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Write our Star Letter

Win a Teapot Bird Feeder and a Box
of Luxury Truffles


Win a Teapot Bird Feeder and a Box of Luxury Truffles from Rainbow Flowers & Gifts

From Rainbow Flowers & Gifts

Could your letter be the Sixtyplusurfers Star Letter? This month we're giving away a beautiful Crockery Teapot Bird Feeder and a Box of Luxury Handmade Truffles worth £39.98.

Win a Box of Luxury Truffles from Rainbow Flowers & Gifts

Treat your feathered friends and yourself to this great prize from Rainbow Flowers & Gifts.

This novel teapot is a great way to care for the birds and to decorate your garden at the same time. This hanging crockery teapot feeder has a vintage floral pattern in soft pastel shades and is finished with a gold gilt rim. Just add seed and hang from a bracket or branch and watch the birds flock to feed from it. A teacup and saucer feeder is also available in this range.

While you’re watching the birds, why not satisfy your sweet tooth with an indulgent box of truffles? Each chocolate is a masterpiece created by the hand of a Master Chocolatier who uses only the finest natural and ethically-sourced ingredients in his innovative recipes. Sample mouth-watering delights such as Hazelnut Latte, Butterscotch, Turkish Delight, Rum, and French caramel, all enrobed in divine Belgian chocolate and each bite a fusion of texture and taste.

Both these items are part of a wide range of gifts that include fresh flower bouquets and baskets, indoors and outdoor plants, silk flowers, chocolates and hampers, and home and garden gifts.

Below is a selection from the new autumn collection:

Clementine Bouquet from Rainbow Flowers & Gifts

Clementine Bouquet, £24.99

Scented Dendrobium Orchid ‘Star Class Lilac’ from Rainbow Flowers & Gifts

Scented Dendrobium Orchid ‘Star Class Lilac’, £27.99

Scented Outdoor Rose ‘Warm Wishes’ with free scented minilight from Rainbow Flowers & Gifts

Scented Outdoor Rose ‘Warm Wishes’ with free scented minilight, £19.99

Pet Candles – for pet-loving homes from Rainbow Flowers & Gifts

Pet Candles – for pet-loving homes. Great for neutralising malodours. From £17.99

If you’d like to find out more visit www.rainbowflowers.co.uk

Each gift can be sent direct to friends and family throughout the UK, comes with a free gift card with your personal greeting and is despatched to arrive by your chosen date.

For more information call 0844 557 8090.

Star Letter Terms & Conditions

1. The winner of the Star Letter Competition will receive a Crockery Teapot Bird Feeder and a Box of Luxury Handmade Truffles worth £39.98.

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

 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. Tell us about something romantic that has happened to you or a friend
4. Tell us about a special afternoon tea or meal that you have had in a hotel or restaurant
5. Tell us about a recent holiday or a family day out
6. Tell us about your garden and what you like to grow
7. Tell us a funny story about your grandchildren or share some pictures
8.Tell us about your pets. And include a couple of photos
9. Share a favourite family recipe or a cookery idea and include a picture of the finished dish or meal
10. Tell us about something you have baked, cooked, sewn or made for your family as a gift
11. Have you had a cooking disaster? Tell us about it with lots of funny pictures
12. Have you recently moved home or downsized? We'd love to hear your experiences
13. Tell us about a prize you have won from Sixtyplusurfers
14. Tell us about something amusing that has happened to you or a member of the family
15. Tell us how you spend your retirement or leisure time
16. Tell us about your favourite hobbies and pastimes
17. Share your handy tips and money saving ideas
18. Share your tips about staying happy and healthy
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!
 

Readers' Letters
Have Your Say!

Dear Sixtyplusurfers



My poor little 4 year old granddaughter fell off the trampoline and cut the side of her mouth and broke her milk tooth.

Living on the farm, she asked her dad whether she would have to be "shooted" because some badly injured animals are put out of their misery by the vet!

Susie Groom, Devon


Dear Susie

Thank you for sending in your lovely photograph. Your granddaughters are adorable.

What a shame that one of them fell off a trampoline and hurt her mouth and broke a tooth. I hope she is fine now.

It's interesting that she has learned about health through the animals on her farm.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor

 

Dear Sixtyplusurfers 

In early January 1991, my son after a weekend break at home had to go back into Great Ormond Street Hospital for his third round of chemotherapy as he had Non Hodgkin's lymphoma. He was three at the time.

When we got into the ward we were asked to represent the Cancer ward as there was going to be a visit from Princess Diana of Wales. It was an amazing experience. Princess Diana was a beauty to look at in the papers and television but in the flesh she was a hundred times more beautiful.

She was charming to me and the other parents. The children absolutely loved her and she was so good with them. There were no airs or graces with her, she was down to earth and a real delight to speak to.

Princess Diana had a real way with people you felt as if you really mattered. My son kept saying how pretty she was. I shall never forget that day and when she died I cried and cried for a gentle soul lost. The world is a poorer place without her.

Devinder Padda, Studley


Dear Devinder
 
Thank you for sharing your memories about Princess Diana. She was truly a special person. And I'm so glad you have that wonderful memory you can treasure with your son.

I hope you son is fine now.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor

 

Dear Sixtyplusurfers

Here is a poem which I wrote after my dad sadly passed away.

Father

When my Father had his heart attack
He was told it was best not to eat this or that
But he wasn’t prepared to live a boring life
Giving up delicious things cooked by his wife
So in moderation, now and again
He’d indulge himself so as to stay sane
Later in life – and still going strong
Sadly Alzheimer’s set in – but he still battled on
Then suddenly after coming out of the loo
An aneurysm struck and there was nothing we could do
Such a sad end to my very loving Dad
The very best Father that I could ever have had


Patricia Starkey, Somerset

Dear Patricia
 
Thank you for sending in your heartfelt poem. I'm so glad your father was able to enjoy the delicious food his wife cooked for him 'now and again' and enjoy his life.

How wonderful that you have so many special memories of him. But such a shame that he had such a sad end.


Melissa Braiden, Letters & Admin

 

Dear Sixtyplusurfers

Thank You

Rapidough from Drumond Park

Thank you for my prize Rapidough which I am saving for the (dare I say it?) Christmas visits.

I found it this morning in the shed which is usually locked but my postie must have found it open one day as the parcel had been there since the middle of last month!


Cristina McDowall, Devon

Dear Cristina
 
Thank you for letting us know your prize arrived safely. I wonder why your 'postie' didn't leave you a note to say that he'd left it in the shed!

I hope you enjoy playing it with your family over Christmas.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor
 

Dear Sixtyplusurfers

Call Centre Blues

One of my pet hates is being kept 'holding' on the phone for call centres while waiting to be put through to an operator. One car insurance company recently left me holding on the phone for 20 minutes until someone finally took my call!

So I have devised a way of staying sane while listening to their horrendous music and waiting till it is my turn to speak to a 'human'.

I make sure I have a cup of coffee ready and a few biscuits or something nice to eat, and have my emails open on my laptop - and use the time usefully emptying out my inbox or doing something else similarly worthwhile. Or better still, I have a book ready to read.

I find if I call these companies using my mobile phone instead of a landline, I can use the 'speaker' hands-free mode and leave my phone on the table until an operator takes the call. That way I don't have to have listen to the 'recorded' music playing on repeat in my ear and giving me a headache. And I can be better occupied until I take the call.

I wish there was a better way to do this and some of these companies would revise their systems of handling their customers. And perhaps employ more staff. But at least if I'm prepared I don't get quite so frustrated!

Melanie Simpson, West Midlands

Dear Melanie
 
Thank you for your helpful tips about being kept on hold with call centres. They can be very frustrating.

I like the idea of being prepared with coffee and biscuits and using the speaker on your mobile phone to keep your hands free until the operator is ready to speak to you.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor
 

Competition Winners From the August
issue of Sixtyplusurfers

The Winner of the Mio MiVue 658 Dash Cam to help you drive safely is:
Ian Purser, Flitwick
The answer is Safer driving

The Winner of the Escape Currency Card Loaded with £150 is:
Beth Cannon, Peterborough
The answer is Sterling

The Winner of the Tropical Swimming Costume from Damart is:
Beverley Vedmore, Cardiff
T
he answer is Tropical

The Winner of the Luxury Hamper filled with Cuffleberry and Co. Gourmet Dog Food is:
Steven Bufton, Shropshire
The answer is Oxytocin

The Two Winners of Clinitas Soothe to help soothe dry eyes and a Makeup Bag are:
Yvonne Walker, Croydon and Helen Swales, Yorkshire
The answer is Dry Eyes

The Two Winners of The Really Nasty Horse Racing Game from Rascal Games are:
Elisa Cartwright, Leicestershire and Roger Owen, Bedford
The answer is Mischief Cards

The Two Winners of Eco Soapia Hand & Body Wash in Rose Geranium and Sicilian Orange are:
Victoria Langley, Bradford and Amelia Kennedy, Burton-on-Trent
The answer is The 1930's

The Winner of a Bundle of Six Hollywood Classics DVDs is:
Sarah Bond, Sussex
The answer is Debbie Reynolds


The Three Winners of 'Believe', the new album by Jonathan Antoine are:
Nigel Kippen, Great Yarmouth; Angela McDonald, Tipton; and Diana Regan, Cornwall
The answer is Britain's Got Talent

The Winner of the Star letter is:

Patricia Courtney, Worcestershire
Patricia wins a stylish Abloom Teapot and Tea Balls plus a Luxury Fruit Cake from Rainbow Flowers & Gifts

The Winner of the Sixtyplusurfers Newsletter Competition is:
Deborah Creasey, Brighton
The prize is a Royal Stewart Tartan Picnic Blanket and a Box of Walkers Shortbread from The Edinburgh Woollen Mill

The Winner of a Year's Supply of Turmeric with BioPerine from JustVitamins.co.uk is:
Sarah McCaffery, Glasgow

The Winner of a 7 Night Stay at Club La Santa, Lanzarote is:

To be announced


The Winner of the Sixtyplusurfers Facebook Competition for a Book Rest Lamp from Prezzybox is:
Sally Fielden

The Winner of the Sixtyplusurfers Chat & Socialise Competition to win Two Jigsaw Puzzles from Ravensburger including Chrysler Building 3 Night Edition and What if? The Wedding for the best Handy Tip of the Month in the 'Handy Tips' Group on the Sixtyplusurfers Chat & Socialise page is:
Maryemm for her tip about sewing & pins

* This month we will not be able to send out congratulations emails to prize winners due to staff holidays - so please check our Winners List to see if you have won a prize!

Now enter our brand new September/October  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

murraysixtyplus@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!

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


Murray Jacobs
Managing Editor

murraysixtyplus@hotmail.com 

Kitty Jacobs
Letters and Admin

sixtypluscomp@hotmail.co.uk

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

 

 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.

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 Pair of Wicker
      Bedside Tables
     from Sue Ryder


Win a Pair of Wicker Bedside Tables from Sue Ryder


This month we've got a brand new competition on the Sixtyplusurfers
Chat & Socialise page. We're giving away a Pair of Wicker Bedside Tables from Sue Ryder worth £49.99.

How to Enter the Competition

For your chance to win
these two beautiful bedside tables we're looking for the Best Poem of the Month in the 'Poet's Corner' Group on the Sixtyplusurfers Chat & Socialise page.

Your poem might be about a relative, close friend or member of your family. You might like to write a poem about your pets, wildlife, the sea or nature.

Perhaps you could write about your childhood, schooldays or your wartime experience.

It might be a poem about your garden, a local park or the beauty of nature.

You could write about a recent holiday and describe the beautiful things you saw.

You could write a poem about society, technology or the environment and how you feel about the world around you.

Or how about friendship, love, romance, loyalty, or betrayal. Maybe something witty or amusing to make us all laugh and smile.


Simply write your poem in the
'Poet's Corner' Group on the Sixtyplusurfers Chat & Socialise page for your chance to win the Pair of Wicker Bedside Tables from Sue Ryder worth £49.99.

This can
be found in the Groups section on the Chat & Socialise page by clicking here!

Don't forget to post your entry in the
Poet's Corner Group on the  Sixtyplusurfers
Chat & Socialise page. The best entry will win a Pair of Wicker Bedside Tables from Sue Ryder.

For full details about how to enter the competition, with terms and conditions, 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.
 

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.

* CONGRATULATIONS EMAILS!!!

This month we will NOT be able to send out individual congratulations emails to competitions winners due to staff holidays!!!

So please check our Winners List to see if you are a winner.


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

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

For Sixtyplusurfers Enquiries Please
Contact the Team


Sixtyplusurfers Questions and Enquiries

For all enquiries and questions about Sixtyplusurfers contact:

Jenny Itzcovitz
Editor
Tel:
0208 357 2540
jennyitz@hotmail.com


Murray Jacobs
Managing Editor
Tel: 0208 440 3340

murraysixtyplus@hotmail.com

                Competitions & Letters

Win a Holiday at Macdonald Bear Hotel

Win a Holiday at Macdonald Bear Hotel

Sixtyplusurfers has teamed up with Macdonald Bear Hotel in the picturesque village of Woodstock in Oxfordshire to offer one lucky reader and a guest the chance to win a fantastic mini-break including dinner, bed and breakfast.

The prize includes a two-night mid-week break with breakfast for two and includes a three course dinner and a bottle of house wine at The Restaurant each night. The prize also includes tickets to the regal Blenheim Palace, home to the 12th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough and birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill.

The Macdonald Bear Hotel is one of the finest 4-star hotels in Oxfordshire

An original 13th century coaching inn situated in the heart of historic Woodstock, the Macdonald Bear Hotel is one of the finest 4-star hotels in Oxfordshire.

The ivy clad Macdonald Bear Hotel combines history and culture with exceptional facilities to create a relaxing retreat from which you can roam the historic city of Oxford and marvel in the dreaming spires or linger in the city's many shops and museums.

The award-winning restaurant offers modern British fayre

Its award-winning restaurant offers modern British fayre, making use of the many local suppliers to create memorable dishes such as Bicester grilled asparagus and pink grapefruit, Ox Cheek Lasagne the features slow-braised 21-day-aged Scottish ox cheek, tomato chutney, pickled shallots, Beaufort cheese with summer truffle, or white onion tarte fine with Black Stick blue cheese, grilled spring onion, and rocket.

The Macdonald Bear Hotel is one of the finest 4-star hotels in Oxfordshire

Nearby Blenheim Palace is a unique example of English Baroque architecture and inside there are carvings, hand painted ceilings, amazing porcelain collections, tapestries and paintings displayed in each room.

The Macdonald Bear Hotel is one of the finest 4-star hotels in Oxfordshire

Set in 2,100 acres of beautiful parkland landscaped by ‘Capability’ Brown, the magnificent Palace is surrounded by sweeping lawns, award-winning gardens and the great Lake, all offering an unforgettable day out.

The Macdonald Bear Hotel is one of the finest 4-star hotels in Oxfordshire

For details about Macdonald Bear Hotel click on www.macdonaldhotels.co.uk

  For Your Chance to Win

Tell us what is the
name of the Royal residence close to the Macdonald Bear Hotel?

a) Buckingham Palace
b) Blenheim Palace
c) St James's Palace
d) Hampton Court Palace

   To Enter the Competition

     Please fill in the form below with
    the answer to the above question,
    together with your name, address,
         email address and telephone
      number. Then press submit
            when you have finished



  Competition Terms & Conditions

The prize is for one reader and a guest to win a two-night mid-week stay for two at Macdonald Bear Hotel in Woodstock, Oxfordshire

1.
The prize is for one reader and a guest to win a two-night mid-week stay for two at Macdonald Bear Hotel in Woodstock, Oxfordshire.

2. The prize includes overnight accommodation in this four-star hotel for two mid-week nights with and a delicious tasty breakfast. A three-course dinner and a bottle of house wine at The Restaurant on both nights, and two tickets to enter Blenheim Palace.

The prize is for one reader and a guest to win a two-night mid-week stay for two at Macdonald Bear Hotel in Woodstock, Oxfordshire

3. The holiday is to be taken by no later than 23rd December 2016.

4. All entrants must be aged 18 or over.

The prize is for one reader and a guest to win a two-night mid-week stay for two at Macdonald Bear Hotel in Woodstock, Oxfordshire

5. The competition is open to both our UK and overseas, but transport is not included.

6. By entering the competition, you agree to receive further information from Macdonald Bear Hotel.

The prize is for one reader and a guest to win a two-night mid-week stay for two at Macdonald Bear Hotel in Woodstock, Oxfordshire

7. The competition closes on 31st October 2016.

8. The prize is subject to availability, non-transferable and there are no cash alternatives.

9. For more information visit the Macdonald Bear Hotel website at www.macdonaldhotels.co.uk
 

Readers' Letters

Sixtyplusurfers Star Letter 

  Dear Sixtyplusurfers

 
School Days & Uncle's Quickies




       My friend and I during our time at
   Walsh Manor, Crowborough, Sussex


In the mid-50's my dad left home and as there was no help for deserted women in those days it left my mum having to take on two jobs, one during the day and the other in the evening, just to pay for food, rent and other bills. Eventually it got too much for her and she found she couldn't cope with looking after me as well.

I wasn't privy to any discussions but suddenly found myself in a car with a social worker going on a 50-mile drive to a large house in the country. I was 13 years old and when we arrived I was told this was going to be my new home for the next two years. Having never been away from home before and being rejected, as I believed, first by my dad and now my mum, I was inconsolable.

The husband and wife team who owned the residential school, which was in fact a working farm, were lovely and ensured that as an animal lover I got involved with feeding the chickens and the other animals on the farm as well as helping with haymaking. In time I settled in but still missed my mum, my aunties and my friends dreadfully but soon made friends with the other 26 girls in the school, most of whom had also come from fractured families.

The husband and wife were called 'Auntie & Uncle' by the girls and it is Uncle's 'quickies' that have stuck in my mind for over 55 years. The 'quickies' were a form of discipline handed out by Uncle for any of the girls' misdemeanours. The 'quickie' was related to the wrongdoing from quick-thinking Uncle. Hence the name 'quickies'. Uncle was a gigantic man with very heavy feet and we could always hear when he was around so when my friend Susan and I were playing around in the toilet cubicles and heard Uncle's footsteps coming closer we ran from the room only to be met outside by Uncle looking down on us. He had heard us banging the toilet doors so gave us a 'quickie' of drawing 100 doors.

We were each given a roll of plain paper and a ruler and told to draw the doors to measure two and a half inches high by one and a half inches wide, alternating them with one door open and the other closed. Each door had to be of accurate measurements. I can safely say that Susan and I didn't play around in the cubicles after that and we certainly never banged another door.

I'm now in my 70th year and it is only in the last couple of years when I've been reminiscing about those school days that I suddenly realised that Uncle probably never checked the size of those doors that we so carefully made sure were the exact size as he had instructed. It did make me chuckle.

Patricia Courtney, Worcestershire

Dear Patricia

Thank you for telling us about your school days and sharing your school photo. What a funny story. It's lovely that you have so many happy of your time at Walsh Manor and still remember 'Uncle's Quickies'. That was an unusual punishment but highly creative and thankful relatively painless!

We are delighted to let you know that you are the winner of this month's Star Letter Competition. Your prize is an
Abloom Teapot with Tea Balls and a Luxury Fruit Cake from Rainbow Flowers & Gifts.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor
 

  Dear Sixtyplusurfers


Having recently returned from Maastricht where my daughter and I were lucky enough to go not once but twice to see Andre Rieu and his orchestra perform their annual concert in the Vrijthof Square, there was one moment in the concert that only those of us dining in the vicinity of the Theatre would have witnessed.

The theme of the concerts this year was the waltz and Andre had 150 professional dancing couples to show how to dance the Viennese waltz. Several of the couples had one partner in a wheelchair and it was wonderful to see them perform alongside the able bodied dancers.

However later in the show, the orchestra played Can't Help Falling In Love With You and a couple with the beautiful young lady in a wheelchair, took to the Theatre steps and performed their version of a waltz to the music. It was unbelievably beautiful and so emotional to watch this young couple dancing to this music...and for any Strictly Come Dancing fans, the dance also included amazing lifts, complete with wheelchair.

They received a standing ovation from those of us fortunate to witness their performance....and quite a few people were seen to wipe away a tear or two. All in all a fantastic concert from Andre, his orchestra and guests - and a truly remarkable performance from two very special dancers.


Patricia Bucknall

Dear Patricia

Thank you for
telling us about the Andre Rieu concert in Maastricht. It sounds wonderful.

The waltz performed with the beautiful young lady in the wheelchair must have been very special and poignant. I'm sure you will never forget it.

We'd love to hear from other readers who have been to see breathtaking shows and performances.


Murray Jacobs, Managing Editor

 

  Dear Sixtyplusurfers
 

I wrote this poem after being rushed at the check outs of a local store. I have Parkinson's Disease and so can be slow, but I do try not to held others up.

I share my poem with you:

The Parkinson’s Spell

Me I’m a wild thing.
Sinister lengthy bleak black hair; hip n quirky quiff
Shakes, rattles and rolls, not records, nor old
I am, I’m me! I’ll shake you’ll see.

I never did as I was told! No loyal sheep from the fold.
I have a song in my soul; just let’s say rock n roll.
From wake till late, I never sit still.
This tremor of mine with its own cruel will.

Wild thing at the till; do hurry now, holding up a queue.
Bradykinesia! Not heard? It’s top of the pops; it’s number one.
Topped the charts with rigid muscles and spider writing
Charge me up, cocktail of drugs; soon you’ll have me moving.

To me, I’m still a wild girl with lots of fun to share
Laugh out loud at my leaping limbs; it’s better than that stare
I will always be; I am still me
Andrea Shirley with a big wide grin xxx

Andrea Hickling, Cornwall

Dear Andrea

Thank you for sending in your fabulous poem.

It's wonderful to hear how strong, feisty and full of fun you are.

We hope your poem makes other people more understanding about Parkinson's. And that you keep on smiling, staying 'wild' and full of 'rock and roll'.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor

 

Dear Sixtyplusurfers

Handy Tip for Wrapping Presents

I thought I'd share a tip for easily wrapping gifts. I find it quite tricky using paper, so now I use tissue paper.

It's so much easier, stays in place better, folds better and looks just that bit classier.

I'll never use paper again. Give it a try.

Vicky Loveday, Hereford


Dear Vicky

Thank you for sending in your handy tip. What a great idea. Tissue paper comes in so many pretty shades and looks really special.

Finishing with a ribbon, rosette, dried flowers or gift tag also looks great.

 

We'd love to hear from other readers with gift wrapping ideas.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor

 

Dear Sixtyplusurfers

Thank You

Long Shadows by John Illsley


Many thanks for my prize of Long Shadows by John Illsley, it has arrived safely.

I am involved as a “Volunteer” with our local hospital heart re-hab centre.

I am going to donate this prize to them for their next raffle in order to raise much needed funds to help patients suffering from heart related conditions.


Doreen Stokes

Dear Doreen

Thank you for letting us know the record arrived safely. I hope you were able to use it for the raffle, and your local hospital was able to raise its much needed funds to help patients suffering from heart related conditions.

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 October 2016 - 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.

 

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        November 2016 issue

We are now compiling our November 2016 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.

Jenny Itzcovitz
Editor

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

Murray Jacobs
Managing Editor

murraysixtyplus@hotmail.com

Tel: 0208 440 3340

 

         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
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 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

 

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           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 call: 0208 866 3686 or jennyitz@hotmail.com

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.

 

        Tell Your Friends  
     about Sixtyplusurfers


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

If you like visiting the Sixtyplusurfers website, then tell your friends all about us. The more visitors we have, the better prizes we can offer you!

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


You can also sign up to receive our Newsletter or recommend a friend.  Just send your name and email address to:

sixtyplusnewsletter@hotmail.co.uk
 

   Entering Sixtyplusurfers
             Competitions


How to enter Sixtyplusurfers competitions

 

The closing date for Sixtyplusurfers Competitions is 31st October 2016.

Don't forget to enter each competition separately and give it the correct title!
Please include your full name, address and telephone number in case you are a winner.

If you have any questions about Sixtyplusurfers Competitions please email Jenny Itzcovitz

Email: jennyitz@hotmail.com


Please note, our competitions are open to all ages.
 

      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 help joining the Chat and Socialise page, entering the competitions, or anything you see on Sixtyplusurfers, don't forget to ask.

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 One For All
 Smart Control
Remote

Win a One For All Smart Control Remote


Sixtyplusurfers has teamed up with One For All to offer three lucky readers the chance to win a One For All Smart Control remote to help make your life a little bit easier.

If you have lots of different remote controls, the One For All Smart Control remote will replace them all and tidies up the coffee table at the same time! There is no longer any need to have multiple remotes to control your TV, set top box (cable, satellite and DVB-T/Freeview), Blu-ray or DVD player, audio players, soundbar, games console and media player.

Control up to eight of your audio/visual devices as if they were one

Now you can control up to eight of your audio/visual devices as if they were one. The One For All Smart Control is the first pre-programmed universal remote control with a free app for the easiest setup ever of all your devices.

Even though the One For All Smart Control (URC 7980) can be fully set up on the remote itself. It comes with a convenient free setup app for your Bluetooth compatible smartphone. The app guides you through a few easy steps to set up your remote in just minutes.

If you want to watch a film simply connect your TV and Blu-ray player and set them up on the remote and this activity will work immediately. If you don’t have a Blu-ray, but have a DVD player, you can set this up as well. The 'watch movie' activity can be expanded to control your TV, Blu-ray or DVD, Audio and Soundbar.

If you want to listen to music, then simply set up your TV, Audio and Media player and this will automatically result in the activation of the Listen to Music activity

If you want to listen to music, then simply set up your TV, Audio and Media player and this will automatically result in the activation of the Listen to Music activity. You can extend the activity by adding a Soundbar, or limit it to just your Audio device or Soundbar. Combining all your devices for an optimal listening experience was never this easy before!

You can even customise your remote to setup your TV, Media player, Game Console, Sound bar and Audio devices. The manual that comes with the Smart Control explains step-by-step how to set up custom activities.

And if you lose your remote control down the back of the sofa, simply use the app on your smartphone to trigger a sound to find your remote. The Smart Control has a speaker behind the battery door that can send out a short beep if you cannot find it. So you’ll never lose your remote again.

Win a One For All Smart Control Remote

And if you buy a new TV, this won’t stop you using the Smart Control in the future. The setup app will always be kept up to date by One For All and connected to its comprehensive device database that covers 100% of all brands and makes. RRP is £39.99.

If you need further guidance, a helpful video on the One For All website will take you through the remote simply and clearly.  Simply click on www.oneforall.co.uk
and scroll down to the video.

  For Your Chance to Win

Tell us how many audio/visual devices can be controlled by the One For All Smart Control Remote?

    a) Up to Two
    b) Up to Four
    c) Up to Six
    d) Up to Eight


  To Enter the Competition

Tell us how many audio/visual devices can be controlled by the One For All Smart Control Remote? 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 One For All Remote
Competition

          * This competition is open to
                   our UK readers only

 

Sixtyplusurfers Newsletter Competition


Win a Horlicks Vintage Bundle

Win a Horlicks Vintage Bundle


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 three lucky readers who join the Sixtyplusurfers Newsletter mailing list or recommend a friend, the chance to win a Horlicks Vintage Bundle including a Horlicks Mug, Horlicks Coasters, a Horlicks Tin and a 500g Tub of Horlicks for you to enjoy.


Win a Horlicks Vintage Bundle including a Horlicks Mug, Horlicks Coasters, a Horlicks Tin and a 500g Tub of Horlicks for you to enjoy

Food and drink trends come and go, and some innovations end up more of a flash in the pan than a kitchen classic. But there are some brands which have become staples of our store cupboards, and whose tastes evoke memories for millions.

At over 140 years old, Horlicks has become a store cupboard stalwart. Older than the teabag, the malted drink has been drunk by everyone from WW2 soldiers to British Olympians, and has given fuel to polar expeditions.

Horlicks Traditional, Horlicks Light and Horlicks Light Chocolate are packed with 14 Key Nutrients which can help support a healthy immune system, support maintenance of healthy teeth and bones and helps maintain normal mental performance. Available from all good retailers.



For more information, recipes and nutritional Q&As visit www.horlicks.co.uk

Or www.facebook.com/horlicks

 For Your Chance to
     Win a Horlicks
     Vintage Bundle


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

Three lucky winners chosen from 'the hat' will win a Horlicks Vintage Bundle including a Horlicks Mug, Horlicks Coasters, a Horlicks Tin and a 500g Tub of Horlicks.

* 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 sixtyplusurfers@gmail.com  to your contacts list or your safe list of senders.
 

Sixtyplusurfers Facebook Competition


Win a Refreshing Qcumber Hamper

Win a Refreshing Qcumber Hamper


This month we've joined forces with Qcumber and The English Drinks Company for our
Sixtyplusurfers Facebook competition.

We're offering one lucky reader the chance to win a Refreshing Cooler Hamper packed with a hoard of lovely Qcumber goodies.

Fancy packing up this delightful bundle and heading to a scenic countryside spot? One lucky prize winner will win this thirst quenching treat.

Enjoy a bottle of Qcumber which is beautifully refreshing on its own but partners even better with the deliciously fresh English Drinks Company Cucumber flavoured Gin.

It truly is the perfect adult drink for a delightfully refreshing feeling.

For more information about Qcumber click on http://q-cumber.co.uk/ 

For information about The English Drinks Company visit www.englishdrinkscompany.co.uk


 How to Enter the Competition
 

For your chance to win this fabulous Qcumber Hamper 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
         Qcumber Hamper Competition
 

 Don't Forget to Enter     our Twelve Other
  Competitions in our
  September/October
          2016 issue

Enter our Chat & Socialise Competition


Win a Pair of Wicker Bedside Tables from Sue Ryder worth £49.99. For your chance to win send in your poems to the 'Poet's Corner' Group on the Sixtyplusurfers Chat & Socialise page.

Win a Beautiful Pair of Wicker Bedside Tables from Sue Ryder worth £49.99

 

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

Win an Arctic Cruise with Silver Travel
 

This month Silver Travel are offering one lucky reader and a guest the chance to win a Spectacular Trip for two to the Island of Spitsbergen in Northern Norway for 4 nights with Arctic cruise specialist, Hurtigruten, courtesy of Silver Travel.

Win a Spectacular Trip for two to the Island of Spitsbergen in Northern Norway for 4 nights with Arctic cruise specialist, Hurtigruten, courtesy of Silver Travel


Win a Spectacular Trip for two to the Island of Spitsbergen in Northern Norway for 4 nights with Arctic cruise specialist, Hurtigruten, courtesy of Silver Travel
 

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

A Dehumidifier from Meaco
 

Win a Dehumidifier from Meaco to help you get rid of the dampness in your home and also to protect your musical instruments, art, books and photos.

Win a Dehumidifier from Meaco

 

Click on the Homes & Gardens page to enter the competition.

 

A Gorgeous His and Hers Watch
 

Win a Beautiful Marea Watch from WatchShop.com. We've got two to give away!

Win a Marea Women's Watch from WatchShop.com

Win a Marea men's Watch from WatchShop.com

 

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

A Fabulous Phone from the RNIB
 

Win an Accessible RNIB Mobile Phone and a 12-month Fuss Free Phone subscription worth £294.80.

Win an Accessible RNIB Mobile Phone and a 12-month Fuss Free Phone subscription worth £294.80

 

Click on the Mobility & Care Products page to enter the competition.
 

Linda Lusardi Hair Care Goodies
 

Win a set of Linda Lusardi My Miracle Caviar and Keratin Rejuvenate Hair Care products including Hair Cleanse, Conditioning Crème and Deep Hydration Masque.

Win a set of Linda Lusardi My Miracle Caviar and Keratin Rejuvenate Hair Care products including Hair Cleanse, Conditioning Crème and Deep Hydration Masque

Win a set of Linda Lusardi My Miracle Caviar and Keratin Rejuvenate Hair Care products including Hair Cleanse, Conditioning Crème and Deep Hydration Masque

 

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

A Gorgeous Scarf from Damart
 

Win a gorgeous Amber Print Scarf  from Damart.

Win an Amber Print Scarf from Damart
 

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

 

A Brain Busting Family Game

Win Cortex Challenge from Esdevium Games. We've got three to give away!

Win Cortex Challenge from Esdevium Games

 

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

Cool Pokémon Goodies
 

Win a Pokémon Go Plus and 6,200 PokéCoins from surveys.co.uk.

Win a Pokémon Go Plus and 6,200 PokéCoins from surveys.co.uk

 

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

A Fun Game for all the Family

Win Stoopido, the game of 1000 silly faces from Drumond Park. We've got three to give away!

Win Stoopido, the game of 1000 silly faces from Drumond Park

 

Click on the Our Friends page to enter the competition
 

A Fab DVD about Liverpool Music
 

Win Get Back on DVD. We've got three to give away!

Win Get Back on DVD
 

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

A Fabulous New Shakin' Stevens CD
 

Win 'Echoes Of Our Times', the new album by Shakin Stevens. We've got three to give away!

Win 'Echoes Of Our Times', the new album by Shakin Stevens

 

Click on the Music page to enter the competition.
 

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


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

But if you have any questions please email Jenny Itzcovitz:
jennyitz@hotmail.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 entry for example might be
Damart Scarf 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.

The closing date for this month's competitions is 31st October!
 

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Jenny Itzcovitz
Editor

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


Murray Jacobs
Managing Editor

murraysixtyplus@hotmail.com  
Telephone: 0208 440 3340