I was thrilled when Gillian agreed to let me spend a day in her chocolate shop as work experience girl. A chance to live out my Juliette Binoche fantasies and learn a little of the mysteries of the chocolatier. I can't say that I'm much clearer on the magic of tempering chocolate, turning dull brown chocolate buttons into smooth shiny bars with a marvellous snap. Nor did any Johnny Depp type gypsies come swaggering into the shop. But I did have lots of fun, spending the day with fun and very clever people who make beautiful chocolates.