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Write our Star Letter

And Win a Cream Tea for Two Hamper


Win a Cream Tea for Two Hamper from Devon Hampers

We want to hear from Sixtyplusurfers! Write this month's Star Letter and you could win a fabulous Cream Tea for Two Hamper from Devon Hampers worth £25.70!

The Cream Tea for Two Hamper is the perfect hamper for
jam, cream and scone lovers everywhere. A mini indulgent hamper for the perfect outdoor afternoon treat, it comes complete with a delightful reusable wicker basket.

Hamper contents include Two Large Devon Scones, Langage Farm Clotted Cream 113g, and Hogs Bottom Strawberry Jam 220g.

Available from www.devonhampers.com


About Devon Hampers

Devon Hampers, a bespoke and ready made hamper company, provide online the finest local produce Devon has to offer. The family run business is based in Lifton, West Devon, on the edge of the famous Dartmoor National Park.

All products are locally sourced from Devon - reflecting the wonderful quality and individuality that the county has to offer. Devon Hampers offers Devonians the chance to send a taste of Devon to friends and loved ones, and for those outside the county, the opportunity to bring a part of Devon to their home.

Hamper variations include the wonderful Afternoon Tea Hampers featuring the delicious clotted cream and the finest jam and scones. For those who like their traditional pub grub, the Two Pasty and Pint hamper includes Devon's Jail Ale, Ashridge Organic Cider and the finest Chunk pasties, and for those wanting a countryside picnic Devon Hampers also offers a range of cheese hampers, naming just a few of the endless hamper options!



Visit www.devonhampers.com  to order and find us on Twitter @TheDevonHampers.

 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 a recent holiday or day out including photos
2. Share a favourite family recipe or a cookery idea
3. Tell us about where you live and what you like about it
4. Have you recently moved home or downsized? We'd love to hear your experiences
5. Tell us about a prize you have won from Sixtyplusurfers
6.Tell us about your pets. And include a couple of photos
7. Tell us about something amusing that has happened to you or a member of the family
8. Tell us how you spend your retirement or leisure time
9. Tell us about an evening class or activities you enjoy
10. Tell us a funny story about your grandchildren
11. Tell us about your favourite hobbies and pastimes
12. Share your handy tips and money saving ideas
13. Have you met anyone famous? Tell us about it
14. Have you had a cooking disaster? Tell us about it/
15. Tell us what makes you happy and how you stay full of fun and energy
16. Tell  us about something special or wonderful which 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. 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'm a big fan of Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar, which not only tastes great, but is loaded with many health benefits.

Whilst buying a new bottle of Bragg, I got into conversation with a lady, also in the cheque-out queue. She told me that her parents used to make their own apple cider Vinegar.

I was surprised how simple the recipe is.

1. Simply dice any fruit or fruit scraps, like skin, flesh etc (it doesn't have to be apple) place in a large jar, add approximately one litre of water, add 50 grams of sugar or honey.

2. Place muslin over the top and secure with a band, to keep flies or dust off. Leave in a dark place.

3. A week later strain.

4. Replace the muslin and leave in dark place for another two to three weeks.

5. Give it a stir daily at all the above stages.

The muslin is used instead of a lid to allow airborne yeast to ferment the vinegar.

I used strawberries on my first batch and the vinegar is very tasty on salads .. and chips!

The photo is of my first batch using strawberries.

Also, a tip is, if you have any "mother" on other vinegars, add a few strands of this to your new batch to give it a boost.

All of these simple, money saving things, our parents did just as a matter of course seem to be having a resurgence.

And, when you think, this vinegar can be made from the scraps we throw out .. give it try, you'll like the results.

Elizabeth Ferguson, Newcastle

Dear Elizabeth

Thank you for telling us about how to make your own vinegar. It sounds delicious.

We'd love to hear from other readers about favourite recipes and money saving tips in the kitchen.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Deputy Editor

 

Dear Sixtyplusurfers 

A War Horse Returned Safely from the Great War



This is a photo of a War Horse who came back from the First World war and attended a big parade in London.

He is wearing his black tie and medals in honour of his lost comrades.

My grandfather successfully brought him back from France, whereas many others were sold cheaply or killed in action.

You can almost see in his eyes the intelligence and understanding of all that he witnessed.

Susie Groom, Tavistock


Dear Susie
 
Thank you for sending in your story and beautiful photo of your grandfather's horse.

They must have both been so brave. And you must really treasure that lovely photograph.

You can certainly see in the horses eyes that he must have seen so much danger and hardship. But he must have been a very loyal and brave companion to your grandfather. You must be so proud.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Deputy Editor

 

Dear Sixtyplusurfers 

Strength of a Child

Recently, I was sitting in a hospital waiting to be seen by my doctor for a pre-op assessment. I have a condition called Keratoconus which means I need a cornea transplant. My nerves got the better of me and the tears started to flow. I could not stop myself sobbing.
 
I was unaware of my surroundings until I felt someone touch my hand. Beside me was a young boy, no more than 10 years old who was sitting with his mother. "It will be okay. They take good care of you" he said in a friendly, happy tone. His mother and I smiled. I learned he has had several eye operations. Such a brave little soldier!

That small act of kindness has given me a lot of strength to face the unknown. My operation is on Monday 11th August and each time I get anxious, I think back to that brave, inspirational young boy.

My upcoming transplant has given me different outlook on life. I have recently found out that only 10% of registered organ donors currently donate their corneas. I wrote this letter to try and start doing 'my little bit' and I would urge everyone to donate their organs, in particular their corneas. It is because of this I have a chance or regaining sight in my left eye.

Sarahann Tonner, Glasgow

Dear Sarahann

Thank you for sharing your story. I hope your eye operation went well.

it sounds like that brave little boy helped to give you courage to face your operation.

We wish you all the very best. And do let us know how you got on.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Deputy Editor

 

Dear Sixtyplusurfers



My daughter recently started a low-carb diet, no sugar, no pasta, bread etc.

She came to me to trawl through my recipes for any she could adapt to fix her sweet tooth without breaking her diet.



The one she chose to try first was Chocolate Meringues, replacing the sugar with a granulated sweetener.

They looked great in the oven but sadly when removed they didn't have the ability to hold their shape and sank to look like shiney little, well... poos!

Sarah Rees

Dear Sarah Rees

What a funny story. I wonder what those biscuits tasted like?

We'd love to hear from other readers who have had cooking disasters.

And please send in your funny photos!

Kitty Jacobs, Letters & Admin
 

Please Check our Winner's List
This Month!

This month, we may be unable to email all the winner's directly who have won a prize with Sixtyplusurfers. This is because some members of staff are on holiday.

So please check the Competition Winner's List below to see if you are a winner.

If you have any questions please email:

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

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

Competition Winners
From the August
issue of Sixtyplusurfers

The Winner of the Ice Cream Maker is:
Valerie Hartley, Wakefield
The answer is Ruby Wax because all the other celebrities were cooks

The Winner of the Doro PhoneEasy 508 Mobile Phone is:
Andrew Sales, Stoke on Trent
The answer is a Selfie

The Winner of an overnight stay for two at The Elphinstone Hotel near Edinburgh is:
Paul Bell, Northumberland
T
he answer is a Coaching Inn

The Winner of a Set of Lindy HF-100 Headphones is:
Paul Matuszewskyj, Lincoln
The answer is Paul McCartney

The Winner of a Set of Bed Linen from the Secret Linen Store is:
Katie Walker, Ceredigion
The answer is Portugal

The Winner of the Set of Pink Label Jewellery from Rosa Red is:
Beryl Whitehead, Wirral
T
he answer is Pink Label

The Winner of the Summer Travel Pack for Dogs from The Company of Animals is:
Rebecca Inman, Hammersmith
T
he answer is Chicken and Bacon

The  Three  Winners  of  the Stylish Printed T-Shirt from Damart are:
Carolyn Jassi, Lancashire; Lynne O'Connor, Surrey; and Julie Doré, Launceston
The answer is Jersey


The Winner of the Three Disney Games from Esdevium Games is:
Lisa Chappell, Didcot
The
answer is Peter Pan

The Three Winners of the Pumpaloons and Bubble Buster Kazoo Games from Drumond Park are:
Jan Johnson, Dagenham; Kevin Taylor, Fareham; and Sandra Punshon, Co. Durham
The answer is The Magic Roundabout

The Three Winners of the NasalGuard AllergieBLOCK® are
Jamie Gallant, Dundee; Andrea Smith, Brighton; and Scott Fallon, Kent
The answer is To the nostrils

The Three Winners of the A Long Way Down DVD starring Pierce Brosnan are:
Jane Lethbridge, Epsom; Michael Waudby, East Yorkshire; and Phil Newis, Leeds
The answer is Nick Hornby

The Three Winners of the 'At The Movies'  CD by Richard & Adam are:
Allan Fullarton, Tyne & Wear; Cristina McDowall, Teignmouth: and Gill McGinty, West Lothian
The answer is At The Movies

The Winner of the Star letter is:

Harline Parkin
Harline wins a St Kew Teacup Hamper from Rainbow Flowers & Gifts

The Winner of the Sixtyplusurfers Newsletter Competition is:
Nicola Jones, Great Yarmouth
The prize is a Pony and Foal and Around Britain Summer Haze Jigsaw Puzzles from Falcon

The Five Winners of a Pair of Sutton Swimwear M1200 Prescription Swimming Goggles from Butterflies Healthcare are:
Simon Everton, Telford; Sarah Harrison, Hexham; Kirsty Hall, Coventry; Allan Wilson, Edinburgh; Chloe Emmerson, Scarborough

The Winner of the bac< Shoulder Brace and Posture Stand is:
James Bobbett, Glastonbury

The Winner of the Vampire Collagen Beauty Set from Skin Pep is:
Margaret Newton, Lancashire

The  Winner of the Summer Bonanza ONE FOR ALL TV Accessories for the best entry in the 'Telly Addicts Group' on the Sixtyplusurfers Chat & Socialise page is:
'Denjay'


The Winner of the Scrabble Nostalgia from Esdevium Games in the Sixtyplusurfers Facebook Competition is
Claire Caudle, Clacton On Sea

Now enter our brand new September 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

http://sixtyplusurfers.ning.com/

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 photograph or a digital camera you can use a picture from Google images. These can be found by clicking on www.google.co.uk and selecting an image.

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 also have a brand new Events page where you can tell us about your local events, social gatherings and meetings.

You can also join one of our Groups for likeminded readers 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 Kärcher Multi
Purpose Vacuum MV3 P


Win a Kärcher Multi Purpose Vacuum MV3 P


This month we've got a brand new competition on the Sixtyplusurfers
Chat & Socialise page. We're giving away a Kärcher Multi Purpose Vacuum MV3 P worth £120.

Best Photograph of the Month

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

You can send in photographs of your recent holidays, family and friends. We'd love to see pictures of your pets or wild animals.

You can send in pictures of your garden, a local park or place of interest.

Maybe you recently celebrated a birthday, anniversary, or retirement. Or perhaps you moved to a new home.

We'd love to see your pictures. The more teh merrier!

The best entry will win the
Kärcher Multi Purpose Vacuum MV3 P,

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.

Post your entry in the Photo Gallery

Your entry must be posted in the Photo Gallery on the Sixtyplusurfers
Chat & Socialise page for your chance to win the prize.

So don't forget to join us if you are not already a member. 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. It's always wonderful to hear from you.

Please keep your letters coming in to email:
sixtypluscomp@hotmail.co.uk clearly marked 'Readers' Letters.

We always love to see all of your letters, photographs, poems, amusing stories, handy tips, recipes, anecdotes thoughts and views.

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 Cream Tea for Two Hamper from Devon Hampers for our Star Letter - 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 six to eight 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 September.
 

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                Competitions & Letters

Win a Slow Cooker from Aldi

Win a Slow Cooker from Aldi

Just look at the pictures below and tell us which one is the Odd One Out!

 

Celebrity Odd One

Out Competition


Sue Perkins
Hugh Laurie
Paul Hollywood Mary Berry

  a) Sue Perkins
  b) Hugh Laurie
  c) Paul Hollywood
  d) Mary Berry

 

The Prize for the Winners of the Celebrity Odd
One Out Competition

Win a Slow Cooker from Aldi

Win a Slow Cooker from Aldi


Sixtyplusurfers has teamed up with  Aldi to offer two lucky readers the chance to win a fabulous Slow Cooker to help you make delicious hot meals for your family and friends.

The Slow Cooker is available in five
 stylish colours including red, blue, chrome, black or copper to match your kitchen decor.

The Slow Cooker is priced at £12.99 each.

The Slow Cooker is a 'Special Buy' product and is available in all Aldi stores from 14th September 2014, while stocks last.

For more information about Aldi visit the website at www.aldi.co.uk

How to Enter the Competition

When you have decided which picture is the odd one out in our Celebrity Odd One Out Competition  send in your answer, together with your full name, postal address and telephone number to the Sixtyplusurfers inbox at: sixtypluscomp@hotmail.co.uk

* Please use our NEW Email Address and label your entry, Aldi Slow Cooker 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

 
My Dog, Paddy (Parkin)

 

 

This is my lovely dog, Paddy. He's not the handsomest dog in the world, but he's mine!

He loves to sing with me and he's loyal, faithful and I love him to bits.

There's a moral behind my little story. If you treat anyone or anything right you get rewards back.

And he has given me such pleasure in times I've needed and times I haven't.

So please be kind to all animals because they have feelings too.

Harline Parkin

Dear Harline

Thank you for sending in your lovely picture of Paddy. He's adorable.

It must be wonderful to have such a loyal companion that brings you so much happiness.

We are delighted to let you know that you are the winner of our Star Letter. The prize is a St Kew Teacup Hamper from Rainbow Flowers & Gifts.


Murray Jacobs, Editor
 

  Dear Sixtyplusurfers

 
 

My farming daughter has moved into a mobile home with her two little girls surrounded by her farm animals while she does up a beautiful Devon Longhouse. The little lambs sometimes escape and eat any herb she has left within their reach.

She came back from shopping one day to find two lambs scampering out of her mobile home, almost like guilty children. She wondered what on earth they had been doing.

On entering the bedroom she found that they had been bouncing on the double bed (just like her little girls) and made a terrible mess and muddle.

Lesson learnt, keep the door shut!

Here is a picture of her little girls dressing up on the veranda of their mobile home where the lambs has seen their activities.

Susie Groom, Tavistock

Dear Susie
 
Thank you for sending in your funny story about your daughter and the cheeky little lambs.

Your grandchildren are so sweet. I can see why the little lambs might have wanted to copy their antics.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Deputy Editor
 

  Dear Sixtyplusurfers

 

 

Children say the funniest things, recently I have had two of my 5 grandkids staying with me, Jodie aged 10 and Molly Ann aged 11.

Jodie is a real live wire, and keeps us all on our toes, however a kinder child you will not find. Molly Ann her cousin has Williams Syndrome, and even though she is 11 she is about the age of a child aged 4. Sometimes she is in a little world of her own.

However Jodie is so sweet with her explaining things carefully to her... and making her giggle... what a joy.

Holding my hand the other day, Jodie commented on my finger, she said, "Well it's your own fault you have Arthur Rightus in your finger, it's because you kept clicking your fingers when you were growing up....

Needless to say my unwelcome guest Arthur is now famous!!!!!!

Pam Hutchinson, Derbyshire


Dear Pam

Thank you for sharing telling us about your grandchildren and sending in your lovely photograph.

Your grandchildren sound adorable. Let's hope your 'Arthur Rightus' doesn't visit too often!

Jenny Itzcovitz, Deputy Editor
 

  Dear Sixtyplusurfers

 
 

This picture of her mother and sister was taken by a 2 year old on an ipad!! on top of the world at Brentor Church, Devon.

A stunning small church set high up on a Tor and seen for miles and used as a Landmark for sailors returning from dangerous crossings.

Susie Groom, Tavistock


Dear Susie

That's a stunning photography, and amazing that it was taken by a 2 year old on an iPad.

That sounds a lovely place to visit. Thank you for sharing your story and picture.


Kitty Jacobs, Letters & Admin

 

Dear Sixtyplusurfers

I am an avid reader of Sixtyplusurfers, I love the fun of entering your competitions, but talk about a bonus this time, when my knees went weak at the sight of that gorgeous picture of James Martin.

Never mind his delicious cooking, he's absolutely dishy!!!! (Don't know what I'd do if I ever came face to face with him!).

Tricia Starkey, Somerset

Dear Tricia

I'm so glad you are enjoying visiting our website and reading our cookery column by the 'dishy' James Martin.

Look out for his recipe on our
Food & Drink page. This month he makes Coq au Vin.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Deputy Editor

 

Dear Sixtyplusurfers




I know Our local eastern European shop sells everything.

But this product made us laugh!

Jane Whitaker, Margate

Dear Jane

What a funny photo I think that must have been cement!

It took me a while to 'crack' what was in those large packets .....


Melissa Braiden, Competitions & Admin
 

Dear Sixtyplusurfers

When I retired I joined the local camera club and the local poetry group and I compose a poem on a different subject each month.

With my skills honed from these two groups I have made a website with my poetry book and photos called “Laughter Lines”.

To visit the Laughter Lines website click on www.picspluspoems.talktalk.net 

Sara Davis

Dear Sara

Thank you for telling us about your Laughter Lines website. What a great idea.

We have included a link so that readers can visit your website and join in.


Murray Jacobs, Editor

 

Dear Sixtyplusurfers

My husband was going to the shops so I told him that we needed milk.

He replied, "semi skilled?"

I think he meant skimmed!

Jane Whittaker, Margate

Dear Jane

Thank you for sharing your funny story.


I hope he came back with the right milk!

Murray Jacobs, Editor
 

Dear Sixtyplusurfers

Whilst on holiday sunbathing on the beach having a barbecue the people on the trip decided to play tug of war. The women were winning so my 16 year old son jumped up and said, "right!".

He ran towards the men tugging. As he passed a gentleman tugger fell sideways on top of him. My son never did join in the tug of war as he was struggling to get up.

Linda Thorn, Melton Mowbray

Dear Linda

That must have been very amusing to watch.

I'm sure you all had a good laugh afterwards.


Jenny Itzcovitz, Deputy Editor
 

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

Don't forget to label your competition entries with a title

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

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

The title of your competition entry for example might be
Dolly Parton 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 September 2014.
 

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 September 2014 - 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. And please let us know if you will be on holiday or unable to accept your prize.

 

Sixtyplusurfers
Press Information

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 2014 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.

          October 2014 issue

We are now compiling our October 2014 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 September 2014.

 

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 with free to enter competitions, readers offers, celebrity interviews, ideas on places to visit and things to do.

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


You can also sign up to receive our monthly Newsletter.

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

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        We're always
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Keep Calm We're Here To Help
 

Sixtyplusurfers is always here to help, so if you'd like any help with the Chat and Socialise page 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 357 2540

jennyitz@hotmail.com


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

 

     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.
 
 

     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.
 

  Entering Competitions


The closing date for Sixtyplusurfers Competitions is 30th September.

 

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.

Please note, our competitions are open to all ages.

 

  Questions & Enquiries

Questions & Enquiries

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

The Sixtyplusurfers Team:

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

jennyitz@hotmail.com


Murray Jacobs
Telephone: 0208 440 3340

murraysixtyplus@hotmail.com

 

   Sixtyplusurfers Competition

Win an AcoustiPhase
  MC-1 Mini Cannon
  Bluetooth Speaker


Win an AcoustiPhase MC-1 Mini Cannon Bluetooth Speaker


Sixtyplusurfers has teamed up with AcoustiPhase to offer one lucky reader the chance to win an AcoustiPhase MC-1 Mini Cannon Bluetooth Speaker in a choice of silver, blue, pink or black.

Win an AcoustiPhase MC-1 Mini Cannon Bluetooth Speaker

Weighing only 380 grams, Mini Cannon is an excellent option for those wanting to play music whilst on the go thanks to its small form-factor and Bluetooth connectivity, which allow it to be connected to a wide range of compatible sources such as smartphones, tablets and PCs and Mac.

Win an AcoustiPhase MC-1 Mini Cannon Bluetooth Speaker

Mini Cannon features a powerful sound thanks to its pair of full-range 4.5 cm speaker drivers and excellent bass response from its two passive bass radiators. Wrapping around the speaker, the anodised aluminium cabinet provides the perfect balance of rigidity and bracing, allowing the drive units to operate freely whilst making the speaker rugged enough for outdoor use.

Win an AcoustiPhase MC-1 Mini Cannon Bluetooth Speaker

Thanks to its 10 hour Li-ion polymer rechargeable battery, which only takes 3 hours to charge from a USB power source, Mini Cannon can be taken anywhere and can be connected wirelessly to any compatible Bluetooth device up to 10 metres away. The built-in microphone also allows for Mini Cannon to be used as a speakerphone with the handy answer button situated on the top of the speaker. For non-Bluetooth devices, a 3.5 mm stereo auxiliary input is accessible on the rear of the unit.

Win an AcoustiPhase MC-1 Mini Cannon Bluetooth Speaker


AcoustiPhase Mini Cannon is available in a choice of four eyecatching colours including silver, blue, pink and black. RRP is £79.00.

The Acoustiphase Mini Cannon is available now from Amazon or Acoustiphase’s own website at www.acoustiphase.co.uk
 

  For Your Chance to Win

Tell us the name of this famous singer?

Tell us the name of this famous singer?

  a) Cheryl Cole
  b) Tina Turner
  c) Kylie Minogue
  d) Britney Spears


 To Enter the Competition

Tell us the name of the famous singer shown above? Then send in your answer, together with your preferred colour of speaker (pink, blue, silver or black), your full name, postal address and telephone number to the Sixtyplusurfers email address below:
sixtypluscomp@hotmail.co.uk

* Please label your entry
AcoustiPhase Speaker Competition
 

Competition Terms & Conditions

Win an AcoustiPhase MC-1 Mini Cannon Bluetooth Speaker


1. One lucky reader with the correct answer, chosen at random, will win an AcoustiPhase MC-1 Mini Cannon Bluetooth Speaker.

2. Please tell us your preferred colour.

3. Colour of prize is according to stock availability and we reserve the right to substitute for a different colour if your choice is unavailable.

4. The competition is open to our UK readers only.

5.
Closing date for entries is 30th September 2014.
 

Sixtyplusurfers Newsletter Competition


Win a Personalised Set of Whisky

Win a Personalised Set of Whisky from GettingPersonal.co.uk

From GettingPersonal.co.uk


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 Personalised Set of Whisky from GettingPersonal.co.uk

 

Sixtyplusurfers is offering two lucky readers who join the Sixtyplusurfers Newsletter mailing list or recommend a friend, the chance to win a Personalised Whisky Set each complete with five miniature bottles of the finest Scottish Whisky from online gift retailer GettingPersonal.co.uk.

This fantastic prize includes a presentation mat as well as tasting cards for each bottle of whisky giving detailed information and instructions on how best to savour these fine single malts. All this comes wrapped up in a stylish presentation box which can feature a personalised message of your choice.

Win a Personalised Set of Whisky from GettingPersonal.co.uk

GettingPersonal.co.uk is the one stop shop for all your gift and card buying needs. Specialising in personalised gifts, the majority of items are designed and produced exclusively by their talented in-house team meaning you’ll find unique and innovative gifts that can’t be typically bought elsewhere.

Find everything from notebooks and chocolate bars to bottles of wine, gardening gifts and beautiful homeware. Each item can be personalised with their name and / or your special message making each gift bespoke just for your recipient. Gifts start from as little as £4.99 and cards from just 99p so there’s something to suit every budget.



Visit online now at www.GettingPersonal.co.uk and enjoy simple and safe shopping from the comfort of your own home.


For Your Chance to Win a Personalised Whisky Set from GettingPersonal.co.uk

Win a Personalised Set of Whisky from GettingPersonal.co.uk

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

Two lucky winners chosen from 'the hat' will win a fabulous Personalised Whisky Set from GettingPersonal.co.uk

* 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 Personalised Newspaper Book

Win a Personalised Newspaper Book from Historic Newspapers


We've teamed up with Historic Newspapers
for our Sixtyplusurfers Facebook competition.
 

We're offering one lucky reader the chance to win a Personalised Newspaper Book from the day you were born, or any other date you choose!

This book is created and supplied by Historic-Newspapers.co.uk  who are the world’s largest original newspaper archive, with over 7 million genuine editions spanning 3 centuries.
 

Win a Personalised Newspaper Book from Historic Newspapers

The HUGE 38 x 31cm tabloid sized hand bound hardback gold embossed leatherette Newspaper Book contains a reproduced newspaper from any day you choose. This makes a superb commemorative gift for that special event or milestone, alternatively a fantastic treat for yourself!
In addition to a complete newspaper the book contains at least 12 major headlines from your selected year. What’s more, it can be personalised with any name gold embossed on the front cover, with a personal message and the recipient’s name on the inside cover.

Whether you opt for the day you were born, the day you were married, or any other special date this book makes the perfect gift for milestone celebrations. Not only will it prompt a wave of nostalgia as you enjoy a trip down memory lane, it will also be enjoyed and shared with future generations.

Win a Personalised Newspaper Book from Historic Newspapers


The content of the book comes from The Mirror as it provides the best insight into the past with its broad journalistic content, photographs (which many other newspapers lacked 40-50 years ago) and adverts. It was Britain's bestselling post war newspaper right up to the 1970s after being established in 1903.

To take a look at the Year Edition Newspaper Book click on www.historic-newspapers.co.uk


Please note: There will be occasions (very rarely) when a front page for your exact date isn't available. For example: No newspapers are printed on Christmas Day, Good Friday and during strikes, in which case a front page from the day after will be used.

Win a Personalised Newspaper Book from Historic Newspapers
 

For your chance to win a Personalised Newspaper Book 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 Personalised Newspaper Book from Historic Newspapers.

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 Historic
         Newspaper Book Competition

 

 Don't Forget to Enter    our Fourteen Other
  Competitions in our
September 2014 issue

Enter our Chat & Socialise Competition


Win a Kärcher Multi Purpose Vacuum MV3 P. 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.

Win a Kärcher Multi Purpose Vacuum MV3 P

 

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

Win a Fabulous Holiday in Turkey
 

Win a week's holiday two people on a boat in Turkey, complete with flights from Silver Travel.

Win a week's holiday two people on a boat in Turkey, complete with flights from Silver Travel
 

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

A Fabulous New Mobile Phone for You

Win a Doro Liberto 650 mobile phone.

Win a Doro Liberto 650 mobile phone

 

Click on the Computer & Phone Tips page to enter the competition.

 

The Best of Music, Song and Dance
 

Win Tickets to See Crazy for Gershwin featuring Rodney Earl Clarke and Meeta Raval. We've got nine pairs of tickets to give away!

Win Tickets to See Crazy for Gershwin featuring Rodney Earl Clarke and Meeta Raval

Click on the
Entertainment page to enter the competition
.
 

Win a Highland Stoneware Goody Bag

Win a Highland Stoneware Goody Bag including a Commemorative Mug, a Quaich, a Rectangle Plate and a Highland Stoneware book - the first 25 years, worth £100. Five runners up will also receive a copy of the Highland Stoneware book.

Win a Highland Stoneware Goody Bag including a Commemorative Mug, a Quaich, a Rectangle Plate and a Highland Stoneware book - the first 25 years, worth £100. Five runners up will also receive a copy of the Highland Stoneware book
 

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

 

Fabulous Fashion from Damart
 

Win a Cosy Cowl Neck Sweater from Damart. We've got two to give away!

Win a Cosy Cowl Neck Sweater from Damart
 

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

Lots of Lovely Goodies for your Cat
 

Win the Ultimate Package for  Cat Lovers from Feedem Pet Supermarket including a Sharples & Grant assault cat scratcher, Rosewood bamboo cat radiator bed, James Marketing kitty bubbles, Dreamies cat treats x 4, Ancol safety cat collar, Pet Brands catnip cat toy, and Happy Pet Products balls.

Win the Ultimate Package for  Cat Lovers from Feedem Pet Supermarket including a Sharples & Grant assault cat scratcher, Rosewood bamboo cat radiator bed, James Marketing kitty bubbles, Dreamies cat treats x 4, Ancol safety cat collar, Pet Brands catnip cat toy, and Happy Pet Products balls
 

Click on the Pet Care page to enter the competition.

 

Family Games from Drumond Park
 

Win Articulate for Kids and Articulate! Games from Drumond Park. For two lucky winners!

Win Articulate! for Kids and Articulate! from Drumond Park

 

Click on the Our Friends page to enter the competition.
 

Great for Country Walks and Camping

Win an Adventurers' Essentials Kit from BCB Adventure including a Haul Rucksack, Pocket Monocular, Clear Water Purification Bottle, Outdoor Cooking Set and Fflam Torch.

Win an Adventurers' Essentials Kit from BCB Adventure including a Haul Rucksack, Pocket Monocular, Clear Water Purification Bottle, Outdoor Cooking Set and Fflam Torch

 

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

Luxury Beauty Treats from Grace Cole

Win a gorgeous Boutique Nectarine Blossom & Grapefruit Hand & Nail Cream and a Boutique Nectarine Blossom & Grapefruit Hand Wash from Grace Cole.

Win a gorgeous Boutique Nectarine Blossom & Grapefruit Hand & Nail Cream and a Boutique Nectarine Blossom & Grapefruit Hand Wash from Grace Cole

 

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

 

A Great New Game for all the Family

Win an Ivor the Engine board game from Esdevium Games. We've got two to give away!


Win Ivor the Engine from Esdevium Games
 

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

Fabulous Ninja Turtle LEGO® Sets

Win two fantastic LEGO® Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Film Sets including Turtle Van Takedown and Big Rig Snow Getaway worth a total of £109.98!


Win two fantastic LEGO® Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Sets including Turtle Van Takedown and Big Rig Snow Getaway
 

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

A Great New album by Sharon Corr
 

Win 'The Same Sun', a fabulous new album by Sharon Corr. We've got three to give away!

Win 'The Same Sun', a fabulous new album by Sharon Corr

Win 'The Same Sun', a fabulous new album by Sharon Corr


Click on the
Music page to enter the competition
.

 

A Great New album by Daughtry
 

Win 'Baptized', a fabulous new album by Daughtry. We've got three to give away!

Win 'Baptized' by Daughtry

Win 'Baptized' by Daughtry


Click on the
Music page to enter the competition
.
 

Entering Competitions

The closing date for Sixtyplusurfers Competitions is 30th September.
 

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.

And if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask:

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


Murray Jacobs
Telephone: 0208 440 3340

murraysixtyplus@hotmail.com