Website for the over 60s  November 2017
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Write our Star Letter

And Win a Deluxe Assortment of Guylian Chocolates

Win a Deluxe Assortment of Guylian Chocolates

Could your letter be the Sixtyplusurfers Star Letter? This month we've teamed up with Guylian to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a mouthwatering box of Deluxe Assortment Belgian Chocolates.

Guylian chocolates are the perfect Christmas gift for chocolate lovers. Everyone has a chocoholic friend or family member. Give them something they’ll really enjoy this Christmas; luxury Guylian Belgian chocolates.

There's something for everyone in this fabulous collection. The range includes:

Guylian Praline Sea Shells – 50% bigger for Christmas 2017

Guylian Praline Sea Shells

Guylian’s Sea Shells are made using only the finest, hand selected Mediterranean hazelnuts, which are roasted and caramelised to perfection before being blended with premium Belgian chocolate. You can never just have one, which is why the pack is now 50% bigger. Guylian Praline Sea Shells are available in a 375g box (RSP £6.75).

Guylian’s Temptations – ideal to share during a Christmas movie

Guylian Temptations

These beautifully wrapped Sea Horse shaped Belgian chocolates are filled with Guylian’s newest flavour, latte macchiato, as well as favourites: original hazelnut praline, dark praline, soft caramel, milk truffle, and crunchy biscuit. Perfect to share with the family during a Christmas film. Guylian’s Temptations are available in a 522g pouch (RSP £10).

Belgian Classics and Deluxe Assortment – a perfect luxury gift

Guylian Belgian Classics

A great gift for chocolate lovers. Choose from the classic selection of Guylian chocolates you know and love or an assortment of delicious Belgian chocolates in a variety of flavours. These delectable chocolates are sure to impress. The 430g Belgian Classics gift box has an RSP of £10 and the larger Deluxe Assortment is available in a 528g box (RSP £14).

Guylian chocolates are available from all major supermarkets and selected independent stores nationwide. For any more information on the wide range of chocolates that Guylian has to offer and the web shop, please click on

 To Enter the Competition

Send in your letters, photographs,  recipes, poems, and handy tips, for your chance to win this fantastic prize. Or write a letter using one of the suggestions below.

* The best letter will win
a box of Guylian Deluxe Assortment Belgian Chocolates.

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

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

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


Win a Sixtyplusurfers Fridge Magnet!

Win a Sixtyplusurfers Fridge Magnet

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

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

So get writing. Now!

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

We can send magnets anywhere - within reason!

So don't worry if you live overseas! Just send in your lovely letters to:

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, stories, photographs, recipes and handy tips.

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:

Don't forget to include your photos

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

All letters should clearly be marked 'Readers Letters'.

But if you have any questions please email Jenny Itzcovitz:


   Readers' Letters
   Have Your Say!

Dear Sixtyplusurfers

A Russian Odyssey

The Russian Federation is not perhaps on everyone's priority list as a must see destination, although tourism continues to grow apace here and many more European travellers in particular are venturing over its borders. Most appear to be genuinely surprised by a country that has so much to offer the discerning traveller, not least its vibrant cities, absorbing history, striking architecture and the real warmth of welcome offered by its people. My wife and I recently settled on a river cruise as a means of exploring just a fraction of some of the fascinating sights this immense country has to offer.

The starting point is usually the entry visa, a compulsory requirement unless you are perhaps just visiting St Petersburg for one day as part of an ocean cruise. Obtaining this is not the easiest of tasks, as it involves a voucher or letter of invitation from an accredited third party, followed by personal attendance at a Russian consulate in one of either London, Manchester or Glasgow for the purposes of a biometric record.

Multiple entries into Russia over a longer holiday period, may involve obtaining more than one tourist visa. Once obtained, the amount of red tape is kept to a minimum and one is left to tour the country without further difficulty. Points of entry are usually Moscow or, as in our case, the imperial capital, St Petersburg. River cruises are widely available through a number of British tourist companies who merely adopt a Russian based vessel and book you onto its itinerary including its on board host director and guides.

A typical journey between St Petersburg and Moscow will cover several hundred kilometres and last around 11 days. Travelling is shared between day and night time cruising and there is always plenty to see both with onshore visits and from the ship's viewing lounges. Although the Volga is Russia's best known river and the longest in Europe, most cruises take in also the Rivers Neva and Svir, the Volga Baltic canal system and the Ladoga and Onega Seas. The latter are really immense lakes (Europe's largest) and, at times, the river boats appear to take on the role of an ocean cruise. On one occasion, 4 metre waves caused the Captain to drop anchor for several hours until the storm abated.

Our Russian boat, Nikolay Chernyshevsky can accommodate almost 250 passengers and is rarely not full on most of its voyages. We shared the vessel with some six other nationalities including Chinese, Icelandic tourists as well as French and Spanish people. Announcements are therefore made in several languages, but English is widely spoken and understood, especially by the ships Reception and crew.

One is encouraged to try a little Russian oneself and classes are held on board to try out some very basic Russian vocabulary You even get a certificate for trying! Meals on board are pretty appetising and include many typical European meals as well as traditional Russian dishes especially salads and soups. Life on board is very relaxing with no formal evenings and a wide range of entertainment including discos, on board singers and musicians. At least one included excursion ashore is available daily and there are a few optional tours to take you further afield.

Think Russia and inevitably you think St Petersburg and Moscow and these are two remarkable cities. St Petersburg is a lovely blend of the old and the new and cries out to be explored on foot. The Cazan Cathedral, the Winter Palace and the Peter and Paul Fortress are hugely impressive. The city is often called the Northern Venice because of its intricate and attractive system of canals and small islands.

The architecture within the city is striking to the eye and you get a real sense of what life was like under the early Tsars. No visit is complete without tasting the delights of The Hermitage, one of the world's greatest and most visited art museums. Here there are over three million exhibits and one can casually get close to the great works of Leonardo de Vinci, Raphael, Rubens and Rembrandt among others.

Moscow is an expanding and in many ways an already overcrowded city. Some estimates think the overall population including tourists, residents and students could be as high as 20 million at any one time. A growing numbers of car owners ensure the city centre has a rush hour lasting for several hours, although the expanding and ever reliable Metro system is beginning to take much of the strain from the roads. The trains run only seconds apart and many stations are historical artefacts in their own right, decorated with beautiful frescoes and sculptures built up over many years.

Many casual visitors expect Moscow to be something of a fortress with heavily guarded secrets and tight security at every corner. Instead, you will find a welcoming and proud people who are anxious to share their historical past and yet hopes for the future. Inevitably, one is drawn to Red Square (its actually quite grey) and the magnificent Kremlin. The latter has so many facets it is quite overwhelming and demands a second visit, particularly at night when the lights of Moscow give the city a truly different look and dimension. The Kremlin contains a former military fortification, a magnificent palace and is the workplace of the Russian President. Within its walls there also beautiful churches and some fascinating architecture.

But Russian cruises take in much more than just St Petersburg and Moscow, impressive though these cities might be. There is the fascinating village of Mandrogul, really a museum of Russian folklife as it used to be, still located today in its original idyllic setting.

Then there is the much visited Kizhi Island with its open air museum of architecture and the breathtaking Church of the Transfiguration, featuring five tiers of 22 domes and dating back to the early 18th century.

Many aboard our ship also loved the small town of Uglich, with its many ornate churches and rich historical past. Sometimes in these beautiful places, it is best to put your camera away and just walk to one side in temporary solitude and let the past sweep over you, before rejoining ones fellow travellers.

The Russia of soviet times is still fresh in the mind of many people whom we met up with. Some saw advantages in its discipline and organisational rigidity. Others see the new emerging Russia coming more under western influence and ideas and want to embrace the new vision, not least the many new opportunities being given to the young in modern schools and universities.

To the first time visitor, this remains a vast country where one visit is hardly enough and there is so many more places to explore and delight in. Now where was that visa again!

George Brown, Whitley Bay

Dear George

Thank you for telling us about your Russian River Cruise and sharing your wonderful photographs.

It looks like you had a fabulous holiday and one you'll never forget.

We'd love to hear about other readers travels and holidays.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor


Dear Sixtyplusurfers

The New Puppy Helping Herself to Pears

I thought this might amuse you.

Susie Groom, Tavistock

Dear Susie

Thank you for sharing your amusing picture.

It looks like your new puppy is having lots of fun in the garden.

Hopefully, she didn't steal too many pears!

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor


Dear Sixtyplusurfers

Thank You

Monotheme Mandarino fragrance

I just wanted to say thank you very much, my delicious Monotheme Mandarino fragrance from the Sixtyplusurfers Facebook Competition has arrived and is wafting around me as I type!

I love it, thank you, and yes, it really does remind me of happy holidays in Corfu!

Pam Lawrence

Dear Pam

Thank you for letting us know your Monotheme Mandarino fragrance arrived safely. We hope you enjoy using it.

We have passed on your thanks to Marks & Spencer, the sponsor of the competition.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor


Competition Winners From the October
issue of Sixtyplusurfers

The Two Winners of the Doro Mobile Phone and a Year's Service from Fuss Free Phones  are:
Colin Marner Runcorn and Gill Bond, Nottingham
The answer is 80% of people

The Winner of the Zippo 12 Hour Blaze Orange Hand Warmer is:
Ronald Williams, Milton Keynes
The answer is 12 hours of heat

The Winner of the Flexi Bracelet and a Power Heart from Magnetix is:
Joan Apperley, Bristol
he answer is Magnet

The Winner of the Monotheme Pompelmo Fragrance from Marks & Spencer is:

Charmaine Hammond, Dover
he answer is Grapefruit

The Winner of the Dremel Hatch Kit is:
Joanne Thomas, Powys
The answer is Eiffel Tower

The Winner of the Fluffy Jumper from Damart is:
Debbie Skerten, Norfolk
The answer is Sparkly icicle

The Three Winners of Catch Phrase from Drumond Park are:
Matthew Bryant, Bournemouth; Claire Cook, Staffordshire; and Barry Allan, Lincoln
The answer is Stephen Mulhern

The Three Winners of Rory's Story Cubes from Esdevium Games are:
Mark Mccaffery, Glasgow; Mary Cooper, Surrey; and Lauren Turner, Hull
The answer is J.K. Rowling

The Winner of the Hagen Catit Senses Food Maze from Feedem is:

Sally Rowland, St Ives
The answer is
Cat Treats

The Three Winners of the 'On Stage' CD by Paul Potts are:
Glynis O'Halloran, London; Richard Randall, Co. Durham; and Maggie Volland, Peterborough
The answer is: Britain's Got Talent

The Three Winners of the signed copies of 'Dizzy' by K-Syran are:
Nicholas Bootle, Northampton; Val Hartley Wakefield; and Ian Davidson, Billericay
The answer is Norway

The Winner of the Star letter is:

Lesley Smith, Alcester
Lesley wins a Sheaffer Calligraphy Set

The Two Winners of the Sixtyplusurfers Newsletter Competition are:
Dennis OConnor, Liverpool and Pieter Johnson, Northampton
The prize is a Glen Moray Classic Gift Pack including a Bottle of Glen Moray Classic Single Malt Whisky and two branded Glen Moray Tumblers

The Winner of the Sixtyplusurfers Facebook Competition to win an amplicomms Shake Awake Alarm Clock is:
Cherry Edwards, Cornwall

The Winner of the Sixtyplusurfers Chat & Socialise Competition to win a Kobold VC100 Handheld Vacuum Cleaner from Vorwerk is:
Roger, Lifeboat Manager, RNLI St Ives

The Winner of the field fare Luxury Food Hamper filled with a multitude of scrummy frozen food delights is:
Ann Pierce, Rochdale

Now enter our fabulous new November 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:

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

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


Contact Sixtyplusurfers

Contact Sixtyplusurfers

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

So keep writing in with your news! You can send in a funny story, a recipe, poem, handy tip, or photographs. Or if you've been on holiday or had a day out, then tell us all about it!  Don't forget to include plenty of photographs too.

Email it to with the header Readers Letters. We look forward to hearing from you.

The Sixtyplusurfers Team

The Sixtyplusurfers Team

Contact us by email:

Jenny Itzcovitz

Tel: 0208 357 2540


 Sixtyplusurfers Chat
  and Socialise Page

Visit the Sixtyplusurfers Chat & Socialise page

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

FREE of Charge to Join

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

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

Message Board

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

Share your Photographs

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

Put up a Blog

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

Events Page

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


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

Live Chat Room

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

 Win a Perstel DAB
 Alarm Clock Radio
 from Nevada Radio

Win a Perstel DAB Alarm Clock from Nevada Radio

This month we've got a brand new competition on the Sixtyplusurfers
Chat & Socialise page. We're giving away a fabulous Perstel DAB Alarm Clock from Nevada Radio.

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

For example you could send in a photograph of the beautiful autumn leaves and trees, perhaps you have a lovely picture of your garden, maybe you have recently been on holiday or a cruise and have taken some scenic photographs.

You could send in a picture of yourself, your partner, your grandchildren, a family occasion, birthday party, your pets, anything you like to brighten up our photo gallery.

Your photograph must be original and all your own work!

How to Enter the Competition

Win a Perstel DAB Alarm Clock from Nevada Radio

For your chance to win, just add your photograph to the
Sixtyplusurfers Photo Gallery on the Sixtyplusurfers Chat & Socialise page.

For a super quick link to the Photo Gallery
Click here

The best entry will win the prize!

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

Join the
Chat & Socialise page

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

click on Chat & Socialise and follow the prompts.

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 TWO Night Stay for Two Thanks to Squire Hotels!

Win a Two Nights Holiday with Squire Hotels

With grand hotels in picturesque settings and charming Georgian hotels packed full of character, Squire Hotels has it all!

Sixtyplusurfers has teamed up with the group of contemporary, independent hotels to offer one lucky reader the chance to win two nights of luxury for two which includes breakfast both mornings and a three course meal with a bottle of house wine on the first night at their choice of one of three Squire Hotels, all unique in their own way.

The Hydro, Windermere

The Hydro, Windermere

First up is The Hydro, a luxury hotel nestled in the thriving community of Bowness-on-Windermere in the Lake District, boasting striking views over the stunning Lake Windermere.

Whether it is walking, exploring or simply relaxing that you’re looking for you’ll find it all in this hotel which has just undergone a massive £1.5 million refurbishment program, including a complete revamp to its newly opened restaurant, 1881.

The 1881 restaurant at The Hydro, Windermere

Open to both hotel guests and neighbouring towns, 1881 specialises in serving local, British cuisine and is open from breakfast until late evening.

Delicious and traditional meals are served and the restaurant also hosts weekly offers and specials that coincide with seasons and the British food calendar meaning bottomless brunches, afternoon teas and curry nights regularly grace the menu and there is definitely an option to suit everyone!

The reception at The Hydro, Windermere

With the finest of scenery and picturesque views, as well as relaxing surroundings like the Sun Room and Orangery, a stay at The Hydro in England’s largest national park won’t disappoint.

Best Western Plus Samlesbury Hotel, Lancashire

Best Western Plus Samlesbury Hotel, Lancashire

Next up is the Best Western Plus Samlesbury Hotel, located in the hot pot that is Preston, Lancashire.

Based just minutes from the M6, junction 31, means the north can be your oyster and you can see all that it has to offer with the bright lights of Blackpool and Manchester not too far away so a short drive to a seaside day out or an evening in the city isn’t out of the question.

This impressive and perfectly presented hotel features an array of en-suite bedrooms, from double, twin and family rooms to club rooms and a signature suite. The Club Rooms exude luxury and are all located on their own floor boasting revitalizing power showers and Hypnos beds for a great night’s sleep.

Best Western Plus Samlesbury Hotel, Lancashire

Featuring everything of a Club Room, The Signature Suite has an extra air of luxury. A magnificent space that possesses a separate dining and sitting room meaning those wanting to really spread out and make the space feel like home can, whilst the dining table comfortably seats four, for a more intimate dining experience.

Guests in both Club Rooms and The Signature Suite are treated to bathrobes, slippers, in-room Nespresso coffee machine and complimentary mineral water and snacks so the Best Western Plus Samlesbury Hotel really can feel like a home from home and a welcome break.

Merchants Bar & Grill at the Best Western Plus Samlesbury Hotel, Lancashire

Great food and fantastic service also go hand in hand with this hotel and both are at the heart of the onsite restaurant, Merchants Bar & Grill.

Serving local cuisine and seasonal dishes with a twist, the hotel’s Head Chef freshly prepares all culinary delights along with his dedicated team who are as passionate about food as they are about a high level of service.

Etrop Grange, Greater Manchester

Etrop Grange, Greater Manchester

And last but certainly not least is the beautiful, Grade II listed, Georgian Manor House, Etrop Grange. Located on the outskirts of Manchester, the charming hotel is just a short distance from Manchester Airport, so is an ideal place to kick start your holiday, with the hotel’s ‘Stay, Park and Fly’ package or even a city visit with great transport links nearby to Manchester City Centre.

Diverse, different and full of life, Manchester has something to offer everyone. From unique shops and vibrant art galleries, to bouncing music venues and plenty of restaurants to brunch, lunch and dine the night away in, Manchester really is a city for everyone and only 30 minutes away! But don’t worry, if a relaxing retreat is more your thing. Direct links to Cheshire and Lancashire ensure you can explore the wonders of the British countryside.

Etrop Grange is impressively unique with a beautifully presented garden and courtyard to relax in as well as the Grange Bar & Grill where you can experience not only great food but fantastic service too. From hearty full English breakfasts and mouthwatering continental buffets to Afternoon Teas, Fizz Fridays and traditional evening meals, this restaurant ensures you certainly won’t go hungry and there is something to whet the appetite of everyone!

So what are you waiting for, now is your chance to get involved and win this fantastic two night stay for two with breakfast, dinner and a good bottle of wine!

For more information about Squire Hotels click on  

And to be in with a chance to win simply answer the question below.

   To Enter the Competition

Tell us the name of the restaurant at
The Hydro hotel
at Windermere?

       a) 1881
       b) 1971
       c) 2001
       d) 2017

Then send in your answer, together with your full name, postal address and telephone number to Luisa at the special blue email address below:

* Please label your entry Squire Hotels Competition

     Competition Terms and Conditions

The Hydro Windermere

1. Please send your entry to

2. The prize is a two night stay for two at The Hydro, Windermere, Best Western Plus Samlesbury Hotel, Lancashire OR Etrop Grange, Manchester, all part of Squire Hotels, in a twin or double room on a bed, breakfast and evening meal basis.

3. The prize is as stated and is non-transferable with no cash equivalent. Travel to and from the hotel that is chosen is not included.

The Hydro, Windermere

4. The prize is subject to availability at the hotel and also in the restaurant. The three course meal offered is from the normal dinner menu and includes one bottle of house wine and is to be redeemed on the first night only. Breakfast is available on both mornings.

5. The prize is to be taken before 31st May 2018. The prize is not valid on bank holidays or bank holiday weekends. Prices are correct at time of print, based on figures from

6. By entering the competition you agree to receive further information from field fare.

7. Closing date for entries is 30th November 2017.

8. We do not accept automated entries.

9. This competition is open to our UK readers only

Readers' Letters

Sixtyplusurfers Star Letter 

  Dear Sixtyplusurfers

On a recent family holiday to Devon we heard about an incentive supported by The National Trust, a big beach clean on Woolacombe Beach.

As a family we are always keen to do our bit for the environment in whatever way we can and thought it would be a great way for the whole family to spend a morning together doing our part to keep the beach looking lovely.

When we arrived we all thought the beach looked lovely and it didn't look like there would be much cleaning up for us to do. How wrong we were. On the surface what looked like a clean and pleasant beach was in fact awash with litter discarded without much thought.

In just a couple of hours we had collected three large bags of rubbish, plastic bottles, fishing line, sweet bags, plastic bags, string, bottle tops, metal tent pegs, a toothbrush and three odd socks!

The campaign aims to make everyone more aware of the damage littering our beaches like this has, when the tide comes in it is carrying out all that litter to our oceans, killing and harming marine life.

I would like, with the help of Sixtyplusurfers, to make people aware of the 2 Minute Beach Clean Campaign. It's called #2minutebeachclean and encourages everyone to spend 2 minutes each time they visit a beach cleaning up.

It is immensely satisfying, simple to do and a great way to do your bit for the environment. We will be making it a regular family activity.

Lesley Smith, Alcester

Dear Lesley

Thank your for telling us about the 2 Minute Beach Clean Campaign and sharing your fabulous photographs. Every little bit helps, to make our beaches safe and clean.

We are delighted to tell you that you are the winner of our Star Letter Competition. The prize is Sheaffer Calligraphy Set.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor

  Dear Sixtyplusurfers



Due to various reasons, my father had not been able to see our kids for 7 years. As our kids are the only grandchildren, you can imagine just how hard this was for him. The last time he had seen my daughter she was 5 and excited about the bright yellow dress she was going to wear at my wedding to my husband in Barbados. She was twirling in circles...

Imagine our delight when they recently travelled to see us. It was a week filled with so many precious memories. As the reality of their declining health with their advancing age, tugged at my heart. But the memories we made were so sweet. My dad had said that the only two things he really wanted to do when he came to see us was have some fish and chips, and go out for ice cream. So that is what we did... and the smiles say so much more about the joy and the lingering sweetness that will forever stay with us.

Our parting hugs were peppered with promises and pleads not to leave it so long to our next meeting.

May we all celebrate each moment we are given, as they pass so quickly.

Jenn Gillies, Kent

Dear Jenn

Thank you for sending in your lovely picture and telling us about your father's visit to see you and your children. It looks like you had a fabulous time.

We'd love to see other readers' family photographs and hear your stories.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor


  Dear Sixtyplusurfers


I downloaded some pictures of my friends and family's pets and bought some frames from the charity shop.

I'm going to give them out as Christmas presents. I'm sure they will love them.

Jane Whitaker, Kent

Dear Jane

That's a great idea. They look lovely. Really special and thoughtful.

I'm sure your friends and family will really appreciate them. Have a fabulous Christmas.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor


  Dear Sixtyplusurfers

How I spend my Retirement and Leisure 

Well I am retired - not quite at the State Pension Age yet but on my way, but I have decided to self impose retirement on myself.

Sadly, my son died 5 years ago and it has completely changed my attitude to life now.

I am trying to live in the moment and enjoy myself as much as I can (finances allowing).

I spend my time taking my labrador for walks in the countryside. My husband and I drive to different places and then we go for a lovely walk when we get there so we do not get bored with the same scenery.

I try to go away as much as I can because I love to travel and I also try to enter lots of competitions because it is a hobby that takes my mind off things and one that is sometimes profitable when I am lucky enough to win.

I have won a few prizes and I continue to be spurred on in the hope that I will win a big one - a luxury holiday!

Beryl Barlow, Stoke on Trent

Dear Beryl

It sounds as if you have had a tough time, but have slowly pieced your life together.

It's wonderful that your labrador, and going for walks with your husband have helped you enjoy your life. The comping also sounds great fun.

Good luck, I hope you win a holiday soon!

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor


  Dear Sixtyplusurfers

Competition Wins

I love entering competitions, especially this time of year, as the little prizes I win go towards presents for friends and family.

It reminded me today of a competition I entered to name the worst ever Christmas present, and thought, well we all have them, but I think mine could be one of the worst no not worst, but funniest.

When I was a bit short of cash one year, I asked my Grandma if she would buy me the ingredients for a Christmas Cake, so that I could do stir up Sunday with the children, she didn't buy them, so I presumed the letter (yes it was in the days when we could only contact relatives without a phone by letter!!) no facebook/twitter then had got lost in the post

The days passed and Christmas arrived, a box of neatly wrapped Christmas packages arrived by post on the 24th December. It was the last post of the day and around 2.00 my postman delivered me the package, all neatly wrapped in brown paper and string with red wax seals on each knot.. (loved those parcels!) We opened the parcel and all the presents were neatly wrapped in Christmas paper with little tags with each name on it

How lovely... and exciting.... bedtime arrived .. and off to bed we all went the children had been extra eager to go to bed.... early next morning.... we were up... Santa had been and the stockings were bulging.

So as normal we all took it in turns to open the presents, my turn came and I opened the present from Grandma , ... flour, mixed fruit, black treacle in a nice big tin!, mixed spice, cherries, ground almonds.... everything you needed for a Christmas cake... (except eggs!!) so she had got the letter... however, 'twas a little late for me to bake the cake for Christmas.

We still laugh about it, even though she is no longer with us. It still gives us happy memories of the brown paper package that was tied up with string .

Vivian Allman, Wolverhampton

Dear Vivian

That's a great story. It sounds like you were given the funniest Christmas present ever!

Our most amusing, and talked about wedding present, was a used barbecue with old bits of meat still stuck to it, from a rather eccentric aunt! We still laugh about it now.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor


  Dear Sixtyplusurfers

  Handy Household Tip

was fed up with not being able to find anything in my food cupboard, so I bought some cheap containers and labelled them. Now I have everything to hand.

Lee Hall, Sittingbourne

Dear Lee

Thank you for sending in your handy kitchen tip. That's a great idea and so easy to do.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor


Please use our New Email address for Competitions

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

It is:

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

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

And try not to leave the title of your email blank - as your entry may get lost in our Junk box!!! And then you will have less chance of winning a competition prize. Finally, please don't forget that each competition must be entered separately with the correct title as shown on the competition.

Closing date for this month's competitions is 30th November 2017 - so don't forget to enter.

If you live overseas, but would like to enter a UK competition on the Sixtyplusurfers website - please let us know if there is someone in the UK who can accept the prize on your behalf. Please let us know in good time if there is a change of address, you are moving house, going on holiday, or if you would like your prize to be delivered to a different address.

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


Entering Competitions with Sixtyplusurfers

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

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

The closing date for Sixtyplusurfers Competitions is 30th November 2017.

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

Tel: 0208 357 2540
Or: 0208 866 3686
Mobile: 07889 980 457

Please note, our competitions are open to all ages.


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        December 2017 issue

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

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

Jenny Itzcovitz
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Or: 0208 357 2540
Mobile: 07889 980 457

   Terms & Conditions
     For Sixtyplusurfers

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

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

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

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

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

If you have any difficulties entering any of the  competitions featured on Sixtyplusurfers  please email:

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

We do not accept automated entries from these competition syndicates: Win24, Prizedrawcentre, WeWin4U, or

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:

Win prizes at The Prizefinder:

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

More Competitions for You to Enter

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:




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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.

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        Here to Help

Keep calm, we're here to help


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

Just give us a call or email:

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

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Contact the Sixtyplusurfers Team with your Enquiries

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Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor

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   Sixtyplusurfers Competition 

     Win a
        Hip Flask

Win a Zippo Hip Flask

Sixtyplusurfers has teamed up with Zippo to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a Hip Flask, the perfect Christmas gift.

This high quality stainless steel 6-ounce flask features the iconic debossed Zippo logo. It also has a secured lid to ensure the contents stay safely inside and to avoid spillage.

The Hip Flask has a slim, slightly curved shape for comfortable carrying. It comes packaged in an environmentally friendly gift box, making it the perfect, ready to give present.

Fill the hip flask with your favourite tipple, soothing honey drink or cool water

Fill the hip flask with your favourite tipple, soothing honey drink, or cool water to take with you while you are
out walking, rambling, camping or working in the garden. Dimensions of the flask are 9.5cm x 13cm x 2cm. Price is £15.90.

For more information about the Zippo Hip Flask click on

   For Your Chance to Win

Tell us what is the Zippo Hip Flask made from?

a) Copper plate
b) Aluminium foil
c) Stainless steel
d) Engraved pewter

 To Enter the Competition

Tell us what is the Zippo Hip Flask made from? Then send in your answer, together with your full name, postal address and telephone number to the Sixtyplusurfers email address as shown below:

* Please label your entry
Zippo Hip Flask Competition

     * This competition is open to our
                      UK visitors only


Sixtyplusurfers Newsletter Competition

Win The ‘Prosecco Queen' Champagne Flute Gift Box

Win The Prosecco Queen Champagne Flute Gift Box from


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 The Prosecco Queen Champagne Flute Gift Box from


This month, Sixtyplusurfers is offering one lucky reader who joins the Sixtyplusurfers Newsletter mailing list or recommends a friend, the chance to win The ‘Prosecco Queen' Champagne Flute Gift Box from  

'The Prosecco Queen' Champagne Flute Gift Box contains a personalised lead crystal champagne flute and a 20cl mini Prosecco bottle. It's an ideal birthday or Christmas gift for anyone who loves Prosecco or sparkling wine.

The Prosecco Queen Champagne Flute Gift Box from

The champagne glass has diamond cut detail and is presented in a deluxe blue satin lined gift box. To make it even more special, the glass can be engraved with the recipient's name and a short message - for example - 'Happy Birthday'. The flute height is 210mm and 50mm wide.

'The Prosecco Queen' Champagne Flute Gift Box is lovely premium quality gift set that will be treasured and enjoyed for years to come. RRP is £29.99.

For more information about the prize visit

    For Your Chance to Win
     'The Prosecco Queen'
  Champagne Flute Gift Box

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

Can you also let us know the name you would like engraved on the champagne flute 'ie Lucy' and a short message, in case you are the winner.

Please note, the words 'The Prosecco Queen' are part of the design, and your personalised  message can include up to 11 characters including spacing.

Then send your contact details to us at:

One lucky winner chosen from 'the hat' will win 'The Prosecco Queen' Champagne Flute Gift Box

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

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

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

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

* The prize may differ in style slightly according to stock availability.


Sixtyplusurfers Facebook Competition

Win an LED Lantern from Sue Ryder

Win an LED Lantern from Sue Ryder

Give your home some festive sparkle with this beautiful lantern


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

We're offering one lucky reader the chance to win this gorgeous LED Lantern with warm lights to bring joy and sparkle into your home for Christmas.

Create a stunning centre piece in your home and make it sparkle with this elegant 40cm tall micro LED Lantern. Perfect for indoors and outdoors, this medium silver polished lantern will add a warm, soft and gentle glow, and create a beautiful relaxing atmosphere for you and your family.

Win an LED Lantern from Sue Ryder

Use the lantern to add festive atmosphere to your Christmas gatherings and bring a welcoming cheer to your home. The perfect way to light up a dark room, cold conservatory or hallway. Gather a few lanterns together around the room for extra sparkle.

The LED Lantern is suitable for both indoor use and occasional use outside, and is also perfect for use in porches, at garden parties and lighting up the driveway to your home when your guests arrive. Prolonged outdoor use may result in rusting, so it is advised that the lanterns are brought inside after use and stored in a dry place.

Win an LED Lantern from Sue Ryder

The LED Lantern is available to buy from Sue Ryder. Price is £24.99.

For more information about the LED Lantern click on

About Sue Ryder

Sue Ryder provides incredible hospice and neurological care for people facing a frightening, life-changing diagnosis. It’s not just expert medical care. They also offer emotional support and take care of the practical things too.

When you buy a gift from Sue Ryder, you are helping to support their ongoing hospice and neurological care programme.

For more information about gifts from Sue Ryder visit

 How to Enter the Competition

For your chance to win the gorgeous LED Lantern from Sue Ryder in the Sixtyplusurfers Facebook Competition just click on the Sixtyplusurfers Facebook page and tell us why you would like to win this fantastic prize!

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

The best entry will win the prize.

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

*  Please label your entry Sue Ryder

* The prize may vary in style and size
       depending on stock availability

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

Enter our Chat & Socialise Competition

We've teamed up with Nevada Radio for our Sixtyplusurfers Chat & Socialise Competition. We're offering one lucky reader the chance to win a Perstel DAB Alarm Clock Radio. For your chance to win the prize, we're looking for the Best Photograph of the Month in the Photo Gallery on the Sixtyplusurfers Chat & Socialise page.

Win a Perstel DAB Alarm Clock Radio


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

Win a Short Break in a Woodland Lodge courtesy of Silver Travel

This month Silver Travel are offering one lucky reader and up to three guests the chance to win a short break in a luxury Woodland Lodge, courtesy of Forest Holidays.

This month Silver Travel are offering one lucky reader and up to three guests the chance to win a short break in a luxury Woodland Lodge, courtesy of Forest Holidays

This month Silver Travel are offering one lucky reader and up to three guests the chance to win a short break in a luxury Woodland Lodge, courtesy of Forest Holidays

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


A fabulous Bird Feeding Bundle

Win a fantastic Bird Feeding Bundle from CJ Wildlife including a Bird Table, Bird Feeders, Bird Food and a Patio Bird Feeding System.

Win a fantastic Bird Feeding Bundle from CJ Wildlife including a Bird Table, Bird Feeders, Bird Food and a Patio Bird Feeding System


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


Bring Colour and Style to your Home

Win a Dimplex DXAD100 Electronic Aroma Diffuser.

Win a Dimplex DXAD100 Electronic Aroma Diffuser


Click on the Christmas Gifts page to enter the competition.

A Gorgeous Coat from Damart

Win a Red Parka Coat from Damart.

Win a Red Parka Coat from Damart

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


Gorgeous Hair Curling Tongs

Win Phil Smith BE GORGEOUS Salon Collective Hair Curling Tongs. We've got three to give away!

Win Win Phil Smith BE GORGEOUS Salon Collective Hair Curling Tongs


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

A Fabulous Game for all the family

Win Pandemonio from Drumond Park. We've got three to give away!

Win Pandemonio from Drumond Park


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


A Great New Brain Challenge Game

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

Win Cortex Challenge from Esdevium Games

Click on the Our Friends page to enter the competition.

A Great Album by Sarah McGuinness

Win 'Unbroken' by Sarah McGuinness. We've got three to give away!

Win 'Unbroken' by Sarah McGuinness

Win 'Unbroken' by Sarah McGuinness

Click on the Music page to enter the competition.

A Fabulous Album by David Crosby

Win 'Sky Trails' by David Crosby. We've got two to give away!

Win Sky Trails by David Crosby

Win Sky Trails by David Crosby

Click on the Music page to enter the competition.

        The Whimsical   
    Fashion Colouring 
    Book by Natasha  

The Whimsical Fashion Colouring Book by Natasha Itzcovitz

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

Perfect for all the family, this stylish colouring book includes 100 beautifully drawn fashion illustrations to spark the imagination of everyone who enjoys fashion, history, style and fun to colour in pictures.

Illustrations in the book include historical characters, cute animals, fairytale princesses, pirates, people with interesting pastimes and and fashionable street style characters.

Take it with you on holiday, perfect for colouring in while you're waiting at an airport, sitting on the aeroplane, relaxing by the beach or swimming pool. Or on a rainy day indoors!

The Whimsical Fashion Colouring Book is published by Troubador and is available to buy now. Price is £8.99 for the paperback.

For more information and to buy your copy click on


   Don't Forget to Give
    Your Competition
       Entries a Title

Don't forget to give your competitions a title

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

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

The title of your competition entry for example might be
Damart Red Parka Coat 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.

Let us know if you have changed your address

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

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

The closing date for this month's competitions is
30th November 2017

  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 Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor


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

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  About Sixtyplusurfers

Tell your friends about Sixtyplusurfers

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

Sixtyplusurfers is for all ages, so don't worry if you're not 60. We welcome everyone!
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This month we're offering one lucky reader who signs up to the Sixtyplusurfers Newsletter the chance to win The ‘Prosecco Queen' Champagne Flute Gift Box.

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We are now compiling the December issue of Sixtyplusurfers.

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