Frosty mornings, the fresh air, sparkling cobwebs, the long shadows as the sun dips… there are so many beautiful things about Winter.
Getting out for a walk and enjoying your surroundings is a great way to keep both body and mind healthy. But for some people, getting out of the house isn’t an option. Our customers often tell us that if the weather is bad, it’s difficult to get around.
If that’s the case, take a moment each day to enjoy what you can see out of the window or in your garden. Pick up a pen and draw something or write a poem about what makes Winter beautiful.
Our gardens, balconies and windowsills are perfect for attracting wildlife in search of scarce Winter food. Put out sunflower seeds, peanuts or fat balls, and don’t forget to provide some water for them too.
Sending cards or letters to those you love, watching Christmas films, spending time with family and friends, or simply wishing someone a ‘Merry Christmas’ in the street – it all gives you a sense of warmth and hope during the Winter.
And if restrictions stay as they are, we will be able to gather on Christmas Day. One of our customers said: “My daughter and grandchildren don’t live far away. We’ll definitely get together for Christmas. I can’t wait.”
Snuggling under a blanket with a mug of something warm and something to watch or read is a comforting thing to do at any time of year. And in the cold winter months, keeping warm also has the added benefit of helping to stave off those winter bugs. We’re sold!
One of the best things about the British seasons is that as one departs, another arrives. Just think about how much we appreciate those early daffodils that appear as the weather changes in the Spring, the birth of new lambs, the longer, sunnier days. It always comes with a feeling that after the Winter, we’ve all earned it!
If you’re concerned about staying warm and well this Winter, Age UK (0800 169 65 65) has a useful guide called ‘Winter Wrapped Up’. If you need a printout of it, please call us and we’d be happy to help.
At AHM Installations we prioritise the quality of life over everything. We enjoy helping people, which includes listening to the challenges our customers face at home.
One of the customers we spoke to about their concerns for this Winter has disabilities. We’re delighted that he can now enjoy a nice warm shower on a cold winter’s day because he feels so much safer with his new shower cubicle, grab bars and seat, which we recently installed.
Call our family-run team on 0800 731 6495. AHM Installations install safe, affordable, stylish bathrooms for anyone with limited mobility.