tabloid print- I’ve known it in little shops from Paris to Pencaitland, and there’s truly nothing quite like it. The smaller the shop, the more comfortingly intense the aroma was, and walking into Derek’s News on Walham Grove, SW6, was always a slightly proustian experience. A copy of the Guardian and a two-fingered KitKat- glorious!

En route to Fulham Broadway yesterday, I took a detour via Derek’s to pick up the paper, and saw to my horror that it had shut up shop for good. It seems I must now look elsewhere for my 15p chocolate fix.

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One Response to “So long, Derek…”

  1. Steven Cuthill July 5, 2012 at 8:58 pm #

    Glad you enjoyed Pencaitland. http://www.urbansea.com for more information.

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