Petals oh marvellous one :)
I know what you mean about finding a great spice store, it is like opening a box of treasure, never knowing what you will find in there. I had a great spice trader before we moved here, and I miss it greatly. Just the aroma even before you got to the door - ahhh!
Things have been a bit busy so I've not found one here yet, but there should be one hidden just around the corner. It is a very multi-cultural area, so a good spice shop can't be too far away.
Does anyone know if there is a suitable replacement for dark malt vinegar, or is it possible to tweak standard malt vinegar to replicate it, perhaps?