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Write our Star Letter

Win a
Marmalade Vodka Hamper

Win a Marmalade Vodka Hamper

Could your letter be the Star Letter of the month? Come on Sixtyplusurfers we want to hear from you! The best letter will win a delicious Marmalade Vodka Hamper from Patchwork Pâté.

The hamper includes a fabulous combination of a bottle Chase Marmalade Vodka accompanied by Chase Duck Liver pâté with Chase Marmalade Vodka for you to nibble on. All beautifully presented in a wooden gift box.

The Duck Liver Pâté with Chase Marmalade Vodka is a classic pâté recipe with a bold twist. A rich duck and orange flavour and a warming kick of vodka.

The pâté is produced in partnership the Chase Distillery and has been masterfully created with free range livers to create one of Patchwork Pâté’s most audacious flavours yet.

Commenting on the new Chase pâté, Jenny Whitham, Director of Patchwork Pâté says, “We love experimenting with new flavours at Patchwork Pâté, so producing pâtés with the Chase Distillery was very exciting. The company is well known for using innovative flavours in its products. Patchwork Pâté and Chase Distillery was a great match.”

To make the Chase Marmalade Vodka, Chase have taken their award-winning, three times distilled Chase Original Vodka and marinated it with the finest Seville orange marmalade in a beautiful copper pot still.

It is then distilled a fourth time, with the vapours passing through fresh orange peel, to create this complicated and totally natural orange experience.

The finished spirit is clear with a golden hue. Strong orange zest on the nose, with a naturally rich bittersweet flavour and a warm velvety mouth feel.

Chase Marmalade Vodka is perfect over ice and tonic, or in fresh summer fruity cocktails. Try it neat, chilled or use it to make a classic 'Breakfast Martini.'

Patchwork Pâté was founded in 1982 by Margaret Carter. A family business, the company began with a start-up fund of Ł9, invested from then single mother Margaret's housekeeping funds. Today the company occupies purpose built kitchens in nearby Ruthin where it employs 20 people.

All Patchwork Pâté products are free from artificial additives, preservatives and hydrogenated fats and are made using only the highest quality ingredients. The company hand makes its products on a scale small enough to ensure textures and flavours are authentic, yet large enough to meet increasing demand.

Other products produced by Patchwork Pâté include ranges of hummus, chocolate terrines, chutneys and soups. The company also offers hampers and guerrilla picnic packs for social occasions.

Patchwork Pâté has won more than 80 awards in recognition of its products and business ethos.

Patchwork Pâté products are stocked by selected independent retailers across the United Kingdom. Products are also available online at www.patchwork-pate.co.uk

Selected pâtes are also available from www.ocado.com

For further information about Patchwork Pâté visit www.patchwork-pate.co.uk

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 To Enter the Competition

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

Or write a letter using one of the suggestions from below. The best letter will win the prize!

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

Please send your letters, pictures, poems, recipes and funny stories to sixtypluscomp@hotmail.co.uk clearly marked Readers' Letters, together with your name and postal address. Any attached photographs should be sent in jpeg format and you could win this month's fabulous Star Letter Prize!
 

Win a Sixtyplusurfers Fridge Magnet!

Win a Sixtyplusurfers Fridge Magnet

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

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

So get writing. Now! Everyone who writes a letter and gets it published on this page wins a prize!

We can send magnets anywhere - within reason! So don't worry if you live overseas!
 

Readers' Letters
Have Your Say!

Dear Sixtyplusurfers



My lovely little grandson Tommy, presented my daughter with a letter saying that it was 'World Book Day Dressing Up Day' at school.

It was the day before, so my daughter hunted around and found his Spiderman costume. But on trying it on it was too small.

My grandson said, "Don't worry mummy I can go as Peter Parker and wear a pair of jeans and a tee shirt!"

My daughter asked, "Who is Peter Parker?"

He explained, "It's Batman before he turns into Batman."

M daughter asked, "How would any one know who you are?".

He said, " I guess I will have to just tell 'em I am Peter Parker."

Needless to say they had a trip to the local shops and the next day he happily went to school in his new Batman costume!

Pamela Hutchinson, Derbyshire


Dear Pamela

What a funny story. I do like your grandson's batman costume.

I hope he had a great time at World Book Day. He looks very happy in your picture!

Jenny Itzcovitz, Deputy Editor

 

Dear Sixtyplusurfers 



Here are some pictures of our lovely dog, Ebony. She ruled the roost for 11 years before sadly passing away last month.



Now we're going to get some photo cushion covers printed so she can stay forever in her rightful place - hogging the most comfy spot on the sofa!

Jessica Powell, Cwmbran


Dear Jessica
 
Thank you for sharing your pictures of Ebony. She was a very beautiful dog. I'm so sorry to hear of your loss.

But what a lovely idea to get some photo cushions printed so she can stay forever on the comfiest spot on the sofa.


Kitty Jacobs, Letters & Admin

 

Dear Sixtyplusurfers 

Mother's Day Poem I wrote for my mum this year.

For all the times you held my hand
Making sure I didn’t get lost
For all the times you put me first
Never minding the cost
For all the times you dried my tears
With kind and loving hands
For the times you taught me reason
Not caving to my childish demands
 
For teaching me right from wrong
Instilling the values I hold dear
For teaching me to stand tall
To have courage, to have no fear
For teaching me to love myself
How to have self belief
For teaching me how to deal with emotions
Anger, sadness and grief
 
For putting up with my tantrums
From baby to stroppy teen
For putting loving arms around me
Even though I was mean
For putting up with my mess
And tidying it away
For putting me back on track
When I began to stray 
 
Thank you, from the bottom of my heart,
Thank you, for giving me the best start,
Thank you, for everything you’ve done,
Thank you, thank you mum.

Hazel Christopher, Aberystwyth

Dear Hazel
 
That's a beautiful poem, thank you for sharing it. And what a lovely picture of you and your mum.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Deputy Editor

 

Dear Sixtyplusurfers

I am nearly 85 and still living alone so when my son comes and cooks dinner for me on Sundays he also makes something delicious for me to eat during the week.

He is an excellent cook as this picture shows.

"It looks good enough to eat" as the saying goes.

May Fenn, Hornchurch

Dear May

You are very lucky to have such a thoughtful son.

He sounds a very good cook. And that Shepherd's Pie in your picture definitely looks "good enough to eat"!

Perhaps you could persuade him to share the recipe?

Kitty Jacobs, Letters & Admin
 

Dear Sixtyplusurfers

Thank You

I have just received my jacket from Damart.

I am absolutely thrilled with my win. Thank you so much.

Margaret Fanstone

Dear Margaret

Thank you for letting us know you received your jacket safely. We hope you enjoy wearing it.

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

(Photograph posed by a model).

Jenny Itzcovitz, Deputy Editor

Dear Sixtyplusurfers

Thank You

Calcot Manor Indulgent Bath Gel

Thank you so much for choosing me as the winner of the Calcot Manor Competition as featured in Sixtyplusurfers. This is the first time I have won, so I am delighted.

I
received my prize of the Calcot Manor Bath Soak and Bath Gel and am very impressed that it arrived so quickly.

I shall look forward to using these products, and I shall also continue to visit your website - which I find most interesting - and hope I might be lucky enough to win another prize one day.


Sylvia Hosgood

Dear Sylvia

Thank you for letting us know you received your Calcot Manor beauty products so quickly. I hope you enjoy using them and continue to enjoy visiting the Sixtyplusurfers website.

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

Kitty Jacobs, Letters & Admin
 

Competition Winners
From the March
issue of Sixtyplusurfers

The Winner of the 1080p HD WiFi Smart Home Camera is:
Neil Smith, Staffordshire
The answer is Motion and Sound

The Winner of the Lumie Bodyclock Iris is:
Rosemary Gething, Bournemouth
The answer is 29th March

The Two Winners of the Giant Care Bare are:
Mary Mandreit, Bradford and Eileen Barnett, Telford
T
he answer is Heart

The Two Winners of the Damart Spring Sweater are:
Claire Jackson, Pudsey and Rozena Fermin, Doncaster
The answer is Round Neck

The Four Winners of the Autograph Eye and Brow Collection from Marks & Spencer are:
Susan Hall, Gateshead; Christina Slater, Bury; Heather Kear, Pontyclun and Emma Craven, London
The answer is Lorraine Kelly

The Winner of the Painting Starter Kit from the SAA is:
Anita Huckle, Penzance
T
he answer is PAINT

The Two Winners of the Bundle of Rocket Games including Blow Football, Coppit, Misfits and Tell Me Quiz are:
Rachael Mounteney, West Sussex and Russell Ballen, Ilford
The answer is Alexander Armstrong

The Winner of the Drumond Park Indoor Games Bundle including Rapidough, LOGO What Am I? and Wordsearch Junior is:
Paula Readings, Clacton on Sea
The answer is QI

The Five Winners of 'A Beautiful Collection - The Best Of' by Carole King on CD are:
Mike Bugg, Ipswich; Simone Kowitz, London; Brad Start, Chelmsford; Ingrid Warren, Oxford and Steve Weaver, Manchester
The answer is James Taylor

The Five Winners of 'Magnetic', the new Double Album from Miel de Botton are:
Evelyn Masson, Aberdeen; Terry House, Dagenham; Paul Witney, Taunton; Sandra Lane, Northolt; and Mark Doherty, Lancashire
The answer is Switzerland

The Three Winners of 'Celloverse', the new album by 2CELLOS are:
Anne Reid, Morpeth; Stephen Markey, Upminster; and Joanna Tift, Skegness
The answer is Croatia

The Winner of the Star letter is:

Toni Browne, Bristol
Toni wins a Fresh Cheese Hamper from www.ihampers.co.uk

The Two Winners of the Sixtyplusurfers Newsletter Competition are:
Peter Lockett, Basingstoke and Jody Rolph, Bath
The prize is a finest* Belgian Chocolate Easter Egg with Hand Finished Chocolates from Tesco

The  Winner of the Gardeco Lucio Portable Fire Bowl from Hayes Garden World in the Best Photograph of the Month Competition on the Sixtyplusurfers Chat & Socialise page is:
'Kingfisher' with Sunflower


The Winner of the GPO 1922 Pearl Push Button Telephone from PMC Telecom in the Sixtyplusurfers Facebook Competition is:
Helen Rowles, Fife

The Five Winners of a Pair of Tickets to see Desert Island Discs: Classical Favourites at the Albert Hall on Friday 24th April are:
Monika Anderson, Isleworth; Richard Tyler, Guildford; Beatrice Charing, Edgware; Paul Hearmon, Hornchurch and Daniel Hora, Surrey

Now enter our brand new April competitions!

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

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

murraysixtyplus@hotmail.com
jennyitz@hotmail.com

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

Contact Sixtyplusurfers

Contact Sixtyplusurfers

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

We want to keep this page buzzing with letters. So keep writing in with your news! Just take a few minutes to tell us about yourselves, where you come from or where you live.

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

The Sixtyplusurfers Team

The Sixtyplusurfers Team

Contact us by email:

Murray Jacobs
Editor

murraysixtyplus@hotmail.com 

Jenny Itzcovitz
Deputy Editor

jennyitz@hotmail.com

Kitty Jacobs
Letters and Admin

sixtypluscomp@hotmail.co.uk

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

 

 Visit our New Chat
 and Socialise Page

Visit the Sixtyplusurfers Chat & Socialise page

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

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

FREE of Charge to Join

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

To fill in your profile just enter a 'chat name' then tell us a little bit about yourself. For example your hobbies, interests, favourite music and pastimes. You can also include a recent photograph of yourself.

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

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

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

   Win a Buddabag

Win a Buddabag

This month we've got a brand new competition on the Sixtyplusurfers
Chat & Socialise page. We're giving away a gorgeous Buddabag so you can sit comfortably in style in your home.

For your chance to win the Buddabag, just tell us why you would like to win the prize and then post your entry in the 'Home Sweet Home' Group on the Sixtyplusurfers
Chat & Socialise page.

For example you might like to win the Buddabag because you need somewhere comfortable to sit when you are relaxing, reading, using your iPad, watching television or listening to the radio.

Perhaps you have a den where you like some peace and quiet to do your crosswords, sort out your finances, or have an afternoon nap!Maybe your grandchildren often come to stay, and you could sit on the Buddabag with them and read them a story.

It might help with your bad back, or to ease your aching feet after a hard day at work, or doing the garden. Or perhaps it would be a stylish addition to your home, brightening up your living room, guest room or conservatory.


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

Join the
Chat & Socialise page

To enter the competition you must be a member of the Chat & Socialise page, so if you haven't already done so, don't forget to sign up and join in. It's FREE OF CHARGE!

Just
click on Chat & Socialise and follow the prompts.

We look forward to welcoming you to our friendly
Chat & Socialise page.
 

Check to See if You Have Won a Prize!

Check to see if you have won a prize!

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

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

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

The closing date for this month's competitions is 30th April.
 

     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.

 

                Competitions & Letters

Win a Holiday for
Two at the Five Star Celtic Manor Resort

Win a Holiday for Two at the Five Star Celtic Manor Resort

Sixtyplusurfers is delighted to have teamed up with the five star Celtic Manor Resort to offer one lucky reader and a guest the chance to win a luxurious two night stay at the stunning Welsh hotel. The prize includes dinners and breakfasts and one 50-minute spa treatment each.

Home of The 2010 Ryder Cup and host venue of the NATO Summit 2014, the five-star Celtic Manor Resort is set in more than 2,000 acres of panoramic parkland at the gateway to Wales.
 

The Celtic Manor Resort has two hotels including a 330-room luxury Resort Hotel and an historic 19th century Manor House with 70 rooms

With two hotels – a 330-room luxury Resort Hotel and an historic 19th century Manor House with 70 rooms – two exceptional spas, two state-of-the-art health clubs, a shooting school, fishing, adventure golf, treetop high ropes course, tennis courts, mountain biking and walking trails, The Celtic Manor Resort provides a complete experience for business, leisure and golf travellers.

Experience all the luxuries and service of a world-class resort combined with the exclusivity of your very own luxury self-catering lodge. Ten individual Hunter Lodges, located in the vast green surroundings of the resort, provide guests with sleeping space for 8-10 people, their own hot tub, sauna, kitchen facilities and a log fire.

The Celtic Manor Resort has ten individual Hunter Lodges, located in the vast green surroundings of the resort
 

Guests can cook for themselves, or enjoy the choice of six resort restaurants, including the fine-dining Terry M and the Newbridge on Usk, a separate country inn with six bedrooms.

When it comes to dining guests at The Celtic Manor Resort are spoiled for choice, with six sensational restaurants to choose from each offering something a little different. Take dinner to the next level and enjoy a fine dining experience at the Terry M restaurant whilst sharing an exquisite tasting menu with some perfectly balanced wine.


Newbridge on Usk

Or take a trip deeper into the countryside in a courtesy resort car to the Newbridge on Usk, an idyllic riverside inn with a delicious seasonal menu of locally-sourced wholesome country fare.

If it’s a more relaxed atmosphere you’re looking for you can head down to The Grill, honest and simple food, featuring a tempting menu of succulent steaks, pasta, salads, fish and burgers.

Escape to the tranquil haven of The Forum Spa

Feeling indulgent? Escape to the tranquil haven of The Forum Spa and feel your stresses ease away as you relax and unwind in a world of sheer luxury and indulgence. Voted Readers' Choice Best UK Hotel Spa and Best for Golf & Spa UK in the 2014 Spa Traveller Awards, The Forum Spa immediately envelopes you in a sanctuary of serenity and tranquillity.

Voted Europe’s Golf Resort of the Year 2011, Celtic Manor offers three world-class championship courses, a golf academy featuring a floodlit driving range plus two luxurious golf clubhouses.

The Celtic Manor Resort

Spend your days exploring the vast grounds of the resort, try your hand at Adventure Mini Golf, or take aim with our state-of-the-art laser clays. When evening comes, watch the sun set across the Welsh hills with a drink in the Merlin’s bar or enjoy some jazz in the restaurant at the Rafters.

For more information, contact:

The resort at: +44 (0)1633 410 262

Or find out more information online via The Celtic Manor Resort website: www.celtic-manor.com


Address:

The Celtic Manor Resort
Coldra Woods
The Usk Valley
Newport
South Wales
NP18 1HQ
UK

   For Your Chance to Win

Tell us the name of the beautiful spa at The Celtic Manor Resort?

 a) The Blue Spa
 b) The Forum Spa
 c) The Tropical Spa
 d) The Venetian Spa


 To Enter the Competition

Tell us the name of the beautiful spa at The Celtic Manor Resort? Then send in your answer, together with your full name, postal address and telephone number to the special blue email address as shown below:

CMRComp@speedcomms.com

Please fill in the subject box
of your email with the title:
Celtic Manor Resort Competition (Sixtyplusurfers)


Competition Terms & Conditions
 

1. One winner and a guest will win a luxurious two night stay at the five star Celtic Manor Resort in Wales. The prize includes dinners and breakfasts and one 50-minute spa treatment each.

2.
Entrants must be aged 18 or over.

3. Any additional drinks, treatments or snacks are not included as part of the prize.
 

4. Transport is not included.

5. The competition is open to our UK visitors only.

6.
We do not accept automated entries.

7. The competition closes on 30th April 2015.

8. The competition prize must be taken by 30th April 2016

9. Please let us know if you do not wish to receive any further information from The Celtic Manor Resort.

 

Readers' Letters

Sixtyplusurfers Star Letter 

  Dear Sixtyplusurfers

 

 

After reading a poem sent in to Sixtyplusurfers by a fellow reader last month about dreading the school holidays, I felt compelled to write a verse in contrast to his experiences.

I can remember such happy times I had with my three lovely daughters Nicola, Jennifer and Charlotte when they were growing up and the fun we had every school holiday.

Easter Poem



Easter is here Hip Hip Hoorah!
Time for fun, time to play,
Let's write a list there is much to do,
And really no time for feeling blue.

Picnics, bike rides, warmly wrapped,
Or walks in the country reading a map,
Swimming, the library we all love a book,
Visit to the City Farm is worth a look.



Wash the car, make cakes that are great,
Play Lego and paint, a boot sale or fete,
A holiday abroad was simply heaven,
But most of the time we went to Devon.

Don't get me wrong we bickered too,
No family is perfect it's what you do.
But take it from me this time is the best,
Before you know it, they've flown the nest.

Toni Browne, Bristol


Dear Toni

Thank you for sending in your wonderful poem and lovely photos. I can see you and your children have many happy memories.

I do agree, that it is a very special time when the children are growing up and a time to treasure as it all goes by so quickly.

We are delighted to let you know that you are the winner of our Star Letter Competition. The prize is a delicious Fresh Cheese Hamper from www.ihampers.co.uk


Murray Jacobs, Editor
 

  Dear Sixtyplusurfers
 

A  couple of years ago we had tickets to a Katherine Jenkins concert, bought the tickets but didn't write the date in our diary. When we checked when it was, my husband had another engagement that he couldn't get out of and with heavy heart he gave the tickets to a fellow fan.

Brian just loves Katherine and when we saw advertised that she would be performing in our area again we bought the tickets well in advance, wrote the date in big, bold letters in the diary and kept the tickets in a safe place.

On the night he made us leave extra early as we were not sure where to park. It was dark and seeing a car park Brian said, 'This will do it's only up the road'. No it wasn't! He asked a passer by if he knew where the theatre was and he cheerily told us that of course he did and was going that way himself. En route he showed us a far nearer car park, wished us a good time and left us grateful we'd set off early.

The concert was very good and she sang some of my favourite songs but we couldn't see her face clearly as I'd forgotten the opera glasses and neither of us has particularly good eye sight. The lady next to us could see well, though she backed me up when I said it was too loud and she also had to put her fingers in her ears at times which may have looked rude but brought the sound down perfectly on the very high notes.

Concert over and one happy husband clutching his outrageously expensive programme in one hand, was dragging me along with the other as if I was a recalcitrant child. Now then, which way had we come? The car park closed at 11.00 and even though it was only 10.10 there was no time to waste. My feet don't do rushing but they did that night and we found the car park in plenty of time to discuss with other bewildered car owners where we should pay. The answer was simple, a man in a booth at the gate - another problem solved.

Home at last to a cup of tea and a slice of chocolate cake before bed. I think we need to get out more to get the hang of it.

Judith Hamilton, Manningtree

Dear Judith

Thank you for sharing your story. But at least you got to see the lovely Katherine Jenkins in the end!

I do agree though, going to concerts do take a lot of planning. Getting there on time, whether to drive or go by train, what to eat, will it be noisy.

I'm off to see McBusted with my daughter soon. Wish me luck!

Jenny Itzcovitz, Deputy Editor
 

  Dear Sixtyplusurfers

 
I Have a Dream
 

One day everything will be different
And the sun will stay out all day

The rain will only come out at night
MP's will listen to what we say

Of course they'll always make changes
That's what parliament's do

They'll bring out these sheets of white paper
But nothing will ever be new

They'll blame the previous party
For the stat the country is in

They'll say things can only get better
And please can you help us to win

But we're the ones who put them in
Of that there is no doubt

And when the vote comes round again
We're the ones who'll vote them out

Barry Winters

Dear Barry
 
Great poem and very topical in time for the elections.

Let's hope some of your dreams come true and the MP's will listen to what we have to say for a change!

Jenny Itzcovitz, Deputy Editor
 

Dear Sixtyplusurfers

Thank You



Just a quick line to say thank you for the great break we just had at the Tregenna Hotel in St. Ives which we won as a prize in from Sixtyplusurfers.

Many Thanks

Steve Taylor

Dear Steve,

Thank you for letting us know. We are delighted you had a lovely holiday at the Tregenna Hotel in St. Ives.

I can see from the scenery behind you that it's a beautiful place to visit.

Melissa Braiden, Competitions & Admin
 

  Dear Sixtyplusurfers

 
Thank You

 

Thank you for signing me up to receive the monthly Sixtyplusurfers Newsletter.

I'd just like to say as well, that I think it's awesome that you don't restrict your competitions to just over 60s, considering your website is for the over 60s.


I am living with my Nan at the moment who is 71 and a lot of the time I see stuff on these kind of sites that I will relay to her if I think it is something she would be interested in or if it's a competition to win something that she would want.


She's not very tech savvy so I like the fact I can do things on her behalf.

It's also great because you offer competition prizes that a younger person would want to as well as your target audience. I like the fact you include everyone.

Justine Latham, Cheshire

Dear Justine

We are delighted to sign you up to receive the Sixtyplusurfers monthly newsletter, this will keep you up to date with all our new competitions and articles coming up.

I'm so glad you and your Nan enjoy reading our website together and you enjoy entering our competitions. We welcome readers of all ages from all over the world.

We'd love to hear from other younger readers or anyone from overseas who visits our website. Tell us where you are from and what you like best about Sixtyplusurfers. Your feedback is always very helpful.

Melissa Braiden, Competitions & Admin
 

Dear Sixtyplusurfers



I like going to vintage fairs, shops and markets and buying antique and retro items. I have bought some lovely things at Portobello Market, Camden and Spitalfields. I also look out for vintage sales in church halls and schools.

Over the years I have bought jewellery, shoes, scarves, clothing and hats. I've found some great bargains and everything is unique and very special.

I bought this beautiful Makeup Compact a few years ago at Vintage Fair in a School Hall. It has a mirror inside and I have put face powder inside. It's perfect for my handbag and is always a talking point.

I also always have a great day out when I go vintage shopping. I would highly recommend it.

Eleanor Marshall, London

 
Dear Eleanor
 
Thank you for telling us about the vintage fairs and shops you like to visit. Your Makeup Compact is really beautiful.

We'd love to hear about other interesting places to visit and things that readers have bought.
 

Jenny Itzcovitz, Deputy 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!

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 April 2015 - so don't forget to enter.

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

Change of Address

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

Let us know if you will be on holiday

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

Please allow 28 days for prize delivery


Please allow around 28 - 36 days for delivery of your prizes, as they are sent out by our competition sponsors rather than Sixtyplusurfers.

But do let us know if you have any problems.

 

Sixtyplusurfers
Press Information

Send us your news, articles and advertisements Sixyplusurfers

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

   Sixtyplusurfers Media Pack

We have a brand new Sixtyplusurfers Media Pack for 2015 with full rates and information about Sixtyplusurfers, so do let us know if you would like to receive one. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about advertising or featuring on Sixtyplusurfers.

     
  Monthly Features List

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

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

            May 2015 issue

We are now compiling our May 2015 issue of Sixtyplusurfers. So don't forget to send your articles and features in good time. Please contact us with any editorial contributions or enquiries.

For details about editorial, advertising rates, and to receive a Media Pack contact the Sixtyplusurfers Team.

Murray Jacobs
Editor

murraysixtyplus@hotmail.com

Tel: 0208 440 3340


Jenny Itzcovitz
Deputy Editor

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

 

    Terms & Conditions
    For Sixtyplusurfers
         Competitions

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

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

Enter Competitions Separately

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

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

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

Difficulties Entering Competitions

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

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

We do not accept automated entries or those from Competition Syndicates!

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

We do not accept Multiple Entries

Please note we also do not accept multiple entries from the same address. Please enter the competitions once only.

Entering more times will
REDUCE your chance of winning a prize!

 

        More Competitions
       For You to Enter

More Competitions for You to Enter

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

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

www.ukcompetitions.com

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

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

Win prizes at The Prizefinder: www.theprizefinder.com

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

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

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

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


Please use our new email address to enter Sixtyplusurfers competitions.

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

       Sixtyplusurfers
           Liability

 

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

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

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

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

  Entering Competitions


The closing date for Sixtyplusurfers Competitions is 30th April.

 

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

If you are sending a Readers' Letter, please include any pictures as jpegs. Our competitions are open to all ages.

We are not always able to reply to each competition entrant individually, so please check our Winner's List.

 

       We're always
        Here to Help


Keep Calm We're Here To Help
 

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

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

Just give us a call or email:

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

jennyitz@hotmail.com


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

 

   Sixtyplusurfers Competition

      Win a Thane
   H20 X5® Steam
  Cleaning System


Win an H2O X5® Steam Cleaning System


Sixtyplusurfers has teamed up with Thane to offer one lucky reader the chance to win an H2O X5® Steam Cleaning System.

Thane, the smart shopping company and pioneers of home steam cleaners continue to lead the way with their Award Winning H2O X5® Steam Cleaning System. Combining performance with multi-functionality, the Thane H2O X5® is the modern, stylish, 5 in 1 solution to cleaning the entire home with one machine.

Lightweight and portable, it lets you steam through your cleaning eliminating 99% of bacteria quickly, hygienically and chemical free, making it safe around children and pets.

The H2O X5® works by converting ordinary tap water into supercharged, continuous, steam by injecting 1300 watts of power to instantly heat the water

The H2O X5® works by converting ordinary tap water into supercharged, continuous, steam by injecting 1300 watts of power to instantly heat the water. A microfibre cloth at the base of the cleaner traps dirt, cleaning and sparkling as it moves across most floors, while the clever head design allows access into corners and tight spaces so that dirt has nowhere to hide!

In seconds it also converts into a hand held steamer with a range of grime-busting accessories to sanitise the home, in and out. Nifty brushes and hoses blast sinks, bathrooms, kitchen worktops and ovens spotless, leave windows streak free and even clothes crease free!

The Thane H2O X5® is available in red, green, white or new Special Edition Pink!

The Thane H2O X5® is available in red, green, white or new Special Edition Pink!

Available direct from www.thane.tv and nationwide retailers including branches of Robert Dyas, Argos, Tesco and B&Q.

  For Your Chance to Win

Tell us what  type of cloth traps dirt at the base of the Thane H2O X5® Steam Cleaning System?

     a) Chamois
     b) Terylene
     c) Polyester
     d)
Microfibre

 To Enter the Competition

Tell us what type of cloth traps the dirt at the base of the Thane H2O X5® Steam Cleaning System? 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 Thane
Steam Cleaning Competition
 

 

Sixtyplusurfers Newsletter Competition


Win a Case of
Blue Nun Rivaner Riesling Wine


Win a Case of Blue Nun Rivaner Riesling Wine


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.

 

Sixtyplusurfers is offering one lucky reader who joins the Sixtyplusurfers Newsletter mailing list or recommends a friend, the chance to win a Case of Blue Nun Rivaner Riesling Wine.

Blue Nun Rivaner Riesling, in the classic and iconic blue glass fluted bottle, is a fresh, crisp and fruity German wine, which tastes really great matched with many aromatic, spicy or oriental foods. It has perfect balance, softness and depth of fresh fruit flavours, so is easy to drink and really delivers on taste.

The iconic brand is owned by the Langguth family in Germany, who have used their passion, heritage and expertise to create this quality wine made from the Rivaner and Riesling grape varieties. To enjoy at its best, lightly chill before drinking (Alc 10.0 % Vol).

Blue Nun Rivaner Riesling is available in most supermarkets nationwide with a RRP of around Ł5.99.

For more information about Blue Nun Rivaner Riesling visit www.bluenunworld.com 

Or visit http://www.facebook.com/BlueNunUK

    For Your Chance

to Win a Case of
 Blue Nun Rivaner  Riesling Wine

Win a Case of Blue Nun Rivaner Riesling Wine

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

One lucky winner chosen from 'the hat' will win a Case of Blue Nun Rivaner Riesling Wine containing 6 x 75cl bottles of wine.

* 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 Cubico
Onion Slicer


Win a Cubico Onion Slicer


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

We're offering one lucky reader the chance to win a GEFU Cubico Onion Slicer to help you cut onions and vegetables with the maximum of ease.

GEFU Cubico is the world's fastest mechanical onion slicer!

GEFU have over 70 years of experience in making high quality kitchen tools and every one of them is evident in this fantastic mechanical vegetable slicer.

Perfect for the fuss-free preparation of all manner of vegetables including those pesky onions, the Cubico Onion Slicer is thought to be the fastest of its kind on the market.

The GEFU Cubico Onion Slicer dices in seconds

Designed to deliver precision cutting without the need for chopping or squeezing, the GEFU Cubico Onion Slicer dices in seconds, making light work of onions, chillies, carrots and other vegetables.

Ideal for the preparation of meals such as bolognese, chilli and minestrone soup. The GEFU Cubico Onion Slicer  is dishwasher safe and easy to use. RRP is Ł30.

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

For your chance to win the GEFU Cubico Onion Slicer visit 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' while you are there! The best entry will win a GEFU Cubico Onion Slicer.

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 GEFU
      Cubico Onion Slicer  Competition

 

 Don't Forget to Enter     our Thirteen Other
  Competitions in our
      April 2015 issue

Fill in our Brand New Reader Survey


Win Set of Health Monitoring Devices from carosconnect.com including a Blood Pressure Monitor, Activity Monitor and Weighing Scales. We've got three prize bundles to give away!

Win Set of Health Monitoring Devices from carosconnect.com including a Blood Pressure Monitor, Activity Monitor and Weighing Scales

 

Click on the NEW Reader Survey page to enter the competition.

 

Enter our Chat & Socialise Competition


Win a gorgeous Buddabag. To enter the competition, just tell us why you would like to win the prize and post your entry in the 'Home Sweet Home' Group on the Sixtyplusurfers Chat & Socialise page.

Win a Buddabag

 

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

 

A Holiday in the Sun to Greece
 

Win a Fabulous Holiday for Yourself and a Guest in Thessaloniki, Greece.

Win a Fabulous Holiday for Yourself and a Guest in Thessaloniki, Greece
 

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

Fabulous Spring Fashion from Damart
 

Win a Stylish Floral Print Top from Damart. We've got two to give away!

Win a Stylish Floral Print Top from Damart
 

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

A Race Top Signed by Gold Medallists
 

Win a Race Top signed by four gold medal winning athletes - Kriss Akabusi, Derek Redmond, Roger Black and John Regis, from Briggs & Stratton. We've got two to give away!

Win a Race Top signed by four gold medal winning athletes - Kriss Akabusi, Derek Redmond, Roger Black and John Regis, from Briggs & Stratton

 

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

 

Enjoy Two Fabulous Jigsaw Puzzles
 

Win a Bundle of Two Jigsaw Puzzles from Wentworth Wooden Puzzles. Choose from Bird Bath Bonanza, Tommy, High Egg-spectations or Riverside Home in Bloom.

Win a Bundle of Two Jigsaw Puzzles from Wentworth Wooden Puzzles. Choose from Bird Bath Bonanza, Tommy, High Egg-spectations or Riverside Home in Bloom
 

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

The Ultimate Lazy Sunday Kit
 

Win the Ultimate Lazy Sunday Kit including a Casino DVD, 100 Pointless Arguments Quiz Book and Ł20 of Supermarket Vouchers for Sainsbury, Tesco or Asda, from Paddy Power.

Win the Ultimate Lazy Sunday Kit including a Casino DVD, 100 Pointless Arguments Quiz Book and Ł20 of Supermarket Vouchers for Sainsbury, Tesco or Asda, from Paddy Power

 

Click on the Our Friends page to enter the competition.
 

Win a Bundle of Three Classic Games

Win a Bundle of Three Classic Family Games including Floundering, Mousie Mousie and Flying Hats. We've got three sets to give away!

Win a Bundle of Three Classic Family Games including Floundering, Mousie Mousie and Flying Hats

 

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

The Perfect Prize for all Pet Lovers
 

Win a Pair of Tickets to the London Pet Show and Zoflora Goodies. Plus four runners up will also win a pair of tickets to the show.
 

Win a Pair of Tickets to the London Pet Show and Zoflora Goodies

Win a Pair of Tickets to the London Pet Show and Zoflora Goodies

 

Click on the Pet Care page to enter the competition.
 

Beautiful Candy Crush Nail Polish

Win BD Trade Secrets Nail Polish in four beautiful Candy Crush shades from Beauty at Tesco.

Win BD Trade Secrets Nail Polish in four beautiful Candy Crush shades from Beauty at Tesco
 

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

Make Your Own Stylish Greeting Cards
 

Win a fabulous Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit from Stampin' Up! We've got two to give away!

Win a fabulous Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit from Stampin' Up!


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

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel on DVD
 

Win the box-office smash first movie of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel on DVD. We've got three to give away!
 

Win the box-office smash first movie of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel on DVD

 

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

A Great New Album by MAGIC!
 

Win 'Don't Kill the Magic', the fabulous new album by MAGIC! We've got three to give away!

Win 'Don't Kill the Magic', the fabulous new album by MAGIC!

Win 'Don't Kill the Magic', the fabulous new album by MAGIC!


Click on the
Music page to enter the competition
.
 

   Investment Advice

Read our Interview with Frazer Fearnhead, Managing Director of The House Crowd
 
Read our Interview with Frazer Fearnhead Managing Director of The House Crowd and find out more about getting on the property ladder.
 
Read the full interview and watch the video on the Homes & Gardens page.
 
For details about The House Crowd click on www.thehousecrowd.com
 

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

Don't forget to give your competition entries the correct title

Don't forget to label all Sixtyplusurfers competition entries with the correct title.

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

The title of your competition entry for example might be
Damart Floral Print Top 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 month's competitions is
30th April.

 

Thank You for Your Wonderful Letters!

Thank you for your wonderful letters

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

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

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

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

 

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   Questions & Enquiries
    about Sixtyplusurfers


Questions & Enquiries about Sixtyplusurfers

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

Jenny Itzcovitz
Tel: 0208 357 2540

jennyitz@hotmail.com


Murray Jacobs
Tel: 0208 440 3340

murraysixtyplus@hotmail.com