Where will you be shopping for your Christmas lunch? Why not shop local. We are so lucky to have an amazing range of great independent food shops in our area – many of them award winning – it would be great to give them our custom on this special occasion. Order your meat from a local butcher, fish from a proper fishmonger, your cheese board from a deli or the cheese shop in Muswell Hill and sprouts and cranberries from one of our greengrocers. We have great local bakers, some, like Dunns in Crouch End, are legendary, stock up on lovely bread, cake and mince pies and, the piece de resistance, a proper Christmas pudding. And then there’s the wine – use your local expert to get proper advice about what to serve with what – and maybe steal a special cocktail recipe from them. Lastly, don’t forget your florist and garden centre for decorations and the table centre. Happy shopping!