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Write our Star Letter

And Win a St Kew Teacup Hamper


Win a St Kew Teacup Hamper

We want to hear from Sixtyplusurfers! Write this month's Star Letter and you could win a delightful St Kew Teacup Hamper from Rainbow Flowers & Gifts worth £22.99!

Enjoy a little indulgence at teatime with this luxury Teacup Hamper. This selection of goodies is made in the UK from the finest natural ingredients and presented in a reusable willow teacup and saucer, cello-wrapped for freshness and finished with a satin ribbon. It’s an ideal gift for those who love the finer things in live.

St Kew Teacup Hamper from Rainbow Flowers & Gifts

Contents of the hamper include Strawberries & Cream Shortbread 200g, Oatie Flips 200g, Strawberry & Champagne Conserve 227g, and English Breakfast Tea (10 bags).

There are even more delicious treats to surprise your friends and family on their special day. Each gift is delivered straight to your loved one’s door with a gift card containing your personal greeting.

If you would like to find out more visit www.rainbowflowers.co.uk  where you can browse the full range of hampers, biscuits and handmade chocolates, which includes:

St Kew Willow Gift Basket £29.99

St Kew Willow Gift Basket £29.99

Glenfarclas Whisky Cake £9.99

Glenfarclas Whisky Cake £9.99

Luxury Handmade Chocolates from £8.99

Luxury Handmade Chocolates from £8.99

There are many other inspiring gifts to cater for birthdays, anniversaries and a host of occasions throughout the year: fresh cut flowers, silk flowers, indoor and outdoor plants, hard-to-find fragrances, baby gifts, helium balloons, jewellery, keepsakes and collectibles.

Luxury Handmade Chocolates from £8.99

Each item comes with a free gift card with your personal greeting and is sent to arrive by your chosen date. Delivery is throughout the UK.

For more information about Rainbow Flowers & Gifts visit www.rainbowflowers.co.uk

Or call 0844 557 8090.

 To Enter the Competition

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

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

This month you can write in about the following subjects
or choose one of your own:
 
1. Tell us about a recent holiday or day out including photos
2. Share a favourite family recipe or a cookery idea
3. Tell us about where you live and what you like about it
4. Have you recently moved home or downsized? We'd love to hear your experiences
5. Tell us about a prize you have won from Sixtyplusurfers
6.Tell us about your pets. And include a couple of photos
7. Tell us about something amusing that has happened to you or a member of the family
8. Tell us how you spend your retirement or leisure time
9. Tell us about an evening class or activities you enjoy
10. Tell us a funny story about your grandchildren
11. Tell us about your favourite hobbies and pastimes
12. Share your handy tips and money saving ideas
13. Have you met anyone famous? Tell us about it
14. Tell us what makes you happy and how you stay full of fun and energy
15. Tell  us about something special or wonderful which has happened to you
16. Tell us about a birthday, anniversary, wedding or family occasion you have celebrated
17. Tell us about your garden and what you have grown in it
18. Tell us about your first job or an unusual job you have had
19. Have you appeared on a quiz show, talent show, or on TV? We'd love to hear about it
20. 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

Cat Toilet Roll Holder



We always seem to run out of toilet paper at the most inconvenient times, and strangely enough, my family are always reluctant to replace the toilet paper just before it runs out.

So I decided to make an 'old fashioned' toilet roll holder to make sure there is always a spare loo roll handy.

I'm not very good at arts and crafts and I can't knit or crochet, but I was determined to make something to solve my problem.

I came up with my own unique version - based on the classic holders you often see in other people's houses.

It was so easy to make. I used an old woolly hat to cover the toilet roll and plonked a cuddly toy on the top. As the cat is full of beans you don't even need to sew him on. And voila!

Then pop a toilet roll inside the hat. I would suggest covering it with the cellophane that you buy it in to avoid it getting covered in the fluff from the hat. And now my toilet roll problem is solved.

I just have to remember to refill him when the toilet paper gets taken out!

Beverley Goodman, Leeds

Dear Beverley

What a great idea and so easy to make.

We'd love to hear about other things that readers have made.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Deputy Editor

 

Dear Sixtyplusurfers 

Texas


I went to Texas and it was a dream
I took photographs of birds and places I did see
I have a hobby and this was right for me
I just needed my binoculars and scope to see.

The many colours of the birds were spectacular
Size and shape,
Colours so bold,
A memory for me I did unfold

I took photographs of migrant birds as they come in to sight
Having a rest from their flight.

They soared and caught the fish above the changing tides,
And then with wings open they did glide
The sea is inviting and in reach
And people lie on their favourite beach

There are many state parks with bushes and trees
Many splendorous places to look with glee
And I did not forget to look to the ground
To see a Paraguay asleep and hoped he was around

And as streams and the rivers flowed by,
I looked up to the sky,
I saw a kingfisher and this was my hope,
And I could see it when I used my scope,

I did not meet a cowboy with a burger to eat,
But all I wanted was the wonders to see.

Linda Thorn, Leicestershire


Dear Linda
 
Thank you for sending in your lovely poem about Texas.

It sounds like you had a fabulous holiday and saw many beautiful birds, animals and places.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Deputy Editor

 

Dear Sixtyplusurfers 

Funny Day at Work

Last week we had a boiler issue at work. One of the girls found out from the plumber that if too much water was used in one day, the office would be out of water.

When she told us on Friday, all the men left the taps on in the loo on four flours of the building.

By lunch time there was no working water in the building and we all got let out on a half day to watch the Brazil game.

Aleem Virani, London

Dear Aleem

What a funny story, and a novel way to get the afternoon off work!

I hope the plumbing got fixed in the end.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Deputy Editor

 

Dear Sixtyplusurfers

Thank You



Thank you so much for the Trains and Stations game which I won as a prize from the June issue of Sixtyplusurfers.

The board game arrived today. I’ve never come across this game before and am really looking forward to playing it with the family.

Thank you for such a great e-newsletter every month. I really enjoy reading it and the content is always relevant and topical. Thanks also for this prize.

Marion Gold

Dear Marion
 
Thank you for letting us know that you received Trains and Stations safely. I hope you enjoy playing it with your family.

We have passed on your thanks to Esdevium Games the sponsor of the competition.

We'd love to hear from other readers who have won prizes from Sixtyplusurfers.

Kitty Jacobs, Letters & Admin
 

Please Check our Winner's List
This Month!

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

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

If you have any questions please email:

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

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

Competition Winners
From the July
issue of Sixtyplusurfers

The Winner of the Prestigio MultiPhone is:
Denise Whiskin, Kent
The answer is George Clooney

The Winner of the Overnight Stay at the Ravenstone Lodge Hotel in Bassenthwaite, Cumbria is:
Sheila Sefton, Kirkcudbright
The answer is The Coach House Restaurant

The Winner of the Papermania Botanicals Craft Goodies  is:
Olive Hyett, Dudley
T
he answer is Butterfly

The Four Winners of the Pack of Two Damart Sarongs are:
Susan Gilley, Letchworth; Tracy Jenner, Ash; Janet Empson, Scunthorpe; and Joyce Leigh, Wigan
The answer is Polyester

The Winner of the Summer Goody Bag from Universal Textiles is:
Lorraine Brook, Barnstaple
The answer is Leicester

The Winner of the Ultrasun Goodies including Ultrasun Face, After Sun and Lip Protection is:
Anna Jackson, Wakefield
T
he answer is Blackcurrant

The Two Winners of the Peter Rabbit Talking Plush Toy from Vivid are:
Lesley Bradley, Blackburn (Peter Rabbit) and Kathryn Beer, Chichester (Lily Bobtail)
T
he answer is The Lake District

The Winner of the Mensa Games and Puzzles from Esdevium Games is:
Richard Tyler, Guildford
The answer is
Professor Brian Cox

The Three Winners of 'Blue Smoke - The Best of Dolly Parton' CD are
David Collins, Stroud; Margaret Melhuish, Portishead; and Jeff Hoyle, Norfolk
The
answer is Nine to Five

The Three Winners of 'Deep River', the new album by Jon Allen are:
Janis Pow, Gwent; Paul Stephens, Cornwall; and Phillip Lord, Brighton
The answer is Deep River

The Three Winners of the Dvořák in Love? DVD with Julian Lloyd Webber are
Celia West, Dorset; Allan Wilson, Edinburgh; and Marcus Cunningham, Lincoln
The answer is Julian Lloyd Webber

The Winner of the Star letter is:

Sue Seaman, Co Durham
Sue wins a Cafetière and five delicious Decadent Decaf Coffees from The Decadent Decaf Coffee Company

The Winner of the Sixtyplusurfers Newsletter Competition is:
Mary Collister, Liverpool
The prize is Two Stratton Pens including a Biro and Rollerball Pen

The Five Winners of a Pair of Sutton Swimwear M1200 Prescription Swimming Goggles from Butterflies Healthcare are:
To be announced

The Winner of the Miracle Matcha Hamper worth £122 is:
To be announced

The Winner of a "5 Salt Therapy Sessions" Package for two worth £300, and five runners up to receive a Free Salt Therapy for Two are:
To be announced

The  Winner of the Electric Kitchen Garden Set, the prize for the best entry in the 'Our Gardens Group' on the Sixtyplusurfers Chat & Socialise page is:
To be announced


The Winner of the Konstruktor Camera Kit from The Gift Oasis in the Sixtyplusurfers Facebook Competition is
To be announced

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

Once you have filled in your profile then you can take part in some of the conversations on our Message Board. We've already started some threads.

But if there's a topic you want to talk about why not start your own conversation!


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

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

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

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

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

Win a Summer Bonanza
      of ONE FOR ALL
       TV Accessories


Win a Summer Bonanza of ONE FOR ALL TV Accessories


This month we've got a brand new competition on the Sixtyplusurfers
Chat & Socialise page. We're giving away a Summer Bonanza of TV Accessories worth £114.96 plus VAT.

This fabulous prize includes a Remote Control, TV Aerial, TV Signal Booster/Splitter and Internet to TV Link.

Post your entry in the 'Telly Addicts' Group

To enter the competition just tell us why you would like to win the prize in the 'Telly Addicts' Group on the Sixtyplusurfers
Chat & Socialise page.

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.

Just click on Chat & Socialise and follow the prompts.
 

Thank You for Your Wonderful Letters!

Thank you for your wonderful letters!

Thank you very much to everyone who has sent in a letter to Sixtyplusurfers this month. It's always wonderful to hear from you.

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

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

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

But if you have any questions please email Jenny Itzcovitz at jennyitz@hotmail.com 

And this month, we're giving away a fantastic stylish Cafetière and five delicious Decadent Decaf Coffees to the writer of our Star Letter - so don't forget to enter.
 

Check to See if You Have Won a Prize!

Check to see if you have won a prize!

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

Please allow at least six to eight weeks to receive your prize. 

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

The closing date for this month's competitions is 30th August 2014.
 

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        News on Twitter
 
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Catch up with all the latest news, competitions and information about Sixtyplusurfers on Twitter.
 
Follow Sixtyplusurfers news at:
www.twitter.com/Sixtyplusurfers
 

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Catch up with Sixtyplusurfers News on Facebook

 
Catch up with all the latest news about Sixtyplusurfers on Facebook.
 
Don't forget to enter our Facebook Competition. This month we're giving away a
Scrabble Nostalgia Edition from Esdevium Games.
 
Visit Sixtyplusurfers Facebook on:

www.facebook.com/Sixtyplusurfers

 

                Competitions & Letters

Win a 2-in-1 Retro Slushie and Soft
Ice Cream Maker
 

Win a 2-in-1 Retro Slushie and Soft Ice Cream Maker from Find Me a Gift

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

 

Celebrity Odd One

Out Competition


James Martin Ruby Wax
Mary Berry John Torode

  a) James Martin
  b) Ruby Wax
  c) Mary Berry
  d) John Torode

 

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

Win a 2-in-1 Retro Slushie and Soft
Ice Cream Maker


Win a fabulous 2-in-1 Retro Slushie and Soft Ice Cream Maker from Find Me a Gift


Sixtyplusurfers has teamed up with  Find Me a Gift to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a fabulous 2-in-1 Retro Slushie and Soft Ice Cream Maker
worth £69.99.


Have your favourite ice cold treats on tap with the new 2-in-1 Retro Slushie and Soft Ice Cream Maker from Find Me A Gift.

The 2-in-1 Retro Slushie and Soft Ice Cream Maker produces slushy style drinks, soft ice cream and delicious thick shakes - all in the comfort of your own home!

The 2-in-1 Retro Slushie and Soft Ice Cream Maker produces slushy style drinks, soft ice cream and delicious thick shakes all in the comfort of your own home

This amazing retro styled frozen treat maker, fits onto a countertop, is easy to assemble and fun to use. All it takes to create your favourite frozen delight is crushed ice, ordinary table salt and your choice of fruit juice, sugar based soda or ice cream flavour.

It comes with full instructions, which include handy recipes too, to help get those super chilled juices flowing!

The 2-in-1 Retro Slushie and Soft Ice Cream Maker produces slushy style drinks, soft ice cream and delicious thick shakes - all in the comfort of your own home

With the Retro Slushie and Soft Ice Cream Maker you can wave the ice cream van on by and sit back and relax with your own wonderfully homemade frozen treat - available to buy now from www.findmeagift.com


About Find Me a Gift

Find Me a Gift is a leading online retailer with over 9,000 gifts to choose from and new lines added every week. Established in June 2000, the company specialises in a wide range of gadgets, experiences, toys, novelty and personalised gifts with worldwide delivery, special offers and year round sales.

For more information about the full range click on
www.findmeagift.com

How to Enter the Competition

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

* Please use our NEW Email Address and label your entry, Ice Cream Maker Competition

 

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

 

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

 

We do not accept automated entries to Sixtyplusurfers Competitions

* This competition is open to our
UK readers only

 

Readers' Letters

Sixtyplusurfers Star Letter 

  Dear Sixtyplusurfers

 

 

Until recently we've never had much money for going out and about, but since taking the plunge and going self employed we have started going on road trips on a Sunday.


One of the recent places we visited was High Force Waterfall in Weardale, in the North East. This is just over an hours drive from us and the countryside is outstanding. There are lots of lovely small villages nearby to visit too.

The weather was lovely so we had a picnic outdoors after walking to the waterfall which is easily accessible by well kept footpaths.

We would highly recommend this to anyone young or old.

Sue Seaman, Co Durham


Dear Sue

Thank you for telling us about your day out to the High Force Waterfall in Weardale.

It's lovely to take road trips and discover new places. Especially something as beautiful as this.

We are delighted that you are the winner of this month's Star Letter Competition. Your prize is a Cafetière and five delicious Decadent Decaf Coffees from The Decadent Decaf Coffee Company.


Murray Jacobs, Editor
 

  Dear Sixtyplusurfers

 
This month I have a nice poem for you.

 
Mountain Experiences


The spectacular landscapes that I witness
The surroundings of the beautiful scenery.
It is a dream to get to the top.
I can see the distanced sheep and the new born lambs.
I can hear the lovely noise of tweeting birds.
I can hear the whistling of the wind, that does sound very much like paradise.
The sun shining is much too bright.
It is like a glowing star in the evening sky.
When I reach to the top of the mountain I feel like I am in heaven.
It certainly is much better than what I witnessed below.
I feel like I must remain at the top and can't come down at this time
It's so relaxing and feels very much like home.
Let me have a break I so need a drink.
All this climbing as really made me work.
Please let me sit on this rock and see the spectacular views.
I so need to do what I have always wanted to do before coming down.
The sounds were so lovely and spectacular.
Please do me a favour and take me here again.

Kiran Parry, Aberdare

Dear Kiran
 
Thank you for sending in your beautiful poem.
 

You've really brought the experience of mountain climbing and it's spectacular views to life.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Deputy Editor
 

  Dear Sixtyplusurfers
 

I am concerned that although taking part in health research improves the outcomes for patients, many patients are not aware it’s OK to ask their GPs, dentists and hospital doctors if there is any research suitable for them.

This doesn’t commit you to taking part in it, but you will have the option to choose to if it is suitable for you.

I am now a 5 year survivor of cancer and research is helping more people to say they are too, also others experiencing other health conditions.

For those who have previously taken part in research, thanks so much for helping to improve the treatments and outcomes for present and future patients.

Jean Gallagher


Dear Jean

Thank you for sharing your experience about health research and its benefits.


It's wonderful that you are a survivor of cancer and that the research has been so beneficial for you and others like you.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Deputy Editor
 

  Dear Sixtyplusurfers
 

I'm always looking for new ways to entertain my two grandchildren, who I look after regularly while my daughter is at work.

Our latest hobby is painting.

I don't want to spend a lot of money on canvas and paper, so we have been painting on cardboard, taken from old cardboard boxes.

We use a pack of acrylic paint from Smiths with a selection of brushes, a plastic palette, and jam jars or water, and pencils for sketching and outlining.

I spread plenty of newspaper on the kitchen table and we all wear aprons to keep our clothes clean. And we have so much fun.

We keep the best pictures, and some of them are really lovely. And because we paint on cardboard, it gives the pictures texture and they stand up.

We've painted some lovely animals and country scenes. We use library books for inspiration and Google images.

I paint with them too as I find it so relaxing. I'm not great at painting. But I don't think it matters.

 

It's much better than watching TV. And my daughter has some lovely pictures to enjoy and put up at home when she comes to collect the children.

Painting has given us a lot of pleasure. We also play board games and do a lot of jigsaw puzzles. And a bit of TV too!


June Dawson, London


Dear June

That sounds a lovely activity and great that your grandchildren have painted such wonderful pictures.

We'd love to hear about how other readers entertain their children or grandchildren.


Kitty Jacobs, Letters & Admin

 

Dear Sixtyplusurfers

Handy Tip for Hot Weather


When the weather gets very hot I find it very hard to keep cool during the day.

So I've found a new way to cool down.

I have an old plastic paddling pool that my kids used to play in when they were little positioned strategically by my back door.

I fill it up with cool water and dip my feet in when it's very hot.

I often sit on a garden chair with a cool drink to hand and my feet in the paddling pool, reading a book. Then I can pretend I'm on holiday in the sunshine. Heaven!


My cat also likes to have a drink from the paddling pool and enjoys watching the water and sitting next to me while I paddle my feet.

The paddling pool does need to be emptied regularly as it does get full of flies and go green if you forget. (All you need is some washing up liquid and a sponge).

But now I feel like I have my own little pool in the garden. And it does help me to keep cool in the hot weather!


Molly Williams, Birmingham


Dear Molly

What a great idea. And
much cheaper than getting your own swimming pool or going on an expensive holiday.


Enjoy the sunshine and your own mini pool in the garden.

Melissa Braiden, Competitions & Admin

 

Dear Sixtyplusurfers

Recycling Bottles

I save up used plastic water and cola bottles, rinse them out thoroughly and then fill them up with cold water and leave them in the fridge.

On a hot day they are lovely and refreshing to drink and ready to use whenever I want them.

You can also take them out with you on a day out and save a lot of money from over-priced drinks.

I tend to drink too much tea and coffee, so having a cool bottle of water handy reminds me to drink water instead for a change.

After I have used the bottles a few times, I put them in my recycling bin as they tend to wear out quickly and to avoid drinking from dirty or leaky bottles.

Heather Mitchell, Devon

Dear Heather

Thank you telling us telling us about how you recycle old bottles and drink more water.

That's a great way to save money and lovely and refreshing for the hot weather.


We'd love to hear from other readers with recycling tips and healthy ideas.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Deputy Editor

 

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

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

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

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

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

The
correct title should always be included as the subject heading of your email to avoid it getting lost and help us enter you for the competition.

And be careful to
spell the title correctly too as this will ensure that it is correctly sorted. And this will give you more chance of winning!

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


The closing date for this months competitions is 30th August 2014.
 

Please use our New Email address for Competitions

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

It is:
sixtypluscomp@hotmail.co.uk

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

Label Your Entry Correctly!

Please label all the competitions with the title given so that we can see which competition you are entering.

Avoid putting the competition answer as the title of your email as this takes us more time to sort out your entry and can be confusing. And please ensure the competition title is spelled correctly!

Give your Competition Entry a Title

And try not to leave the title of your email blank - as your entry may get lost in our Junk box!!! And then you will have less chance of winning a competition prize.

Finally, please don't forget that each competition must be entered separately.

Closing Date for Competitions

Closing date for this month's competitions is 30th August 2014 - so don't forget to enter.

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

Change of Address

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

Sixtyplusurfers
Press Information

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

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

   Sixtyplusurfers Media Pack

We have a brand new Sixtyplusurfers Media Pack for 2014 with full rates and information about Sixtyplusurfers, so do let us know if you would like to receive one. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about advertising or featuring on Sixtyplusurfers.

     
  Monthly Features List

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

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

       September 2014 issue

We are now compiling our September 2014 issue of Sixtyplusurfers. So don't forget to send your articles and features in good time.

Please contact us with any editorial contributions or enquiries. For details about editorial, advertising rates, and to receive a Media Pack contact the Sixtyplusurfers Team.

Murray Jacobs
Editor

murraysixtyplus@hotmail.com

Tel: 0208 440 3340


Jenny Itzcovitz
Deputy Editor

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

   Terms & Conditions
    For Sixtyplusurfers
         Competitions

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

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

Enter Competitions Separately

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

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

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

Difficulties Entering Competitions

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

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

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

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

We do not accept Multiple Entries

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

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

    More Competitions
       For You to Enter

More Competitions for You to Enter

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

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www.win4now.co.uk
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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
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www.compersgrapevine.co.uk

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

www.competitionstracker.co.uk
www.emperola.com
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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 30h August 2014.
 

Tell your Friends about Sixtyplusurfers

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


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

 

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

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


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        We're always
        Here to Help


Keep Calm We're Here To Help
 

Sixtyplusurfers is always here to help, so if you'd like any help with the Chat and Socialise page or anything you see on Sixtyplusurfers, don't forget to ask.

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

Just give us a call or email:

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

jennyitz@hotmail.com


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

 

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           Liability

 

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

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

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   Questions & Enquiries

Questions & Enquiries

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

The Sixtyplusurfers Team:

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

jennyitz@hotmail.com


Murray Jacobs
Telephone: 0208 440 3340

murraysixtyplus@hotmail.com

 

   Sixtyplusurfers Competition

  Win an Overnight
Stay for Two at
The
  Elphinstone Hotel


Win an Overnight Stay for Two at The Elphinstone Hotel


Sixtyplusurfers has teamed up with The Elphinstone Hotel to offer one lucky winner and a guest the chance to enjoy an overnight stay for two at the lovely Elphinstone Hotel. This fantastic prize includes dinner, bed and breakfast.

Situated in the centre of Biggar, thirty miles outside of Edinburgh, The Elphinstone Hotel is a traditional and charming Coaching Inn, steeped in a 400-year-old history. Owners, Robert and Janette Allen, along with their son, Michael, have been at the heart of the business for over twenty five years and offer a warm and friendly welcome to visitors and locals alike.

Enjoy steak and chips at The Elphinstone Restaurant

In The Elphinstone Restaurant the menu is varied with the focus very much on sourcing and utilising the best fresh, local produce. Delicious Cullen Skink, Portobello Mushroom, topped with Black Pudding and Goats Cheese, Hot Smoked Salmon all make for appetite-whetting starters, while mains include Scottish classics like Chicken and Haggis with a wholegrain mustard sauce, as well as Fisherman's Pie and Pork and Black Pudding Stack.

Portobello Mushroom, topped with Black Pudding and Goats Cheese


A selection of fresh fish and traditional dishes are also on offer, while local butcher, Jimmy Bogle, supplies meat to ensure the hotel can cook you ‘the best steak you’ve had in years.’

A typical bedroom at The Elphinstone Hotel

Found just 40 minutes outside Edinburgh, the hotel’s comfortable rooms all have digital television, free WiFi and tea and coffee making facilities, as well as access to hairdryer and ironing facilities and can host families as well as couples and individuals, making this the perfect place to start your exploration of Scotland.

Enjoy a drink in the bar at The Elphinstone Hotel

When in Biggar why not visit Biggar Golf Course, museums, or its own highly popular puppet theatre. The town is well known for its fantastic ice cream and benefits from a number of local shops. What better way to end the day than to be treated to a delicious meal and comfy bed at The Elphinstone!

For more information on The Elphinstone Hotel visit www.elphinstonehotel.co.uk

  For Your Chance to Win

Tell us what did
The Elphinstone
Hotel used to be?

  a) A Brewery
  b) A Flour Mill
  c) A Coaching Inn
  d) A Dancing School

 To Enter the Competition

Tell us what did the Elphinstone Hotel used to be? Then send in your answer, together with your full name,
postal address and telephone
number to the Sixtyplusurfers
email address as shown below:

sixtypluscomp@hotmail.co.uk

* Please label your entry
Elphinstone Hotel Competition
 

     Competition Terms & Conditions

1. The prize is for one reader and a guest to win an overnight stay for two at The Elphinstone Hotel.

2. The prize includes dinner, bed and breakfast at the hotel.

3. Drinks are not included.

4. The prize is not transferable and cannot be exchanged for a cash value.

5. The prize is subject to availability.

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

7. All entrants must be aged 18 or over.

8.
Closing date for entries is 30th August 2014.
 

Sixtyplusurfers Newsletter Competition


Win Two Falcon Jigsaw Puzzles

Pony and Foal jigsaw puzzle

Pony and Foal puzzle


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.

Around Britain Summer Haze jigsaw puzzle


         Around Britain Summer Haze

 

Sixtyplusurfers is offering one lucky reader who joins the Sixtyplusurfers Newsletter mailing list or recommends a friend, the chance to win Pony and Foal and Around Britain Summer Haze jigsaw puzzles. These are two brand NEW puzzles from Jumbo Games, the number one adult puzzle manufacturer* and the company behind the popular Falcon De luxe puzzle ranges.

Falcon de luxe is a premium range of jigsaw puzzles that brings together beautifully finished high quality images, covering a variety of nostalgic themes that puzzlers have enjoyed since 1976.

New to summer 2014 is the Pony and Foal (RRP £8.99) and Around Britain Summer Haze (RRP £11.99) puzzles.

Pony and Foal is part of the Falcon de luxe Animals collection. The relaxing image is set in the heart of the English countryside and features a mother pony and her young foal standing and drinking from a peaceful stream, while neighbouring sheep and horses graze close by.

Around Britain Summer Haze is set in the Cotswolds and features a picturesque village. The beautiful scene has canal boats on a calming river and hills rolling through the backdrop.

*Source: NPD Full Year 2013

Website www.jumbo.eu 
Facebook www.facebook.com/#!/FalconPuzzles
Stockists include www.amazon.co.uk

www.jigsawpuzzlesdirect.co.uk   
www.alljigsawpuzzles.co.uk


For Your Chance
to Win
Two Falcon Jigsaw Puzzles

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 Pony and Foal and Around Britain Summer Haze jigsaw puzzle.

* 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 Scrabble Nostalgia Edition

Win Scrabble Nostalgia Edition from Esdevium Games

 


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

We're offering one lucky reader the chance to win Scrabble Nostalgia Edition, a fabulous game for all the family.

Step back into the past with Scrabble Nostalgia Edition. Packaged in a wonderfully retro wooden box this handy and sturdy format makes it great for holidays or travelling.

Scrabble Nostalgia includes a colourful playing board, four robust wooden letter racks and a bag of letters for family game play.

Suitable for 2 - 4 players aged from 8 and over. Recommended retail price is from £34.99.

Win Scrabble Nostalgia Edition from Esdevium Games

Scrabble Nostalgia Edition is available to buy now from
www.amazon.co.uk
 

For your chance to win Scrabble Nostalgia Edition visit our Sixtyplusurfers Facebook page and tell us why you would like to win this fantastic prize!


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

The best entry will win Scrabble Nostalgia Edition from Esdevium Games.

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 Scrabble
                 Facebook Competition

 

 Don't Forget to Enter     our Fifteen Other
  Competitions in our
   August 2014 issue

Enter our Chat & Socialise Competition


Win a Summer Bonanza of ONE FOR ALL TV Accessories worth £114.96 plus VAT including a Remote Control, TV Aerial, TV Signal Booster/Splitter and Internet to TV Link. For your chance to win, tell us why you would like to win the prize in the 'Telly Addicts' Group on the Sixtyplusurfers Chat & Socialise page.

Win a Summer Bonanza of ONE FOR ALL TV Accessories

 

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

An Easy to Use Mobile Phone for You

Win a Doro PhoneEasy 508 Mobile Phone.

Win a Doro PhoneEasy 508 Mobile Phone

 

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

Win a Fabulous Holiday in Greece
 

Win a week's stay for two people at a Greek Villa with swimming pool from Silver Travel.

Win a week's stay for two people at a Greek Villa with swimming pool from Silver Travel
 

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

A Stylish New Pair of Headphones
 

Win a Pair of Stylish Lindy HF-100 Headphones to listen to your music in comfort at home.

Win a Pair of Stylish Lindy HF-100 Headphones to listen to your music in comfort at home


Click on the
Music page to enter the competition
.
 

Beautiful Jewellery for the Summer
 

Win a Set of Pink Label Jewellery from Rosa Red.

Win a Win a Set of Pink Label Jewellery from Rosa Red
 

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

Summer Fun for the Children
 

Win Pumpaloons and the Bubble Buster Kazoo Game. For three lucky winners!

Win Pumpaloons and the Bubble Buster Kazoo Game

Win Pumpaloons and the Bubble Buster Kazoo Game
 

Click on the Our Friends page to enter the competition.
 

A Great Beauty Gift Set from Skin Pep

Win a Vampire Collagen Beauty Set worth £99.99 to help you look stunning this Summer.

Win a Vampire Collagen Beauty Set worth £99.99

 

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

 

Improve Your Posture this Summer

Win a bac< Shoulder Brace worth £34.99 and a bac< Posture Stand worth £39.99.

Win a bac< Shoulder Brace worth £34.99 and a bac< Posture Stand worth £39.99


Win a bac< Shoulder Brace worth £34.99 and a bac< Posture Stand worth £39.99

 

Click on the Personal Health page to enter the competition.
 

Fabulous Fashion from Damart
 

Win a Stylish Printed T-Shirt from Damart. We've got three to give away!

Win a Stylish Printed T-Shirt from Damart
 

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

 

Gorgeous Bed Linen for your Home
 

Win a Set of Bed Linen from Secret Linen Store in the design and size of your choice.

Win a Set of Bed Linen from Secret Linen Store in the design and size of your choice
 

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

Lots of Lovely Goodies for your Dog
 

Win a Summer Travel Pack for your Dog including a CLIX Universal Seat Belt Restraint, Coachies Lick Treats, HALTI Headcollar, Fantasy Flyer, Pet Head Sprays and Shampoos.

Win a Summer Travel Pack for your Dog including a CLIX Universal Seat Belt Restraint, Coachies Lick Treats, HALTI Headcollar, Fantasy Flyer, Pet Head Sprays and Shampoos
 

Click on the Pet Care page to enter the competition.

 

Win Three Great Disney Games

Win three great Disney games from Esdevium Games including including Jake and the Never Land Pirates - Who Shook Hook? Game, Sofia the First - Magical Tea Time Game and Doc McStuffins - Caring is Sharing Dominoes Game.

Win Jake and the Never Land Pirates - Who Shook Hook? Game

Win Sofia the First - Magical Tea Time Game

Win rst - Magical Tea Time Game and Doc McStuffins - Caring is Sharing Dominoes Game
 

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

Keep Allergies at Bay in the Summer

Win NasalGuard AllergieBLOCK®
to help keep your Summer allergies at bay. We've got three to give away!

Win NasalGuard AllergieBLOCK® to help keep your Summer allergies at bay

Click on the
Health Matters page to enter the competition.

 

A Great New album by Richard & Adam
 

Win 'At The Movies' by Richard & Adam. We've got three to give away!

Win 'At The Movies' by Richard & Adam

Win 'At The Movies' by Richard & Adam


Click on the
Music page to enter the competition
.
 

The Best British Film of the Year
 

Win A Long Way Down on DVD, starring Pierce Brosnan. We've got three to give away!

Win A Long Way Down on DVD, starring Pierce Brosnan


Click on the
Entertainment page to enter the competition
.
 

Entering Competitions

The closing date for Sixtyplusurfers Competitions is 30th August.
 

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

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

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

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

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


Murray Jacobs
Telephone: 0208 440 3340

murraysixtyplus@hotmail.com