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Write our Star Letter

And Win a Gardener's Gift Set from Dobies

Win a Gardener's Gift Set from Dobies

Could your letter be the Sixtyplusurfers Star Letter? This month we're offering one lucky reader the chance to win a delightful Gardener's Gift Set from Dobies.

This charming Gardener's Gift Set will make the perfect gift for anyone who enjoys gardening, it's also the ideal way to ease those aches and pains.

The set includes a soothing Fruits of Nature Aloe Vera Gel in a 150ml pump dispenser, a warming Fruits of Nature Muscle Rub in a 150ml pump dispenser, a Kitchen Garden Citronella Pulse Point Oil in a 10ml bottle, and a therapeutic pack of Mustard Bath Salts.

The gift set is supplied in a handy Seagrass Hamper and includes a FREE packet of seeds so that you can make the most of your garden. RRP is £19.99.

For more information about Dobies visit the website at www.dobies.co.uk 
 

 To Enter the Competition

Send in your letters, photographs,  recipes, poems, and handy tips, for your chance to win this fantastic prize.

Or write a letter using one of the suggestions below.

The best letter will win the prize!

This month you can write in about the following subjects
or choose one of your own:
 
1. Tell us a bit about yourself and where you live
2. Tell us about something special or important that you have achieved in life
3. Share your romantic stories and tell us how you met your partner or best friend
4. Send in your family photos and share your stories about the people in them - including grandma, grandpa & children
5. Tell us about a special afternoon tea or meal you have had in a hotel or restaurant
6. Tell us about a recent holiday or a family day out
7. Tell us about your garden and what you like to grow
8. Share a funny story about your grandchildren 
9.Tell us about your pets. And include a couple of photos
10. Share a favourite family recipe or a cookery idea with a picture of the finished dish
11. Tell us about something you have baked, cooked, sewn or made for your family as a gift
12. Have you had a cooking disaster? Tell us about it with lots of funny pictures
13. Have you recently moved home or downsized? We'd love to hear your experiences
14. Tell us about a prize you have won from Sixtyplusurfers
15. Tell us about something amusing that has happened to you or a member of the family
16. Tell us how you spend your retirement or leisure time
17. Tell us about your favourite hobbies and pastimes
18. Share your handy tips and money saving ideas
19. Tell us about someone famous or inspiring that you have met
20. Tell  us something special that has happened to you
21. Tell us about a birthday, anniversary, wedding or family occasion you have celebrated
22. Tell us about your first car, school days or something unusual or exciting that has happened in your life
23. Tell us about your first job or an unusual job you have had
24. Have you appeared on a quiz show, talent show, or on TV? We'd love to hear about it
25. Tell us what you like about Sixtyplusurfers!
 

Please send your letters, pictures, poems, recipes and funny stories to sixtypluscomp@hotmail.co.uk clearly marked Readers' Letters, together with your full name
and postal address.

Any attached photographs should be sent in jpeg format and you could win this month's fabulous Star Letter Prize!

 

Win a Sixtyplusurfers Fridge Magnet!

Win a Sixtyplusurfers Fridge Magnet!

Sixtyplusurfers is giving away these great Fridge Magnets! We are offering all runners up to the Star Letter Competition one of these fantastic Fridge Magnets.

Stick it on your fridge to keep all your messages together - and use it to remind you to look at the Sixtyplusurfers website.

So get writing. Now!

Everyone who writes a letter and gets it published on this page wins a prize!

We can send magnets anywhere - within reason!

So don't worry if you live overseas!

Just send in your lovely letters to:

sixtypluscomp@hotmail.co.uk
 

Readers' Letters
Have Your Say!

Dear Sixtyplusurfers



Hello!

Just thought I'd share the 'then and now' photos of our boy, Jonesy. Here he is at 6 weeks and 6 kilos and again at 13 months and 38.7kilos.

Despite his size he still believes he's a lap dog and climbs up for a cuddle every now and again.



The biggest cuddle-monster I've ever had the pleasure to know. Bang goes his reputation as a nasty, vicious German Shepherd (Alsatian)!

Deborah Gilbody


Dear Deborah

Thank you for sending in your fabulous photographs. Jonesey is beautiful.

It's lovely to have a cuddly dog. Whatever it's size. It means you get an even bigger hug!

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor

 

Dear Sixtyplusurfers 

Handy Tip

Hank Marvin


I would like to say how much I enjoyed the interview with Hank Marvin. I pre-ordered his new album last month and haven’t stopped playing it since I downloaded it from iTunes.

Who else could slot Baby Elephant Walk into the middle of Peter Gunn so smoothly?

Anyone wanting to hear the jazz side of Hank Marvin should listen to the album Django’s Castle, it’s great.

Also, thank you for picking my entry for the Remote Control in last month’s competition.

Mike Sherwood, Peterborough


Dear Mike

Thank you for writing in and telling us that you enjoyed the Hank Marvin interview. I'm delighted that you liked it and also his new album.

This month we have an interview with classical singer Carly Paoli on our Music page. We hope you enjoy it too.

It's also great to hear you're happy with the Remote Control. I hope you find it useful.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor

 

Dear Sixtyplusurfers



Daddy thought it'd be a great idea for little lady to have rollers in her hair just like nanny June!!

Leanne Gidlow, Hanworth


Dear Leanne

Thank you sending in your photo. What a cute little girl.

She looks adorable with her curler.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor

 

Dear Sixtyplusurfers

Handy Tip



Put a squirt of white vinegar in the water with cut flowers with make them last longer.

Lee Hall, Kent


Dear Lee

Thank you for sharing handy flower tip and including a photograph.

That's a great idea. Your flowers look lovely and healthy.


Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor

 

Dear Sixtyplusurfers

Losing weight the easy way

Hiya everyone, I'm really enjoying the website, especially the recipes and Silvana Franco's video on the Food & Drink page.

I just wanted to pass on my tips for losing a bit of winter weight ready for your summer holiday. I've just made a few simple adjustments to the way I eat and they really work.

Firstly, try slightly smaller portions of food, use a smaller plate and stop eating as soon as you feel full.

I have a light breakfast of cereal with fresh fruit and this fills me up until mid-morning. Later in the day, if I'm hungry I have low calorie toast with either cheese or smoked salmon with a cup of coffee or tea.

I eat a nutritious salad for lunch with sardines or any other tinned fish, lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes, low calorie cheese, a little fresh fruit, and a simple olive oil and wine vinegar, and balsamic vinegar dressing.

And for dinner, I've cut out a lot of the pasta, carbs and spaghetti I used to eat. I'm using sweet potato or a jacket potato as an alternative and they fill me up.

I try and eat leaner cuts of meat, chicken and more fresh fish. I also have a vegetarian day where I eat a veggie burger instead of meat.

I do allow myself some treats, such as dark chocolate and ice cream. But I avoid cakes and biscuits or anything laden with sugar.

I exercise every day before breakfast, doing simple stretches and yoga moves. I also go to an exercise class once a week.

If I eat out in a restaurant, I decline the starter and avoid the bread basket. It's really worked, and I've lost half a stone. Just in time for my holiday.


Lisa

Dear Lisa

Thank you for sharing your ideas to lose weight. They all sound really sensible, especially cutting out the pasta and cakes.

However, we always advise consulting your doctor before starting on a diet to get specific advice about nutrition and weight loss.

We hope you enjoy your holiday.


Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor

 

Competition Winners From the June
issue of Sixtyplusurfers

The Winner of the Vax Blade Cordless 32V Vacuum Cleaner is:
Jack Carlin, Doncaster
The answer is Smart Control Dial

The Winner of the Philips Dash Cam ADR810 is:
Alison Serdet, Chichester
The answer is Only 83 grams

The Winner of the Doro PhoneEasy 110 High Visibility Cordless Phone from telmenow.com is:
Paul Mellor, Halifax
T
he answer is Cordless

The Winner of the
Embroidered Kimono from Damart is:
Jodie Green, Staffordshire
T
he answer is Flower Trim

The Winner of the Bottle of Bentley Momentum Fragrance for Men is:
Mike Gerrie, Alford
The answer is New York's Skyline

The Two Winners of Camel Express from Esdevium Games are:
Elizabeth Smith, Norwich and Andrew Barrett, Bolton
The answer is Egypt

The Winner of a PetVits Bundle for Dogs and Cats including PetVits Glossy and PetVits Calming Formula is:

Debbie Beech, Corby
The answer is Calcium


The Three Winners of Grantchester Complete Series 1-3 are:
Patricia Hodnett, Glossop; David Thompson, Aylesbury and John Blair, Southampton
The answer is Vicar

The Three Winners of 'Look to the Sky', the new album by Simon Law are:
Roger Owen, Bedford; Joy Gordon, St Leonards on Sea; and Isobel Eames, St Albans
The answer is Soul II Soul

The Winner of the Star letter is:

James Bobbett, Somerset
James wins a Bundle of Three Summer Gifts from Dotcomgiftshop including a Mid Century Poppy Mug, Biscuit Barrel and Shopper Bag from Dotcomgiftshop

The Two Winners of the Sixtyplusurfers Newsletter Competition are:
Serena Harding, Hastings and Dean Willoughby, Basingstoke
The prize is a Glen Moray Classic Gift Pack including a Bottle of Glen Moray Classic Single Malt Whisky and Two Branded Glen Moray Glasses

The Winner of the Sixtyplusurfers Facebook Competition to win an Aurora Ice Colour Changing Alarm Clock from Prezzybox is:
Tracey Anderson, Wolverhampton

The Winner of the Sixtyplusurfers Chat & Socialise Competition to win a Tall Wooden Sentry Shed from Sue Ryder for the Best Photograph of the Month is:
Alison Davies for 'Corn Dog'


Now enter our brand new July competitions!

If you would like to write a Star Letter for Sixtyplusurfers or enter one of our competitions please use our NEW email address to enter: 
sixtypluscomp@hotmail.co.uk

If you have problems or questions about entering any Sixtyplusurfers Competitions just contact us at:

jennyitz@hotmail.com

We'd also love to hear from you if you have any article ideas, pictures, funny stories, poems, or handy tips.

 

Contact Sixtyplusurfers

Send in your letters to Sixtyplusurfers

We really enjoy reading your letters, poems, recipes and stories. It's great to hear from you with all of your news and photographs.

We want to keep this page buzzing with letters. So keep writing in with your news!

You can send in a funny story, a recipe, poem, handy tip, or photographs. Or if you've been on a nice holiday or had a day out, then tell us all about it!

Don't forget to include plenty of colourful photographs too.

Email it to
sixtypluscomp@hotmail.co.uk with the header Readers Letters. We look forward to hearing from you.

The Sixtyplusurfers Team

The Sixtyplusurfers Team

Contact us by email:

Jenny Itzcovitz
Editor

jennyitz@hotmail.com

Tel: 0208 357 2540

 

 Sixtyplusurfers Chat
  and Socialise Page

Visit the Sixtyplusurfers Chat & Socialise page

The Sixtyplusurfers Chat & Socialise page is the perfect place to make new friends online. It offers you the chance to meet other readers, take part in live conversations, put up blogs, send in your photographs, add a thought to our message board, or join a group of like-minded readers with similar interests.

FREE of Charge to Join

It's easy to join in, and FREE of charge too! Just click on Chat & Socialise and this will take you straight to the log in page. Then fill in your profile and you're ready to get started.

To fill in your profile just enter a 'chat name' then tell us a little bit about yourself. For example your hobbies, interests, favourite music and pastimes. You can also include a photograph of yourself. If you don't have a camera use a picture from Google images at www.google.co.uk

Message Board

Once you have filled in your profile then you can take part in some of the conversations on our Message Board. We've already started some threads. But if there's a topic that you would like to talk about why not start your own conversation!

Share your Photographs

The
Chat & Socialise page also allows you to share your favourite photographs with other readers. So if you have been on an interesting day out, have some holiday photographs, pictures of your grandchildren, pets or garden, then send them along to the chat page.

Put up a Blog

Why not send us a Blog and tell us about something interesting that has happened to you. Or share your views and thoughts with other readers.

Events Page

We also have an Events page where you can tell us about your local events, social gatherings and meetings.

Groups

You can also join one of our Groups and take part in one of the conversations about your hobbies and interests.

Live Chat Room

We also have a Live Chat Room where you can chat to other readers and tell them about your news - Live!

   Win a Mio MiVue
 688 Dash Cam from
       Brands2Life


Win a Mio MiVue Dash Cam from Brands2Life


This month we've got a brand new competition on the Sixtyplusurfers
Chat & Socialise page. We're giving away a Mio MiVue 688 Dash Cam from Brands2Life worth £159 worth £159.

For your chance to win this fabulous prize we're looking for the 'Best Handy Tip of the Month' on the Sixtyplusurfers Chat & Socialise page.

Your handy tip might a travelling or driving tip to make your journeys easier or safer. It could be a money saving suggestion such as a shopping tip or ways of reducing the money spent on your household bills.

It might be an inexpensive way to entertain your grandchildren or children on a long car journey, at the airport, or in the Summer holidays. Or perhaps an idea for your home, such as a simple way to keep your house neat, tidy, clean and clutter free.

It could be a health, beauty or safety tip. Or perhaps a fashion idea? Maybe you have a cookery tip, your favourite recipe, or a healthy eating idea.

Perhaps you have some household cleaning advice or a DIY idea. Maybe you have some craft and hobby ideas. Or things to make and do with your grandchildren.

It could be a gardening tip. Or pet care advice that you might be able to pass on. Perhaps you have a photography hint to help other readers to take better pictures.

Or maybe you have some words of wisdom that have been passed on from a wise member of your family. Whatever your handy tips, we'd love to hear about them.


How to Enter the Competition

For your chance to win, just send in your photographs to the 'Handy Tips' Group on the Sixtyplusurfers
Chat & Socialise page. The best entry will win the prize!

For full details about how to enter the Competition click on the Our Friends page.

Join the
Chat & Socialise page

To enter the competition you must be a member of the Chat & Socialise page, so if you haven't already done so, don't forget to join in.

Just
click on Chat & Socialise and follow the prompts.

Good Luck!
 

Thank You for Your Wonderful Letters!

Thank you for your wonderful letters

Thank you very much to everyone who has sent in a letter to Sixtyplusurfers this month. We really appreciate your letters, poems, photographs, recipes, handy tips and stories.

We always try and include as many letters and pictures as we can so if you don't see your letter this month, look out for it next month!

Please keep your letters coming in to email: sixtypluscomp@hotmail.co.uk

Don't forget to include your photos


And don't forget to include some of your photographs too! Pictures should be sent as jpeg attachments, rather than embedded in your email.

All letters should clearly be marked 'Readers Letters'.

But if you have any questions please email Jenny Itzcovitz:
jennyitz@hotmail.com 
 

Follow Sixtyplusurfers News on Facebook

Visit the Sixtyplusurfers Facebook page

Sixtyplusurfers has its own Facebook page with competitions.

Visit the Sixtyplusurfers Facebook page by clicking on:

www.facebook.com/Sixtyplusurfers

 

Follow Sixtyplusurfers News on Twitter

Follow Sixtyplusurfers news on Twitter

Catch up with all the latest competition news on Twitter.

Follow Sixtyplusurfers just click on www.twitter.com/Sixtyplusurfers
 

Check to See if You Have Won a Prize!

Check to see if you have won a prize

Don't forget to check our Winner's List at the beginning of every month to see if you have won a prize.

Please allow at least four to five weeks to receive your prize.

If you have any questions about Sixtyplusurfers Competitions email:
jennyitz@hotmail.com

The closing date for this month's competitions is 31st July.
 

                Competitions & Letters

Win a Break at The Montagu Arms

Win a Break at The Montagu Arms in The New Forest

Sixtyplusurfers has teamed up with The Montagu Arms to offer one lucky reader and a guest the chance to win an overnight stay with dinner and breakfast at The Montagu Arms Hotel in The New Forest.

At the heart of one of the New Forest’s most beautiful and historic villages lies one of its best-kept secrets. The three AA Rosette Terrace Restaurant at The Montagu Arms Hotel is run by a Roux Scholar, of which there are only just 34 in the world.

The three AA Rosette Terrace Restaurant at The Montagu Arms Hotel is run by a Roux Scholar

We’re offering readers an overnight stay with dinner and breakfast at The Montagu Arms Hotel. Opulent, comfortable intuitive surroundings, roaring fires during the autumn and winter, direct access to the mature gardens during spring and summer, fabulous food and drink year-round.

The Laburnam Suite at The Montagu Arms

Whether it’s the ultimate country house short-break, an intimate dinner for two or what the British Tea Guild has described as ‘the best afternoon tea outside of London’, The Montagu Arms offers the perfect place to escape everyday life.

Try this delicious Assiette of Apples at The Montagu Arms

The prize includes luxury overnight accommodation for yourself and a guest, a hearty New Forest Breakfast, Three Course Dinner at The Terrace Restaurant, complimentary morning tea and coffee served daily to your room, one complimentary newspaper, and use of Careys Manor leisure facilities from check-in until check-out (located just 6 miles away).

For more information about the hotel click on  www.montaguarmshotel.co.uk 

For Your Chance to Win

Tell us the name of the
three AA Rosette Restaurant at The Montagu Arms

a) The River Restaurant
b) The Maple Restaurant
c) The Terrace Restaurant
d)
The Pavilion Restaurant

   To Enter the Competition

Tell us the name of the three AA Rosette Restaurant at The Montagu Arms. Then send in your answer, together with your full name, postal address and telephone number to the Sixtyplusurfers email address:
sixtypluscomp@hotmail.co.uk

* Please label your entry Montagu
Arms Competition
 

  Competition Terms & Conditions

1. The prize is a one night stay for one winner and a guest at The Montagu Arms in The New Forest including bed and breakfast, and dinner at The Terrace restaurant in the Montagu Arms Hotel.


Try this delicious White Asparagus with Crispy Lentils at The Montagu Arms

2. Entrants must be 18 years old or over.

3. Transport is not included.

4.
Additional charges apply.

5.
This competition is open to our UK readers only.
 

Readers' Letters

Sixtyplusurfers Star Letter 

  Dear Sixtyplusurfers




Since retiring from local government early, we have had an extension built and moved to a larger house and for the first time have a South-West facing garden which is great for sitting in. We also had two log burners installed to supplement the heating in Winter and I had added a log store to the back of the shed to season logs. I was now left with not a lot to do, so I looked for a project that would be useful and save me some cash.

I also needed some additional storage for logs that were going to be used for the coming Winter and looked at commercially available stores. Looking at debris left from the extension, I thought that I could recycle some old pallets and set about designing one to fit in a space just inside the rear gate.

I dismantled the old pallets keeping all the good bits of wood and serrated nails. I spent a day or so making all the base, side and cover just using a power saw and reusing the nails. I treated the parts with fence paint and then assembled it all and finally covered it with some old roofing felt. I dropped it into position and filled it with logs and builders off-cuts.




I now had the bug and decided that I could do with another log store nearer to the back door and under the canopy above the door. So I made a quick call to a friend who dropped off some more pallets and off I went again.

This one was limited in depth and I also wanted to have a shelf for the kindling and after a few days I had a tall thin store with a shelf at the top. I also decided to make a door to protect it, and because I could.



I have since then made a wheelie bin store and another log store for one of my daughters. I had great fun and satisfaction on completion and saved myself a few hundred quid.

There are many designs for making stuff from old pallets available online, so if you want something very rustic looking, then old pallets are just the job.

Some garden planters are likely next but my wife has her eyes on a swimming pool!

James Bobbett, Somerset


Dear James

Thank you for telling us how you made your log store and wheelie bin store, they look wonderful. Very smart and professional looking and so handy for storage. Thank you also for sending along your pictures.

We'd love to hear from other readers about things they have made, and how they designed and put them together.

We are delighted to let you know that you are the winner of this month's Star Letter Competition. Your prize is a Bundle of Three Summer Gifts from Dotcomgiftshop including a Mid Century Poppy Mug, Biscuit Barrel and Shopper Bag from Dotcomgiftshop.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor
 

  Dear Sixtyplusurfers

 
 

Hello, I just wanted to let you know the final outcome on my prize that I won for the Star Letter in Competition in November.

Instead of the Coffee Hamper from Find Me a Gift, which was out of stock, we chose a voucher for a Two Night Stay in a beautiful boutique hotel near Dolgellau, in the Snowdonia National Park.

It was a small, family-run hotel, with fresh, home-cooked food and excellent service. We used this as a base for walking in the area and it was gorgeous.



We took a trip on the steam railway from Blaneau Ffestiniog down to Porthmadog and back up and then went underground on the Slate Mine tour. This was fascinating.

As we took the last tour of the day, we were treated to some free beer and some delicious Welsh cheese, which is matured down in the Slate Mines.



We had a thoroughly enjoyable two day days. I would like to thank you again for picking m as your winner and for your patience in getting the prize sorted out for us.

I am sure the Coffee Hamper would have been very tasty, however this prize worked out much better than we could have expected.

The pictures show me and my husband, Greg, on the harbour at Porthmadog, one of Barmouth Bay, which is the closest beach to Dogellau and one of me in the luxury of the 1st class carriage of the Ffestinog steam train.

Thank you again for the fabulous prize.

Amanda Goldston, Tamworth

Dear Amanda

Thank you for telling us about your prize win to stay in a beautiful boutique hotel near Dolgellau, in the Snowdonia National Park. We have passed on your thanks to our sponsor, Find Me A Gift.

We'd love to hear from other readers who have won prizes with Sixtyplusurfers.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor
 

  Dear Sixtyplusurfers

 
Thank you for Ravensburger Puzzles

 

 

I would  like to say a big 'Thank you very much,' to Duncan Murray from Provence PR who sent me my three lovely Ravensburger puzzles which I won in the Sixtyplusurfers Star Letter Competition in June.

I have already completed one. Such nice quality and fun to do. Thank you as well to Jenny for picking (!) my 'Spinach Letter' as the Star Letter for June. It was a huge surprise.

Keep up the good work on your fabulous website.

Celia, Harrow


Dear Celia

Thank you for letting us know your puzzles arrived safely. We're so glad you like them and have already enjoyed completing 'A Day at the Beach' Puzzle. It looks great.
 

We've passed on your thanks to Duncan Murray who looks after publicity for Ravensburger.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor

 

  Dear Sixtyplusurfers

 


I recently treated myself to a Fidget Spinner, as I'd been playing with my grandson's Spinner and enjoyed it so much.


It's a great way to reduce anxiety and stress - and lots of fun too! Just put your finger in the centre and spin any of the outer edges. It's calming and relaxing, especially if you're having a stressful phone call, and then someone puts you on hold!

Karen Lambert


Dear Karen

I do like your Fidget Spinner, it's lovely and colourful.

 

We've featured Fidget Spinners this month from Prezzybox on the Shopping & Reviews page.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor

 

Please use our New Email address for Competitions

Don't forget to use the NEW Sixtyplusurfers email address for our competitions.

It is:
sixtypluscomp@hotmail.co.uk

You will notice that some competitions also have our sponsors' email addresses for entry - so do check each competition before you enter!

Please label all the competitions with the title given so that we can see which competition you are entering. Avoid putting the competition answer as the title of your email as this takes us more time to sort out your entry and can be confusing. And please ensure the competition title is spelled correctly!

And try not to leave the title of your email blank - as your entry may get lost in our Junk box!!! And then you will have less chance of winning a competition prize.

Finally, please don't forget that each competition must be entered separately with the correct title as shown on the competition.

Closing date for this month's competitions is 31st July 2017 - so don't forget to enter.

If you live overseas, but would like to enter a UK competition on the Sixtyplusurfers website - please let us know if there is someone in the UK who can accept the prize on your behalf.

Please let us know in good time if there is a change of address, you are moving house, going on holiday, or if you would like your prize to be delivered to a different address.

Please allow around 28 - 36 days for delivery of your prizes, as they are sent out by our competition sponsors rather than Sixtyplusurfers. But do let us know if you have any problems.

 

Entering Competitions with Sixtyplusurfers

Don't forget to enter each competition separately and give it a title
 

Don't forget to enter each competition separately and give it the correct title!

The closing date for Sixtyplusurfers Competitions is 31st July 2017.


Please include your full name, address and telephone number in case you are a winner. If you have any problems or questions please email Jenny Itzcovitz

Email: jennyitz@hotmail.com
Tel: 0208 357 2540
Or: 0208 866 3686
Mobile: 07889 980 457


Please note, our competitions are open to all ages.

 

Sixtyplusurfers
Press Information

Please let us know if you would like to receive any information about Sixtyplusurfers

We are always happy to consider editorial and advertisements for Sixtyplusurfers. Editorial should be sent at least one month in advance to ensure that it appears in the latest issue of Sixtyplusurfers.

   Sixtyplusurfers Media Pack

We have a new Sixtyplusurfers Media Pack for 2017 with full rates and information about Sixtyplusurfers, so do let us know if you would like to receive one. Please don't hesitate to contact us with questions about advertising or featuring on Sixtyplusurfers.

     
  Monthly Features List

We also have a monthly Features List with details about forthcoming features and seasonal articles - so please contact us if you would like to be included on the mailing list.

We can offer Advertorials, Features, Videos, Reader Surveys, Competitions, Reader Offers, Links to your Website, Logos, News Items, Book Reviews, Celebrity Interviews, Advisory Articles, Theatre, Exhibition, Concert listings and Classifieds.

  August/September 2017 issue

We are now compiling our August/September 2017 issue of Sixtyplusurfers. So don't forget to send your articles and features in good time. Please contact us with any editorial contributions or enquiries.

For details about editorial, advertising rates, please contact Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor Sixtyplusurfers.


Jenny Itzcovitz
Editor

jennyitz@hotmail.com
 
Tel: 0208 866 3686
Or: 0208 357 2540
Mobile: 07889 980 457
 

   Terms & Conditions
     For Sixtyplusurfers
         Competitions

Sixtyplusurfers reserves the right to withdraw any competitions or to substitute a prize in the event of a competition sponsor going into liquidation or administration.

If you have won a prize, please allow at least four to six weeks to receive your gift - as many of the prizes have been supplied by different sponsors.

All competitions must be entered separately! And please clearly label your entries with the correct name of the competition you are entering to help us sort through your entries!

Please note that competitions can be entered by all ages. You don't have to be 60 to enter.

Please can you also ensure that you use the correct email address for each competition entry - many competitions use the Sixtyplusurfers inbox - but some are also from our sponsors and these may have a different email address.

If you have any difficulties entering any of the  competitions featured on Sixtyplusurfers  please email: jennyitz@hotmail.com

Some prizes do take longer to send out than others especially the higher value items, so please be patient. However, if you have waited more than 28 days to receive a prize, then don't hesitate to drop us line and we'll chase it up for you.

We do not accept automated entries from these competition syndicates: Win24, Prizedrawcentre, WeWin4U, easypost.net or mailsort.org

Please note we also do not accept multiple entries from the same address.

Please enter the competitions once only. Entering more times will REDUCE your chance of winning a prize
 

    More Competitions
       For You to Enter

More Competitions for You to Enter

If you enjoy entering competitions take a look at some of these fantastic Competition Websites:

www.loquax.co.uk www.competitorscompanion.com
www.theprizefinder.com
www.competitionhunter.com
www.magicfreebies.co.uk
www.PrizeDeck.com
www.MyOffers.co.uk
www.whichbingo.co.uk
www.win4now.co.uk
www.citybingo.com
www.ukwins.co.uk
www.compaholics.co.uk
www.ttfreebies.co.uk
www.winnersworld.co.uk
www.justcompetitions.co.uk 
www.GetMeATicket.co.uk 
www.competitionstoday.co.uk
www.ukcompetitions.com
www.compersgrapevine.co.uk

www.ukcompetitions.com

www.competitions-time.co.uk
www.offerx.co.uk
www.quizfactor.com
www.topfox.co.uk
www.latestdiscountvouchers.co.uk
www.hotukdeals.com
www.winholiday.co.uk

www.competitionstracker.co.uk
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And don't forget to send in your letters and photographs to the Sixtyplusurfers Competitions and Letters page at:

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Don't Forget to Give Your Competition Entries a Title!

Don't forget to give your competition entries a title

Don't forget to label all Sixtyplusurfers competition entries with a title if you are entering by email!

All of our competition emails are automatically sorted according to their title, but if you leave your email
blank it may end up in the Junk Box!

The title of your competition entry for example might be
Damart Cardigan Competition.

The
correct title should always be included as the subject heading of your email to avoid it getting lost and help us enter you for the competition.

And please enter each competition separately, including your full name, postal address and telephone number.
 
Let us know if your address has changed or if you are moving
 

And let us know if you are moving or if your address has changed since entering the competition.

The closing date for this month's competitions is
31st July 2017.

 

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    Sixtyplusurfers Competition 

      Win a Harris
Tweed Holdall Bag


Win a Harris Tweed Holdall Bag from The Edinburgh Woollen Mill


Sixtyplusurfers has teamed up with leading retailer The Edinburgh Woollen Mill to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a stunning Harris Tweed Holdall Bag worth £110.

Enter our exclusive competition to be in with the chance of travelling in style with this luxury accessory. Made from 100% pure virgin wool and hand woven by craftsmen from the Hebrides, this handy travel bag features carry handles, faux leather trim and an inner compartment with a zip.

The perfect travelling companion for your summer travels, choose between two classic tweed shades. You can shop The Edinburgh Woollen Mill’s new season collections today by visiting the online store or taking a trip to one of the retailer’s 380 stores across the UK.

As well as a full range of gifts and accessories, you’ll find the latest clothing lines for him and her.

Shop the latest in womenswear from in-house favourites Country Rose, Isle and Honour Millburn and take home must-have menswear for him from One Valley, James Pringle and P.G. Field.

Browse the full Harris Tweed collection and enjoy the range of golfing leisure wear from The Golf Company, James Pringle Golf and the legendary Colin Montgomerie, in selected stores and online.

For more information and to view the full range visit the website at www.ewm.co.uk

   For Your Chance to Win

Tell us where do the craftsmen who make the Harris Tweed
fabric for the Holdall Bag come from?

      a) Dundee
      b) Arbroath
      c) Hebrides
      d) Shetlands

 To Enter the Competition

Tell us where do the craftsmen who make the Harris Tweed fabric for the Holdall Bag come from? Then send in your answer, together with your full name, postal address and telephone number to the Sixtyplusurfers email address as shown below:
sixtypluscomp@hotmail.co.uk

* Please label your entry Harris
Tweed Holdall Bag
 Competition
 

     * This competition is open to our
                      UK visitors only

  
 * This prize cannot be exchanged
               for cash by the winner

 

Sixtyplusurfers Newsletter Competition


Win a Wing Yip
Five Beer Gift Pack


Win a Wing Yip Five Beer Gift Pack


If you enjoy visiting the Sixtyplusurfers website and entering our competitions, then why not subscribe to the
Sixtyplusurfers Newsletter.
 

Free of charge, we send out the Sixtyplusurfers Newsletter once a month to keep you up-to-date with all of our news. Find out about all the new competitions running on Sixtyplusurfers and all the latest features and articles we have planned.

 

To receive the Sixtyplusurfers Newsletter once a month, just email your name, postal address and email address. And you can receive a monthly update of all our news.

 

If you are already receiving our Newsletter, you might like to recommend a friend or someone from your family - so they can also keep in touch with Sixtyplusurfers on a regular basis.

 

This month, Sixtyplusurfers is offering two lucky readers who join the Sixtyplusurfers Newsletter mailing list or recommend a friend, the chance to win a Wing Yip Five Beer Gift Pack.

The long awaited summer is finally here and people all around the UK are firing up their barbecues, inviting friends over and enjoying the longer evenings. To truly impress your guests why not opt for a range of beers from around the world with Wing Yip’s Five Beer Gift Pack.

Available now, the selection pack features some of Asia’s most popular brews, including:

Kirin Ichiban, 330ml

Japan’s premium beer, Kirin Ichiban is one of the world’s most unique beers – you won’t forget this flavour in a hurry!

Sapporo, 330ml

Sapporo is the oldest brand of beer in Japan, founded in 1876. It has a perfectly balanced, crisp taste that appeals to many.

Singha, 330ml

Singha is the number one selling Thai beer in the UK. It is created from the finest ingredients, resulting in a distinctly rich taste with a strong hop character.

Tiger, 330ml

Born in Singapore, this world acclaimed lager is a uniquely refreshing and full bodied in flavour.

Tsingtao, 300ml

A beer with a pleasant aroma and a well-balanced taste. It has a high, malty flavour and well hopped character. Tsingtao is produced with spring water from Laoshan, a mountain area famous throughout China for the purity of its water.

The Wing Yip Five Beer Gift Pack is available both in-store and online. Step into any of our four stores, in Birmingham, Cricklewood, Croydon or Manchester to purchase this diverse gift pack or buy online at  www.wingyipstore.co.uk

About Wing Yip

Established in 1970 when founder Woon Wing Yip opened his first grocery in Digbeth, Birmingham, Wing Yip has become the UK’s leading Oriental grocer.

With more than 4,500 pan-Asian products available instore originating from China, Thailand, Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Korea and Singapore, Wing Yip stores provide a one-stop shop for Pan-Asian cooking.

For more information visit the website at www.wingyipstore.co.uk 

  For Your Chance to
      Win a Wing Yip
   Five Beer Gift Pack


To enter the Newsletter Competition just send us your full name, postal address and email address and then tell us if you would like to join our regular mailing list or recommend a friend.

Then send your contact details to us at:
sixtyplusnewsletter@hotmail.co.uk

Two lucky winners chosen from 'the hat' will win a  Wing Yip Five Beer Gift Pack.

* Please Note - this competition is only open to those readers who are not yet on our mailing list but would like to receive the monthly Sixtyplusurfers Newsletter.

You can also
recommend a friend
to sign up for the Newsletter for your chance to win the prize!

* To ensure that your email server does not reject the monthly Sixtyplusurfers Newsletter, we suggest you add the email jennyitz@sixtyplusurfers.co.uk  to your contacts list or your safe list of senders.

* This prize is available to our UK readers only, but we are delighted for overseas readers to receive our monthly Newsletter.

 

Sixtyplusurfers Facebook Competition


Win the Ultimate Kitchen Gift Set from Salter

Win the Ultimate Kitchen Gift Set from Salter
 

This month we've teamed up with Salter for our  Sixtyplusurfers Facebook competition.

We're offering one lucky reader the chance to win the Ultimate Kitchen Gift Set to help with your barbecues, baking and Summer entertaining. Our fabulous prize includes the Curve Electronic Scale, an Instant Read Electronic Thermometer and an Electronic Timer.

The set is ideal for any avid baker, or even those who are just beginning. Available in sleek black, the set comes with easy-to-read digital displays and a smooth curved design, which is sure to fit into any kitchen aesthetic.

Curve Electronic Scale from Salter

With its soft curved platform and easy to clean surface, the Curve Electronic Scale has an innovative Add & Weigh function allowing you to use the same bowl to measure multiple ingredients and Aquatronic function for solids or liquid, meaning less mess and more time to relax.

Whether you're preparing the centrepiece dish for a dinner party, or wiping your brow over the BBQ, crunch time is checking whether it’s all cooked to perfection.

Instant Read Electronic Thermometer from Salter

The Instant Read Electronic Thermometer has 10mm digits, so you can check temperatures at a glance. Super precise with 0.1°C/0.1°F graduations and a hard wearing stainless steel probe, you’ll get all the information you need in one quick peek with the handy Instant Read Thermometer.

The ultra-modern slick Electronic Timer will allow you to relax and be the master of your own kitchen. With count up and countdown features to 99 minute 59 seconds, the timer lets you to keep track of your cooking with ease.

Electronic Timer from Salter

Cedric Barnsby, Salter Marketing Manager says, “Salter is all about helping you get the accurate measurements you need to make cooking an easy, relaxing experience. This set provides you with the key accessories you need to get baking.” He continued: “This kitchen set is the perfect gift for any avid baker, new baker or for those who are leaving home for the first time.”

Product features for the Curve Electronic Scale include:

Win the Ultimate Kitchen Gift Set from Salter

· Soft Curved platform - hygienic and easy to clean
· Add & Weigh ‘zero’ function allows for measurement of multiple ingredients in the same bowl
· Aquatronic function for measuring liquids in ml or fl.oz
· Easy to read backlit LCD display
· Weigh directly on the platform or weigh with own mixing bowl – suitable for use with most bowls or containers
· Switch between metric and imperial units
· Platform size: 23 x 19.5 x 1.5 cm

Product features for the Instant Read Electronic Thermometer include:

· Easy to read 10mm digits
· Quick and accurate
· 0.1°C/0.1°F graduations
· ABS body and stainless steel probe
· Ideal for checking meat temperatures, jam making, confectionary, BBQ and more
· Display size: 2 x 1.2cm
· Product size 16.2 x 3.5 x 1.6cm

Product features for the Electronic Timer include:

· 99 minute 59 seconds
· Large start/stop button
· Memory function
· Count up and countdown
· Loud beeper sound
· Magnetic or self-standing
· Display size: 4.8 x 3.0cm

Win the Ultimate Kitchen Gift Set from Salter

The Kitchen Gift Set is available at Argos at £40.00. For more information please visit the website at www.salterhousewares.co.uk  or connect on Twitter and Facebook

 How to Enter the Competition
 

For your chance to win the Kitchen Gift Set from Salter in the Sixtyplusurfers Facebook Competition just click on the Sixtyplusurfers Facebook page and tell us why you would like to win this fantastic prize!

And don't forget to give us a 'like' and a 'share' while you are there!

The best entry will win the prize.

Once you have entered the Facebook competition just let us know your full name and address to send the prize by emailing:

 
sixtypluscomp@hotmail.co.uk


       * Please label your entry Salter
           Kitchen Gift Set
Competition
 

 Don't Forget to Enter         our Ten Other
  Competitions in our
       July 2017 issue

Enter our Chat & Socialise Competition


This month we've teamed up with Mio for our Sixtyplusurfers Chat & Socialise Competition. We're offering one lucky reader the chance to win a Mio MiVue 688 Dash Cam from Mio worth £159. For your chance to win this fabulous prize we're looking for the Best Handy Tip of the Month on the Sixtyplusurfers Chat & Socialise page.

Win a Mio MiVue 688 Dash Cam from Brands2Life worth £159

 

Click on the Our Friends page for full details about how to enter the competition.
 

Win a Fabulous Break to Thessaloniki in Greece with Silver Travel
 

This month Silver Travel are offering one lucky reader and a guest the chance to win a fabulous break to Thessaloniki in Greece including accommodation, flights and breakfast.

Win a fabulous break to Thessaloniki in Greece including accommodation, flights and breakfast


win a fabulous break to Thessaloniki in Greece including accommodation, flights and breakfast


Click on the
Travel & Holidays page to enter the competition.
 

The Perfect Game for your Holidays

Win Dobble Beach from Esdevium Games. We've got three to give away!

Win Dobble Beach from Esdevium Games
 

Click on the Our Friends page to enter the competition.
 

A Beautiful Cardigan from Damart
 

Win a beautiful Crochet Cardigan from Damart, in a choice of White or Navy

Win a beautiful Crochet Cardigan from Damart
 

Click on the Fashion & Accessories page to enter the competition.
 

Fun Flip Flops for your Holiday

Win a Pair of Havainas Flip Flops. Choose from Slim Tropical or Areo Graphic Sports. We've got two pairs of Flip Flops to give away!

Win a Pair of Havainas Flip Flops

Win a Pair of Havainas Flip Flops

 

Click on the Shopping & Reviews page to enter the competition.
 

A Luxury Gift for the Summer
 

Win a Vital C Hand and Body Lotion from Image Skincare UK worth £48.00. We've got two to give away!

Win a Vital C Hand and Body Lotion from Image Skincare UK

 

Click on the Beauty & Hair Styles page to enter the competition.
 

A Great Gift for You and Your Cat

Win a Deluxe Cat Scratcher Post from Feedem.

Win a Deluxe Cat Scratcher Post from Feedem

 

Click on the Pet Care page to enter the competition.

 

Make Healthy Chocolate at Home

Win an Organic Raw Chocolate Starter Kit from Indigo Herbs. We've got five to give away!

Win an Organic Raw Chocolate Starter Kit from Indigo Herbs
 

Click on the Food & Drink page to enter the competition.
 

Win The Time of Their Lives on DVD

Win The Time of Their Lives on DVD starring Joan Collins, Pauline Collins and Franco Nero. We've got three to give away!

Win The Time of Their Lives on DVD


Click on the
Entertainment & Travel page to enter the competition.
 

A Fabulous Album by The Hallows
 

Win 'Of Time and Tides' on CD by The Hallows. We've got three to give away!

Win 'Of Time and Tides' on CD by The Hallows

Win 'Of Time and Tides' on CD by The Hallows
 

Click on the Music page to enter the competition.
 

The Whimsical Fashion Colouring Book by Natasha Itzcovitz
 

The Whimsical Fashion Colouring Book by Natasha Itzcovitz

Treat yourself to The Whimsical Fashion Colouring Book by Natasha Itzcovitz.

Perfect for all the family, this stylish colouring book includes 100 beautifully drawn fashion illustrations to spark the imagination of everyone who enjoys fashion, history, style and fun to colour in pictures.
  
Illustrations in the book include  historical characters, cute animals, fairytale princesses, pirates, people with interesting pastimes and and fashionable street style characters.

Take it with you on holiday, perfect for colouring in while you're waiting at an airport, sitting on the aeroplane, relaxing by the beach or swimming pool. Or on a rainy day indoors!
  
The Whimsical Fashion Colouring Book is published by Troubador and is available to buy now. Price is £8.99 for the paperback.
  
For more information and to buy your copy click on www.troubador.co.uk

 

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about Sixtyplusurfers

 

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This month we're offering two lucky readers who sign up to the Sixtyplusurfers Newsletter the chance to win a fabulous the chance to win a Wing Yip Five Beer Gift Pack.

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Just send your name and email address to the email address below:

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