Memories of sitting outside with an ice lolly or enjoying a few rays over lunch seem distant as temperatures have dropped this week. Wispy snowflakes might not be settling just yet but it’s still freezing out there and you’ll be wanting to keep yourself warm… But that doesn’t mean you have to stay at home; there’s still plenty to warm you up, inside and out, in West Ealing!
- Grab a hot drink and a slice of cake
West Ealing has some fantastic coffee shops and cafes to cater to all tastes. There’s nothing more pleasing than braving the cold and then finding a cosy corner in a café. It may only be Tuesday but you have my permission to turn it into #TreatTuesday!
2. Eat around the world
West Ealing is full of amazing places to eat. With pubs and restaurants ranging from modern European to Indian, burgers to sushi, Italian to Thai – you really can eat around the world and back again. Let someone else do the hard work for you!
3. Work up a sweat in the gym or pamper yourself instead!
Not feeling the park today? How about trying out one of the gyms in West Ealing instead? A whole range of workout options await you with personal trainers, classes or working out at your own pace. Alternatively, it might be a good time to visit one of the hair and beauty businesses in the area. why not get a new hairdo, a beauty treatment or a relaxing massage.
4. Do something creative
Check out what’s happening at OPEN Ealing, sign yourself up for a course to learn a new skills and hot up your creative skills. If you’re already an artist then why not share your skills with the world and apply to be part of the BEAT – Borough of Ealing Art Trail. Alternatively, take a look at the timetable for the Pamela Howard School of Dance – a bit of tap dancing might be just the way to keep warm! Go on – do something different!
5. Go shopping for supplies
Whether you are keen to stockpile goods in case of being snowed in or if you fancy a new pair of sturdy boots you will find some great places to shop in West Ealing. Kids need new school jumpers? New cycling gloves to keep your fingers warm? New sturdy boots? Time for a soft furnishings revamp? There are plenty of shopping opportunities in West Ealing.
6. Donate your things or your time
Show your warmth towards others by donating your pre-loved goods to charity. Donate your time to volunteer in a charity shop or get involved with local neighbourhood groups. Take note of the details of Streetlink if you see anyone sleeping rough in the area so the Outreach teams can offer support to bring people inside in this freezing weather.
Stay warm folks!