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Write our Star Letter

And Win an RSPB Festive Feast Christmas Hamper

Win an RSPB Festive Feast Christmas Hamper

Could your letter be the Sixtyplusurfers Star Letter? This month we're giving away a luxury Festive Feast Hamper from the RSPB worth £120.

This fabulous hamper is filled with the finest quality treats from carefully selected producers who share the RSPB's values. Beautifully presented in a matt grass hamper box, this is the perfect gift for Christmas.

The Festive Feast Hamper contains lots of delicious treats including:

· Running Duck Merlot from South Africa
· Running Duck Chenin Blanc from South Africa
· RSPB Country Fruit Chutney 200g
· Nairns Organic Super Seeded Oatcakes 200g
· Trafo Bio-Organic Paprika Chips 100g
· Cocoa Loco Brazil Nuts in Dark Chocolate 100g
· Raw Chocolate Goji Berries 125g
· Island Bakery Shortbread Biscuits 150g
· RSPB Blackcurrant Jam 227g
· RSPB Honey 227g
· Joe & Seph's Salted Caramel Popcorn 90g
· Clipper Blend Tea Bags
· RSPB Ground Coffee 250g

The RSPB offers a full selection of Christmas gifts and presents for all the family. Choose from wildlife-inspired Christmas cards, festive decorations, children’s toys, beautiful homeware and, of course, treats for your garden birds.

For more information about RSPB gifts click on http://shopping.rspb.org.uk

 To Enter the Competition

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

The best letter will win the prize!

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

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

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

 

Win a Sixtyplusurfers Fridge Magnet!

Win a Sixtyplusurfers Fridge Magnet

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

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

So get writing. Now!

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

We can send magnets anywhere - within reason!

So don't worry if you live overseas!
 

Readers' Letters
Have Your Say!

Dear Sixtyplusurfers

What are the odds?



Janet and newly found cousin, Sue

My eldest sister Janet went on a cruise with her family this summer. Most evenings there was a quiz and on the first night a lady asked if they needed another person to complete their team. They agreed and she then played regularly with them.

Generally chatting, the lady called Sue, said that she had a suggestion for a good quiz question as she came from Chesterfield, to which my sister responded, "Oh yes, the church has a twisted spire."

"How do you know that?" replied Sue.

My sister explained that our aunt grew up there and on mentioning her name, Sue looked flabbergasted. It turned out that our aunt was her mother’s sister. She then filled in all the details of what had happened over the years to our only cousin.

In passing, my sister mentioned that before our grandfather died he had promised her his amethyst fob, but on his death our uncle had taken it and my sister thought that he must have sold it. With that Sue looked amazed and said that our aunt had given her a fob and that she intended to pass it on to her granddaughter.



      Grandpa with his fob. He was
    conductor of the Fairey Aviation
    Male Voice Choir during WWII


My niece Emma piped up that she had many photographs on her smart phone that she was about to transfer on to a ‘cloud’ for storage, before she went on the cruise, and lo and behold found the one of grandpa wearing the fob and yes it was the same one!

Joyce Threadgill, Staines


Dear Joyce

What an amazing story, that must have been a cruise to remember!

How wonderful that your niece, Emma was also able to retrieve the photograph of grandpa wearing his key fob too.

Thank you for sharing your photos and telling us your fascinating story.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor

 

Dear Sixtyplusurfers 



This is our Grandson, Alex aged 5, who likes to totally immerse himself while watching a film on his tablet.

His head is inside the sleeve of my dressing gown!

Joan Rowan, Bangor


Dear Joan

What a funny photo, your grandson is completely immersed!

We'd love to see pictures of other readers' grandchildren.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor

 

Dear Sixtyplusurfers

Shoes

My mother in law always has problems getting shoes, she says she has difficult feet! She has more shoes than Imelda Marcos, all still sitting in boxes.

She asked if we would take her shopping for some shoes and this filled me with dread of sitting in a shoe shop for hours on end having every pair of shoes out of their store only to walk out without a pair that fitted.

Anyway, off we went and she insisted that we go to a specific shop as she had seen their advert in a magazine and they promised to fit her with a pair that fitted and kept her feet warm in the winter.

I asked her what was so special about them that would keep her feet warm and she told me that the shop name was Hotters!

Oh dear I thought, in for another wasted journey!

Alan B

Dear Alan

What a funny story. I hope you were able to buy your mother in law the shoes in the end.

But if not, just to save you another wasted journey, Hotter Shoes have a website where you can buy online at www.hotter.com

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor

 

Dear Sixtyplusurfers

Thank You for the Prize

Marea Ladies Watch from WatchShop.com

Thank you very much for the Marea Watch from WatchShop.com which I won as a prize in the November issue of Sixtyplusurfers.

Bernadette Wiltshire, Cheshire


Dear Bernadette

Thank you letting us know that you received the watch safely. We hope you enjoy wearing it.

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

Melissa Braiden, Competitions & Admin
 

Dear Sixtyplusurfers

Handy Pet Tips

I keep the large plastic spoons and knives from fast food restaurants and takeaway meals and wash them up when I get home.

They're great for serving and mashing up wet cat food and mean that I don't have to get my own cutlery dirty.

They can be put in the dishwasher and thrown away after a few uses. And I store them in an old mug for use.

However, I do have to be careful, as I had a guest staying over a while back and I realised (too late) that she'd used one of the cat spoons to make herself a cup of tea. Ooops!


Anna Parker

Dear Anna

That's a great idea to help feed your cat and a good way to recycle plastic spoons at the same time.

We'd love to hear from other readers with pet care ideas and recycling tips

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor

 

Competition Winners From the November
issue of Sixtyplusurfers

The Winner of the Shiatsu MAX 2.0 Massage Chair from HoMedics is:
Sheila Figg, Basingstoke
The answer is 14 programs

The Winner of the Espresso Coffee Pot and a set of Four Blue Tit Espresso Cups and Saucers from Dotcomgiftshop is:
Doreen Wright, Clitheroe
The answer is Porcelain

The Winner of a One For All Rechargeable Wireless Stethoscope TV Headset is:
Patrick Diffey, Poole
T
he answer is Hearing the TV

The Winner of the Cosy Cable Tunic Sweater from Damart is:
Hannah Smith, Rutland
The answer is Mauve

The Two Winners of the Bob Martin Walking Bundle are:
Cora Harrison, Wakefield and Keith Osborne, Hinckley
The answer is Small insects

The Winner of the Two Ravensburger Jigsaw Puzzles and Puzzle Handy is:
Caroline Shepherd, Bromley
The answer is a Foldaway puzzle board

The Winner of the Nordic Christmas Blanket from Sue Ryder is:
Jane Newbrook, Sheffield
The answer is Reindeer

The Three Winners of the Toy Bundle from Golden Bear including an In The Night Garden Musical Makka Pakka and Ninky Nonk Track & Train Set is:
Robert Macolive, Hayes; Jodie Harvey, Staffordshire; and Sally Collingwood, Bristol
The answer is Gentle lullabies


The Three Winners of Timeline British History from Esdevium Games are:
Lorraine Brook, Barnstaple; Daniel Milner, London; and Lee Davis, Rotherham
The answer is Winston Churchill

The Three Winners of Dig In! from Drumond Park are:
Christina Curtis, Wiltshire; Gillian Mills, Guildford; and David Kerr, Sunderland
The answer is 15 seconds

The Three Winners of Roy Orbison - The Ultimate Collection CD are:
Margaret Bounds, Norfolk; John Williams, Cheshire and Brian Stabler, East Yorkshire
The answer is Traveling Wilburys

The Three Winners of Bill Turnbull's Relaxing Classics CD are:
Nigel Kippen, Great Yarmouth; Marian Eames, Gwynedd; and Janet Donbavand, Twickenham
The answer is Classic FM

The Five Winners of Happy Holidays with Frank & Bing on DVD are:
Graham James, Newport; Natalie Newham, Nuthall; Joanna Coleshill, Manchester; Douglas McMillan, East Kilbride; and Gail Whiting, Bishops Stortford
The answer is White Christmas


The Winner of the Star letter is:

Amanda Goldston, Staffordshire
Amanda wins a Personalised Luxury Coffee Hamper from Find Me A Gift

The Winner of the Sixtyplusurfers Newsletter Competition is:
Sue Jenkins, County Durham
The prize is a Bottle of Taylor's 10 Year Old Tawny Port

The Winner of the Look Forever Fabulous Collection created by Tricia Cusden is:

To be announced

The Winner of the Sixtyplusurfers Facebook Competition to win a Stove Top Hot Chocolate Maker from Prezzybox is:
Mandy Eakins, Northern Ireland

The Winner of the Sixtyplusurfers Chat & Socialise Competition to win an Ergotron WorkFit-T Standing Desk for the Best Photograph of the Month in the Photo Gallery on the Sixtyplusurfers Chat & Socialise page is:
'KMDS' for the 'Tigers' photograph


Now enter our brand new December  competitions!

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

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

jennyitz@hotmail.com

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

 

Contact Sixtyplusurfers

Contact Sixtyplusurfers

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

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

Email it to
sixtypluscomp@hotmail.co.uk with the header Readers Letters. We look forward to hearing from you.

The Sixtyplusurfers Team

The Sixtyplusurfers Team

Contact us by email:

Jenny Itzcovitz
Editor

jennyitz@hotmail.com

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

 

Sixtyplusurfers Chat
  and Socialise Page

Visit the Sixtyplusurfers Chat & Socialise page

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

FREE of Charge to Join

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

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

Message Board

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

Share your Photographs

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

Put up a Blog

Why not send us a Blog and tell us about something interesting that has happened to you. Or share your views and thoughts with other readers. We also have an Events page where you can tell us about your local events, social gatherings and meetings.

Groups

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

Live Chat Room

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

     Win a Kärcher
  WV2 Window Vac


Win a Kärcher WV2 Window Vac in the Sixtyplusurfers Chat and Socialise Competition


This month we've got a brand new competition on the Sixtyplusurfers
Chat & Socialise page. We're giving away a Kärcher WV2 Window Vac worth £59.99.

How to Enter the Competition

For your chance to win this fabulous prize, just tell us why you would like to win in the
'Kärcher Window Vac' Group on the Sixtyplusurfers Chat & Socialise page.

For example you might like to win the
Kärcher Window Vac because your windows are difficult to clean and you get a lot of condensation.

Perhaps you enjoy entertaining and are having family and friends over for Christmas, a birthday party or wedding anniversary and want your windows to help your party sparkle!

Win a Kärcher WV2 Window Vac worth £59.99

Maybe you are finding it hard to get time to clean your home as you are caring for an elderly person or young children and this would save you a lot of time.

Perhaps doing the housework is difficult because you have back pain or arthritis, and this would give you an extra helping hand. It might be that you've moved home and want to make your home look cosy and welcoming.

Perhaps you have pets and their paw prints are making your windows and glass doors dirty, muddy and smudgy.


Just tell us why you would like to win the prize in the
'Kärcher Window Vac' Group on the Sixtyplusurfers Chat & Socialise page. The best entry will win the prize!

For full details about how to enter 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. We really appreciate your letters, poems, photographs, recipes, handy tips and stories.

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

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

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

Don't forget to include your photos


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: jennyitz@hotmail.com 

 

Check to See if You Have Won a Prize!

Check to see if you have won a prize!

Don't forget to check our Winner's List at the beginning of every month to see if you have won a prize!Please allow at least four to five weeks to receive your prize.

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

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

Follow Sixtyplusurfers News on Facebook

Follow Sixtyplusurfers on Facebook

Sixtyplusurfers has its own Facebook page with competitions.

Visit the Sixtyplusurfers Facebook page by clicking on:

www.facebook.com/Sixtyplusurfers

 

Follow Sixtyplusurfers News on Twitter

Follow Sixtyplusurfers News on Twitter

Catch up with all the latest competition news on Twitter.

Follow Sixtyplusurfers just click on www.twitter.com/Sixtyplusurfers
 

                Competitions & Letters

Win a Polaroid
Zip Printer

Win a Polaroid Zip Printer

Polaroid has teamed up with Sixtyplusurfers to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a Polaroid Zip Printer! One lucky reader will be a mark above the rest with Polaroid’s new bitesize, innovative printer worth £99.99 (Argos).

The Polaroid Zip Printer uses Bluetooth and NFC, which allows you to personally print 2x3” smudge-proof photos instantly; making memories last longer by enabling you to physically share photos with friends and family on the go, from any Apple or Android device, at any time.

At under an inch think, the Polaroid Zip Printer is pocket sized and fully mobile with a new higher than ever level of convenience

At under an inch think, the Polaroid Zip Printer is pocket sized and fully mobile with a new higher than ever level of convenience. Using revolutionary ZINK® Zero Ink printing technology, the Polaroid Zip Printer produces high quality, long-lasting photo prints with a smooth high-gloss finish without the need for additional expensive ink cartridges.

Additionally, the product also boasts an extensive list of features including; 12 colour filters, a collage mode allowing you to include 9 photos in a single print, a battery charge capable of taking 25 Zink photos, a private print mode allowing you to personalise prints with secret messages and a unique option enabling the printing of business cards.

The Polaroid Zip Printer works via a wireless connection through an app, available on both Apple and Android devices.

For more information about the Polaroid Zip Printer click on www. etc

  For Your Chance to Win

Tell us how many colour filters are included with the Polaroid Zip Printer?

   a) 4 colour filters
   b) 8 colour filters
   c) 10 colour filters
   d) 12 colour filters

   To Enter the Competition

Tell us how many colour filters are included with the Polaroid Zip Printer? Then send in your answer, together with your full name, address and telephone number to the Sixtyplusurfers email
address as shown below:

sixtypluscomp@hotmail.co.uk

* Please label your entry Polaroid Zip Printer
Competition

          * This competition is open to
                   our UK readers only
 

Readers' Letters

Sixtyplusurfers Star Letter 

  Dear Sixtyplusurfers




I am so proud of myself. I have just completed a Walk 1000 Miles in a Year Challenge, promoted by Country Walking Magazine.

I first heard about the Challenge last year, but was not organised enough to do it, so when it came round again I signed up. They opened a Facebook group with the #walk1000 miles in 2016 tagline.

I immediately joined that as well, thinking it would give me support when I needed it, as well as accountability to keep going. 1000 miles in a year is 2.74 miles per day, which seemed very achievable to me.

I have measured this as “boots on” walking, where I have gone outside and walked, rather than counting every step. I wanted to do the Challenge because I wanted to get fit, lose some weight and be able to walk up mountains.

At the time I was suffering from huge mood swings, which bordered on deep depression and I felt intensely angry at everyone and everything. I was not working and was at a low point with everything in my life. I was suffering from the hormones of menopause, although I had not been willing to admit that to myself.

I got off to a slow start in January as there were a lot of rainy days where I did not go out. In February I picked up the pace and walked almost every day. I managed to damage my knee, which was an injury that plagued me most of the year, until I finally got it sorted out in October.

I had been doing some personal development work, so as I walked, I used the techniques I had learned to process off the intense anger, frustration, bitterness and resentment I had been feeling. As I walked, or more accurately, stomped, I felt the negativity start to dissolve.

Eventually I could look at past events and people as just memories, without the intense emotional negativity that I had been carrying. With more space in my head, I began to have more creative ideas and inspiration for new things that I could undertake.

My walking had not been consistent until July, when I set myself the deadline of finishing the challenge by my birthday at the end of October. That meant that I had to get out every single day and walk regularly. I was also advised by my doctor that walking approximately the same distance each day was much better for me than missing several days and then trying to catch up my miles in a monumental weekend hike.

I actually passed my 1000 miles in front of a picture of a mountain on an exhibition stand at the Ski and Snowboard show in London, however I wanted to celebrate my achievement on a proper mountain. I did this a couple of weeks later, in the first snow of winter, part way up the Old Man of Coniston in the Lake District.



I have signed up for the Walk 1000 Miles in 2017 Challenge. It is completely free to do. I am aiming to walk 1500 miles and to walk more of those in mountain areas. I would love to walk parts of the Via Alpina across The Alps.

Over the year, my health has improved. I have lost over a stone in weight and I have come down two dress sizes. I have become a much calmer and happier person.

I can safely say that, by putting one foot in front of the other, my life has totally changed in 2016.

Amanda Goldston, Staffordshire

Dear Amanda

Thank you for sending in your letter. What a fabulous achievement, you must have been so proud when you completed the challenge. It sounds as if you have completely turned your life around, losing weight and feeling happier and fitter. You are an inspiration for our website!

We wish you all the very best for your 2017 Challenge. Let us know how you get on.

We are delighted to let you know that you are the winner of this month's Star Letter Competition. Your prize is a Personalised Luxury Coffee Hamper from Find Me A Gift.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor
 

  Dear Sixtyplusurfers

 


My father told me about Sixtyplusurfers a few months ago and how it is a brilliant website to read, as it is full of interesting articles about crafts, gifts (great for Christmas), recipes and lots of other wonderful things. Everything about Sixtyplusurfers is amazing!

I'm an aspiring author and journalist, so I found this web page extremely helpful and it is great, as I've built up a knowledge and understanding of how to write articles and what I can do to improve them. I love the lay-out of Sixtyplusurfers, the recipes on this website and reading everyone's fantastic star letters. I absolutely love the look of the 'Ultimate Chocolate Cake' by Jo Wheatley, so hopefully I'll be giving that a go soon! I also really love your Christmas gift guide including The HP Sprocket and the adorable Sausage dog tape dispenser!

I recently read your helpful article about bonfire night and took your advice. I created a den for my cat with comfortable cushions and pillows and he loved it! He curled up in a content ball near the warmth of the radiator and was very happy about this! While he was safely tucked up in the den, my family and I ventured outside with several layers on (woolly gloves, hats, scarves and thick boots)!



The smell of bonfires hung around in the air, as my father lit the first few fireworks. I loved the display of reds, golds, greens and every other colour that lit the sky. We had an amazing time listening to the whizzes, crackles, pops and bangs of the fireworks and watched them explode in the dark sky. Small speckles of dust dropped gracefully from the sky, gently immersing us in a glittery shower.


We took it in turns to hold the sparklers and really enjoyed the display of fireworks and rockets. The fountains were beautiful and sprinkled speckles of delicate flames on the grass. We sat outside on the bench enjoying the display with two flasks. One full of coffee, the other full of tea. It was great to just relax and unwind outside in the moonlight surrounded by family.



I loved bonfire night this year and I can't wait for next year. Thank you for reading my letter.

Lucy Underwood, Hayes

Dear Lucy

Thank you for
sending in your lovely letter, I'm delighted to hear that you are enjoying reading Sixtyplusurfers and find the articles so interesting and useful. We'd love to see a picture of The Ultimate Chocolate Cake, if you get a chance to make it.

Your bonfire night pictures are stunning. We're so glad the article about keeping your pets safe on November 5th was helpful, and your cat felt safe and sound in his den. My cat, Timmy tends to hide under the towel cupboard when he gets scared, but then he isn't called Timmy (timid) for nothing!

We hope you have a wonderful Christmas and find our Christmas Gifts page helpful.


Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor
 

  Dear Sixtyplusurfers

 
Mystery Squirrel

 

 

I wonder whether any other Sixtyplusurfers may be able to help solve my query.

I snapped a few photographs of this squirrel last week in the churchyard of St Leonard's Church, Ware, Hertfordshire. The debate is whether it is a red squirrel (unlikely in these parts), a grey squirrel possibly in the sunlight, or even a squirrel of mixed parentage.



I wonder if anyone else who knows more about these things can help as we are stumped?

Many thanks

Mark Manaton


Dear Mark


Those are beautiful photographs, thank you for sharing them.

Do any readers know if this is a red squirrel, grey squirrel or squirrel of mixed parentage?

If you have the answer or can clear up the mystery, email jennyitz@hotmail.com and we'll publish it next month.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor

 

Dear Sixtyplusurfers



I like to try my hand at different things. This is a picture of a bird bath I made for my daughter using cement and a rhubarb leaf!

Jane Daddy

Dear Jane

The bird bath is magnificent. I like all the detail such as the tiny ladybirds and the veins on the leaf.

I'm sure your daughter was delighted with her personally made gift.

We'd love to see pictures of 'crafty' things that other readers have made.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor

 

Please use our New Email address for Competitions

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

It is:
sixtypluscomp@hotmail.co.uk

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

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

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

Closing date for this month's competitions is 31st December 2016 - so don't forget to enter.

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

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

 

Sixtyplusurfers
Press Information

Please let us know if you would like to receive any information about Sixtyplusurfers

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

   Sixtyplusurfers Media Pack

We have a brand new Sixtyplusurfers Media Pack for 2017 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, Concert listings and Classifieds.

         January 2017 issue

We are now compiling our January 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
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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please note we also do not accept multiple entries from the same address. Please enter the competitions once only. Entering more times will REDUCE your chance of winning a prize
 

    More Competitions
       For You to Enter

More Competitions for You to Enter

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

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

www.ukcompetitions.com

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

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

Win prizes at The Prizefinder: www.theprizefinder.com

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

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

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

And don't forget to send in your letters and photographs to the Sixtyplusurfers Competitions and Letters page at:

sixtypluscomp@hotmail.co.uk

 

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If you have any questions or enquiries about the competitions or letters featured on this page or would like to advertise with Sixtyplusurfers please email or call: 0208 866 3686 or jennyitz@hotmail.com

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

Sixtyplusurfers does not officially endorse any advertising material included on this website. You may be contacted by the sponsors of some of the competitions which are being run independently of Sixtyplusurfers.

Please specify on your entry if you do not wish to receive any future marketing information or correspondence from our advertisers.
 

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How to enter Sixtyplusurfers competitions

 

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

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

If you have any problems or questions please email Jenny Itzcovitz

Email: jennyitz@hotmail.com


Please note, our competitions are open to all ages.

 

      We're always
        Here to Help


Keep calm, we're here to help
 

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

Just give us a call or email:

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

jennyitz@hotmail.com
 

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

Don't forget to give your competition entries 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
Logo Board Game Competition.

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

And please enter each competition separately, including your full name, postal address and telephone number.
 Let us know if you have changed your address or if you are moving

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
31st December 2016.

 

For Sixtyplusurfers Enquiries Contact

Contact the Sixtyplusurfers Team with your Enquiries

If you have any questions about Sixtyplusurfers please contact
Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor


Direct Tel: 0208 357 2540
Main Line: 0208 866 3686
Mobile: 07889 980 457

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   Sixtyplusurfers Competition 

 Win
a Vileda Turbo
   Mop and Bucket


Win a Vileda Turbo Mop and Bucket


Vileda has teamed up with Sixtyplusurfers to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a new Vileda Easy Wring & Clean Turbo Mop and Bucket with Spin Wringer (RRP £34.99) to help you get your home ready for the family this festive season.

Already an Amazon Bestseller, the new turbo-charged mop and bucket features a 2-in-1 machine-washable mop head with super-absorbent microfibres and special red fibres which give 20% better particle pick-up without scratching or damaging your floors.

Vileda Easy Wring & Clean Turbo Mop and Bucket with Spin Wringer

What makes this floor cleaning system extra special is the pedal powered wringer which rotates the mop head 500-1000 times a minute, removing excess water and making it safe to use on all hard floor types, including laminate and wood – leaving your floors sparkling just in time for Christmas!

Vileda Easy Wring & Clean Turbo Mop and Bucket with Spin Wringer

For more information about the
Vileda Easy Wring & Clean Turbo Mop and Bucket with Spin Wringer click on
www.vileda.com/uk

  For Your Chance to Win

Tell us how fast does the Vileda mop head rotate in the pedal powered wringer?

a) 200-400 times a minute
b) 300-600 times a minute
c) 400-800 times a minute
d) 500-1000 times a minute


  To Enter the Competition

Tell us how fast does the Vileda mop head rotate in the pedal powered wringer? Then send in your answer, together with your name, address and telephone number to the Sixtyplusurfers email
address as shown below:

sixtypluscomp@hotmail.co.uk

* Please label your entry
Vileda
Mop Competition

          * This competition is open to
                   our UK readers only

 

Sixtyplusurfers Newsletter Competition


Win The Silent Night Deluxe Gift Box

Win The Silent Night Deluxe Gift Box from First4Hampers


If you enjoy visiting the Sixtyplusurfers website and entering our competitions, then why not subscribe to the
Sixtyplusurfers Newsletter.
 

Free of charge, we send out the Sixtyplusurfers Newsletter once a month to keep you up-to-date with all of our news. Find out about all the new competitions running on Sixtyplusurfers and all the latest features and articles we have planned.

 

To receive the Sixtyplusurfers Newsletter once a month, just email your name, postal address and email address. And you can receive a monthly update of all our news.

 

If you are already receiving our Newsletter, you might like to recommend a friend or someone from your family - so they can also keep in touch with Sixtyplusurfers on a regular basis.

 

This month, Sixtyplusurfers is offering one lucky reader who joins the Sixtyplusurfers Newsletter mailing list or recommends a friend, the chance to win The Silent Night Deluxe Gift Box from First4Hampers.

Christmas is a time to eat, drink and be merry, which is guaranteed with this luxurious Christmas hamper, full to the brim with all manner of delicious surprises.

The Silent Night Deluxe Gift Box from specialist online hamper and gift company First4Hampers features Christmas classics such as mince pies, shortbread and dried fruit, as well as contemporary additions, including chocolate coated marshmallows and red velvet crunch biscuits.

Accompanied by a bottle of Altaria Cabernet Sauvignon and all beautifully presented in a high quality festive gift box, this selection of tasty treats will be a welcome addition under the tree.

Included in the First4Hampers Silent Night gift box is:

·  A bottle of Altaria Cabernet Sauvignon

·
Taste Bakery Christmas Mince Pies

· Farmhouse Biscuits’ Red Velvet Crunch Butter Biscuits

· Eternal Grocer Luxury Fruit & Nut Mix

· Arden’s Cheddar and Red Onion Trees

· MacDonalds Scottish Shortbread Tails

· Radford’s Chocolate and Caramel Fudge Bag

· Thursday Cottage Handmade Strawberry Jam

· Linden Lady Chocolate Coated Marshmallows

First4Hampers specialises in gourmet food hampers, wine gifts, luxury fruit baskets and fruit hampers, ideal for any occasion.

The company offers a unique gift service with a bespoke selection of speciality foods. Many of the products used within First 4 Hampers packages are Great Taste Award winners, which is the highest accolade afforded to foods in the UK and ROI.

Ruth Peyton, of First4Hampers says, “Our Christmas hampers and gift boxes make ideal presents. We have a wide variety on offer, containing all sorts of beautiful food and drink products, meaning we are sure to have something everyone will love.

“Christmas shopping can become stressful at this time of year, so why not light the fire, sit back with a glass of something festive and browse the First4Hampers website in the comfort of your own home instead?”

The Silent Night Gift Box retails at £35.95.

For more information about First4Hampers and to view the full range of gifts on offer, please visit www.first4hampers.com

 For Your Chance to Win
The Silent Night Gift Box


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

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

One lucky winner chosen from 'the hat' will win The Silent Night Gift Box from First4Hampers.

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

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

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

Sixtyplusurfers Facebook Competition


Win a Betty Bossi Vegetable Spiralizer from Lakeland

Win a Betty Bossi Vegetable Spiralizer from Lakeland


This month we've joined forces with Lakeland for our
 Sixtyplusurfers Facebook competition.

We're offering one lucky reader the chance to win a Betty Bossi Vegetable Spiralizer.

If you’ve not discovered spiralizing yet, then where have you been hiding? This great new machine from Betty Bossi at Lakeland is the best place to start.

Quickly and easily transforming large quantities of vegetables and fruit into delicious and healthy spaghetti-style spirals, it leaves hardly any waste left behind and requires almost no effort to use thanks to its clever screw system and easy-turn handle.

Suitable for both left and right-handed users, it comes with two interchangeable cutting cones to produce ribbons or spirals. And because everything is spiralized straight into the large container, there’s no mess left on your worktop either.

It works really well with carrots, courgettes, potatoes, apples, pears and more – to give you some inspiration, there are four recipes included in the instruction booklet to get you doing the twist. Clean-up’s easy too, as all the parts can go in the dishwasher.

Tried & Tested by Jenny Itzcovitz

Betty Bossi Vegetable Spiralizer from Lakeland

I'm always aiming to eat a healthier diet with more vegetables and fruit so I was keen to try the Betty Bossi Spiralizer. Easy to use, just choose one of the two cutting cones - for ribbons or spirals and a vegetable or piece of fruit to cut and you're ready to get started.

I began by making 'Courgetti' Spaghetti. It was simple to do and great fun. I just sliced a large section of the courgette, popped it into the holder underneath, selected the spiral cone and turned the handle to chop the vegetable. In no time at all and with the minimum of effort, I had a container full of spiral shaped courgettes which looked just like long green spaghetti.

I lightly boiled them for a few minutes and served them with a Bolognese sauce - just like normal spaghetti - and they were absolutely delicious. And far less calories than eating pasta spaghetti. So I could enjoy as much of them as I liked.

Once I'd got the hang of the Spiralizer there was no stopping me. I made apple spirals, cucumber ribbons, potato chips, spiralized carrots, and there were many more Courgetti meals. The Spiralizer is a firm favourite in my kitchen. It's always in use!

Spiralized vegetables are a great substitute for calorie laden pasta, they're also a good way to add bulk to mince meat or make a delicious eyecatching salad. Great for entertaining or making your family meals more healthy and interesting. I would highly recommend it.

Children will also enjoy eating the spiralized and ribbon shaped fruit and vegetables as they're so bright and fun to eat. It's a great way to get them to eat a healthier diet and make food more tempting and attractive to eat.

The Betty Bossi Spiralizer is available to buy from Lakeland. Price is £34.99.

For more information about the Betty Bossi Spiralizer click on www.lakeland.co.uk


 How to Enter the Competition
 

For your chance to win the Betty Bossi Vegetable Spiralizer from Lakeland in the Sixtyplusurfers Facebook Competition just click on the Sixtyplusurfers Facebook page and tell us why you would like to win this fantastic prize!

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

The best entry will win the prize.

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

 
sixtypluscomp@hotmail.co.uk


             * Please label your entry
        Lakeland Spiralizer Competition
 

 Don't Forget to Enter      our Sixteen Other
  Competitions in our
 December 2016 issue

Enter our Chat & Socialise Competition


Win a Kärcher WV2 Window Vac worth £59.99. For your chance to win this fantastic prize, tell us why you would like to win in the Kärcher  Window Group on the Sixtyplusurfers Chat and Socialise page.

Win a Kärcher WV2 Window Vac worth £59.99

 

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

Win Festive Prizes from Silver Travel
 

This month Silver Travel are offering a Festive Giant Stocking brimful of travel goodies. There will be a prize for EACH of the twelve days of Christmas including cuddly toys, cookery books, goody bags PLUS a superb treat at Grayshott Health Spa on Day Twelve!


This month Silver Travel are offering a Festive Giant Stocking brimful of travel goodies. There will be a prize for EACH of the twelve days of Christmas including cuddly toys, cookery books, goody bags PLUS a superb treat at Grayshott Health Spa on Day Twelve!


This month Silver Travel are offering a Festive Giant Stocking brimful of travel goodies. There will be a prize for EACH of the twelve days of Christmas including cuddly toys, cookery books, goody bags PLUS a superb treat at Grayshott Health Spa on Day Twelve!


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


Get Luxury Treatment on your Holiday
 

Win Six Visits to the Plaza Premium Airport Lounges at London Heathrow for you and a plus one!

Win Six Visits to the Plaza Premium Airport Lounges at London Heathrow for you and a plus one!


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

A Gorgeous Cardigan for Christmas
 

Win a Fluffy Sequin Cardigan  from Damart.

Win a Fluffy Sequin Cardigan from Damart
 

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

 

A Classic Clock for your Home
 

Win a Cotswold Mantel Clock in Warm Grey from Thomas Kent.

Win a Cotswold Mantel Clock in Warm Grey from Thomas Kent


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

Pamper yourself with this Luxury Prize
 

Win a fabulous Beauty Goody Bag from the Direct Selling Association filled with a gorgeous selection of pampering beauty and health treats worth £300.

Win a fabulous Beauty Goody Bag from the Direct Selling Association filled with a gorgeous selection of pampering beauty and health treats worth £340

 

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

A Magical Doll for Christmas

Win a Northern Lights Elsa Doll, a magical prize for Christmas.

Win a Northern Lights Elsa Doll from Jakks Pacific
 

Click on the Gifts for Grandchildren page to enter the competition

 

A Fabulous Family Game for Christmas

Win The LOGO Board Game game from Drumond Park. We've got three to give away!

Win The LOGO Board Game game from Drumond Park

 

Click on the Our Friends page to enter the competition.
 

A Beautiful Christmas Gift for You
 

Win a beautiful Swallowtail Butterfly compact mirror by award-winning British designer, Jane Vanroe. We've got three to give away!

Win a beautiful Swallowtail Butterfly compact mirror by award-winning British designer, Jane Vanroe

 

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

 

A Fun Puzzle Game for Christmas

Win Three Super Cool Smart Eggs from Esdevium Games. We've got three sets of eggs to give away!

Win Three Super Cool Smart Eggs from Esdevium Games

 

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

A Stylish Bird Table and Binoculars
 

Win a Bellaire Bird Table, Hi-Energy No Mess Bird Food and a Pair of Vivara Limosa Binoculars from CJ Wildlife.

Win a Bellaire Bird Table, Hi-Energy No Mess Bird Food and a Pair of Vivara Limosa Binoculars from CJ Wildlife


Win a Bellaire Bird Table, Hi-Energy No Mess Bird Food and a Pair of Vivara Limosa Binoculars from CJ Wildlife


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

Signed Copies of Harriet's New Album
 

Win a signed copy of the new album 'Harriet', and the new Christmas single, 'Maybe This Christmas'. We've got three to give away!

Win a signed copy of the new album 'Harriet', and the new Christmas single, 'Maybe This Christmas'

 

Click on the Music page to enter the competition.
 

A Stunning Set of Boules in a Case

Win a Set of Boules from Big Game Hunters.

Win a Set of Boules from Big Game Hunters

 

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

A Great Game for Christmas
 

Win Rummikub Twist from John Adams. We've got three to give away!

Win Rummikub Twist from John Adams

Win Rummikub Twist from John Adams

 

Click on the Christmas Gifts page to enter the competition.
 

Keep your Computer Safe from Viruses
 

Win a FixMeStick®, USB stick that removes viruses and malware from your computer together with a lifetime licence, worth £199.

Win a FixMeStick®, USB stick that removes viruses and malware from your computer together with a lifetime licence, worth £199
 

Click on the Retirement Living page to enter the competition.
 

A Smart Toy for Your Cat
 

Win a HEXBUG Remote Control Mouse Toy for your Feline Friend. We've got three to give away!

Win a HEXBUG Remote Control Mouse Toy for your Feline Friend

 

Click on the Pet Care page to enter the competition.
 

       Reader Offer
  Gloves In A Bottle


Gloves In A Bottle


Treat your hands to Gloves in a Bottle to protect them from the elements this Winter.

This unique hand care emulsion that works with the skin to form a protective shield that stops the dryness associated with frequent hand washing and prevents chemicals from irritating the skin. Price is from £4.99
.

Find out more about Gloves in a Bottle on the Winter Health page.
 

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