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Write our Star Letter

Win a Delicious Fresh Cheese Hamper


Win a Delicious Fresh Cheese Hamper

Could your letter be the Star Letter of the month? Come on Sixtyplusurfers we want to hear from you! With a fabulous prize on offer from www.ihampers.co.uk  you could be the lucky winner of a delicious Fresh Cheese Hamper.

Double Gloucester cheese, sweet Wensleydale with cranberries have been perfectly paired with West Country Mature Cheddar, Scottish savoury biscuits and delicious apple chutney all for you to enjoy. Packaged beautifully inside a square wicker hamper.

One of their very best sellers the ‘Cheese Squared’ hamper is a delightful edition to any dinner party or perfect to simply enjoy alone. Packed to the brim with moreish and delightful treats this fresh food hamper is perfect for an Easter family gathering. There is no better accompaniment to a social gathering of great friends than a slice or two of cheese!

Multi-award winning ihampers.co.uk has an enviable reputation for both quality and service, with an array of products for all occasion including traditional wicker hampers, deliciously indulgent chocolate hampers, retro sweetie hampers, real ale not to mention fresh fruit hampers and personalised wine and champagne gifts.

With the introduction of personalised gifts, ihampers has a wonderful selection of gifts for all occasions, so whether it’s a birthday celebration, an anniversary or simply ‘just because’ ihampers have something for everybody, every taste and every budget.

With prices from just £19.90 including delivery and a personalised greeting card, ihampers delivers gifts that are unique and extremely good value.

To view their extensive gifting collection and to keep up to date with the latest news please visit www.ihampers.co.uk - don't forget their facebook page also!

 To Enter the Competition

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

Or write a letter using one of the suggestions from 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 about yourself and where you live
2. Tell us about a recent holiday or day out
3. Tell us a funny story about your grandchildren
4.Tell us about your pets. And include a couple of photos
5. Share a favourite family recipe or a cookery idea
6. Tell us about something you have baked, cooked, sewn or made for your family or as a gift
7. Have you had a cooking disaster? Tell us about it with lots of funny pictures
8. Have you recently moved home or downsized? We'd love to hear your experiences
9. Tell us about a prize you have won from Sixtyplusurfers
10. Tell us about something amusing that has happened to you or a member of the family
11. Tell us how you spend your retirement or leisure time
12. Tell us about your favourite hobbies and pastimes
13. Share your handy tips and money saving ideas
14. Tell us about someone famous you have met
15. What makes you happy?
16. Tell  us something special that has happened to you
17. Tell us about a birthday, anniversary, wedding or family occasion you have celebrated
18. Tell us about your garden and what you have grown in it
19. Tell us about your first job or an unusual job you have had
20. Have you appeared on a quiz show, talent show, or on TV? We'd love to hear about it
21. Send in a photo of the wildlife in your garden
22. 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 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!
 

Readers' Letters
Have Your Say!

Dear Sixtyplusurfers



I wanted to share this amazing bag that my daughter, Emily, aged 12 handmade at school.

She spent weeks making and designing the bag. When I opened it at Christmas, I was overwhelmed how clever my daughter is.

I'm very proud of her and I use it every day for work and shopping.

Sharon Jones, Yorkshire


Dear Sharon

Thank you for sending in the photograph of the bag. Your daughter is very talented.

You must get lots of compliments when you are out shopping with the bag.

I can see Emily has put a lot of work and intricate detail into the making of the bag.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Deputy Editor

 

Dear Sixtyplusurfers 

I am a teacher and on a recent school trip to the Harry Potter Studios I was talking to some seriously excited boys at the back of the coach and one lovely boy said, "Miss, can I whisper something to you please?"

So I said, "No, it's rude to whisper in front of other people, you can tell me out loud or you could always wait until we get off the coach and talk in private."

He thought about it for a little while and said, "It can't really wait until we get off the coach, it will be too late, so I'll just have to say it out loud.

"You've got a post-it note on your bum, Miss, saying, 'Slytherin!' "

To which all the other boys burst out laughing!

I had sat on my folder at the front of the coach and then walked all the way up to the back. We all found it really funny!

Kate Hitchens, Essex


Dear Kate
 
What a funny story! It's lucky the boy let you know before you got off the coach, otherwise you might have been wandering round the Harry Potter Studios like that!

We'd love to hear other readers' amusing stories.


Kitty Jacobs, Letters & Admin

 

Dear Sixtyplusurfers 

My granddaughter's dog died and her mother was crying. I said, "don't worry he has gone to heaven."

She said, "No, he hasn't. Daddy is going to dig a bit hole and put him in it. Then cover him with stones so the rats can't get him."

This was from a 3 year old.

Susie Groom


Dear Susie
 
It's amazing what little children say.

She must have overheard her parents talking and was telling you about it in her 'own way'.

Although it must have given you a bit of a surprise to hear her say it so bluntly!

Jenny Itzcovitz, Deputy Editor

 

Dear Sixtyplusurfers

It was a warm day, so my teenage son decided to set up his tent in the garden.

He'd only just set it up when the neighbour's cat decided to pay a visit!

Beverley Jenkins, London

Dear Beverley

What a funny photo. I hope your son managed to get the cat of out the tent in the end!

Kitty Jacobs, Letters & Admin
 

Dear Sixtyplusurfers

I like wearing high shoes, especially when I go to the theatre, a nice restaurant or a party. But now I'm getting older, I find it harder to walk in them for long lengths of time or travel on the tube in them.

So I have treated myself to a pretty pair of ballet pumps which I use to travel and walk in. And when I go out, I bring along my high shoes in an attractive bag, and change into them when I get to the venue.

Before I leave, I change back into the ballet pumps, or earlier if my feet really hurt. So at least I can wear my high shoes for a short while and feel good about myself.

The ballet pumps are quite pretty, so if I have to change into them before the evening ends it doesn't matter.

Amy Jones, Woodford

Dear Amy

Thank you for sharing your handy tip about wearing high shoes and carrying your ballet pumps with you when you go out.

That's a great idea, and perfect for walking and travelling without getting sore feet.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Deputy Editor

Dear Sixtyplusurfers

Thank You

Lisa Stansfield - The Collection 1989 - 2003 Box Set Edition with 13 CDs and 5 DVDs'

Many, many thanks for the very quick service of this delightful prize of  'Lisa Stansfield - The Collection 1989 - 2003 Box Set Edition with 13 CDs and 5 DVDs' which I won in the January issue of Sixtyplusurfers.

Just simply brilliant. Thanks again

Kathryn Beer, Chichester

Dear Kathryn

Thank you for letting us know you received the Lisa Stansfield Box Set safely. We hope you enjoy listening to the CDs and watching the DVDs.

We have passed on your thanks to Republic PR, the sponsor of the competition.

Kitty Jacobs, Letters & Admin
 

Dear Sixtyplusurfers

We recently drove to Worthing seaside and I had a little paddle in the sea.

I took a picture of this stunning seagull. As you can see he is almost camouflaged by the stones.

Maisie Palmer, Barnet

Dear Kate

Thank you for sending in your fabulous photo. What a beautiful seagull.

It's amazing how he blends in with the stones on the beach.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Deputy Editor

Competition Winners
From the February
issue of Sixtyplusurfers

The Winner of the Sony Xperia M2 Mobile Phone from Makemobilecalls4less.com is:
Anne Upton, Birmingham
The answer is 10p per minute

The Winner of the Kindle Touch and Radflek Radiator Reflectors is:
Ruth Newport, Somerset
The answer is 95%

The Winner of the Reversible Jacket from Damart is:
Margaret Fanstone, Cirencester
T
he answer is Light Check

The Winner of the Gardener's Trug Gift Set from Dobies of Devon is:
Rodney Mowe, Swadlincote
The answer is Alan Titchmarsh

The Two Winners of the Calcot Manor Beauty Goodies from Tesco are:
Sylvia Hosgood, Reading and Diane Hicklin, Derby
The answer is Joanna Lumley

The Winner of the Rug Doctor Cleaning Bundle is:
Sonia Adkin, Liverpool
T
he answer is White Vinegar

The Winners of the Rust-Oleum Craft Kit is:
William Wright, Hinckley
The answer is Antique White

The Two Winners of the Mr & Mrs Family Edition Board Game are:
Anthea Holloway, Dorset and Joan Furlong, Bishops Stortford
The answer is February 14th

The Three Winners of the Night Train to Lisbon DVD are:
Miriam Cheeseman, Hemel Hempstead; Ron Goodwin, Chorley and Richard Randall, Co. Durham
The answer is Jeremy Irons

The Winner of the Star letter is:

Anita Saunders, Merthyr Tydfil
Anita wins an Afternoon Tea in the Country Hamper from Purely Devon Hampers

The Two Winners of the Sixtyplusurfers Newsletter Competition are:
Linda Greenwood, Cleveland and Steve Knight, Milton Keynes
The prize is a bottle of ZING Red Velvet Vodka

The  Winner of the Stellar Three Tier Steamer in the 'Love to Cook' Group on the Sixtyplusurfers Chat & Socialise page is:
'JEANIO' - who cooks for her grandchildren, and daughter who is a care worker


The Winner of the Stylophone from Prezzybox.com in the Sixtyplusurfers Facebook Competition is
Kim Styles, Norfolk

The Two Winners of the Vintage Inspired Cushion from Rooi are:
Jill Webb, Essex and Kathy Downing, Herts

The Five Winners of the DermaTherapy Pillow Case are:
To be announced

Now enter our brand new March 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:

murraysixtyplus@hotmail.com
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

Contact 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! Just take a few minutes to tell us about yourselves, where you come from or where you live.

You can send in a funny story, a recipe, poem, handy tip, or photographs.

The Sixtyplusurfers Team

The Sixtyplusurfers Team

Contact us by email:

Murray Jacobs
Editor

murraysixtyplus@hotmail.com 

Jenny Itzcovitz
Deputy Editor

jennyitz@hotmail.com

Kitty Jacobs
Letters and Admin

sixtypluscomp@hotmail.co.uk

Melissa Braiden
Newsletter, Competitions & Admin
Sixtyplusnewsletter@hotmail.co.uk

 

 Visit our New Chat
 and Socialise Page

Visit the Sixtyplusurfers Chat & Socialise page

We are delighted to announce that we have a brand new Chat & Socialise page for Sixtyplusurfers. Bright, fresh, modern and easy to use, why not take a look and join in the fun.

The Chat & Socialise page offers you the chance to meet other readers, take part in live conversations, put up a blogs, send in your photographs, add a thought to our message board, or join a group of like-minded readers.

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 recent photograph of yourself.

If you don't have a camera you can use a picture from Google images. These can be found at www.google.co.uk

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 you want to talk about why not start your own conversation!

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.

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.

We have an Events page where you can tell us about your local events, social gatherings and meetings. You can also join one of our Groups and take part in one of the conversations about your hobbies and interests.

We also have a Live Chat Room where you can chat to other readers and tell them about your news - Live! It's great fun.

 Win a Gardeco Lucio
   Portable Fire Bowl


Win a Gardeco Lucio Portable Fire Bowl from Hayes Garden World


This month we've got a brand new competition on the Sixtyplusurfers
Chat & Socialise page. We're giving away a Gardeco Lucio Portable Fire Bowl from Hayes Garden World.

How to Enter the Competition

For your chance to win this fantastic prize we're looking for the 'Best Photograph' of the Month in the Photo Gallery on the Sixtyplusurfers
Chat & Socialise page.

For example your photograph might show your family, friends or grandchildren at a recent celebration or day out.

You might have a beautiful photo of your pets, wildlife or your garden.

Perhaps you have recently been on holiday or an interesting day out and you have taken some stunning photos.

Maybe you have a photo of some scenery, landscape, the seaside, a harbour, sunset, the early morning dew ....

Please make sure the photos are original and all your own work.


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 sign up and join in. It's FREE OF CHARGE!

Just
click on Chat & Socialise and follow the prompts.
 

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

All letters should clearly be marked 'Readers Letters' and pictures should be sent as jpegs.

Don't forget to include your photos


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

But if you have any questions please email Jenny Itzcovitz at:

jennyitz@hotmail.com 

And this month, we're giving away a Fresh Cheese Hamper for the winner of our Star Letter Competition - so don't forget to enter.
 

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 30th March.
 

     Sixtyplusurfers
  Terms & Conditions


Please Click Here to read the full Terms & Conditions for all the competitions, features, articles and information which is included on Sixtyplusurfers.

This will take you to a full page of Terms & Conditions.

 

Questions & Enquiries about Sixtyplusurfers

Questions & Enquiries about Sixtyplusurfers

If you have any questions or enquiries about the competitions or letters featured on this page or would like to advertise with Sixtyplusurfers contact:

Jenny Itzcovitz
Tel: 0208 357 2540

jennyitz@hotmail.com


Murray Jacobs
Tel: 0208 440 3340

murraysixtyplus@hotmail.com

 

                Competitions & Letters

Win a Samsung Full 1080p HD WiFi Smart Home Camera

Win a Samsung Full 1080p HD WiFi Smart Home Camera

Sixtyplusurfers has teamed up with Samsung Techwin to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a 1080p HD WiFi Smart Home Camera.

The perfect gadget to keep your home and everything in it secure. The Samsung Smart Home Security Camera gives you peace of mind that you, your home and personal belongings are safe.

Setting up the camera only takes a couple of minutes, using your home WiFi network. There’s no CD or longwinded software installation process.

Win a Samsung Full 1080p HD WiFi Smart Home Camera

Once set up, you can watch the live camera feed through a web portal on your desktop computer (Mac or PC). The camera detects motion and sound so you can see exactly what's going on in your home. If you have a cat or dog and you want to find what room he's in, or the worst case scenario, someone breaking in.

There is also the free SmartCam app available on iOS and Android, which lets you log in and watch the live video from whatever room you're in, or wherever you are in the world. You never need to worry about your home on holiday ever again!

Win a Samsung Full 1080p HD WiFi Smart Home Camera

All footage is recorded straight to a micro SD card so you won’t miss a thing. Great for security purposes, but also handy to keep an eye on your pets in the other room!

Available here: www.argos.co.uk

Follow us on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/SamTechCamUK

Like us on Facebook:
facebook.com/SamsungTechwinSmartcam

   For Your Chance to Win

Tell us what does the Samsung 1080p HD WiFi Smart Home Camera detect?

 a) Bad weather
 b) Heat and fire
 c) Internet spam
 d) Motion and sound


 To Enter the Competition

Tell us what does the Samsung 1080p HD WiFi Smart Home Camera detect? Then send in your answer, together with your full name, postal address and telephone number to the Sixtyplusurfers address below:
sixtypluscomp@hotmail.co.uk

* Please label your entry Samsung Home Camera Competition 

 

Note: You do not have to be aged over 60 to enter our competitions!

 

You can also go in for more than one competition on this page (but do make sure each one is clearly labelled).

 

We do not accept automated entries to Sixtyplusurfers Competitions

* This competition is open to our
UK readers only

 

Readers' Letters

Sixtyplusurfers Star Letter 

  Dear Sixtyplusurfers

 

 

I listened through an open window as my grandchildren, Luc (7) and Eden (6) made their first snowman in our garden.

I heard Eden say, "I'll get a carrot from Nan to finish it off."

"Get two," said Luc. "We'll give it a nose as well."

Anita Saunders, Merthyr Tydfil


Dear Anita

Thank you for telling us your funny story. Did the snowman end up with two noses?

And thank you also for sending in your lovely photo. Your grandchildren look adorable, you must be so proud.

We are delighted to let you know that you are the winner of our Star Letter Competition. The prize is an Afternoon Tea in the Country Hamper of Food from Purely Devon Hampers.

Murray Jacobs, Editor
 

  Dear Sixtyplusurfers
 

The other day I sat down to count the birds in my garden for the RSPB Bird Watch. I had put out lots of food, seed and nuts.

The garden came alive with different birds. There was a Nuthatch, Coal Tit, Blue Tits and Collard Doves to name but a few ....

It seemed they had just come along to be counted. The next morning they had flown to another garden and the only creature in the garden was a squirrel chewing through the cage of nuts and a wood pigeon plodding along the grass.

Gillian Elliott

Dear Gillian

How lovely to see all those beautiful birds on one day. They must have known it was their special day to be counted for RSPB Bird Watch.

I hope they enjoyed their food and they return to your garden again soon.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Deputy Editor
 

  Dear Sixtyplusurfers
 
 
This is a poem I wrote a while ago, brought about by a
  real  life  situation which  I  believe quite a  few parents
  could relate to.


 
Summer Holiday Syndrome
 

At this time of year, the kids are home
The stress begins, I want to be alone
How much more suffering do we have to take?
September's a long way off, I just can't wait

The arguing, the bickering is becoming a bore
Life round here is a bit of a chore
The lounge, the bedrooms are always a mess
The backchat, the nastiness causes me stress
I'm doctor, I'm a doormat, I'm a cook as well
I can't take much more of this living hell
Whilst we look at our problems, we seem to forget
We're not the only ones suffering just look at our pet
He has a problem, take him to the vet
No, let's think about it first, let's not go just yet
After reading a book, it has to be said
It seems his problems are all in his head
A doggy psychiatrist, I hear you say
I don't think so, not on my pay
Well, we're off to the vets, no, don't frown
The dog is quite safe, we're having the kids put down

Bill Andrew, Poole

Dear Bill
 
Thank you for sending in your funny poem. Just wait until the kids have left home and then you'll be missing all that noise and fun!

Jenny Itzcovitz, Deputy Editor

 

Dear Sixtyplusurfers



I thought you'd like to see this picture of the beautiful bird who often comes to my garden to have a wash and a drink in my bird bath. I think he's a Jay.

This time he brought his friend, you can see him on the left.

I quickly grabbed my mobile phone and snapped him through the kitchen window. He moves so quickly, it was the only way to take his picture.

Beverley Jenkins, London

Dear Beverley,

What a lovely photo. You are very lucky to have such beautiful birds in your garden.

We'd love to see pictures of the wildlife in other people's gardens.

Melissa Braiden, Competitions & Admin
 

  Dear Sixtyplusurfers
 

My dog is named Paws
His eyes look up to mine
Brown fur and a white smudgy face
And I know he needs nothing else but my warm embrace

As I sit in my chair
Time has no barrier
Like his love for me that he shows
And he always nudges me with his nose

Linda Thorn, Leicestershire

Dear Linda

Thank you for sending in your lovely poem.

A dog's unconditional love is very special.

Murray Jacobs, Editor

 

Dear Sixtyplusurfers

Here is a joke found in my local paper.

A local Scarecrow has won an award for being outstanding in his own field.
 
Christine Bateman, Chichester

 
Dear Christine
 
Thank you for sending in the joke.

I expect he'll be crowing about it 'till the cows comes home ......
 

Jenny Itzcovitz, Deputy Editor
 

Dear Sixtyplusurfers

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Here is a recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookies. It's from an old cookery book and works every time.

I make it with my grandchildren as it teaches them about weighing and following recipes. The cookies are very easy to make, and taste delicious!

Ingredients

· 100g (3½ oz) butter or margarine, softened
· 100g  (3½ oz) caster sugar
· 100g (3½ oz) soft light brown sugar
· 1 large egg, lightly beaten
· 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
· 150g (5½ oz) plain flour

· 25g (1 oz) cocoa powder
· ½ teaspoon baking powder

· ¼ teaspoon salt
· 1 tablespoon milk

· 100g (3½ oz) chocolate chips

Method
 
1. Preheat the oven to 180
°C (350F/Gas° 4).

2.
In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy, then beat in the egg and vanilla extract.

3. Sift the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt together, and mix it into the cookie mixture until it is well combined.

4. Mix in the milk.

5. Fold in the chocolate chips.

6. Put tablespoons of the biscuit mixture onto several baking trays, spaced well apart as they will spread during cooking.
 

7. Bake the cookies in the centre of the oven for 15 minutes until just cooked (they may need less if you have a fan oven).

8. Leave to cool on the baking trays for 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Note - If you don't have chocolate chips, a nice alternative is to cut up pieces of white and milk or dark chocolate very small.

Maggie Williams, Kent

Dear Maggie
 
Thank you for sharing your recipe. They sound delicious and a great way to get your grandchildren involved in cooking.


We'd love to hear from other readers with tried and tested recipes.
 

Jenny Itzcovitz, Deputy Editor

 

Dear Sixtyplusurfers

Thank You

Betavivo


We were very pleased to receive my Sixtyplusurfers prize, the months supply of Betavivo as featured in the January issue of Sixtyplusurfers.

Thank you. We look forward to trying it over the coming month.

Peter Sellers
 
Dear Peter
 
Thank you for letting us know that you received your prize of a month's supply of Betavivo.
We hope you enjoy having it for breakfast over the coming month.

We have passed on your thanks to Betavivo, the sponsor of the competition.

 

Jenny Itzcovitz, Deputy Editor
 

Dear Sixtyplusurfers
 

My just two year old grandson asked if he could 'go round to gran's house for two whiles'.
 
Ms S Mardon
 
Dear Ms S Mardon
 
That's so sweet. He obviously wanted to spend plenty of time with you!

Melissa Braiden, Competitions & Admin

 

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!

Label Your Entry Correctly!

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!

Give your Competition Entry a Title

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.

Closing Date for Competitions

Closing date for this month's competitions is 30th March 2015 - so don't forget to enter.

And 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.

Change of Address

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

Let us know if you will be on holiday

And please let us know if you will be on holiday or unable to accept your prize.

Please allow 28 days for prize delivery


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.

 

Sixtyplusurfers
Press Information

Send us your news, articles and advertisements for the February 2015 issue of Sixyplusurfers

We are always happy to consider editorial and advertisements for Sixtyplusurfers.

Editorial should be sent at least one month in advance to ensure that your article appears in the latest issue of Sixtyplusurfers.

   Sixtyplusurfers Media Pack

We have a brand new Sixtyplusurfers Media Pack for 2015 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 if you have any 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 and Concert listings, Bulletins, and Classifieds.

            April 2015 issue

We are now compiling our April 2015 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, and to receive a Media Pack contact the Sixtyplusurfers Team.

Murray Jacobs
Editor

murraysixtyplus@hotmail.com

Tel: 0208 440 3340


Jenny Itzcovitz
Deputy Editor

jennyitz@hotmail.com
 
Tel: 0208 866 3686
Or: 0208 357 2540

 

    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.

Enter Competitions Separately

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.

Difficulties Entering Competitions

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 or those from Competition Syndicates!

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

We do not accept Multiple Entries

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.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
www.emperola.com
www.compersforum.co.uk

Win prizes at The Prizefinder: www.theprizefinder.com

Tell us about your Competition Website and we will list it for You!

Tell us about your competition website and we will list it for you

If you hear about any new competition websites, or run your own competition website then please tell us about it, and we can list it here for you.

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


Please use our new email address to enter Sixtyplusurfers competitions.

Closing date for competitions this month is 30th March 2015.
 

Tell your Friends about Sixtyplusurfers

Tell your friends about Sixtyplusurfers

If you like visiting the Sixtyplusurfers website, then tell your friends all about us.


The more visitors we have, the better the prizes we can offer you!

 

We have a brand new issue of Sixtyplusurfers every month packed with lots of free to enter competitions, readers offers, celebrity interviews, ideas on places to visit and things for you to do.

You can find Sixtyplusurfers at www.sixtyplusurfers.co.uk


You can also sign up to receive our monthly Newsletter or recommend a friend.

Free of charge just let us know your name and email address to:

sixtyplusnewsletter@hotmail.co.uk
 

       Sixtyplusurfers
           Liability

 

If you have any questions or enquiries about the competitions or letters featured on this page or would like to advertise with Sixtyplusurfers please email or telephone:

Whilst every care has been taken to ensure that the information on Sixtyplusurfers is accurate, neither the Editor nor contributors can accept, and hereby disclaim, any liability to any party to loss or damage caused by errors, views, advice or omissions resulting from negligence, accident or any other cause.

Sixtyplusurfers does not officially endorse any advertising material included on this website.

You may be contacted by the sponsors of some of the competitions which are being run independently of Sixtyplusurfers. Please specify on your entry if you do not wish to receive any future marketing information or correspondence from our advertisers.
 
 

  Entering Competitions


The closing date for Sixtyplusurfers Competitions is 30th March.

 

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

And include your full name, address and telephone number in case you are a winner.

If you are sending a Readers' Letter, please include any pictures as jpegs.

Our competitions are open to all ages.

Please check the Winner's List to see if you are a winner.

We cannot reply to each competition entrant individually, so please check our Winner's List.

 

       We're always
        Here to Help


Keep Calm We're Here To Help
 

Sixtyplusurfers is always here to help you. So if you would like any help about joining the Chat and Socialise page, entering the competitions, sending in a Readers' Letter or anything you see on Sixtyplusurfers, don't forget to ask.

And if there are any questions about entering competitions, writing features or articles for Sixtyplusurfers, placing an advertisement, or if you would like our Media Pack, we're always happy to help.

Just give us a call or email:

Jenny Itzcovitz
Telephone: 0208 357 2540
Or: 0208 866 3686

jennyitz@hotmail.com


Murray Jacobs
Telephone: 0208 440 3340
murraysixtyplus@hotmail.com

 

   Sixtyplusurfers Competition

     Win a Lumie
    Bodyclock Iris


Win a Lumie Bodyclock Iris


Sixtyplusurfers has teamed up with Lumie to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a Lumie Bodyclock Iris.

Wake up brighter

Do you sleep badly and wake-up un-refreshed? Or is getting up in the morning a real struggle for you? Then you’d benefit from using Lumie Bodyclock – the simulated sunset and sunrise help to keep your bodyclock on track, promoting a good night’s sleep and a better start in the morning with greater levels of energy and productivity during the day.

Introducing Lumie Bodyclock Iris

Lumie Bodyclock Iris is the newest and most luxurious product in the range, unique in combining the wake-up light with aromatherapy for the first time. Thanks to its twin chambers, you can easily complement the light therapy with essential oils of your choice, for example, relaxing lavender for bedtime and stimulating lemon for the morning.

Bodyclock Iris’ features also include 15, 20, 30, 45, 60 or 90-minute sunset and sunrise settings, continuous or intermittent mist diffusion, a choice of a daily or 7-day alarm and nightlight and snooze features. It even offers a security function that will turn on the light at random times when you go away. It’s also easy to set up and comes with a nifty remote control that’s a pleasure to use.

The science: how light therapy helps our bodyclock

Studies have shown that wake-up lights like Lumie Bodyclock, that gradually turn on and get brighter during the last 30 minutes of sleep, can reduce complaints of sleep inertia, the inability to feel alert and perform when we first awake. This condition can be aggravated further when the clock changes as it will when the clocks go forward by an hour on Sunday 29th March. Lumie Bodyclock helps to reset the body’s natural rhythms by stimulating the production of hormones that help us to get up and go, like cortisol, while suppressing those, like melatonin, that bring on sleep.

Dr Victoria Revell, School of Biosciences and Medicine, University of Surrey says, “We know that we need light to be able to see, but light is also very important for your mood, level of alertness and sleep patterns. Light in the morning when you first wake up is particularly effective as this will not only boost your mood and alertness for the day ahead but also help to set your body clock which is involved in regulating your sleep patterns.”

Dealing with the clock change

If your schedule means an early start then the first Monday after the clock change could be extra challenging. And while it’s tempting to make up for the lost hour with an extra hour of snoozing on Sunday, it’s better for your body clock if you get up at your usual time. Here’s Lumie’s 3-step plan to help you manage it:

This plan is based on a typical routine of bedtime at 11am and wake-up at 7am – simply adjust to your own pattern if necessary.

Step 1: Friday night - go to bed about half an hour earlier than usual.

Step 2: Saturday am – get up at 6am. Yes, it’s the weekend but think how much more you’ll get done!
Get some bright light first thing – ideally you’ll be waking with your Lumie Bodyclock and then using A Lumie bright light over breakfast, but getting outside for a brisk bit of exercise will also work.

Step 3: early bed at 10 am which won’t be hard after an extra long day! Remember to put your clock forward an hour.

By Sunday morning, you should be ready to wake up around 6am, but of course your clock will read 7am, putting you back to your usual wake-up time. It might seem as though you've simply lost an hour in bed on Saturday instead of Sunday but you'll have benefited from an extra day of adjustment. So on Sunday, when everyone else is suffering from lack of sleep, you'll be energised and set up for a good night's sleep, ready for the week ahead.

Bodyclock Iris (RRP £160) is available from Lumie.com on a 30-day free trial basis and also from John Lewis and amazon.

For more information click on www.lumie.com

  For Your Chance to Win

Tell us what date
do the clocks go forward for Spring?

     a) 28th March
     b)
29th March
     c)
30th March
     d)
31st March

 To Enter the Competition

Tell us what date do the clocks go forward for Spring? Then send in your answer, together with your name, address and telephone
number to the Sixtyplusurfers
email address as shown below:

sixtypluscomp@hotmail.co.uk

* Please label your entry
Lumie Light Competition
 

 

Sixtyplusurfers Newsletter Competition


Win a Belgian Chocolate Easter Egg from Tesco

Win a finest* Belgian Chocolate Easter Egg in Dark Chocolate from Tesco


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.

Win a finest* Belgian Chocolate Easter Egg in Milk Chocolate from Tesco

 

Sixtyplusurfers is offering two lucky readers who join the Sixtyplusurfers Newsletter mailing list or recommend a friend, the chance to win a delicious finest* Belgian Chocolate Easter Egg in a choice of Milk or Dark Chocolate.

finest* Belgian Chocolate Egg with Hand Finished Chocolates is available in both milk and dark chocolate. These square shaped, showstopper eggs are decorated by hand.

Gold feuilletine and dark chocolate adorn the milk chocolate egg, with toffee pieces and white chocolate is used to decorate the darker egg. Both are presented with a selection of finest* Dulche de Leche, passion fruit and mango chocolates.

If you're looking to pull out all the stops this Easter, look out for the fabulous hand decorated chocolate eggs and a full selection of eggs for children.

Make Easter Sunday a day to remember with Tesco's range of Easter eggs and chocolate.

For more information visit www.tesco.com


For Your Chance to
Win an Easter Egg
from Tesco

To enter the Newsletter Competition just send us your name, postal address and email address and then tell us if you would like to join our regular mailing list. Then send your details to us at sixtyplusnewsletter@hotmail.co.uk

Please also tell us your preferred egg - Milk or Plain Chocolate.

Two lucky winners chosen from 'the hat' will win a finest* Belgian Chocolate Egg with Hand Finished Chocolates.

* 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 that you add the mailing address of e2ma.net to your contacts list or your safe list of senders.
 

Sixtyplusurfers Facebook Competition


Win a GPO 1922 Pearl Push Button Telephone

Win a GPO 1922 Pearl Push Button Telephone from PMC Telecom


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

We're offering one lucky reader the chance to win a GPO 1922 Pearl Push Button Telephone.

Although they might be a design of the past, vintage phones are quickly making a comeback and if you are looking for replica, vintage and decorative telephones to really brighten up your living area of even your office then here at PMC Telecom we have just what you are looking for.

Introducing the
GPO Pearl Classic Retro Telephone  from PMC Telecom, a contemporary British design classic, perfect for your décor, and yet brought up to date with modern technology to ensure they work on any standard home telephone line.

The GPO Pearl Classic Retro Telephone incorporates a classical theme and style that can introduce a touch of vintage to any setting, whether it is your own home or business. The push button design is simple, yet elegant, while the casing of the phone is crafted from strong plastics meaning that it is durable.

Features

Some features that you can expect from this design include:

· Classic early 20th century design
·  Made from quality strong plastics
· Works on any current telephone network
· Compatible with modern telephone banking
· Push Button Dialling
· Tone & Pulse Dialling
· Ringer On/Off switch
· Rubber feet
· One year warranty

Who are PMC Telecom?

Founded in 1991, PMC Telecom has been successfully offering impartial advice for business telecommunication solutions to individuals and businesses across the country. Specialising in supplying a range of telecommunication solutions for start-up businesses, SME’s, large corporations, and government bodies, we have a fantastic range of products that can help you.

We can professionally install and maintain your phone system using our strong, nationwide infrastructure of over 200 qualified telephone engineers.

For more information, please visit our website www.pmctelecom.co.uk 

Or call us today on 0845 180 9988

Find out more about the services we offer and how we can help save you money!
 

For your chance to win a GPO 1922 Pearl Push Button Telephone from PMC Telecom please visit our Sixtyplusurfers Facebook page and tell us why you would like to win this fantastic prize!

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

The best entry will win
a GPO 1922 Pearl Push Button Telephone from PMC Telecom.

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 Pearl Push
       Button Telephone  Competition

 

 Don't Forget to Enter     our Twelve Other
  Competitions in our
     March 2015 issue

Enter our Chat & Socialise Competition


Win a Gardeco Lucio Portable Fire Bowl from Hayes Garden World. To enter the competition, send in the 'Best Photograph' of the Month to the Photo Gallery on the Sixtyplusurfers Chat & Socialise page.

Win a Gardeco Lucio Portable Fire Bowl from Hayes Garden World

 

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

Stay in a Holiday Property worth £2,000
 

Win the chance to stay, with your family or a group of friends, in a stunning holiday property, in one of six countries, including Australia, Canada, France, Ireland, United Kingdom and the USA from International Vacation Home Exchange worth £2,000!

Win the chance to stay, with your family or a group of friends, in a stunning holiday property, in one of six countries, including Australia, Canada, France, Ireland, United Kingdom and the USA from International Vacation Home Exchange worth £2,000!
 

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

A Great Evening Out at the Albert Hall
 

Win a pair of tickets to see Desert Island Discs: Classical Favourites at the Albert Hall hosted by Kirsty Young. We've got five to give away!
 

Win a pair of tickets to see Desert Island Discs: Classical Favourites at the Albert Hall hosted by Kirsty Young

Win a pair of tickets to see Desert Island Discs: Classical Favourites at the Albert Hall hosted by Kirsty Young

 

Click on the Entertainment page to enter the competition.
 

A Fabulous Prize for Easter
 

Win a Giant Care Bear from Vivid. We've got two to give away!

Win a Giant Care Bear from Vivid
 

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

 

Fabulous Spring Fashion from Damart
 

Win a Comfy Spring Sweater from Damart. We've got two to give away!

Win a Comfy Spring Sweater from Damart
 

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

Learn to Paint with our Starter Kit
 

Win a fabulous Painting Starter Kit from The SAA.

Win a fabulous Painting Starter Kit from The SAA


Click on the
Crafts & Hobbies page to enter the competition
.
 

Win a Bundle of Four Classic Games

Win a Bundle of Four Classic Games including Blow Football, Coppit, Misfits and Tell Me Quiz. We've got two sets to give away!

Win a Bundle of Four Classic Games including Blow Football, Coppit, Misfits and Tell Me Quiz

 

Click on the News & Book Reviews page to enter the competition.
 

Look Beautiful with Marks & Spencer

Win Autograph Eye and Brow Collection from Marks & Spencer. We've got four to give away!

Win Autograph Eye and Brow Collection from Marks & Spencer
 

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

A Bundle of Drumond Park Games
 

Win a Bundle of Three Stay Indoors Games from Drumond Park including Rapidough, LOGO What Am I? worth a total of £69.

Win a Bundle of Three Stay Indoors Games from Drumond Park including Rapidough, LOGO What Am I? worth a total of £69

 

Click on the Our Friends page to enter the competition.
 

A Beautiful Collection from Carole King
 

Win 'A Beautiful Collection - The Best Of' by Carole King. We've got five to give away!
 

Win 'A Beautiful Collection - The Best Of' by Carole King

 

Click on the Entertainment page to enter the competition.
 

A Great New Album by Miel de Botton
 

Win Magnetic, a Double Disc Album by Miel de Botton. We've got five to give away!

Win Magnetic, a Double Disc Album by Miel de Botton


Click on the
Music page to enter the competition
.
 

A Fabulous New Album by 2CELLOS
 

Win Celloverse, the new album by 2CELLOS. We've got three to give away!

Win Celloverse, the new album by 2CELLOS


Click on the
Music page to enter the competition
.
 

Reader Offer

Get a Starter Pack of Pharma Nord's Bio-Quinone Q10 for the special price of £4.65. Save £10!

Get a Starter Pack of Pharma Nord's Bio-Quinone Q10 for the special price of £4.65. Save £10!

To take advantage of  the offer click on
:
 
www.multivits.co.uk/q10starterpack

Go to the Personal Health page for full details of the offer.

 

   Investment Advice

Get on the property ladder with The House Crowd with just £1,000

 
Get on the property ladder with The House Crowd with just £1,000. Earn hassle-free returns whilst you watch your portfolio grow ...
 
To find out more about The House Crowd, read our full article on the Homes & Gardens page.
 
For details about The House Crowd click on www.thehousecrowd.com
 

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

Don't forget to give your competition entries the correct 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 Sweater 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 be careful to
spell the title correctly too as this will ensure that it is correctly sorted. And this will give you more chance of winning!

And please enter each competition separately, including your full name, address and telephone number.


The closing date for this months competitions is 30th March.
 

Sixtyplusurfers Facebook Page

Catch up with all the latest news about Sixtyplusurfers on Facebook

Catch up with all the latest news about Sixtyplusurfers on Facebook.

This month we're giving away a GPO 1922 Pearl Push Button Telephone from PMC Telecom in our monthly competition.

Visit Sixtyplusurfers at Facebook on:

www.facebook.com/Sixtyplusurfers

 

Follow Sixtyplusurfers News on Twitter

Catch up with all the latest news, competition updates and information about Sixtyplusurfers on Twitter.

Catch up with all the latest news, competition updates and information about Sixtyplusurfers on Twitter
 

Follow Sixtyplusurfers by clicking on: www.twitter.com/Sixtyplusurfers