Website for the over 60s  January 2017
Winter Health

 Food and Drink
 Shopping & Gifts
Travel & Holidays
 Entertainment & Travel
Competitions & Letters


 Chat and Socialise
 Crafts & Hobbies

Retirement Living
 Beauty & Hair Styles

Fashion & Accessories
Pet Care
Homes & Gardens
 News & Book Reviews

 Our Friends


Write our Star Letter

And Win a St Kew Prestige Gift Tray

Win a St Kew Prestige Gift Tray from Rainbow Flowers & Gifts

From Rainbow Flowers & Gifts

Could your letter be the Sixtyplusurfers Star Letter? This month we're giving away a delicious St Kew Prestige Gift Tray worth £18.99 from Rainbow Flowers & Gifts.

Enjoy a little luxury at teatime with this Prestige Gift Tray. This fine selection of goodies is made in the UK from the finest natural ingredients and presented cello-wrapped for freshness. It’s an ideal gift for those who love the finer things in life.

Win a St Kew Prestige Gift Tray from Rainbow Flowers & Gifts

Contents of the gift tray include 200g Original Recipe Clotted Cream Shortbread, 200g Original Recipe Celtic Crunch Biscuits, 227g Strawberry & Vanilla Conserve, 227g Three Fruits Marmalade 100g Luxury Chocolate Fudge and 100g Clotted Cream Fudge. Contents of this hamper may be substituted for goods of the same or higher value.

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’d like to find out more visit  where you can browse the full range of hampers, biscuits and handmade chocolates, which includes:

Luxury Handmade Chocolates from £14.99 from Rainbow Flowers & Gifts

Luxury Handmade Chocolates from £14.99

Daffodil Biscuit Tin, £14.99 from Rainbow Flowers & Gifts

         Daffodil Biscuit Tin, £14.99

Goodwill Basket, £24.99 from Rainbow Flowers & Gifts

            Goodwill Basket, £24.99

When it comes to creating the right impression, Rainbow Flowers & Gifts offer a range of gifts to cater for a host of occasions throughout the year including fresh, indoor and outdoor plants, home and garden gifts, helium balloons and so much more.

Each item comes with a free gift card with your personal greeting and is sent to arrive by your chosen date. Delivery throughout the UK. For more information, call 0844 557 8090.

Pink Perfection Basket, £29.99 from Rainbow Flowers & Gifts

     Pink Perfection Basket, £29.99

Adenium Desert Rose Plant, £17.99 from Rainbow Flowers & Gifts

Adenium Desert Rose Plant, £17.99

Metal Peacock Garden Ornament, £29.99 from Rainbow Flowers & Gifts

Metal Peacock Garden Ornament, £29.99

Ceramic Teapot Bird Feeder, £14.99 from Rainbow Flowers & Gifts

Ceramic Teapot Bird Feeder, £14.99

For further information about Rainbow Flowers & Gifts visit

 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. Share your New Year's Resolutions and hopes and challenges for the year
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 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

Helping a Cat in Need

Our cat, Teddy from a rescue centre
            is now bright and playful

When I starting feeding a mangy old cat who was clearly a long term stray I didn't realise how much we would come to adore him and what a character he was. After 9 months he agreed to move in, was neutered and given dental treatment and we enjoyed six very happy years. When he died I was heartbroken and lost.

I decided to help another cat in need. I found Teddy (shown above), in an animal shelter, hiding under blankets. He was terrified of all humans. He had been rehomed and returned within a week as all he did was hide behind the sofa.

I eagerly prepared a room for him and home he came. I then didn't see him for three weeks as he hid under blankets in his igloo and only came out at night to eat and use the litter tray. He also played with all his toys as they were all over the place by morning.

After two months, Teddy is still very
        shy and hiding in his igloo

It was a long, slow and often frustrating process and patience was the key factor. There is no short cut. We have invested as much time and effort into him as he could handle and now 18 months on he is a happy, lively cat who stays very close to home and who loves doing tricks for treats.

He purrs and enjoys being stroked but can still be incredibly nervous and hides if we get visitors, but is finally overcoming his shyness to greet regular family members. A breakthrough indeed.

After 8 months, Teddy is inquisitive and his personality is developing

I feel that there is still so much more to discover about gentle sensitive Teddy and I look forward to seeing his personality develop as his confidence grows.

Julie Smith, Harpenden

Dear Julie

Thank you for telling us about Teddy, he is a beautiful cat. It's lovely that you have been able to rescue him and give him confidence and a happy loving home.

I'm sure as you watch his personality develop and he gains assurance he will give you lots of happiness and become a happy and healthy member of your family.

We had a similar situation with our cat 'Timmy'. After the sad loss of my previous cat Putchkin, he miraculously appeared at our back door. He was nervous, scared, hungry and clearly abandoned.

We fed him, checked him out at the vet, and gave him lots of love and cuddles and a warm home. He is now confident, full of fun, loves being stroked and made a fuss of.

We've trained him to give us a 'high five' when he wants food, and he's quite a personality. It's hard to believe this scared 'timid' cat has become so confident and full of affection.

We wish you all the best with Teddy. He's gorgeous. And I can see he's found a happy new home.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor


Dear Sixtyplusurfers 

Elsie, 94, is one of six children to parents Lilian and William, 4 girls and 2 boys, and she was born in 1922. She is the second eldest. During the war they all had to go into different shelters in case they were all bombed together. Elsie was 17 when WWII started and 23 when it ended.

When she was 24 she was working in handbag factory and she was head machinist in Queensbury North London. Another girl in the factory bought a tree and showed Elsie, and Elsie asked her to get her one as it was only 21 Schillings. She took it home to her parents and younger sisters Doris and Joyce.

Every year they had the tree up. Her dad used to put it up from the cupboard. Her dad died and Elsie stayed with her mum and a little dog. The tree became Elsie's responsibility.

When Elsie retired she went to stay with her sister in Wales for 2 weeks and bought a bungalow for £35,000 and so the tree moved to Wales for 3 years.

She then moved to Northampton where her brother lived for 3 years and then she moved to Norfolk to be near another brother! It's a very well travelled tree.

We met Elsie through neighbours because we wanted to help somebody walk their dog. Over the years we see her occasionally and a few years ago we persuaded her to have her cataracts done on Christmas Eve, as she was having difficulty reading, but she was very worried and scared about the operation.

My husband is an eye surgeon and so we knew she would get her drops put in if she spent Christmas day with us. Since then she has visited for Christmas day lunch each year and the boys help her with her tree which they love because it is very unique.

Ailsa Sheldon, Belton

Dear Ailsa

That's a
wonderful story. Christmas must be very special with Elsie, her magical tree, and your husband so kindly helping her out with her eye drops.

It's so lovely to be able to help someone out and it sounds like she brings a special touch to your Christmas for you and your boys. Thank you for sharing your photos and your heart warming story.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor


Dear Sixtyplusurfers

Sixtyplusurfers Ditty

Just a little ditty about why Sixtyplusurfers is a great read all year!

S-anta’s been, and, gone, grandkids bored once more…
I-n my favourite read, ideas to entertain em’ galore !
X-tra info for us granddad’s to digest,
T-ips for healthy living, ideas for looking after my bad chest!
Y-outhful, does your mag keep me..
P-lenty of great recipes, I love cooking you see!
L-earning new hobbies, making new friends..
U-ber fashion news, to making do, and, mend!
S-ilver surfers like us, encouraged to tweet…
S-o we keep up with the world, Twitterers to meet!
U-seful travel tips for our summer holidays..
R-etirement living, thanks to you, now jolly days!
F-rom music gigs, to , choosing a pet..
E-ven money advice, and, coping with debt!
R-eally look forward to every new ‘issue’! ..Yay!!
S-ane, you keep me! In work, rest, and, play!!

Paul Swain, Malton

Dear Paul

Thank you for sending in your great ditty about Sixtyplusurfers. We're so glad you enjoy our website and it brings you lots of joy.

It's wonderful that you're enjoying all our content and you've put it all into such a fabulous rhyme.

Happy New Year to you and all our loyal readers.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor


Dear Sixtyplusurfers

I donated a kidney to my son 14 years ago so attend regular check ups to see my renal doctor.

When I was at my latest appointment there was only me and another lady in the waiting room. A nurse appeared and put a plate of mince pies near to where we were sitting, so we helped ourselves to one.

A while later the same nurse came back in and put a sign up on the wall that said "Drivers please help yourselves to a mince pie."

They were actually for the drivers that bought the dialysis patients in!

We tried to pretend we hadn't had one but we had crumbs round our mouths! We were busted! And very red faced!

Jane Whittaker, Margate

Dear Jane

What a funny story. But I think the nurse might have wanted you to have a mince pie too, as you've been so brave and strong giving your kidney to your son.

I definitely think you deserved the mince pie! And hope you didn't feel too badly about it.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor

Dear Sixtyplusurfers


Christmas comes but once a year,
It starts in early December,
With Trees and Lights,
And all delights,
It gives us things to remember,

Some people love the time so much,
They decorate their houses,
Inside and out, a lovely sight,
A passion .. it arouses.

The weather can be icy too,
And snow may on us fall,
At Christmas time the weather's cold.
The wild birds visit and call,

Feed them seed and bread,
Put water out,
A gift to them all year ..
The sight of them visiting, is cute and nice
And to you they will endear.

My favourite season,
My hearts delight,
I love it now I'm old,
Gut to me I'm still a child at heart
Or so it is I'm told.

Merry Christmas to you all.

Viv Allman, Wolverhampton

Dear Viv

Merry Christmas to you and Happy New Year to all our readers. Thank you for sending in your delightful poem.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor


Competition Winners From the December
issue of Sixtyplusurfers

The Winner of the Polaroid Zip Printer is:
Hazel Wright, Buxton
The answer is 12 colour filters

The Winner of the Vileda Easy Wring & Clean Turbo Mop and Bucket is:
Shona Jones, Preston
The answer is 500 - 1,000 times a minute

The Winner of the Beauty Goody Bag from the Direct Selling Association is:
Cathy Overgage, Redditch
he answer is Work for themselves

The Winner of the Fluffy Sequin Cardigan from Damart is:
Sarah Bond, Sussex
The answer is Sequins

The Winner of the Cotswold Mantel Clock from Thomas Kent Clocks is:
Janet Donbavand, Twickenham
The answer is Metallic silver

The Winner of the FixMeStick USB stick with a lifetime licence is:
Dave Higgins, Guisborough
The answer is Removes viruses and malware

The Winner of the Meaco Dehumidifier is:
George Johnson, Heckmondwike
The answer is Cuboid

The Winner of a Set of Boules from Big Game Hunters is:
Jayne Kohli, Huntingdon
The answer is Jack

The Three Winners of the HEXBUG Mouse Toy for your Cat are:
Simon Wallace, Bedfordshire; Stephanie Green, Portsmouth; and Heidi Stuart, Hove
The answer is Pink

The Three Winners of the Swallowtail Butterfly Mirror from Jane Vanroe are:
Natasha Gandy, Stockport; Victoria Middleton, Bristol; and Coleen Allison, Leeds
The answer is Echinacea

The Winner of Six Visits to the Plaza Premium Airport Lounges at London Heathrow Airport is:
Keith Dixon, Colchester
The answer is London Heathrow

The Winner of Northern Lights Elsa Doll is:
Katie Witherington, Bournemouth
The answer is Snowflake

The Three Winners of Rummikub Twist are:
Ruth Newport, Somerset; Annaloa Hilmarsdottir, Cornwall; and Mark Barber, Cheshire
The answer is Jokers

The Three Winners of the Smart Eggs from Esdevium Games are:
Elvina Ebrahimifar, Sutton; Steve Weaver, Manchester; and Barry Page, Horsham
The answer is Alexander Armstrong

The Three Winners of The LOGO Board Game from Drumond Park are:
Marissa Wright, Bushey; Peter Hall, Norwood; and Sara Macey, Chatham
The answer is Homepride

The Three Winners of the Signed Copy of the Album 'Harriet' and 'Maybe This Christmas' Single is:
Bronwen Roome, Wrexham; Leonard Wells, Inverness; and Jeff Hoyle, Norfolk
The answer is Maybe This Christmas

The Winner of the Star letter is:

Christopher Harris, Sheerness
Christopher wins a Festive Hamper from the RSPB worth £120

The Winner of the Sixtyplusurfers Newsletter Competition is:
Loral Fay, Hayling Island
The prize is a Silent Night Deluxe Gift Box from First4Hampers

The Winner of the Bellaire Bird Table, Bird Food and Vivara Binoculars from CJ Wildlife is:

Ruth Dawson, Nottinghamshire

The Winner of the Sixtyplusurfers Facebook Competition to win a Betti Bossi Vegetable Spiralizer is:
Jennifer Howell Gillies

The Winner of the Sixtyplusurfers Chat & Socialise Competition to win a WV2 Kärcher Window Vac for the best entry in the Kärcher Window Vac Group on the Sixtyplusurfers Chat & Socialise page is:
Tina who would like to use it in her cottage

Now enter our brand new January competitions!

If you would like to write a Star Letter for Sixtyplusurfers or enter one of our competitions please use our NEW email address to enter:

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

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


Contact Sixtyplusurfers

Contact Sixtyplusurfers with your letters

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

The Sixtyplusurfers Team

The Sixtyplusurfers Team

Contact us by email:

Jenny Itzcovitz

Tel: 0208 357 2540


Sixtyplusurfers Chat
  and Socialise Page

Join the Sixtyplusurfers Chat & Socialise page

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

FREE of Charge to Join

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

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

Message Board

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

Share your Photographs

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

Put up a Blog

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


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

Live Chat Room

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

 Win a Storage Bench
     from Sue Ryder

Win a Storage Bench from Sue Ryder

This month we've got a brand new competition on the Sixtyplusurfers
Chat & Socialise page. We're giving away a stylish Upholstered Navy Geometric Storage Bench with Arms from Sue Ryder worth £89.99.

How to Enter the Competition

For your chance to win this fabulous prize, we're looking for the best Handy Tip of the Month in the
'Handy Tips' Group on the Sixtyplusurfers Chat & Socialise page.

It could be a money saving suggestion such as a shopping tip or ways of reducing the money spent on your household bills. Or perhaps an inexpensive way to entertain the grandchildren or children during the long, cold winter days.

It could be a health, beauty or safety tip. Or perhaps a fashion idea? How about a cookery tip, your favourite recipe, or healthy eating idea.

Perhaps you have some household cleaning advice or a DIY idea. Maybe you have some craft and hobby ideas. Or things to make and do with your grandchildren.

It could be a gardening tip. Or pet care advice that you might be able to pass on. Perhaps you have a photography hint to help other readers to take better pictures. Or maybe you have some words of wisdom that have been passed on from a wise member of your family.

Whatever your handy tips, we'd love to hear about them.

Just send in your entry to the
'Handy Tips' Group which can be found 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.

click on Chat & Socialise and follow the prompts.

                Competitions & Letters

Win Poppy Goodies from Dotcomgiftshop

Win a Poppy Mug in a Box from Dotcomgiftshop

Sixtyplusurfers has teamed up with Dotcomgiftshop to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a Bundle of delightful Poppy Design Goodies including a Mug in a Box, Biscuit Barrel and Cake Carrier so that you can treat yourself to a delicious afternoon tea with cake and biscuits.

Floral patterns always bring happiness and cheer, so this pretty Mid Century Poppy design Mug in a Presentation Box will make a welcome gift for friends and family or a lovely way to enjoy a hot cup of tea, hot chocolate or coffee.

The Mug measures 9cm in height and 7.7cm in upper diameter. Dishwasher and microwave safe. The Mug is presented in a matching gift box with Poppy design. Price is £6.95.

Win a Mid Century Poppy Biscuit Barrel from Dotcomgiftshop

Keep your biscuits fresh and crisp in this gorgeous Mid Century Poppy Biscuit Barrel. Air tight with a neat matching lid with attractive Poppy design.


Use the biscuit barrel for storing all your favourite biscuits, crackers or cookies. Great for entertaining or family tea. Price is £9.95.

Win a Mid Century Poppy Cake Carrier from Dotcomgiftshop

Tupperware just isn't big enough to carry around a full sized cake, but with this wonderful Cake Carrier in Dotcomgiftshop's original Mid Century Poppy design you can take your bakes to friends and family trouble free. Simply pop the cloche over your cake and secure with the metal handles.

The Mid Century Poppy Cake Carrier has its own metal handles for secure transportation. Decorated with delightful poppies. Price is £29.95.

About Dotcomgiftshop

Dotcomgiftshop aims to put the magic and excitement back into gift and homeware shopping with the most comprehensive range of beautiful, contemporary, kitsch, cool and inspirational products available.

They offer customers a wide range of gifts for her and for him, exclusively designed or sourced by our in-house team. They are a little bit quirky, often quite kitsch but always incredibly stylish.

Visit  for the very best selection of gifts and home accessories fabulous and fun gift ideas for all.

  For Your Chance to Win

Tell us what does the Mid Century Poppy Cake Carrier use for secure transportation?

Tell us what does the Mid Century Poppy Cake Carrier use for secure transportation?

   a) Plastic hoops
   b) Metal handles
   c) Leather straps
   d) Wooden wheels

   To Enter the Competition

Tell us what does the Mid Century Poppy Cake Carrier use for secure transportation? Then send in your answer, together with your full name, postal address and telephone number to the Sixtyplusurfers email
address as shown below:

* Please label your entry
Poppy Goodies

          * This competition is open to
                   our UK readers only

Readers' Letters

Sixtyplusurfers Star Letter 

  Dear Sixtyplusurfers

I’ve had a very interesting and enjoyable hobby since 1995 that has given me some fabulous memories. The hobby of which I speak is ‘Comping’.

Back in ’95 you would see entry forms for competitions in supermarkets and other stores that usually required a tiebreaker consisting of a few words, answering a question like ‘Kellogg’s Cornflakes are the best because…’. Finding the entry forms was half the battle as they could be very hard to find, so I subscribed to Competitors’ Companion, a magazine where you could swap entry forms and find out about competitions being run.

After a few months I was starting to lose faith as I hadn’t won anything, but one morning as I was unblocking a drain, my wife, Suzy gave me the post, that included a LWE (Comping speak for a Long White Envelope. A good indicator of a possible prize win!) I opened it up and I’d won a £50 voucher at Somerfields! I’d answered the question ‘Florida grapefruit is good for you because…’ with

‘Sunshine breakfast, Tropical tea,
Essential in your diet, Packed with Vitamin C’

I was delighted with my first win and back then £50 meant filling a trolley up with all sorts of goodies. This spurred me on and over the next few months prizes were regularly rolling in. These included a washing machine, portable TV, sports bag and kit, and in 1996 a Quarter Final football ticket at the 96 Euros!

There also used to be back then a lot of Radio comps and one on LBC was to win £1000 by ringing in with a message that a celebrity may have on their answerphone. Each day was a different celebrity. I tried to get through for Father Christmas on Monday, Michael Jackson on Tuesday and The Queen on Wednesday, but couldn’t get through. Finally, on the Thursday, I managed to get a ringing tone for Miss Marple and immediately started writing a rhyming poem. The phone answered and they said I’d be on air after the ad break. In that time I managed to write this:

Thought I’d take a break and escape for a while,
A holiday in Egypt, solve a murder by the Nile,
‘Cos it really is no joke, it always seems to be,
That someone always croaks it, if they get too near to me,
So if you leave your number, I’ll get right back to you,
But, if you need a murder solving, three nines is your clue!

On the night it won me a Betacom answerphone and on Friday was picked as the winner of £1000! We were really on our uppers at that time and that Grand was really appreciated!

Since then I went on to win lots of prizes from a weekend in Florence to a Christmas Turkey! But, the pinnacle was in 2002. I’d had a terrible motorcycle accident whist working as a courier. I’d broken my left shin bone and right kneecap and thigh bone. I was off work for 10 months and unable to walk unaided for well over a year.

During this time, being pretty much house bound I entered lots of comps. One was in the local paper the Kent Messenger. You had to describe in 15 words or fewer how you’re environmentally friendly. The prize was a Honda Insight hybrid car worth £20,000! During this time we’d moved house and so I was shocked when one day I received a letter that had been redirected to our new address that said I’d won the star prize! I rang the number and was shaking as the lady on the other end of the phone told me I’d won and how they’d had trouble contacting me.

We collected the car from Howlett’s Wildlife Park near Canterbury as they were a sponsor of the competition. I couldn’t walk at the time but could stand up on my own for the picture that appeared in the paper. It was a really super car and we kept it for 6 years. My entry? It was:

Environment friendly products we choose,
Carefully considering (the) power we use,
Recycling, bicycling, supporting good zoos!

Other prizes I’ve won over the last 20 years include a Rolex watch, £333.33 cash (a 3rd share of £1000) Eurocamp holiday in the Loire, a Fitbit watch, electric toothbrush, Two nights in Stratford-upon-Avon, Luxury stay at the Gilpin Hotel, Tour of the Concorde and a go on the flight simulator with over night stay at a Hilton Hotel and lots of other smaller prizes too.

People often say “You’re so lucky”! But when you ask them how many competitions they’ve entered they invariably say “Oh, I never enter any competitions, I’m not lucky”. Luck plays a part but, you have to be in it to win it! I had a bad bike crash, that wasn’t very lucky but, I used that time to win a car, so maybe it was!

Comping now is a lot different. The internet has made a lot more comps available, but equally led to a lot more people entering them. Most comps are now simply require an email and name to enter, but ones that require the written word are still around. My wife and I compete with each other and in recent years she has been more successful than me!

This year alone she has won amongst other things a new kitchen sink and taps worth £750, £130 of unusual alcoholic drinks (handy for Christmas) and £450 worth of designer cushions, all with just an email and name to enter.

If you’re thinking of entering some online comps like this, it’s a good idea to create a separate email account as you will get a lot of spam, but hopefully a few winning emails too! It’s a really lovely hobby as you always have a little hope in your heart that a prize may come your way.

Despite entering hundreds of comps I’ve had a comping drought for over a year now, but I won’t give up. You never know what’s around the corner.

Christopher Harris, Sheerness

Dear Christopher

Thank you for telling us about your 'Comping' hobby and your amazing prize wins. Thank you also for sharing your advice and tips to help other readers to win prizes. It sounds like a very exciting hobby, especially when you have big wins or something you didn't expect.

Thank you also for sending in your photographs. It looks like you've had some great memories from comping and it's been lots of fun. I'm happy to tell you that your 'comping' drought is now over and you can celebrate 2017 with our prize.

We are delighted to let you know that you are the winner of this month's Star Letter Competition. Your prize is a Festive Feast Hamper from the RSPB worth £120.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor

  Dear Sixtyplusurfers


I just wanted to tell you about a magical visit to the tropical island of Martinique to visit my younger sister who I had not seen for 5 years. There was a promotion on an airline leaving from Paris to Martinique.

There were no flights direct from the UK. Sadly my partner needs a new hip, so did not want to come. But I begged him as I felt it was our last chance.

We arrived with a French Football team onboard! The heat hits you as you descend the plane stairs and the airport is a heaving mass of relatives come to greet their families. The French seem more family minded than us.

We were met by my sister and husband and taken to their home in the hills. They suggested a Rum Punch in the pool and forget about the time change of 5 hours. We did and relaxed finally. It was so beautiful waking up to all the birds calling and seeing the Hummingbirds dive in for their nectar feed. The plants grow so well and looked colourful and vibrant. The only danger is the mosquito with the Zika disease prevalent. So we covered up and sprayed ourselves accordingly.

We were taken to the beach & swam in the sea for an hour. The sea temperature being 28 degrees. We had a lovely picnic and more sightseeing of Mt. Pelee and the awful volcano eruption that killed everyone except the man in the stone jail. He lived to tell the tale. The capital was never the capital again but there is a very good museum there.

We did so much in our 2 weeks. Swimming in Josephine's bath, a safe shallow place where Josephine is meant to have bathed. We visited the Balata tropical gardens which were stunning.

We drove to the South and looked at the amazing H.M.S Diamond Rock where the British held out against the French. There was a superb viewing point for photos. Then on to the best beach to my mind, Les Salines, with crystal clear waters, golden sand and a huge bay to walk all that delicious food off. Swimming, floating, looking at the swaying palm trees seemed a different world from the winter in the UK.

Sadly it was time to fly back. My poor husband had terrible cramps and a sleepless night. Then we had to change airports and take the Navette shuttle and finally walk miles to the Flybe terminal. I had to get Wheelchair assistance for him. They are marvellous and if you need them, they are there for you.

Susie Groom, Devon

Dear Susie

Thank you for
sending in your lovely letter and sharing your photographs of Martinique. It looks like you had a fabulous time and it must have been wonderful for see your sister after so long.

We'd love to hear from other readers about their holidays, family and interesting places they have visited.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor

  Dear Sixtyplusurfers



In 2012, I won a poetry competition, which was run by a local bus company, here in Dorset. Entrants were asked to come up with a light hearted poem for Valentine's Day and the winning poem was going to be printed on thousands of cards and distributed to bus passengers on Valentine's Day.

I was over the moon when my poem was picked as the winning entry. I was presented with an array of prizes, which included Chocolates, flowers and free bus travel for a month. Most importantly, it was so exciting to see my poem printed on Valentine's Day cards.

It was a wonderful idea to run such a competition and it certainly made my Valentine's Day a memorable one. Here is my winning poem; I hope that you all enjoy reading it.

On this, the most romantic day,
This heartfelt message comes your way,
Because we feel the need to say,
You're special to us, in every way.

Whether you're a mother, a student, or an OAP,
If you're eighteen, sixty, or ninety three.
We think you're great, we love you dearly
And hope this little rhyme, expresses it clearly.

So, as you go about your day,
We hope we've sent some love your way.
Now there only remains one thing to say,
We wish you a very Happy Valentine's Day!

Alison Nuorto, Bournemouth

Dear Alison

Thank you for telling us about your prize win and sharing your fabulous photograph and poem.

It must have been so exciting to win the prize and see your poem printed on Valentine's Cards and distributed to bus passengers. The flowers, chocolates and free bus travel also sound a wonderful prize.

We'd love to hear from other readers who have won prizes, awards or made other special achievements.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor


Dear Sixtyplusurfers

'Tis the season to be jolly

A proud Grandparent watches her Granddaughter take the lead role in a new edition of the Angels in Bethlehem.

Whoops Daisy Angel with her halo askew she gets a little lost on the way to Bethlehem. Very good carol singing too.

It was a joy to watch all the little ones bravely on stage in front of quite an audience.

Susie Groom, Devon

Dear Susie

What an adorable photo. How lovely to watch your granddaughter take the lead role in her nativity play. It must have been very special, and brought a tear to your eye.

Thank you for sharing your cute picture. You must be so proud.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor


Dear Sixtyplusurfers

I thought I'd share my wintery snap of a seaside Robin with you all.

It was so good of him to pose in front of the sea view for me...!

Rachel Brown

Dear Rachel

Thank you for sharing your lovely winter snap of a seaside robin. What a friendly, cheery bird he is!

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor


Dear Sixtyplusurfers

Normally these deckchairs look so inviting. Not today, though, as the bitter east wind swept along the front at Seaford, urging my husband and me to keep walking, heads down, hands in pockets, until we reached Splash Point.

We enjoyed our winter walk more in retrospect than in reality, back home in the comfort of our own fireside.

Anne Bostwick

Dear Anne

It looks like you had quite a bracing walk! I'm sure Seaford is lovely in the sunshine. But at least you had some fresh air and a chance to admire the sea and the beach.

There's nothing better after a long walk then sitting in front of the fireside with a hot cup of tea and some biscuits, and relaxing knowing that you've had some fresh air and exercise.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor


Dear Sixtyplusurfers

I just thought I would write and tell you
About something I received in the post
It's nothing exciting or glamorous
Just something that excited me most.

Now I know what your probably thinking
Is it a Xmas prezzy come early?
Gut it was nothing like that at all
Though it did make me feel very "girly".

It's been a while since I've had one of these
In fact it's been many a year
They just don't make them like this any more
I say while shedding a tear

I wonder if you've guessed what it is yet?
It's something that's made me feel better
What with all our technology and emails
It's a real handwritten letter!

Patricia Pacewicz, High Wycombe

Dear Patricia

Thank you for sending in your wonderful poem. How true, it's so rare that we get handwritten letters any more, and they are definitely a real treat.

I used to love writing to my step-grandmother as a child who lived in Italy and receiving her handwritten letters which often included little carefully chosen gifts.

Does anyone write to each other any more? Is it a lost art? What do other readers think?

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor

Dear Sixtyplusurfers

A Funny thing happened to me at the Zoo!

Hi, my name is Paul Bennett, aged 67, now retired. I'd love to tell you my story about a trip to Drayton Manor Park with my wife and two friends. We discovered that the park had a zoo, very nice in fact, and whilst walking around we noticed a group of people gathered around a cage, then all of a sudden they would rush back.

Curious to see what all the fuss was about, me, my wife and two friends walked up to the front of the cage whereupon we came across 3 chimpanzees who were strolling around, one large adult male had his hand behind his back. All of a sudden the adult male rushed up to the bars, flung the contents of his hand into the crowd, and thud, to my astonishment a huge amount of chimp pooh landed smack in the middle of my chest.

My wife and friends were in stitches, me with my hands in air, didn't know what to do, the crowd were laughing, it was so embarrassing. We had no tissues, so my wife picked up large amounts of grass and wiped me down.

Unfortunately as it had started to rain I couldn't discard my kagool which meant I was to walk around
smelling of chimp pooh! I shall remember this incident for the rest of my life.

Paul Bennett, Burton on Trent

Dear Paul

What a funny story. I think that chimp had an interesting sense of humour!

It's great that you can remember the incident and laugh about it now.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor


Please use our New Email address for Competitions

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

It is:

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

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

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

Closing date for this month's competitions is 31st January 2017 - so don't forget to enter.

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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.

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         February 2017 issue

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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

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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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   Sixtyplusurfers Competition 

  Win a Marea Watch

Win a Marea Watch from

Sixtyplusurfers has teamed up with online watch retailer  to offer two lucky readers the chance to win a Marea watch. Choose from the woman's Rose Gold Watch or the man's Black sturdy timepiece.

The woman’s timepiece is a gorgeously on-trend rose gold watch with delicate crystals set into the dial, and at each point on the clock-face. Featuring a powerful quartz battery and is water resistant up to 30 metres, the Marea Ladies’ watch is as practical as it is glamorous.

The shimmering rose gold metal of the strap matches that of the dial for a beautifully uniform effect. The hands are graceful rose-gold and are detailed minutely, with white inlays on both the minute and hour hands. Included on the dial is a tiny window displaying the date: another sophistication of this chic watch. The watch is valued at £55.

Win a Marea Men's Watch

The man’s watch is a sturdy timepiece. The case is plated with stunning PVD rose gold and is set into a black case featuring a black dial with large rose gold embellishments. It features three intricate sub-dials, detailing the date, day of the week and seconds in the same rose gold tone.

Each hand on the sub-dials are wonderfully unique, the day dial rose gold with a white in-lay, the seconds dial red with a white in-lay, and the date dial pure rose gold. The tiny accents of colour add to an already striking dial. With a strong quartz battery, and water resistance up to 50 metres, the Marea Men’s watch is substantial enough to withstand all kinds of duress. The soft matte rubber strap offsets the shine of the dial and makes for a modern, fresh timepiece. The watch is valued at £70.

Known for their excellent selection, has more than 200 brands in various price ranges to suit everyone’s budget and various styles. Brands include the likes of Casio, GUESS, Marc Jacobs, Raymond Weil, Oris, Michael Kors, Hugo Boss, Olivia Burton, UNKNOWN, just to name a handful. And now is a leader in online jewellery with brands ranging from Ted Baker, Lola Grace, Anne Klein to Links of London, Thomas Sabo and Disney Couture.

For more information visit the website at

   For Your Chance to Win

Tell us what type of battery is featured in both the men's and women's watches from Marea?

    a) Lithium
    b) Quartz
    c) Alkaline
    d) Magnesium

 To Enter the Competition

Tell us what type of battery is featured in both the men's and women's watches from Marea? Then send in your answer, together with your choice of watch (men's or women's) your full name, postal address and telephone number to
the Sixtyplusurfers email address
as shown below:

* Please label your entry Marea
Watch  Competition

     * This competition is open to our
                      UK visitors only


Sixtyplusurfers Newsletter Competition

Win a Ravensburger Puzzle Bundle

Win a Lighthouse at Night 3D Puzzle from Ravensburger

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 a Ravensburger Puzzle Bundle worth £50.

This fabulous bundle includes a Lighthouse at Night 3D Puzzle, a Kitten and Cupcakes Puzzle and a Puzzle Handy to store away your puzzles and keep the pieces safe and tidy while they are not in use.

Lighthouse at Night 3D Puzzle

This stunning Lighthouse at Night Puzzle gives you all the fun of completing a 3D Puzzle® with the additional benefit of having a light as well to make it realistic and attractive when finished. The plastic puzzle is cut into 216 shaped pieces that fit together perfectly to form a Lighthouse shaped puzzle when complete.

Measuring almost 40cm tall, the completed puzzle will look stunning on display on the enclosed rock shaped base. Each piece is numbered on the back, which makes it really easy to assemble the puzzle. The box contains the puzzle, two light bulbs and a display stand, but the batteries are not included. Requires 3 x 1.5V AA batteries.

Kitten and Cupcakes Puzzle

Win a Kitten and Cupcakes Puzzle from Ravensburger

This charming and super-cute scene depicts three tabby kittens investigating the shelves of a pretty blue Welsh Dresser. One kitten sits in a pink mixing bowl, while the other two have found comfy seats amongst the dainty dishes, pots, jugs, tins and storage boxes. The dresser is garlanded with beautiful bunting, and the whole scene has a strong vintage feel. Will it all look so perfect once the kittens decide to move? There's plenty of colour and detail here to entertain and delight puzzle fans and cat lovers!

Ravensburger puzzles are a perfect way to relax after a long day or for family fun on a rainy day. The superiority of a Ravensburger puzzle is renowned. Be one of the millions to experience a whole new world of puzzling fun with Ravensburger quality products. Every one of the pieces is unique and fully interlocking. The quality is enhanced by the vast array of shapes made by specially handcrafted tools, one of the many ways that Ravensburger shows its passion for excellence.

Puzzle Handy

Win a Puzzle Handy from Ravensburger

Puzzle Handy is a foldaway puzzle board, suitable for assembling most 1000 and 500 piece jigsaws. Manufactured from top quality FSC board, Puzzle Handy unfolds to measure 80cm x 57cm. Assembly is simple, just unfold the board, add one of the plastic securing brackets on each side to make the board rigid, and start your puzzle!

Puzzle Handy is printed with a neutral non-glare background colour, and includes dotted guidelines showing the approximate finished sizes of Ravensburger 500 and 1000 piece puzzles (49 x 36cm and 70 x 50cm respectively). Use the guidelines to help you ensure your puzzle is centrally located on the board, which can be a great help with the jigsaw building process. When you've finished your puzzle and want to put the Puzzle Handy away, just remove the securing brackets, refold the board and pop it back into the storage box provided!

For more information about Ravensburger visit

 For Your Chance to Win
The Ravensburger Bundle

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:

One lucky winner chosen from 'the hat' will win a Ravensburger Puzzle Bundle including a Lighthouse at Night 3D Puzzle, a Kitten and Cupcakes Puzzle and a Puzzle Handy.

* 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!

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Sixtyplusurfers Facebook Competition

Win a Speech Bubble Light from Prezzybox

Win a Speech Bubble Light from Prezzybox

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

We're offering one lucky reader the chance to win a Speech Bubble Light to brighten up your home and bring a bit of fun into your life.

Win a Speech Bubble Light from Prezzybox

Speak your mind with the Speech Bubble Light! With no need for any acetate prints, this wipeable write-on box is an awesome addition to any home.

Leave notes, greet guests or simply write on creative quotes! Now you can write all of your messages and reminders on this clever little light.

The Speech Bubble Light includes a pen and stencils

The face of the light is shaped in a fun and comic speech bubble. It even includes stylish stencils for even better handwritten messages.

The light is ideal for your home and even your office, to both brighten up a room and to keep all your notes. You could even use it just to doodle on!

Features include:

Win a Speech Bubble Light from Prezzybox

· Fun, creative design
· Easy to wipe clean
· Comes with marker pen
· Also includes a stencil
· Requires 6 x AA batteries (not included)

The Speech Bubble Light is brand new and only £19.95 from

 How to Enter the Competition

For your chance to win the Speech Bubble Light from Prezzybox in the Sixtyplusurfers Facebook Competition just click on the Sixtyplusurfers Facebook page and tell us why you would like to win this fantastic prize!

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

The best entry will win the prize.

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

             * Please label your entry
        Speech Bubble Light Competition

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

Enter our Chat & Socialise Competition

Win a Navy Storage Bench with from Sue Ryder worth £89.99. For your chance to win, send in the best Handy Tip of the Month to the 'Handy Tips' Group on the Sixtyplusurfers Chat and Socialise page.

Win a Navy Storage Bench with from Sue Ryder worth £89.99. For your chance to win, send in the best Handy Tip of the Month to the 'Handy Tips' Group on the Sixtyplusurfers Chat and Socialise page

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

Win a Trip to Croatia from Silver Travel

This month Silver Travel are offering an 8 day trip for two to the Istrian Riviera, exploring the wonders of Croatia, courtesy of Cosmos Tours & Cruises.

Silver Travel are offering an 8 day trip for two to the Istrian Riviera, exploring the wonders of Croatia, courtesy of Cosmos Tours & Cruises

Silver Travel are offering an 8 day trip for two to the Istrian Riviera, exploring the wonders of Croatia, courtesy of Cosmos Tours & Cruises

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

PetSafe® Treats for your Cat and Dog

Win an Automatic Ball Launcher for one reader and a Sedona Pet Fountain from PetSafe® for a second reader.

Win an Automatic Ball Launcher for one reader and a Sedona Pet Fountain from PetSafe® for a second reader

Win an Automatic Ball Launcher for one reader and a Sedona Pet Fountain from PetSafe® for a second reader


Click on the Pet Care page to enter the competition.

Keep warm with this elegant prize

Win a beautiful Printed Wrap from Damart.

Win a beautiful Printed Wrap from Damart

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

Revive Yourself with this Prize

Win a 30 Day 'Starter' Perfect Balance Kit including Women's Health Duo and Tummy Tea worth £100.

Win a 30 Day 'Starter' Perfect Balance Kit including Women's Health Duo and Tummy Tea worth £100


Click on the Winter Health page to enter the competition.


A Fabulous Family Games Bundle

Win a Fabulous New Year's Family Games Bundle from Drumond Park including Dig In!, All Star Family Fortunes and Wordsearch! We've got two games bundles to give away!

Win a Fabulous New Year's Family Games Bundle from Drumond Park including Dig In!, All Star Family Fortunes and Wordsearch!


Click on the Our Friends page to enter the competition.

A Wintery Game for all the Family

Win Carcassonne Winter Edition from Esdevium Games. We've got two to give away!

Win Carcassonne Winter Edition from Esdevium Games


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

A Fresh Breath Bag of Goodies

Win a Fresh Breath Goody Bag from The Breath Company including Fresh Breath Oral Rinse Mild Mint & Icy Mint, Fresh Breath Toothpaste Mild Mint, Dry Mouth Lozenges Mandarin Mint, and Fresh Breath Chewing Gum.

Win a Fresh Breath Goody Bag from The Breath Company including Fresh Breath Oral Rinse Mild Mint & Icy Mint, Fresh Breath Toothpaste Mild Mint, Dry Mouth Lozenges Mandarin Mint, and Fresh Breath Chewing Gum


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


Get Crafty and Creative this Winter

Win DYLON Fabric Goodies including Two Pillowcases and a selection of fabric dyes.

Win DYLON Fabric Goodies including Two Pillowcases and a selection of fabric dyes

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

A Great New Album by Squeeze

Win Cradle To The Grave by Squeeze. We've got three to give away!

Win Cradle To The Grave by Squeeze

Win Cradle To The Grave by Squeeze


Click on the Music page to enter the competition.

       Reader Offer
 Bearfaced Groceries

Get 25% off your first order at Bearfaced Groceries

Get 25% off your first order of Bearfaced Groceries with our special Sixtyplusurfers offer.

Just order your groceries online from and use the code SixtyPlus2017 at the checkout.

Find out more about Bearfaced Groceries on the Food & Drink page.

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    Your Competition
       Entries a Title!

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

Don't forget to label all Sixtyplusurfers competition entries with 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
Carcassonne Competition.

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.

Tell us if you are moving or have changed address

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 January!


Good luck!


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:

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: 

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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.

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


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

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