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Write our Star Letter

And Win a Vorrei Italian Pasta
Passion Hamper


Win a Vorrei Italian Pasta Passion Hamper

Could your letter be the Sixtyplusurfers Star Letter? This month we're giving away a delicious Italian Pasta Passion Hamper from Vorrei worth £39.

With this fabulous hamper, you can create your own range of delicious, authentic Italian pasta dishes with a carefully chosen selection of wonderful ingredients. We have included four of our favourite gourmet pastas to pair with four mouth-watering, yet healthy sauces.

Inside the hamper youíll find:

Bronze Die Cut Fettuccine

These long, wide, ribbon like strands are a versatile type of pasta made in Naples that can be prepared in many ways - we suggest pairing them with the rich Tomato and Porcini Pasta Sauce.

Bronze Die Cut Trofie Pasta

Bronze Die Cut Trofie Pasta


Prepare these fine, Neapolitan pasta twirls in the traditional way Ė with natural, organic Pesto Genovese.

Chilli Fileja Pasta

This typical artisanal pasta is the traditional Calabrian variety of Fusilli. It is handmade by rolling fresh chilli flavoured dough around a knitting needle, it goes really well with a great quality ĎArrabiataí or spicy tomato sauce.

Three Colour Strozzapreti Pasta

These naturally colourful Strozzapreti pasta will add fun and colour to any recipe! Our three colour "Priest Stranglers" reflect the colours of the Italian flag and have been flavoured with tasty spinach and tomato.

Tomato Sauce with Porcini Mushrooms

The Porcini in this hand made tomato pasta sauce transform it into something really special. This is a healthy sauce with a rich, intense flavour.

Arrabiata Sauce

This tomato based sauce is made from sweet Italian tomatoes and spicy chilli pepper. It's perfect if you like your pasta just a little 'arrabiata' or 'angry'. It has a kick to make your lips tingle a little ... but not too fiery!

Organic Truffle Sauce

Organic Truffle Sauce

A rich flavourful black summer truffle sauce made with black summer truffle, champignon mushrooms, and black olives. Made to a traditional recipe, using traditional methods, this black truffle sauce is the easiest way to give a truffle kick to all your savoury dishes.

Pesto Genovese

This delicious pesto is made simply in Liguria with just healthy and natural ingredients.

All these products are presented in a strong, tapered olive green box which is tied with a lovely big ribbon.

About Vorrei

Vorrei is a family-run online shop selling great quality food and wine imported directly from farms and small businesses across Italy


Vorrei is a family-run online shop selling great quality food and wine imported directly from farms and small businesses across Italy. Our products are always authentic, tasty and healthy and do not contain any additives, preservatives or colourants.

Most are suitable for vegetarians and many are also organic and vegan. We import products that we love from producers that we know personally and support the ĎSlow Foodí movement, an initiative that was founded in Italy to counter the rise of a fast food culture and promote a better way to eat. Many of our products have Slow Food certification.

The Vorrei product range has genuine provenance and is complemented by traditional Italian recipes which you will find on the Vorrei blog, these are often suggested by our suppliers or passed down through our extended Italian family.

For more information and to view the full Vorrei range click on www.vorrei.co.uk

 To Enter the Competition

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

The best letter will win the prize!

This month you can write in about the following subjects
or choose one of your own:
 
1. Tell us a bit about yourself and where you live
2. Tell us about something special or important that you have achieved in life
3. Tell us about your 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 sixtypluscomp@hotmail.co.uk clearly marked Readers' Letters, together with your full name
and postal address.

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

 

Win a Sixtyplusurfers Fridge Magnet!

Win a Sixtyplusurfers Fridge Magnet!

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

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

So get writing. Now!

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

We can send magnets anywhere - within reason!

So don't worry if you live overseas!
 

Readers' Letters
Have Your Say!

Dear Sixtyplusurfers



My cat Dolly loves to be considered the angel!

Ann Marie Donegan, Lancs


Dear Ann Marie

Dolly is adorable. I can see that she had a great Christmas.

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

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor

 

Dear Sixtyplusurfers 



I make my house smell like a coffee shop all day by filling a glass with coffee or coffee beans, and pop a candle light on top as it warms.

The scent is amazing, use a vanilla tea light if you want a vanilla coffee smell.

Jane Whitaker, Margate


Dear Jane

Thank you for sharing your handy tip and photograph.

What a lovely idea, I really like the smell of coffee and vanilla.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor

 

Dear Sixtyplusurfers

It was my 60th birthday on the 11th January, and mostly I'm scared, I thought I would be retiring. I have worked since I was 16, just 3 months off work after I had my daughter I had changed jobs, and was told if I didn't go back when she was three months old I would lose my job.

I spent my twenties studying for an Open University degree and working full time in an Insurance company. My thirties I had my daughter and worked full time until I decided to do a part-time Post Graduate degree at Birmingham University, this allowed me to teach Maths.

My late thirties I worked as a technician, unable to get a teaching post, and took a Masters degree in Education. My forties I got a coveted teaching post in Telford, and later swapped to a smaller school, which was great.

My fifties, I decided to split from my partner and moved away from friends and family, that was difficult. Working in call centres, working as a supply teacher, and at last a year's post in a local small school.

Feeling much more settled as I start the New Year, but I ask myself do I want to still teach when I am 67, I think not.

So I am buying a lottery ticket. I would love enough to retire and buy a little craft/coffee shop.

I have had so many different experiences, I have been very lucky. May Lady Luck carry me on the crest of a wave for my next adventure.

Daphne Monk

Dear Daphne

Happy Birthday. You've definitely done a lot of different things and been so brave splitting from your partner and moving away from friends and family.

We wish you a very Happy New Year. Good luck with the lottery ticket. We hope you can set up your craft/coffee shop.

We'd love to hear all about it when you do and wish you all the very best success.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor

 

Dear Sixtyplusurfers

Handy Tip for Hanging up Jumpers

If you're fed up with the coat hanger marks on the shoulders of your jumpers, or clothes pegs marks when you hang them out to dry on the washing line or clothes horse then try this easy tip.

Take an old pair of tights and thread the legs thought the arms of your sweater so that the waist is sticking out through the neck. Then you can clip the feet and waistband of the tights to the washing line or clothes horse.

Your jumper will dry beautifully without any creases, and you won't get those annoying 'clippy' marks!

Sarah Lambert, London


Dear Sarah

That's a great idea. Thank you for sharing it.

We'd love to hear from other readers with handy tips.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor
 

Dear Sixtyplusurfers



My grandmother always used to tell me that she was as 'strong as a horse' and she never seemed to be scared or frightened about anything. Sadly she passed away many years ago.

However, I always remembered what she said, as it's a good positive thought. I must have said this quite a lot because my son recently bought me this cute little horse toy to encourage me to be strong too.

I keep him by my bed and whenever I have to do anything difficult or have a tough day ahead, I look at my horse and stroke him and it encourages me to go ahead and do what I have to do.

He's also cute and cuddly too! And a very much loved present.

Clare Matthews, Essex

Dear Clare

Thank you for sharing your photo and telling us the story of your cuddly horse.

That's a great way to stay positive and be strong when life is tough.

Do any other readers have special gifts that they have been given by friends or family?

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor

 

Competition Winners From the January
issue of Sixtyplusurfers

The Two Winners of the Marea Watch from WatchShop.com are:
Michelle Carlin, Doncaster and Tom Baines, Liverpool
The answer is Quartz

The Winner of the Poppy Goodies from Dotcomgiftshop including a Mug, Biscuit Barrel and Cake Carrier is:
Gina Raymond, Suffolk
The answer is Metal handles

The Winner of the Petsafeģ Automatic Ball Launcher is:
Laura Whittle, Cheshire
T
he answer is Three Litres

The Winner of the
Petsafeģ Water Fountain is:
Carol Watkins, Telford
T
he answer is Three Litres

The Winner of the Printed Wrap from Damart is:
Beth Cannon, Peterborough
The answer is Floral

The Two Winners of the Games Bundle from Drumond Park including Dig In!, All Star Family Fortunes and Wordsearch! are:
Isobel Eames, St Albans and Caroline Bourne, Birmingham
The answer is Vernon Kay

The Two Winners of Carcassonne Winter Edition from Esdevium Games are:
Mark Doherty, Cleveleys and Jessica Fisher, Canvey Island
The answer is Gingerbread Man

The Winner of the Fresh Breath Goody Bag is:
Rebecca Maddocks, Tamworth
The answer is Mandarin Mint

The Winner of the DYLON Fabric Dye Goodies and Pillowcases is:
Cherryl Thomas, Porth
The answer is Changing Rooms

The Three Winners of the 'Cradle to Grave' CD by Squeeze are:
Mira Dyuss, Milton Keynes; Paul Humphries, Reading; and Alan McVeigh, Dagenham
The answer is Peter Kay

The Winner of the Star letter is:

Bridget Johnson
Bridget wins a St Kew Prestige Gift Tray from Rainbow Flowers & Gifts

The Winner of the Sixtyplusurfers Newsletter Competition is:
Kim Golesworthy, Brighton
The prize is a Puzzle Bundle from Ravensburger including Lighthouse at Night 3D Puzzle, Kitten and Cupcakes Puzzle, and a Puzzle Handy

The Winner of the 30 Day 'Starter' Perfect Balance Kit including a Women's Health Duo and Tummy Tea is:

Suzanne Griffiths, Knutsford

The Winner of the Sixtyplusurfers Facebook Competition to win a Speech Bubble Light Box from Prezzybox is:
Julie Barrett, Devon

The Winner of the Sixtyplusurfers Chat & Socialise Competition to win an Upholstered Navy Geometric Storage Bench from Sue Ryder in the Handy Tips Competition on the Sixtyplusurfers Chat & Socialise page is:
Maryemm for her Shoe Organiser idea


Now enter our brand new February competitions!

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

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

jennyitz@hotmail.com

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

 

Contact Sixtyplusurfers

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

The Sixtyplusurfers Team

The Sixtyplusurfers Team

Contact us by email:

Jenny Itzcovitz
Editor

jennyitz@hotmail.com

Tel: 0208 357 2540

 

Sixtyplusurfers Chat
  and Socialise Page

Sixtyplusurfers Chat & Socialise page

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

FREE of Charge to Join

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

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

Message Board

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

Share your Photographs

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

Put up a Blog

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

Groups

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

Live Chat Room

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

Be the Cover Star for
  Sixtyplusurfers and
  win a
 Photo Frame
from Dotcomgiftshop

Be the Cover Star for Sixtyplusurfers and win a Photo Frame from Dotcomgiftshop

This month we've got an exciting new competition on the Sixtyplusurfers
Chat & Socialise page. We're offering one lucky reader the chance to be the 'Cover Star' for the home page of the March issue of Sixtyplusurfers. Plus, you will also win this stylish Standing Brass Photo Frame from Dotcomgiftshop.

For your chance to win, we're
looking for a photograph of you by yourself, with a friend, with a partner, with a pet, or with your grandchildren, in a special place of interest or anything that would look fabulous on our home page.

For example, you could send in a picture of yourself with your partner, best friend or  grandchild looking at Sixtyplusurfers on your laptop!

Or why not include a pose of yourself in front of your favourite landmark - such as the Eiffel Tower, Big Ben, or a gorgeous garden.

How about a picture of you with your pet looking all cute and cuddly!

Perhaps there's a picture of you celebrating a special occasion with a glass of wine or a slice of birthday cake?

Have you just had a landmark birthday with balloons and decorations?

Or maybe you have a recent photograph of yourself looking happy, on a cruise, holiday, in the garden or in a new outfit.


How to Enter the Competition

For your chance to win this fabulous prize, just send in your photographs to the
'Photo Gallery' on the Sixtyplusurfers Chat & Socialise page.

The best entry will win the prize!

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

Join the
Chat & Socialise page

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

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 28th February.
 

Sixtyplusurfers
Terms & Conditions

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

This will take you to a full page of Terms & Conditions.

 

                Competitions & Letters

Win a Blink Home Security System

Win a Blink Home Security System

Sixtyplusurfers has teamed up with Blink UK to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a Blink Two Camera Wire-Free Video Home Security and Monitoring System worth £189.99.

Meet Blink, a battery-powered video home security and monitoring system thatís simple to set up and use, and gives peace of mind for people who worry about their property, or loved ones while away. Blink provides a watchful eye and 1-click connection to their home through the Blink app, for an iOS or Android device.

Blink provides a watchful eye and 1-click connection to their home through the Blink app, for an iOS or Android device

As opposed to traditional security systems that add video as an afterthought, and may have ugly wires which require professional installation, Blink only needs a DIY installation, is stylish, wireless, and uses innovative HD video technology, with motion and temperature sensors.

When Blink detects motion in your home, it immediately sends a push notification alert and an HD quality video to your smartphone. You can see instantly who is at your door, or wandering around your home! The system can be set/disarmed remotely, and live video can be watched anytime from anywhere. Simply place the camera, turn it on and feel safe.

Place your Blink Cameras anywhere

Place your Blink Cameras anywhere

Blink is small, battery-powered and truly wire-free, so itís simple to place and move within any environment. Create a system that covers your entryways and windows, monitors the garage, or keeps a watchful eye over the kidsí rooms (or even the cookie jar).

Blink's unique technology delivers more than a full year of battery life for extended, no-hassle peace of mind.

View live or recorded videos on your smartphone

View live or recorded videos on your smartphone

As soon as motion is detected, video starts recording and an alert is sent to your smartphone or tablet, so you can see exactly what caused the alert and decide how to respond.

Simply want to check in and see what's happening at home? Live View mode lets you take a look through the Blink app.

Add more when you need them!

Add more cameras when you need them

Blinkís unique design makes it simple to create the system thatís just right for your apartment, home or business.

Expand and customise your home security with extra cameras and an optional alarm.

User reviews

Expand and customise your home security with extra cameras and an optional alarm

ďFor years Iíve been looking for an affordable home monitoring system. I was tired of paying an alarm company an ever increasing monthly fee for a bare bones wired system. The problem with most wireless systems is either that they are a hassle to set up, or thereís that lovely monthly fee to deal with again. Enter the Blink Smart Home HD Monitor and Alert System,Ē says  D. Rupa.

ďIíve been using my blink for about two weeks now and love it. I use it watch my driveway so I can keep track of who visits my house. I originally was going to buy an exterior camera and mount it on the eve of my roof. That plan however would require that I either string a POE cable or a 110 Volts to the destination, not really worth the huge effort. The other option was to mount a Foscam inside the window, but my wife didnít like it because it was too big,Ē says Jamie Rogers.

Blinkís unique design makes it simple to create the system thatís just right for your apartment, home or business


The Blink Two Camera System is available for £189.99 from www.amazon.co.uk

For more information about Blink UK security products visit https://blinkforhome.co.uk 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/blinkforhome 

  For Your Chance to Win

Tell us what is the Blink Two Camera System used for?

 a) Pet feeding
 b) Car navigation
 c) Sharing music
 d) Home monitoring

   To Enter the Competition

     Please fill in the form below with
    the answer to the above question,
    together with your name, address,
         email address and telephone
        number. Then press submit
            when you have finished



 Competition Terms & Conditions
 
1. One lucky reader with the correct answer, chosen from the 'hat' at random will a Blink Two Camera Wire-Free Video Home Security and Monitoring System worth £189.99.

2. By entering the competition, you agree to receive further information from Blink UK.
 
3. The competition closes on 28th February 2017.

4. The competition is open to both our UK and overseas visitors.
 
5.
For more information about the products featured visit https://blinkforhome.co.uk 
 

Readers' Letters

Sixtyplusurfers Star Letter 

  Dear Sixtyplusurfers




I originally took early retirement/redundancy in 2007 but since then have been busier than ever. I have been working mostly part-time or in temporary contracts since then.  Mostly paid some as a volunteer.

Currently I have two Non executive roles one with the NHS another with a Housing Association.  This the Mental Health Trust Board on which I sit I am in Red.



Also I swim twice a week with friends and take an Aqua Aerobics class too.

I joined my local WI and am on the Committee as Secretary. This is me at our Halloween Party.



I love entering competitions and sometimes win. My New Years resolution is to increase the crafts I used to do when at home with my children.


I am currently knitting Twiddle Muffs for patients with advanced dementia. See some of my completed Muffs.



I still find time to spend with my husband, children and 9 grandchildren.  I am having a great time.

I would encourage all other Sixtyplusurfers to get involved in your local community however you can.


Bridget Johnson, 66 and 3/4

Dear Bridget

Thank you for telling us about your wonderful achievements and sending in your fabulous photographs. You have achieved so much.

Thank you also for your advice for other Sixtyplusurfers readers to get involved with their local communities. Not only are you helping others, but getting so much out of it yourself too.

We are delighted to let you know that you are the winner of this month's Star Letter Competition. Your prize is a St Kew Prestige Gift Tray from Rainbow Flowers & Gifts.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor
 

  Dear Sixtyplusurfers
 

Back in 1991 I was moving house from Wallasey to Blackburn, I had sold my house in Wallasey but hadnít found a house to buy so rather than paying a fortune for storage I was storing all my furniture in my parents' extension and garage.

My Dadís car was his pride and joy so he wasnít too happy to leave it out on the drive especially as there had been several car thefts in the area at that time. So when I heard a noise outside my bedroom window early one morning around 3am I quickly jumped out of bed to check that Dadís car was okay.

To my horror I saw the carís interior light was on and someone was crouched down in the passenger seat so I thought nothing about it, I had to stop the thieves from stealing Dadís car or heíd never forgive me. So I opened the window, luckily it was a bungalow, and climbed out in my nightdress.

As I was half way out, one leg on the ground, one leg on the window sill, the person crouched down in the car sat up and I donít know who looked more horrified, as it was my Mum not a car thief after all! So I just waved my arms indicating that everything was okay and climbed back in through the window.

When my Mum and Dad returned several hours later they told me theyíd been to the airport to pick up my sister but they hadnít bothered to tell me they would be going. Mum, bless her, who is always making silly comments asked me, "Would you have climbed out of the window if weíd been real car thieves?"

To which I replied, "Well I wasnít climbing out just to wave you goodbye!"

Iíve never lived it down and itís amongst one of the funny stories we all like to relate to Mum now she has Alzheimerís, as she can still recall things from the past, although her short term memory is non-existent. So itís nice to see her laughing and remembering happy memories.

Liz Denial, Nottingham

Dear Liz

Thank you for
sending in your funny story. It's great you can still share it with your Mum and she can laugh and enjoy the happy memories.


Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor
 

  Dear Sixtyplusurfers
 

Do you have trouble remembering people's names at parties or social occasions? Here's a tip that really works.

Listen carefully when the person first says their name and use it as many times as you can in conversation. If it's a hard name, ask them how to spell it. Then it will stick in your mind.

You can also visualise the name as you say it, for example if it's Penny, think of a coin, or if it's Candy, think of sweets.

If you still think you might forget, then write it in your phone - and add in their contact number.

Amanda Richardson, Leicester


Dear Amanda

Tha
t's a great idea, thank you for telling us about how you remember names.

I use my phone for lots of reminders, it's a great tool. Sometimes I've seen a book I like or someone has recommended something, and if I write it in the 'Notes' section, I've always got it stored.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor

 

Please use our New Email address for Competitions

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

It is:
sixtypluscomp@hotmail.co.uk

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

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

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

Closing date for this month's competitions is 28th February 2017 - so don't forget to enter.

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

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

Sixtyplusurfers
Press Information

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

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We have a brand new Sixtyplusurfers Media Pack for 2017 with full rates and information about Sixtyplusurfers, so do let us know if you would like to receive one. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about advertising or featuring on Sixtyplusurfers.

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

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          March 2017 issue

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

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


Jenny Itzcovitz
Editor

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

    Terms & Conditions
     For Sixtyplusurfers
         Competitions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

     More Competitions
       For You to Enter

More Competitions for You to Enter

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

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

www.ukcompetitions.com

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

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

Win prizes at The Prizefinder: www.theprizefinder.com

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

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

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

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

sixtypluscomp@hotmail.co.uk

 

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

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

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

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

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        Here to Help


Keep calm, we're here to help
 

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

Just give us a call or email:

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

jennyitz@hotmail.com
 

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 about Sixtyplusurfers


Tell your friends about Sixtyplusurfers
 

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

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

Sixtyplusurfers is for all ages, so don't worry if you're not 60. We welcome everyone!


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    Sixtyplusurfers Competition 

 Win a Wooden Bench
   and Owl Door Stop
     from Sue Ryder


Win a Wooden Bench and Owl Door Stop from Sue Ryder


Sixtyplusurfers has teamed up with Sue Ryder to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a Wooden Bench with Cushion and Wicker Baskets and a cute Owl Door Stop.

This elegant, crisp White Wooden Bench with Cushion and Wicker Baskets will look beautiful in your hallway or bedroom.

The bench includes four drawers and two fully lined wicker baskets and is great for keeping your house clutter free and organised. Price is £64.99.

Win a Blue Floral Owl Door Stop from Sue Ryder

Our fantastic prize also includes this adorable
Blue Floral Owl Door Stop. This cute blue floral owl door stop will make a perfect gift and will look great in any house.

Made from 100% cotton with sand filling, this is the perfect way to prop open any door in your house, and being beautifully designed this is a great way to add some fun into your home.
Price is £4.99

For more information visit the website at
http://shop.sueryder.org

   For Your Chance to Win

Tell us what filling
is used in the Floral Owl Door Stop?

         a) Rice
         b) Sand
         c) Foam
         d) Beans


 To Enter the Competition

Tell us what filling is used in the Floral Owl Door Stop? Then send in your answer, together with your full name, postal address and telephone number to the Sixtyplusurfers email address as shown below:
sixtypluscomp@hotmail.co.uk

* Please label your entry Sue Ryder Bench and Door Stop  Competition
 

     * This competition is open to our
                      UK visitors only

 

Sixtyplusurfers Newsletter Competition


Win Shortbread and a Tartan Blanket from The Edinburgh Woollen Mill

Win Shortbread and a Tartan Blanket from The Edinburgh Woollen Mill


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 tin of delicious tin of Campbell's Shortbread and a luxury Tartan Wool Mix Blanket, worth a total of £54.99 from The Edinburgh Woollen Mill.

Win a Luxury Tartan Wool Mix Blanket from The Edinburgh Woollen Mill

The luxury Tartan Wool Mix Blanket is available in six colour themes and is worth £50. This versatile cover-up will make an ideal addition to your home, and can double up as a picnic blanket when the temperature rises this summer.

So, drape it over the side over your favourite chair to add a cosy touch, and have it close at hand to snuggle with during movie night. Then, pop it in the car as you head off on your 2017 adventures Ė itís your perfect travelling companion.

As well as this timeless style favourite, our winner will also receive a tin of Scottish-favourite Campbellís shortbread, courtesy of The Edinburgh Woollen Mill.

Shop The Edinburgh Woollen Millís new season collections today by visiting the online shop or taking a trip to one of the retailerís 380 stores across the UK.

As well as a full range of gifts and accessories, youíll find brand new clothing lines for him and her.

Shop the latest in womenswear from in-house favourites Country Rose, Isle and Honour Millburn and take home must-have menswear for him from One Valley, James Pringle and P.G. Field. And donít forget his and hers looks from Harris Tweed.

Also, browse the range of golfing leisure wear from The Golf Company, Hippo and the legendary Colin Montgomerie, in selected stores and online.

For more information and to view the full range visit the website at www.ewm.co.uk

 For Your Chance to Win
 The Edinburgh Woollen
          Mill Goodies


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

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

One lucky winner chosen from 'the hat' will win a mends a friend, the chance to win a tin of delicious tin of Campbell's Shortbread and a luxury Tartan Wool Mix Blanket, worth a total of £54.99 from The Edinburgh Woollen Mill.

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

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

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

Sixtyplusurfers Facebook Competition


Win a Lovell Gold Mosaic Table Lamp

Win a Lovell Gold Mosaic Table Lamp from Socket Store


We've teamed up with  leading online sockets, switches and lighting retailer
SocketStore.co.uk for our  Sixtyplusurfers Facebook competition.

We're offering one lucky reader the chance to win a  beautiful Lovell Gold Mosaic Table Lamp to bring warmth and style into your home.

This stunning table lamp is sure to add a touch of sparkle to your home with its glitterball-style base! Complemented by the gleaming chrome stem, it also comes with the beautiful gold faux silk shade to brighten even the dullest day and light up your life.

The lamp uses a 60W GLS bulb and has a traditional push bar switch just below the lamp holder. Measuring 300L x 300W x 540H (mm), itís easy to see why this eye-catching lamp is one of Socket Storeís top sellers from its wide range of table lamps, floor lamps and ceiling and wall lights. The lamp is valued at £61.20.

Retailing to customers across the UK and globally, Socket Store specialises in high end interior lighting and carries more than 5,000 items, including downlights and outdoor lighting.

The south Wales-based company works in partnership with manufacturers including Sensio, Dar, Retrotouch, Stearn, Philips, G&H and Cudis, continually refreshing and updating its extensive collections and reacting swiftly to emerging trends, as well as focusing on sockets, switches and essential spares such as dimmer modules, thermostats, safety alarms and extension leads.

Socket Store was established by Phil Stephens and Andy Smith in 2010, initially retailing online only in order to keep down costs and pass savings onto customers. Expansion enabled the team to open a small showroom in 2013, followed by a move to bigger premises just outside Cardiff two years later, but the ethos of excellent value for money and exceptional customer service remains.

In addition to electrical accessories such as wireless chargers, Socket Store sells dazzling chandeliers, contemporary table and standing lamps, downlights, garden and security lighting and a full range of energy-saving LED light bulbs.

For more information, visit the website at www.socketstore.co.uk

 How to Enter the Competition
 

For your chance to win the Lovell Gold Mosaic Table Lamp from Socket Store in the Sixtyplusurfers Facebook Competition just click on the Sixtyplusurfers Facebook page and tell us why you would like to win this fantastic prize!

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

The best entry will win the prize.

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

 
sixtypluscomp@hotmail.co.uk


             * Please label your entry
          Socket Store Lamp Competition
 

 Don't Forget to Enter      our Eleven Other
  Competitions in our
   February 2017 issue

Enter our Chat & Socialise Competition


This month we're looking for a 'Cover Star' for Sixtyplusurfers. Send in your photographs to our 'Photo Gallery' on the Sixtyplusurfers Chat and Socialise page, and you could win a Standing Brass Photo Frame from Dotcomgiftshop and also feature on our home page in the March issue!

Win a Standing Brass Photo Frame from Dotcomgiftshop and also feature on our home page in the March issue of Sixtyplusurfers

 

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

Win a Rhine Cruise from Silver Travel
 

This month Silver Travel are offering a 7 Night Rhine River Cruise including flights and transfers, to and from the ship, travelling from Amsterdam to Basel, courtesy of AmaWaterways.


Silver Travel are offering a 7 Night Rhine River Cruise including flights and transfers, to and from the ship, travelling from Amsterdam to Basel, courtesy of AmaWaterways


Silver Travel are offering a 7 Night Rhine River Cruise including flights and transfers, to and from the ship, travelling from Amsterdam to Basel, courtesy of AmaWaterways


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

A Fabulous Cruise with Mersey Ferries

Win a Manchester Ship Canal Cruise from Mersey Ferries for one reader and a loved one.

Win a Manchester Ship Canal Cruise from Mersey Ferries for one reader and a loved one.

 

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

 

A Beautiful Tunic for Valentine's Day
 

Win a Red Lace Detail Tunic from Damart.

Win a Red Lace Detail Tunic from Damart
 

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

A One For All Entertainment Bundle

Win a One For All Entertainment Bundle for the TV including an Evolve Remote, an Amplified Indoor Aerial and a Voice Clear Technology enhanced set of TV Headphones worth £139.97.

Win a One For All Entertainment Bundle for the TV including an Evolve Remote, an Amplified Indoor Aerial and a Voice Clear Technology enhanced set of TV Headphones worth £139.97
 

Click on the Our Friends page to enter the competition.
 

Nurture Your Plants with this prize

Win an Electric Propagator for your Plants from Stewart Garden.

Win an Electric Propagator for your Plants from Stewart Garden

 

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

 

A Challenging New Word Game

Win Codenames, a great new word game from Esdevium Games. We've got two to give away!

Win Codenames, a great new word game from Esdevium Games

 

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

Get Crafty in the Kitchen in February

Win a CHOC Chick Starter Kit to make delicious chocolate at home.

Win a CHOC Chick Starter Kit to make delicious chocolate at home

 

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

 

Beautiful Lipsticks for Valentine's Day
 

Win a Colour Me Romantic Gift Box of Certified Natural Lipsticks from Living Nature to celebrate Valentine's Day.

Win a Colour Me Romantic Gift Box of Certified Natural Lipsticks from Living Nature to celebrate Valentine's Day
 

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

Gorgeous Rachael Sage Goody Bag
 

Win a Rachael Sage Goody Bag including exclusive Rachael Sage Tote Bag, a beautiful Lipgloss, a Kazoo and Rachaelís new album Choreographic. We've got three to give away!

Win a Rachael Sage Goody Bag


Win a Rachael Sage Goody Bag
 

Click on the Music page to enter the competition.

 

A Great New Album by Lol Goodman
 

Win an exclusively signed advance copy of Just Wanna Say...A Little Bit More by the Lol Goodman Band. We've got three to give away!

Win an exclusively signed advance copy of Just Wanna Say...A Little Bit More by the Lol Goodman Band


Win an exclusively signed advance copy of Just Wanna Say...A Little Bit More by the Lol Goodman Band
 

Click on the Music page to enter the competition.
 

  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
CHOC Chick Starter Kit Competition.

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

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

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 28th February!

 

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: 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!

Pictures should be sent as jpeg attachments, rather than embedded in your email.

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

Sixtyplusurfers Facebook Page

Sixtyplusurfers Facebook page

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 Lovell Gold Mosaic Table Lamp from Socket Store in our February 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 News on Twitter
 

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

 

 Entering Competitions
   With Sixtyplusurfers


How to enter Sixtyplusurfers Competitions

The closing date for Sixtyplusurfers Competitions is 28th February 2017. Don't forget to enter each competition separately and give it the correct title!

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

Email: jennyitz@hotmail.com
Tel: 0208 357 2540


Please note, our competitions are open to all ages.