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Write our Star Letter

Win a Stunning Opulence Bouquet


Win a stunning Opulence Bouquet from Rainbow Flowers & Gifts

We want to hear from Sixtyplusurfers! Write this month's Star Letter and you could win this stunning Opulence Bouquet worth £43.99!

Fashionable and fabulous, this opulent bouquet comprises rich jewel-tone blooms and berries encased in lush palm leaves for a truly mesmerising display that will brighten any home during the winter months. To make the bouquet even more luxurious, a box of miniature Belgian chocolates, three butterfly picks and a glass vase are also included. One lucky winner will receive this gorgeous bouquet on a day of their choice during January.

When it comes to creating the right impression, Rainbow Flowers & Gifts offer a selection of fresh flower bouquets to cater for a host of occasions throughout the year. Premier ‘Opulence’ Bouquet is available to order now from their Christmas range with prices starting at just £34.99. Each bouquet is arranged by hand, beautifully presented and finished with a bow, secured inside a decorative box and delivered straight to your loved one’s door with a gift card containing your personal greeting.

There are many other inspiring gifts to cater for Christmas and a host of occasions throughout the year.

To find out more and view the entire Christmas gift range visit www.rainbowflowers.co.uk, where you’ll find fresh and silk flowers, indoor and outdoor plants, hard-to-find fragrances, baby gifts, helium balloons, jewellery, collectible figurines, books and audio CDs, and much, much more.

Azalea Tree

Azalea Tree on offer at only £34.99

This exceptional azalea plant stands 2ft tall in a complementary cachepot and arrives smothered in buds poised to burst into the most beautiful flowers that will practically hide the foliage. The plant is evergreen, low-maintenance and retains its Christmas tree shape.

12 Days of Christmas Biscuit Barrel

12 Days of Christmas Biscuit Barrel £19.99

Preserved Winter Wonder Wreath

Preserved Winter Wonder Wreath on offer at £19.99

Silk Lily of the Valley

Silk Lily of the Valley £21.99

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

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

Or call 0844 557 8090.

 To Enter the Competition

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

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

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

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

Win a Sixtyplusurfers Fridge Magnet!

Win a Sixtyplusurfers Fridge Magnet

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

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

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

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

Readers' Letters
Have Your Say!

Dear Sixtyplusurfers



I had resigned my self to being grandmother to two dogs and a cat (the dogs behave like children) when my younger daughter announced that she was pregnant at 38. She knew it was going to be a boy but did not have further tests, because come what may she wanted this baby.

Even when she and the baby’s father split. Elijah was born just over a year ago, his lungs were not matured so he stayed in the special baby unit for almost 3 weeks, during this time he was diagnosed as having Downs Syndrome.

After being hospital for around 2 weeks he kept rubbing his face until he dislodged the tubes feeding him oxygen, this gave me confidence that he wouldn’t have too much difficulty as he grew up.

One year on my daughter has worked hard with him, she takes him swimming regularly, her lounge is filled with stimulating baby toys which Elijah loves to play with. He was a bit late sitting up, he can now crawl at some speed when he sees something he wants to play with – often the cat! He loves nuzzling into the cat while the cat stands patiently allowing him to grab her.

We visited Stockeld Park for his birthday where he decided he would like his Grandpa’s chips and baked beans instead of the food my daughter had prepared. Straight after lunch he fell asleep, and slept the whole of the walk!!

The following day (Halloween) we took him to Harewood House, my daughter had dressed him in a pumpkin outfit, so he was the centre of attention and loved every minute of it. My daughter has been campaigning for Downs not to be “put in a box” and assumed to have learning difficulties. He is an absolute delight.

His arrival has brought so much joy to our family with his cheeky grin. My message is – Having downs is not the end of the world!


Gwen Puckrin


Dear Gwen

Thank you for telling us about Elijah and sharing your picture. He is absolutely adorable.

You must be so proud of your daughter and your lovely grandson.

Downs is definitely not the end of the world, but a new start. You have a beautiful little child to enjoy together.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Deputy Editor

 

Dear Sixtyplusurfers 



I just wanted to let you know what a difference a pet has made to me! I got my cocker spaniel Penny after a few years of feeling lonely and what can I say? Not any more!

I have never had a pet of my own before and the bond I share with this little pooch has taken me by surprise. She’s a bright and lively dog who enjoys looooong walks through the countryside near our home, but to me she is the most faithful companion.

She sits on my legs each evening and snuggles right in close to me – so close I feel that if she could get inside my skin she would!

She really was and is the best tonic for me and deciding to get her was the best decision I’ve ever made.

I’ve attached a picture of my little darling. x

Kate Deakin, Cheshire


Dear Jan
 
Thank you for telling us Penny, she is absolutely adorable.

It's wonderful to hear that Penny has brought you so much happiness. Those lovely walks together in the countryside sound very special.


Jenny Itzcovitz, Deputy Editor

 

Dear Sixtyplusurfers 

I attended a grammar school which was situated in Spitalfields market which at the time was a wholesale fruit market but has now gone upmarket selling vintage clothing, world food etc. Celebrities such as Dan Cruickshank and Tracy Emin live there. The school? It has disappeared as the area has been redeveloped like most of London over the last 40 years.

The school was a unisex grammar school. We girls concentrated on gaining GCE's, Secretarial skills were only taught in the sixth form. I left school before that. My first job was in the publicity department of Hutchinson Publishers, in Great Portland Street, W1.

I was taken on as a clerk typist however, being unable to type I was sent on a typing course with Sight and Sound in the evening. During the day I was given general office duties, making tea or coffee for the authors, delivering review copies of books to the various newspapers in Fleet Street by taxi, and if there was any spare time I was allowed to read the galley copies of forthcoming titles. I was in heaven!!!

Hutchinson's authors, a colourful crowd, included Frederick Forsyth whose Day of the Jackal had just been published with the Odessa File in galley format. Barbara Cartland was a regular visitor, carrying a little dog and doling out jars of wheatgerm and honey. Her face fascinated me, I had never seen someone of her age so beautifully made up, it was her false eyelashes that I couldn't help staring at as they were only fixed to half the upper eyelid on the outside edge.

I met Sir Atholl Oakley, the all-in wrestler, whose autobiography was entitled Blue Blood on the Mat and told the tale of Wrestling in the UK but widened my horizons so that I understood what the Queensbury rules were and how they came about.

The author who made the greatest impression on me was Dennis Wheatley, whose body of work included The Devil Rides Out, The Haunting of Roger Ackroyd and many more. His books had been made into films by Hammer which at the time was a major name in the British film industry.

There were many of Mr Wheatley's books in the cupboard in the office, some in hardback others in paperback editions. I often found myself reading these as I was a voracious rather than a discerning author at the time, but it was the man himself who fascinated me, his military service his writing career and his lifestyle. He was undoubtedly a man of his time and class.

At the time I didn't realise how lucky I was, or indeed how well I was treated. I had friends who learned to type in typing pools under the steely eyes of supervisor who inspected their nails and did not allow them to speak, other friends went to clothing factories and learned to use a sewing machine by using a machine minus its thread to punch holes in intricate patterns thus demonstrating the promise of sewing in a straight line.

Not only was I being paid to read, being taught to type, being paid for swanning around London, but I was also in the heart of the West End, able to visit shops in my lunch hour so I could keep an eye on the changing fashions, but I was given luncheon vouchers too.

Then when I left Hutchinson I walked straight into a better paid job. Those were the days of full employment. I have had many jobs since then, eventually I trained as a social worker as I realised my forte was working with people. In my career I may have gained job satisfaction and felt in some instances I may have made a difference. Nevertheless I can truthfully say I have never had such an enjoyable job as that very first on with Hutchinson's.

Lynda Avery, Powys


Dear Lynda
 
Thank you for telling us about your school and your first job at Hutchinson's. It sounded very exciting. Especially meeting Barbara Cartland - she must have been quite a character with her false eyelashes and little dog in her arms.

Working in such a glamorous job must have been so much fun. And wonderful that you have had other interesting jobs since.

We'd love to hear about other readers first jobs and what made them special.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Deputy Editor

 

Dear Sixtyplusurfers 

I managed to save just over £200 and I didn’t even miss it. My empty demi-john bottle was standing idle crying out for something to go in it, and I seemed to have a purse full of copper and 5p pieces which needed to be lighter as it was very heavy.

The change that was in my purse didn’t even cover the bottom. But next time I had quite a bit of change. I put it in the bottle and 2 years later, my bottle is full to the top with £206.27.

I have now started filling up a huge margarine tub with coins. I will take it to my bank and get them to take it off my hands.

My own bank will take it, but banks I am not in or a member of will only take 5 bags. As you can imagine it's very heavy so I may have to take bit by bit, I think.

Audrey Naylor, Wakefield

Dear Audrey

You have collected a lot of money. What a great idea to save up your coins, as you don't notice the money going that way!

I wonder what you will spend it on?

Jenny Itzcovitz, Deputy Editor

 

Dear Sixtyplusurfers

Optimism or Pessimism

Having reached the age of 70 in October, I decided to make some lifestyle changes :

Stop smoking with the aid of Ecigs, lose weight, get out more.

Unfortunately, 2 days later I went down with shingles and now it would appear I have a thyroid deficiency.

OPTIMISM - carry on, things can only get better.

PESSIMISM - things always happen in threes so what is next?

DECISION - Carry on, have as much fun as possible and don’t be miserable

Life is what happens when you are making other plans

Margaret Spick

Dear Margaret

That's great that you have made those important life changes. Keep up the good work!

I am sorry to hear about the shingles and thyroid deficiency. I wish you better.

I do agree, keeping positive always helps. Good luck with it all and have a very Happy Christmas.

Kitty Jacobs, Letters & Admin
 

Dear Sixtyplusurfers

A Poem to Remind us to Feed the Birds in the Colder Months

Robins, tits, thrushes too
In the garden just for you
Daily antics, gymnastic tricks
Everything done by the adventurous tits
Hopping, bobbing, singing tune
Everyday and afternoon
Feeding, bathing, hunting homes
Jenny wren, she wanders and roams
Dark black blackbird hunts a mate
Stands and sings upon the gate
Starlings with their winter plume
Brighten up the winter gloom
Collared doves, wood pigeons too
Eat and eat as is their due
The magpie flies and wags its tail
Fighting through the winter's gale
Sparrows, hedge and house both two
Love to sing and sit upon the flue
The waterfall in the garden pond
Has many a bird creating a bond
With the frozen water and frozen fields
The birds all know where they will find their yield
Seeds and nuts, fatballs and bread
The birds know where they'll find their winter spread

Vivian Allman

Dear Vivian

Thank you for sending in your lovely winter poem

What a beautiful reminder to feed our garden birds.

Melissa Braiden, Letters & Admin

Dear Sixtyplusurfers

Thank You

Timeline General Interest

My Timeline General Interest game has just arrived, which I won as a prize in the October issue of Sixtyplusurfers.

Thank you so much, I’m looking forward to an afternoon of fun when our son and his family visit. So quick as well, was very surprised and pleased.

Jill Gosden

Dear Jill

Thank you for letting us know your Timeline game arrived so quickly. I have passed on your thanks to our sponsor, Esdevium Games.

I hope you enjoy playing the game with your son and his family.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Deputy Editor

Competition Winners
From the November
issue of Sixtyplusurfers

The Winner of the Solar Weather Station from Suttons Seeds is:
Carolyn Corrin, Southport
The answer is Paul Hollywood because he is a chef, and all the other celebrities featured were gardeners

The Winner of the Jam Classic Wireless Speaker and Jam Transit Bluetooth Headphones is:
Stephen Woodbridge, Brighton
The answer is Michael Bublé 

The Winner of the Dremel Micro Tool for Crafts & Hobbies is:
Andrea Williams, Milton Keynes
T
he answer is 250 grams

The Two Winners of the Faux Fur Mitten and Scarf Set from Damart are:
Gillian Hitchen, Swinton and Kerry Lethbridge, Epsom
The answer is Faux Fur

The Three Winners of the So...? Fragrance are:
Maureen Moss, Dorchester; Laura Stirk, Merseyside and Pamela Salmons, Barnsley
The answer is Fiona Bruce

The Winner of the Bundle of Four games from Esdevium Games is:
Steph Lovatt, Shropshire
T
he answer is The Beatles

The Three Winners of the SHOUT! Game from Drumond Park are:
Hannah Igoe, Lincoln; Corinne Harvey, Stoke on Trent and Stephen Little, Harrow
T
he answer is Lulu

The Winner of The Complete Global Albums Collection from Johnny Mathis is:
Abigail Brooks, Bognor Regis
The answer is 13 CDs

The Three Winners of Aretha Franklin Sings The Great Diva Classics on DVD are:
David Allen, London; Allan Wilson, Edinburgh; Sarah Bond, Eastbourne
The answer is 18 Grammy Awards

The Five Winners of The Sixties DVD are:
Susan Jarrett, York; Michael O'Sullivan, Hanwell; Carol Atkinson, Southampton; Steven Morris, Southwell; and Sandra Anderton, Newmarket
The answer is Tom Hanks

The Winner of the Star letter is:

Philippa Hartley, Bristol
Trudy wins a Virginia Hayward ‘Winter Basket’ Hamper of food and wine

The Winner of the Sixtyplusurfers Newsletter Competition is:
Gillian Graham, Penzance
The prize is a Martell Cognac Discovery Pack

The Winner of £250 of Bonusbond Multi Store Vouchers is:
Kendra Florence, North Yorkshire

The Winner of a Play Shop and Theatre from John Crane is:
Nancy Bradford, Daventry

The Ten Winners of a Box of EyeBar Chocolates to help you improve your eyesight are:
Ian Davidson, Billericay; Emma Lewis, Oldham; Sophie Johnson, Suffolk; Jackie Khouri, Thame; Kath Robinson, Ambleside; Tracy Baldwin, Royton; Sarah Davies, Manchester; G Ashworth, Melton Mowbray; Audrey Tebbs, Lincolnshire; Patricia McClymont, Edinburgh

The Winner of £100 of Marks & Spencer Vouchers from A Vogel is:
Helen Greaves, Newcastle upon Tyne
The Two Winners of the £50 Marks & Spencer Vouchers are:
Ruth Dawson, Nottinghamshire and Janice Nurser, Weston-Super-Mare

The  Winner of the Three Jigsaws from Gibsons including Downton Abbey, Christmas Market and An Apple a Day for the best entry in our Jigsaw Puzzles Group on the Sixtyplusurfers Chat & Socialise page is:
'Carolann99'


The Winner of the Heat 'n' Eat Popcorn Maker from Mustard in the Sixtyplusurfers Facebook Competition is
Barbara Bunning, Darlington

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:

murraysixtyplus@hotmail.com
jennyitz@hotmail.com

 

Contact Sixtyplusurfers

Contact Sixtyplusurfers

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

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

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

The Sixtyplusurfers Team

The Sixtyplusurfers Team

Contact us by email:

Murray Jacobs
Editor

murraysixtyplus@hotmail.com 

Jenny Itzcovitz
Deputy Editor

jennyitz@hotmail.com

Kitty Jacobs
Letters and Admin

sixtypluscomp@hotmail.co.uk

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

 

 Visit our New Chat
 and Socialise Page

Visit the Sixtyplusurfers Chat & Socialise page

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

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

FREE of Charge to Join

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

       Win a George
Foreman Health Grill


Win a George Foreman Health Grill


This month we've got a brand new competition on the Sixtyplusurfers
Chat & Socialise page. We're giving away a George Foreman Health Grill, so you can cook delicious healthy meals to perfection.

How to Enter the Competition

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

To go straight to the Photo Gallery click on Fast Click to Photo Gallery

Then follow the prompts to post your photos on our page. Here are some ideas for photos that you might like to send in:

You might have some lovely pictures of your grandchildren, family or friends. Perhaps you have a picture of your pets or wildlife.

Maybe you have some holiday pictures or photos of a park or gardens that you have recently visited.

Perhaps you have recently had a family celebration, anniversary or party. Or something to make us smile and brighten up our page.

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

Join the
Chat & Socialise page

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

Just
click on Chat & Socialise and follow the prompts.
 

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.
 

Questions & Enquiries about Sixtyplusurfers

Questions & Enquiries about Sixtyplusurfers

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

Jenny Itzcovitz
Tel: 0208 357 2540

jennyitz@hotmail.com


Murray Jacobs
Tel: 0208 440 3340

murraysixtyplus@hotmail.com

  

                Competitions & Letters

Win a Doro PhoneEasy® 632 Mobile Phone

Win a Doro PhoneEasy® 632 Mobile Phone

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

 

Spot the Odd One

Out Competition


Santa Claus
Easter Bunny
Rudolf Reindeer Christmas Elf

  a) Santa Claus
  b) Easter Bunny
  c) Rudolph Reindeer
  d) Christmas Elf

 

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

Win a Doro PhoneEasy® 632 Mobile Phone

Win a Doro PhoneEasy® 632 Mobile Phone


Sixtyplusurfers has teamed up with Doro to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a PhoneEasy® 632 in stylish black for Christmas.

The Doro PhoneEasy® 632 is the latest 3G feature phone from the world leader in easy-to-use mobiles for seniors. This stylish and curvaceous clamshell device provides the perfect bridge for those looking to experience smarter technology, without migrating to a smartphone.

This innovative handset is true to Doro DNA, it is exceptionally easy and intuitive for the user, offering a host of assistive design elements. It comes with large well-spaced buttons, an assistance button on the underside, a large crystal clear screen and adjustable fonts. The device has extra loud and clear sounds and is hearing aid compatible. This super stylish device adds further sophistication with a ‘hidden’ external LED display on the front. It reveals itself to show information including the time, new messages, incoming calls and battery status.

Doro PhoneEasy® 632

The defining feature of the Doro PhoneEasy® 632, differentiating it from other easy feature phones, is the integral email client – which displays messages in the same format as SMS. This gives the user increased confidence to use emails as it builds on their familiarity with text messaging – a communication tool many seniors are already comfortable with. This method also strips out rich data to minimise the cost of using email.

My Doro Manager, the company’s remote access cloud-based management service, allows the user or helpful family members to add content like contacts and pictures to the device. This cloud manager also ensures that all the devices data and pictures can be backed up securely.

The Doro PhoneEasy® 632 has GPS and compass functions

For people who enjoy walking, and want an easy mobile, this device is ideal. It has GPS and compass functions, which are intuitive and accessible, to encourage the user to explore by generating concise on screen directions - to ‘point-the-way’. Other useful functions include a 2mp camera with video and a live weather forecast on the home screen.

If you’re not lucky enough to win, the Doro PhoneEasy® 632 is priced from £70 on PAYG and is available nationwide from Vodafone UK.

To find out more about the Doro range visit www.doro.co.uk
 

How to Enter the Competition

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

* Please label your entry Doro PhoneEasy Christmas Competition

 

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

 

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

 

We do not accept automated entries to Sixtyplusurfers Competitions

* This competition is open to our
UK readers only

 

Readers' Letters

Sixtyplusurfers Star Letter 

  Dear Sixtyplusurfers

 

 

I would love to tell my love story to Sixtyplusurfers because its slightly unusual and may give mature readers hope if they are searching for love, friendship, happiness.

I was married for 30 years to my childhood sweetheart and thought after this long in a marriage with lots of happy memories and having 3 lovely daughters together, we would be together forever. But alas we grew apart and he discovered the grass was greener with another lady, so we parted.

 

I was devastated naturally and blamed myself for a very long time, but one day thought....lets go on a dating website and see who is looking for fun, friendship and a laugh.


 

I messaged a few and nearly all replied. Some were funny, some serious, some wanted to meet straight away, but I politely declined and they understood without being pushy.

Some were interesting, all took an interest in what I had to write, in fact I had many happy hours getting to know potential dates. I always followed the advice of the website when it came to meeting a person to keep myself safe, but to be honest every date I had the person was polite, friendly, interested in me
and exactly as their profile read.

There is a happy ending....George and I met one morning after chatting on line for a few weeks and hit it off straight away. We are similar in age, have the same hobbies, both work in the medical business and live 4 miles away from each other. We have been dating for 16 months and although Its early days yet, we feel on line dating has helped us enormously.




George is a ski instructor and I had been skiing once before so we went last March and last July he whisked me away to Venice, somewhere I had always wanted to go and it was just so romantic.

We are both looking forward to sharing our first Xmas together and perhaps many more to come.

Philippa Hartley, Bristol


Dear Philippa

Thank you for telling us about how you found love online. What a lovely story. We wish you and George a very happy Christmas and many more to come.

We are delighted to let you know that you are the winner of our Star Letter. The prize is a Virginia Hayward ‘Winter Basket’ Hamper of food and wine. We hope you enjoy it.

Murray Jacobs, Editor
 

  Dear Sixtyplusurfers

 

 

I have recently just come back from Scotland after staying in Arran Oaks apartment in a small town in Scotland called North Berwick. North Berwick is a small town which as a fishing harbour, a big golf course and beaches.

For such a small town it is great because there was walks right on your doorstep and there are also a lot of food places in walking distance. The apartment was so warm and cosy and was extra special. I have some photos of this lovely apartment.



When I stayed in North Berwick in Scotland I also visited Edinburgh. When I was there I managed to find the time in visiting three different attractions which were Edinburgh castle, the palace and the cathedral. I believe the castle would be better in the summer as that time of the year they will probably have more outdoors. Due to the windy conditions it was impossible for there to be the same stuff there that they would have in the summer.

The palace that I visited was the palace that Mary queen of Scot used to live in. Visiting this attraction was very interesting because I got to look at the different rooms and they had phones which involved you pressing a room number and having information about that room.



I thought this was a bit different and unique and really enjoyed learning about the palace in this particular way. The Cathedral was also really good because they had a lot of information to view so you go to know about the cathedral better.


This was a great 3 night break and I would love to visit North Berwick again.

Kiran Parry, Aberdare

Dear Kiran
 
Thank you for telling us about your holiday to North Berwick. It sounds like you had a great time.

We'd love to hear from other readers about recent holidays and interesting places to visit.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Deputy Editor
 

  Dear Sixtyplusurfers

 

 

My father was a market gardener by trade, and I've always been really keen to follow in his footsteps and grow my own veg.

In the past I have dabbled in container gardening and had some success with tomatoes, salad leaves and other small plants. But this year I decided I wanted to try my hand at a few larger crops, so, I knew I'd have to set about making some raised beds!

I didn't have a huge budget, so decided to utilise what I already had. And, as luck would have it, I had just recently had some fir trees cut down.




The trees were already cut up into logs, so it was just a case of digging them in and binding them together ... which I enlisted my daughter's help with!

It only took a few hours to get the raised bed together, and I really like the rustic look of it!

I couldn't wait to get started with all of my new growing space, so I immediately planted it up with pumpkins - my all time favourite veg!

The plants did really well, and I just collected my first harvest last week!



My grand-daughter couldn't wait to get carving, and she created this wonderful lantern with an owl sitting in a spooky tree!

I'm planning to grow a few different varieties for next year ... so, I'm sure there will be plenty of pumpkins to keep her busy next autumn, too!

Liz Ferguson, Northumberland


Dear Liz

Your pumpkins look stunning. It looks like you have had a wonderful time growing them and carving them.

Thank you for telling us about hour hobby and sharing your pictures.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Deputy Editor
 

  Dear Sixtyplusurfers

 
 

I wanted to share a moving experience I had on a visit to Ypres in Belgium last week to visit some of the war graves and monuments. As you would expect it was an trip of great poignancy and my first sight of the physical scale of the area and people impacted by the conflict.

However there were moments of real inspiration and laughter, when I met and chatted with some Canadian ex service personnel, there to pay respects during the Last Post, their dignity and warmth was impressive.



I have young children who were, to put it mildly, not as affected by the solemnity of the occasion and occupied themselves by sprinting through the beautiful Tyne Cot memorial outside Ypres.

I was vaguely mortified at their inability to restrain natural enthusiasm for 5 minutes, but relieved at the reaction of the veterans who just loved that the kids were enjoying themselves despite their surroundings.

I found this probably the most moving part as it reminded that most who had fallen where young and full of life themselves, sprinting, jumping and having fun.

Damian Curran, Belfast


Dear Damian

Thank you for telling us about your visit to Ypres and sharing your photographs. It sounds a very moving experience.


It's understandable that young children might not be able to take in the enormity of the graves and monuments. But great that the veterans were happy that the children were enjoying themselves. I can understand that their vitality must have been quite a reminder of how those young men lost their lives serving their country.

Kitty Jacobs, Letters & Admin

 

Dear Sixtyplusurfers

Haiku for Ms Hen

What does it matter
The age old question of first
They taste so different!

Courtney I, London

Dear Courtney

Thank you for sending in your Haiku for Ms Hen.


Very clever, I just hope those hens keep providing us with delicious eggs!

Jenny Itzcovitz, Deputy Editor

 

Dear Sixtyplusurfers

Handy Tip


I've found a very good extra use for cat litter which I wanted to pass on to other Sixtyplusurfers readers.

I put a small layer of cat litter granules in the bottom of my small recycle bin for vegetable and fruit peelings to keep the bin clean and dry.


I used to just line the bin with a special recyclable brown paper bag liner, but that tended to get wet and soggy, and full of furry mould.

I still use the brown bin liners, but adding a thin layer of cat litter granules at the bottom of my bin keeps everything fresh and dry, and I only need a small amount at a time.

Lesley Morgan, Birmingham


Dear Lesley

Thank you for sharing your handy tip. We'd love to hear from other readers with useful handy tips.

Melissa Braiden, Competitions & Admin
 

Dear Sixtyplusurfers

Keeping my Grandchildren Amused

 
I used to find it difficult keeping my grandchildren amused while we were waiting in a restaurant for food to be served, they would fidget, make a noise and get bored.
 
So now I bring a little tote bag with scrap paper, colouring pencils and we draw together while we are waiting for the food to come.
 
I also bring a few sheets that I have taken out of cheap colouring books so that they have something to colour in.
 
A lot of restaurants now provide colouring paper and puzzles for children to fill in which is great, but for those that don't provide it we bring our own 'things to do bag'.

The children really enjoy it and look forward to the surprises that I have put in the bag. I try and vary the colouring sheets. Eating out is now so much more enjoyable!
 
Annabel Jones, Essex

 
Dear Annabel
 
Thank you for telling us how you keep your grandchildren entertained in restaurants. What a lovely idea, and so much fun.

I'm sure the children enjoy it much more than adult conversation, and it makes eating out much more special.
 

Melissa Braiden, Competitions & Admin
 

Please use our New Email address for Competitions

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

It is:
sixtypluscomp@hotmail.co.uk

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

Label Your Entry Correctly!

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

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

Give your Competition Entry a Title

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

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

Closing Date for Competitions

Closing date for this month's competitions is 31st December 2014 - so don't forget to enter.

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

Change of Address

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

Let us know if you will be on holiday

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

 

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         January 2015 issue

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Please contact us with any editorial contributions or enquiries.

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

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Or: 0208 357 2540

 

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         Competitions

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

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

Enter Competitions Separately

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

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

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

Difficulties Entering Competitions

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

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

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

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

We do not accept Multiple Entries

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

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

    More Competitions
       For You to Enter

More Competitions for You to Enter

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

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

www.ukcompetitions.com

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

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

Win prizes at The Prizefinder: www.theprizefinder.com

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

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

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

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


Please use our new email address to enter Sixtyplusurfers competitions.

Closing date for competitions this month is 31st December 2014.

 

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


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

 

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

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


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

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

You may be contacted by the sponsors of some of the competitions which are being run independently of Sixtyplusurfers.

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

  Entering Competitions


The closing date for Sixtyplusurfers Competitions is 31st December.

 

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

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

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

Please note, our competitions are open to all ages.

 

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        Here to Help


Keep Calm We're Here To Help
 

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

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

Just give us a call or email:

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Or: 0208 357 2540

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murraysixtyplus@hotmail.com

 

   Sixtyplusurfers Competition

  Win a Luxury Break
  at Rye Lodge Hotel
     in East Sussex

Rye Lodge Hotel

Sixtyplusurfers has teamed up with Silver Travel Adviser to offer one lucky reader and a guest the chance to win a sumptuous two night break at Rye Lodge Hotel in East Sussex, part of the Best Loved Hotels group.

As soon as you check in at Rye Lodge you know have arrived somewhere rather special. Family owned and managed by the de Courcy family, who are masters in the art of Hospitality, this beautifully elegant, award-winning hotel is a true gem.

A bedroom at Rye Lodge Hotel

Located high on the East Cliff of Rye, an ancient town of the Cinque Ports in East Sussex, with panoramic views over the estuary, this charming hotel is only yards away from the Landgate which once gave access from the citadel to the mainland, and is conveniently placed for exploring Rye’s quaint cobbled streets, Castle and lovely shops.

Rye Lodge is a place to relax, wine and dine, be pampered and treated to good old-fashioned, personal service. There is even a Champagne Bar here, where fine Champagnes may be bought by the glass as well as by the bottle.

Owner, Kerry de Courcy is a patriarch of the industry and was awarded an MBE in 2008 marking his dedication and professionalism in the hotel industry, he has been a hotelier for over 50 years, and lives on site, along with wife Jean and son, James.

Rye Lodge Hotel has 18 bedrooms

Each of the 18 bedrooms at this small hotel have been individually designed and luxuriously appointed by Kerry, whose attention to detail is superb, ensuring that your stay is comfortable and that you feel really at home here, with your every need catered for.

Guests come back time and time again to enjoy the quality surroundings and friendly service, they often request once again a particular favourite from the choice of luxuriously appointed bedrooms. In addition to splendid surroundings, guests can also exercise or relax in the Venetian-styled Leisure Centre, with its spa bath, indoor heated pool and sauna.

The indoor heated pool at Rye Lodge Hotel

Best Loved Hotels offer an exclusive collection of Britain’s most covetable, unique and characterful hotels and hideaways, and are proud to represent this
elegant family-run hotel in the ancient town of Rye as one of their favoured properties.



Read more about the hotel by clicking on www.bestloved.com/item/rye-lodge



    What you will win!
 
Our lucky prize winner will enjoy a luxurious stay at Rye Lodge, including accommodation for two nights, a three-course dinner on one evening at the award-winning ‘Ambrette’ a Michelin-guide listed restaurant only a few yards away, which serves modern British food with exotic South Asian and Indian influences, full English breakfast and a bottle of Champagne so that you can enjoy your stay in ‘Rye Lodge’ style!

 To Enter the Competition

Tell us what style is the Leisure Centre at Rye Lodge Hotel?

   a) Rococo
   b) Venetian
   c) Baroque

   d) Palladian

 Then Send in Your Answer

When you have decided what style the Leisure Centre is at the Rye Lodge Hotel, then send in your answer, together with your full
name and postal address to the
special red email address as
shown below:


prizes@silvertravel.co.uk

* Please label your entry Rye Lodge Hotel Competition (Sixtyplusurfers)

     Competition Terms & Conditions

The indoor heated pool at Rye Lodge Hotel


1. The prize is for one reader and a guest to win a two night stay at the Rye Lodge Hotel sharing a twin or double bedroom.

2. The prize stay is valid until the end of April 2015, excluding Easter weekend.

3. Dinner is to be taken at the hotel’s partner restaurant, ‘Ambrette’ for details visit the website at www.theambrette.co.uk

4. Full English breakfast is included.

5. A bottle of house Champagne is included to be enjoyed during your stay.

6. The prize is offered subject to availability.

7. The judges’ decision is final

8. The prize does not include transport

9. Any extras to be settled on departure

10. Your details will be shared with Rye Lodge and Silver Travel Advisor.


11. Please let us know if you do not wish to receive further correspondence from Rye Lodge Hotel

12. All entrants must be aged 18 or over.

13. We do not accept automated entries.

14. Closing date for entries is 31st December 2014.

 

Sixtyplusurfers Newsletter Competition


Win a Bottle of Champagne Gosset Grande Reserve

Win a Bottle of Champagne Gosset Grande Reserve


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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Win a Bottle of Champagne Gosset Grande Reserve

 

Sixtyplusurfers is offering one lucky reader who joins the Sixtyplusurfers Newsletter mailing list or recommends a friend, the chance to win a bottle of Champagne Gosset Grande Reserve, the perfect way to celebrate Christmas in style.

What better way is there to end 2014 on a high than to buy a few bottles of fine champagne for giving as presents or drinking over the festive period? With this in mind, Champagne Gosset recommends its Grande Reserve NV, a superb blend of three grape varieties and three vintages as the perfect celebratory toast.

Champagne Gosset is the oldest wine house in Champagne, having been founded in Aÿ in 1584. It is still privately owned and only produces just over a million bottles each year. The Gosset style is creamy and dry - but not acidic – with a long, elegant finish.

Win a Bottle of Champagne Gosset Grande Reserve

All cuvées are bottle-aged for far longer than is legally required and they are ‘recently disgorged’, reinforcing the aromatic subtlety and complexity of the finished wine. This also allows the champagne to retain its freshness, vivacity and fruity expression, despite the ageing.

In order to preserve the freshness and fruity aromas of its wines, Gosset doesn’t undertake malolactic (or secondary) fermentation.

Gosset Grande Reserve is a powerful, biscuity champagne (43% Chardonnay, 42% Pinot Noir and 15% Pinot Meunier). It is bottled in the distinctive ‘BouteilleAncienne’ so characteristic of the Champagne Gosset range and has deep red labelling (perfect for the Christmas table!).

Delicious as an aperitif or with food – particularly flavoursome dishes with strong sauces - it has won many awards. These include a Coup de Coeur and the ‘Grappe d’Or’ (Best Wine of the Year) by the 2010 Guide Hachette (from a selection of over 36,000 wines, including 2,000 champagnes!)

Champagne Gosset Grande Reserve retails for around £50 a bottle – representing excellent value for such a quality wine. It is available from Selfridges, Harrods, Fortnum &Mason and other fine wine shops nationally as well as numerous online retailers.

For stockist information call McKinley Vintners on 020 7928 7300.

Or visit www.champagne-gosset.com


For Your Chance to Win a Bottle of Champagne Gosset Grande Reserve

To enter the Newsletter Competition just send us your name, postal address and email address and then tell us if you would like to join our regular mailing list. Then send your details to us at sixtyplusnewsletter@hotmail.co.uk

One lucky winner chosen from 'the hat' will win a win a Bottle of Champagne Gosset Grande Reserve.

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

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

* To ensure that your email server does not reject the monthly Sixtyplusurfers Newsletter, we suggest that you add the mailing address of e2ma.net to your contacts list or your safe list of senders.
 

Sixtyplusurfers Facebook Competition


Win a Yellow Sub Shower Radio

Win a Yellow Sub Shower Radio from The Gift Oasis


This month we've teamed up with The Gift Oasis
 for our  Sixtyplusurfers Facebook competition.
 

We're offering one lucky reader the chance to win a super cool Yellow Sub Shower Radio.

No, you won't get to live in this particular yellow submarine, which is actually a shower radio that you can listen to full blast first thing in the morning, even before you get down to taking your morning tea. But you can use it to listen to some great music to start your day.

Win a Yellow Sub Shower Radio from The Gift Oasis

You can have your favourite FM channels at your fingertips that can swing your mood away from the depression that's caused by the annual sales report of your department or your worries about the day ahead.


Relax, we will provide the music while you do so and you can listen to The Beatles singing 'Yellow Submarine' while you are lathering yourself, freshening up for the morning ride into the city.

This cool shower radio is really worth it. And it will cheer you up ready to begin your day with a smile on your face.

Win a Yellow Sub Shower Radio from The Gift Oasis

For more information about the Yellow Sub Shower Radio visit The Gift Oasis website at www.thegiftoasis.com

Check out The Gift Oasis Facebook page at www.facebook.com/thegiftoasis
 

For your chance to win a Yellow Sub Shower Radio visit our Sixtyplusurfers Facebook page and tell us why you would like to win this fantastic prize!


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

The best entry will win
a Yellow Sub Shower Radio from The Gift Oasis.

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 Yellow Sub
            Shower Radio Competition

 

 Don't Forget to Enter    our Fourteen Other
  Competitions in our
 December 2014 issue

Enter our Chat & Socialise Competition


Win a George Foreman Health Grill. For your chance to win, send in the Best Photograph of the Month to the Photo Gallery on the Sixtyplusurfers Chat & Socialise page.

Win a George Foreman Health Grill

 

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

Win a Fabulous Holiday to Lanzarote
 

Win a week's holiday for two at Sun Park Living in Lanzarote from Silver Travel.

Win a week's holiday for two at Sun Park Living in Lanzarote from Silver Travel
 

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

Keep Warm and Dry in the Winter
 

Win a Rukka Raincoat in Yellow or Blue. We've got two to give away!

Win a Rukka Raincoat in Yellow or Blue
 

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

A Fun to Make Ship in a Bottle Kit

Win a fantastic Amati Dutch Yacht Ship in a Bottle Kit from Hobbies Ltd.

Win a fantastic Amati Dutch Yacht Ship in a Bottle Kit from Hobbies Ltd

 

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

A Fabulous Driver Goody Bag

Win a fabulous Driver Goody Bag from Crizal Lenses including a pair of driving gloves, a case for your driving glasses, a mini car care kit and a glasses cleaner.

Win a fabulous Driver Goody Bag from Crizal Lenses including a pair of driving gloves, a case for your driving glasses, a mini car care kit and a glasses cleaner

 

Click on the Personal Health page to enter the competition.
 

A Fabulous Gift for Christmas
 

Win a Zestive Cheer Mulled Wine Gift Set from Heritage Gardens.
 

Win a Zestive Cheer Mulled Wine Gift Set from Heritage Gardens

 

Click on the Christmas Gifts page to enter the competition.

 

Keep your dog warm in the winter

Win a Charley Chau Snuggle Bed to keep your dog warm in the winter.

Win a Charlie Chau Snuggle Bed to keep your dog warm in the winter


Click on the
Pet Care page to enter the competition.

 

Have Fabulous Hair with this Prize

Win a THX Total Hair Experts Spiralicious Bubble Wand.

Win a THX Total Hair Experts Spiralicious Bubble Wand
 

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

Twelve Days of Christmas Competition
 

Win a Gift of your Choice for your Grandchildren in our Twelve Days of Christmas Competition.
 

Win a Gift of your Choice for your Grandchildren in our Twelve Days of Christmas Competition
 

Click on the Gifts for Grandchildren page to enter the competition.

 

Two Great Games from Drumond Park
 

Win Wordsearch and Wordsearch Junior  from Drumond Park. We've got two pairs of games to give away!

Win Wordsearch and Wordsearch Junior  from Drumond Park

Win Wordsearch and Wordsearch Junior  from Drumond Park

 

Click on the Our Friends page to enter the competition.
 

Christmas Fun for all the Family

Win Countdown, a great new family game from Esdevium Games. We've got three to give away!

Win Countdown from Esdevium Games
 

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

Simon & Garfunkel Albums Collection
 

Win Simon & Garfunkel - The Complete Albums Collection.

Win Simon & Garfunkel - The Complete Albums Collection


Win Simon & Garfunkel - The Complete Albums Collection


Click on the
Music page to enter the competition
.
 

Give Your Garden a Fresh New Look

Win an Ecoborder to help keep your grass and borders separate and give your garden a fresh new look.

Win an Ecoborder to help keep your grass and borders separate and give your garden a fresh new look

 

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

 

Win BLAKE in Harmony on CD
 

Win BLAKE in Harmony on CD. We've got five to give away!

Win BLAKE in Harmony on CD

Win BLAKE in Harmony on CD


Click on the
Music page to enter the competition
.
 

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 at
jennyitz@hotmail.com 

And this month, we're giving away a Virginia Hayward ‘Winter Basket’ Hamper worth £39.99! for the winner of our Star Letter Competition - so don't forget to enter.
 

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

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

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

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

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

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


The closing date for this months competitions is 31st December.
 

Sixtyplusurfers Facebook Page

Catch up with all the latest news about Sixtyplusurfers on Facebook

Catch up with all the latest news about Sixtyplusurfers on Facebook.

And don't forget to enter our monthly Facebook Competition.

This month we're giving away a fabulous a
Yellow Sub Shower Radio from The Gift Oasis in our great new Competition.

Visit Sixtyplusurfers at Facebook on:

www.facebook.com/Sixtyplusurfers

 

Follow Sixtyplusurfers News on Twitter

Catch up with all the latest news, competition updates and information about Sixtyplusurfers on Twitter.

Follow Sixtyplusurfers on Twitter
 

Follow Sixtyplusurfers by clicking on: www.twitter.com/Sixtyplusurfers
 

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

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