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Write our Star Letter

And Win a Teapot Bird Feeder and a Box Biscuits

Win a Teapot Bird Feeder and a Box of Biscuits from Rainbow Flowers & Gifts

From Rainbow Flowers & Gifts

Could your letter be the Sixtyplusurfers Star Letter? This month we're offering one lucky reader the chance to win this beautiful Crockery Teapot Bird Feeder together with this delicious St Kew Roses Biscuit Box worth a total of £26.98 from Rainbow Flowers & Gifts.

Treat your feathered friends and yourself to this great prize from Rainbow Flowers & Gifts. This novel teapot is a great way to care for the birds and to decorate your garden at the same time. This hanging crockery teapot feeder has a vintage floral pattern in soft pastel shades and is finished with a gold gilt rim. Just add seed and hang from a bracket or branch and watch the birds flock to feed from it. A teacup and saucer feeder, coffee pot birdhouse and bird bath are also available in this range.

St Kew Clotted Cream Shortbread from Rainbow Flowers & Gifts

While you’re watching the birds, why not enjoy your favourite brew with a luxury biscuit or two? Illustrated with English roses, the box contains 200g packs of Clotted Cream Shortbread, Cranberry Crunch and Choc Chip and Orange – all made from the finest natural ingredients just like Grandma used to make.

Both these items are part of a wide range of gifts that include fresh flower bouquets and baskets, indoors and outdoor plants, luxury handmade chocolates, hampers, and home and garden gifts.

Below is a selection of gifts from the new spring collection:

Florist’s Choice Bouquet from Rainbow Flowers & Gifts

Florist’s Choice Bouquet from £22.99

Pink Perfection Flower Basket from Rainbow Flowers & Gifts

Pink Perfection Flower Basket £29.99

Scented Dendrobium Orchid ‘Star Class Lilac’ from Rainbow Flowers & Gifts

Scented Dendrobium Orchid ‘Star Class Lilac’ £27.99

Azalea Bonsai ‘Kinku’ from Rainbow Flowers & Gifts

Azalea Bonsai ‘Kinku’ £29.99

Azalea Bonsai ‘Kinku’ from Rainbow Flowers & Gifts

Scented Outdoor Rose ‘Warm Wishes’ with free scented minilight £19.99



Glow-in-the-dark Butterfly Wall Art £23.99

If you’d like to find out more visit the website at www.rainbowflowers.co.uk

Each gift can be send direct to friends and family throughout the UK, comes with a free gift card with your personal greeting and is despatched to arrive by your chosen date.

For more information, call 0844 557 8090.

 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



This is my gorgeous cockapoo, Rafferty sitting with my tabby cat Hector. Rafferty is the first dog I have ever owned as I didn’t think it would be fair to have a dog while working full-time.

I’m now semi-retired so have time to care for him and I absolutely adore him. I thought you might like to see the little verse I have written about him

He’s Rafferty Roberts VIP,
Very important pooch is he.
He’s such a snob, his airs and graces
Make him dream of higher places.
He woofed ‘no hoi polloi for me
I want to meet Her Majesty.
Sit on her throne and wear her crown.
I’ll run those corgis out of town.
The queen will say, “You gorgeous beast
“You really do deserve a feast.”
The duke will shake his head and groan,
“Look Liz just throw the dog a bone.
“He’s clearly just a common mutt.
“If I were you I’d kick his butt.”
The queen will mutter, “Oh dear no,
“If you don’t like him you can go.”
She’ll bid me sit and rest awhile.
And then she’ll look at me and smile.
And pat me oh so tenderly.
And say, “Arise Sir Rafferty.”

Carol Roberts, Staffordshire


Dear Carol

Thank you for sending in the picture of Rafferty, he's gorgeous.

We also enjoyed reading your lovely poem. I can see he's a very special dog in his 'throne'.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor

 

Dear Sixtyplusurfers 



I have always enjoyed crafts, card making, sewing, knitting and cross stitch but had never tried crochet until recently.

Now I can't stop, it's so quick and easy and I can do it whilst I watch TV or chat to friends. Also as you only need a ball of wool and a hook.

It is easy to pop in my bag and take along with me as I have to attend quite a lot of hospital appointments. Those hours in the waiting rooms now fly by.

I have made some pretty items for friends and family including this lovely cushion cover decorated with a bouquet of flowers.

Lesley Smith, Warwickshire


Dear Lesley

Thank you for telling us about your crochet hobby, what a lovely thing to do.

It's also wonderful that you can make your friends and family presents,
The cushion cover is very pretty.

We'd love to hear from other readers about your hobbies and things you have made.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor

 

Dear Sixtyplusurfers

Depression

The void? The darkness? How long does it last?
My normal life seems way back in the past.

I cry, I shout and then I scream,
Is my normal life really just a dream?
How do I cope? What do I do?
No one knows what I'm going through.
My family and friends don't understand why
I shout and scream, then breakdown and cry.
"Take the tablets", is what they say,
"You'll feel better tomorrow or the next day ".
Tomorrow comes and I still feel sad,
I'm starting to think that I'm going mad.
I need some help and I need it quick.
The panic's set in and I'm feeling sick.
The family's come home and they need to be fed
But I just want to go back to my bed.
At my empty life I ponder, then cry,
I feel so alone I just want to die.
Help me please, I want my life back,
How long does it take to get back on track?

The void? The darkness? How long does it last?
Well, it's taken some years but it's now in the past.

I wrote this many years ago when suffering from depression. It's just to let others know that they're not alone and we really do understand what they're going through.

Maralyn Smith, Leicestershire


Dear Maralyn

Thank you for sending in your poem about depression. Many people suffer and feel very much alone.

I'm sure your poem will help others who are suffering and realise there is light at the end of the dark tunnel.

But we encourage readers not to suffer alone and seek help from your GP if you need to. Please don't suffer in silence.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor

 

Competition Winners From the February
issue of Sixtyplusurfers

The Winner of the Wooden Bench with Cushion and and Wicker Baskets, and the Owl Door Stop is:
Martina Deeley, Coventry
The answer is Sand

The Winner of the One For All Entertainment Bundle including an Evolve Remote, Indoor Aerial and Headphones is:
Robert Harrison, Stoke on Trent
The answer is Michael McIntyre

The Winner of the Manchester Ship Canal Cruise for Two with Mersey Ferries is:
Richard Scholfield, Chesterfield
T
he answer is 35 miles

The Winner of the
Colour Me Romantic Gift Box of Lipsticks from Living Nature is:
Janet Williams, Rochdale
T
he answer is New Zealand

The Winner of the Red Lace Tunic from Damart is:
Elaine Rose, Poole
The answer is Lace

The Winner of the Electric Propagator from Stewart Garden is:
Martin Leyland, Guisborough
The answer is 8-watt heater

The Winner of the CHOC Chick Starter Kit to make chocolate is:
Petrina Whiley, Haywards Heath
The answer is Ecuador

The Two Winners of the Codenames game from Esdevium Games are:
Justin Parker, Bedford and Suzanna Valentine, Plymouth
The answer is Daniel Craig

The Three Winners of the Rachael Sage Goody Bag including Tote Bag, Lipgloss, Kazoo, and Rachael's new album 'Choreographic' are:
Julie Clark, Sheffield; Marina Wilson, Preston and Jessica Baber, Bathgate
The answer is Choreographic

The Three Winners of a Signed Copy of 'Just Wanna Say...A Little Bit More' by the Lol Goodman Band are:
Clare Martin, Oxford; Andrew Wedge, Wigan and Natalie Crossan, Brighton
The answer is Just Wanna Say...A Little Bit More

The Winner of the Star letter is:

Helen Dinham
Helen wins a Vorrei Italian Passion Hamper

The Winner of the Sixtyplusurfers Newsletter Competition is:
Michael Broad, Bristol
The prize is a Tin of Campbell's Shortbread and a Luxury Tartan Wool Mix Blanket from The Edinburgh Woollen Mill

The Winner of the  Blink Two Camera Wire-Free Video Home Security and Monitoring System is:

Warren Green, Waterlooville

The Winner of the Sixtyplusurfers Facebook Competition to win a Lovell Gold Mosaic Table Lamp from Socket Shop is:
Carolyn Jassi, Lancashire

The Winners of the Sixtyplusurfers Chat & Socialise Competition to be the Cover Stars for Sixtyplusurfers & Win a Standing Brass Photo Frame from Dotcomgiftshop as featured on the Sixtyplusurfers Chat & Socialise page are:
Wendy and Gareth


Now enter our brand new March 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

Visit the Sixtyplusurfers Chat & Socialise page

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

FREE of Charge to Join

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

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

You can also include a photograph of yourself. If you don't have a camera use a picture from Google images at
www.google.co.uk

Message Board

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

Share your Photographs

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

Put up a Blog

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

Groups

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

Live Chat Room

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

Win a Bundle of Puzzles
   from Ravensburger in
 our Poetry Competition


Colin Thompson Shaped Lighthouse puzzle from Ravensburger


This month we've got a new competition on the Sixtyplusurfers
Chat & Socialise page. We're offering one lucky reader the chance to win a Bundle of Three Fabulous Jigsaw Puzzles from Ravensburger including this Colin Thompson Shaped Lighthouse, Linda Jane Smith Crazy Cats, and London - St Pancras Now & Then worth a total of £40.

For your chance to win, we're looking for the Best Poem of the Month in the Poet's Corner  Group on the Sixtyplusurfers Chat & Socialise page.

Your poem might be about a relative, close friend or member of your family. You might like to write a poem about your pets, wildlife, the seaside or nature.

Linda Jane Smith Crazy Cats puzzle from Ravensburger

Perhaps you could write about your childhood, schooldays or your wartime experience. Or how about the springtime, and what you like most about it.

You could write about a recent holiday and describe the beautiful things you saw. You could write a poem about society, technology or the environment and how you feel about the world around you.

Or how about friendship, love, romance, loyalty, or betrayal. Maybe something witty or amusing to make us all laugh and smile. And don't forget it must be all your own work!


How to Enter the Competition

 London - St Pancras Now & Then puzzle from Ravensburger

For your chance to win just send in your poems to the to the the Poet's Corner
on the Sixtyplusurfers Chat & Socialise page.

The best entry will win this fabulous prize!

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

And for a super quick link to the Poet's Corner
click here

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 31st March.
 

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 individual 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
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 an Intempo
Retro Turntable

Win an Intempo Retro Rechargeable Turntable

Sixtyplusurfers has teamed up with Intempo to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a super cool Retro Rechargeable Turntable, so you can get the party started wherever you are.

Intempo combines the latest, cutting-edge technology and fashion trends to create technologically advanced and innovative audio products that not only look great but sound even better.

Play all your favourite vinyl albums on the Intempo Retro Rechargeable Turntable

Play all your favourite songs on vinyl or using your smartphone with this fantastic turntable featuring a cool black retro suitcase design. Equipped with two high quality 3W built-in speakers, for great sounding music and a lightweight build, the turntable is easily portable.

Powered by a rechargeable battery enabling you to play your music just about anywhere! This three-speed turntable can play 33, 45 and 78 rpm records and easily switches between modes so you can play music through your smartphone or tablet using Bluetooth.

The Intempo Retro Rechargeable Turntable is powered by a rechargeable battery

The Intempo Turntable is available to buy from www.amazon.co.uk

For more information and to view the full range, visit www.intempo.co.uk

   For Your Chance to Win

Tell us what retro design makes the Intempo Rechargeable Turntable portable?

      a) Holdall
      b) Trolley
      c) Suitcase
      d) Backpack


  To Enter the Competition

Tell us what retro design makes the Intempo Rechargeable Turntable portable? 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 Intempo Turntable Competition
 

     * This competition is open to our
                      UK visitors only

 

Readers' Letters

Sixtyplusurfers Star Letter 

  Dear Sixtyplusurfers




I  have the most amazing mother in law (to be) in the world and I desperately want the world to know it!

Thelma has been the most incredibly supportive, loving and loyal person I have ever known, since Lottie's birth.

Our little Lottie was a big surprise to Thelma, but she has responded with such love and devotion. I now send pictures twice a day, through email.



She has a upgraded to a printer and a smartphone and is very busy boring friends with Lottie's photos, as grandmas should!

I love her with all my heart and want to let her know, so please help me with this.

Love and best wishes

Helen Dinham

Dear Helen

Thank you for sending in your fabulous photographs and telling us about your wonderful mother in law, Thelma, and your beautiful baby, Lottie.

It must be such a great support to have Thelma helping you with Lottie and also lovely that she shares all her photos with her friends.

We are delighted to let you know that you are the winner of this month's Star Letter Competition. Your prize is a Vorrei Italian Pasta Passion Hamper.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor
 

  Dear Sixtyplusurfers

 
 

I hear every day that elderly people sit at home and complain of loneliness. Many of my friends shy away from social media as the numerous postings of selfies  and the language used is unacceptable.

I have found the solution to be Messenger. It is a free app that can be downloaded and you can communicate with your family and friends, send photos and all in a very private space. It is excellent on holiday as the family are reassured that I am okay and any pictures sent are kept very private.

I spent fifteen minutes using it this morning chatting to my granddaughter who sent me pictures of my great grand daughters latest antics. It was a great start to my day and removes that feeling of isolation.

I use an iPad mini which is very easy to use and our local library even lends them out and gives lessons.

Pauline Crosby, Norfolk


Dear Pauline

Thank you for telling us about Messenger. It's wonderful that you are using it and able to communicate with your family, see their pictures, and chat to them.

 

I also like WhatsApp which is another free and easy to use service on your phone, where you can chat and share photographs.


Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor
 

  Dear Sixtyplusurfers
 

As it's the time of year we start to think about booking our holidays I wondered if your readers would like a holiday packing tip. This tip applies to all holidays but especially ones where you may be travelling to more than one place and need to pack and unpack more than once.

The first time we went on a touring holiday it was a real hassle and so the next time I wondered if I could find an easier way with the packing/unpacking. A friend gave me this tip and it worked brilliantly.

Buy some transparent clothes bags (they aren't expensive), and hang the same type of clothes ie short sleeved tops; long sleeved; trousers etc in each. These are straightforward to pack and hanging them up in the bags just takes minutes and as the bags are transparent it's easy to access what you want. I also put smaller things for drawers in separate bags too.

This is so successful, I pack like this all the time now, even for holidays to one place.

I hope this is useful.

Catherine Harwood, Telford


Dear Catherine

Thank you for sharing your packing idea. That's a great way to save time and ensure everything is easy to unpack when you arrive at your destination.

I'm sure the transparent bags also ensure your clothes are not creased when you unpack them.


Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor

 

  Dear Sixtyplusurfers

 

 

I'm fed up with my friends and family using their phones when they visit me, there's a constant beeping and ringing!

I now have a box they have to put their phones in on silent until they leave, peace at last!

Jane Whitaker, Margate


Dear Jane


That's a great idea. It looks like you've collected a few extra mobile phones on the way too!

 

I'm sure it makes your friends and family visits much more pleasant.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor

 

  Dear Sixtyplusurfers

 
Spring Poem
 

The snowdrop raised its tiny head
It struggled through the frosty bed
Its little petals gleaming white
To me it is a wondrous sight

The crocus struggles to push right through
The yellow petals, the purple too
Small and precious
A delicate delight
Spring is coming a lovely sight

The Robin feeds his lovely Mate
It's nesting time methinks...
A mealworm, peanut, little treat
He makes sure that she does eat

The long tailed tit
With waving tail
Visits the fatballs and feed with glee
The wild birds are a pleasure to see

Spring is coming
Not fast enough
Still a chance of snow and frost
Feed the birds and watch the sights
Be happy and never feel down and lost

Vivian Allman, Wolverhampton

 

Dear Vivian


Thank you for sending in your joyous Spring poem. It's heart warming to think of the warm weather that is soon on its way and the flowers and wildlife to bring us happiness.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor

 

 Dear Sixtyplusurfers
 

I'm  funny thing my (step) grandchildren said recently when discussing the fact that my husband (their biological granddad) had been married to their Grandma (who was now remarried).

Was that "Oh Granddad, so you were married to Grandma and Nanna (that's me!) had been married to Grandmas new husband!"

We explained that wasn't the case, but it was so funny that they had just presumed a swap in the most innocent way though.

Kate Varley, Cumbria
 

Dear Kate


What a funny story. It's lovely when children are so sweet and innocent.

That's great you were able to explain it to them in the end.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor

 

 Dear Sixtyplusurfers
 

She's Got The Big "C"

They told her today that she's got the Big "C",
She's not very old, she's much younger than me.
She was going to do so many things....
See Petra, the Grand Canyon and maybe the Sphinx.
Now she's not going to go anywhere,
Her world's in a turmoil and she's in despair.
She doesn't know how she's going to cope
When statistics tell her there isn't much hope.
She sits down with a biscuit and cup of tea
And thinks "Why did this have to happen to me?"
A few salty tears roll down her face,
She's in a quandary, in a very dark place.
She makes up her mind that she'll fight all the way,
She'll fight and she'll fight, day after day.
Her body is tired and racked with pain,
So she reaches for painkillers yet again,
If only she'd gone to the Doctor before, -
But she just couldn't get through that surgery door.
The told her today that the cancer had won,
She knows she is dying and her hope is all gone.

I wrote this when a dear friend was diagnosed with cancer. Sadly, we lost her after a long struggle.

Maralyn Smith, Leicestershire
 

Dear Maralyn


That's a very sad story. What a terrible shame. But very well told.

It just goes to show how important it is to go and see your doctor straight away if you have any health issues. And don't put off going on all those lovely holidays, and enjoying your life when you can.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor
 

 Dear Sixtyplusurfers
 

Lanzarote

I have decided to write a poem for my competition entry, and in this poem I will tell you about my time in Lanzarote.

Me, my son, partner and in-laws went on a plane,
and touched down in 'sort-of' Spain.
The wind blew so much, it nearly blew me away
but what can you expect, when you go in May?
The sand was hot, in burned out toes,
The sun was strong, it burnt my nose!
The water park was fun, but so very full,
but it certainly beat a day in Hull!
I hope you enjoyed my poem a bit,
Because I love the gift tray and want to win it!

Sam Rhodes, Surrey
 

Dear Sam


Thank you for sending in your poem about Lanzarote. It sounds a lovely holiday - although a bit hot!

We're sorry that you aren't the winner of our Gift Tray from Rainbow Flowers & Gifts (as featured in the January issue of Sixtyplusurfers).

 

But if you'd like to find out more about their fabulous range of gifts visit the website at www.rainblowflowers.co.uk 

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor

 

 Dear Sixtyplusurfers
 

Laughter is the Best Medicine

Sometimes life can be hard and it's difficult to feel happy all the time, but if I want to cheer myself up, I like to watch a bit of comedy.

If I can't find my favourites on TV, I have a selection of videos I like to watch on YouTube and have saved these in my 'favourites' on my computer so that I can watch them whenever I like.

Fry and Laurie, Mitchell and Webb, and Harry Hill are a few of my favourites. They always make me laugh! Readers may have their own favourites.

 

I guarantee that after watching a bit of comedy it will lift a bad mood and make you laugh. And that can't be bad, can it?

Stella Peters, Birmingham
 

Dear Stella


That's a great idea. Do any other readers have tips about being cheerful.

I love listening to music on my iPhone or sitting in the garden with a cup of coffee.

We'd love to hear your tips about staying happy and cheerful.


Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor

 

Please use our New Email address for Competitions

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

It is:
sixtypluscomp@hotmail.co.uk

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

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

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

Finally, please don't forget that each competition must be entered separately with the correct title as shown on the competition.

Closing date for this month's competitions is 31st March 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.
 

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           April 2017 issue

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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:

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www.competitionstracker.co.uk
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Win prizes at The Prizefinder: www.theprizefinder.com

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

Tell us about your 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 0208 357 2540 or 07889 980 457 or email: 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.
 

       We're always
        Here to Help


Keep calm, we're here to help

 

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

Just give us a call or email:

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

jennyitz@hotmail.com
 

Tell Your Friends
 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!


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


You can also sign up to receive our Newsletter or recommend a friend. 

Just send your name and email address to the email address below:

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   Entering Competitions
   With Sixtyplusurfers


How to enter Sixtyplusurfers Competitions

The closing date for Sixtyplusurfers Competitions is 31st March 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.

 

Sixtyplusurfers Newsletter

Sign up for the Sixtyplusurfers Newsletter

If you enjoy reading Sixtyplusurfers, why not sign up to receive our monthly Newsletter or recommend a friend.

The Newsletter will keep you updated about all our competitions, prize draws, articles and features on the Sixtyplusurfers website.

It's free of charge to receive and will keep you informed about all of our news!

This month we're offering one lucky reader who signs up to receive the newsletter or recommends a friend the chance to win a fabulous Afternoon Tea Planter from Suttons.

To sign up and receive your monthly Newsletter, click on
Sixtyplusurfers Newsletter and fill in your name, email and contact address.
 

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


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

jennyitz@hotmail.com

 

    Sixtyplusurfers Competition 

 Win a Giles & Posner
Flip-Over Waffle Maker


Win a Giles & Posner Flip-Over Waffle Maker


Sixtyplusurfers has teamed up with Giles & Posner to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a fabulous Flip-over Waffle Maker.

Home baking has never been so much fun! Giles & Posner is giving one lucky winner the chance to win a fabulous Flip-over Waffle Maker, perfect for baking waffles as a dessert or sweet treat on any occasion.

If you fancy a fun, tasty treat this waffle maker is ideal - simply bake your waffles then get creative and decorate your dessert. With 700W power, this fantastic waffle maker can bake two delicious waffles in just ten minutes.

Win a Giles & Posner Flip-Over Waffle Maker

The power on and ready lights make it incredibly easy to use and the cool touch handle provides safe handling when the plates are hot. The rotating design means it can be flipped during cooking for an even distribution of batter and a thorough bake, while the non-stick plates ensure the waffles will easily be released once cooked without tearing or crumbling.

Follow the recipe included then smother your waffles in syrup, dust with sprinkles, cover with fruit slices or enjoy with ice cream. For great fun with the whole family, just bake, decorate and enjoy.

Win a Giles & Posner Flip-Over Waffle Maker

The Giles & Posner
Flip-over Waffle Maker is available to buy from www.amazon.co.uk

For more information and to view the full range of novelty kitchen appliances visit the website at www.gilesandposner.com

   For Your Chance to Win

Tell us what special feature on the Flip-over Waffle Maker helps you release the waffles once cooked to ensure they don't tear or crumble?

a) Pin-tuck bolts
b) Non-stick plates
c) Fast-bake levers
d) Easy-pop rollers


 To Enter the Competition

Tell us what special feature on the Flip-over Waffle Maker helps you release the waffles once cooked to ensure they don't tear or crumble? 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 Giles & Posner Waffle Maker Competition
 

     * This competition is open to our
                      UK visitors only

 

Sixtyplusurfers Newsletter Competition


Win an Afternoon Tea Planter
from Suttons


Win an Afternoon Tea Planter from Suttons


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 an Afternoon Tea Planter from Suttons.

One of the best things about retirement is the free time we have to spend with our friends, family and loved ones. Whether it’s walks in the park, a visit to the shops or a trip to our favourite café, there’s so much to fill our days with.

With springtime just around the corner, we’re turning our attention to outdoor pursuits. As the weather improves and the winter finally leaves us, we can get back to enjoying our gardens — so why not enter our competition to win an Afternoon Tea Planter, courtesy of
vegetable seeds retailer Suttons?

The prize combines two favourite pastimes; afternoon tea and gardening. It contains everything you need for afternoon tea with friends, including:

Strawberry extra jam with Marc de Champagne

What can be better than strawberry jam? Strawberry jam with a dash of champagne! This tasty spread is the perfect accompaniment to freshly baked scones — all you need is the fresh cream! You’ll get 113g of the jam, so there’s plenty to go round.

Lemon curd

Summertime is all about zest, and fresh flavours so, as you enjoy the finer weather, the lemon curd spread is perfect. With a tangy citrus fragrance, it works just as well on scones as it will do on tarts and other desserts — depending on how far you want to push your baking skills!

Ginger crunch biscuits

As well as scones and other desserts, biscuits are a must when it comes to afternoon tea. The planter prize includes 125g of ginger crunch biscuits. Eat them as part of your afternoon tea or keep them to one side and enjoy with a cuppa once your guests have gone!

Metal teacup and saucer planter


All of the above are perfectly presented in a metal teacup and saucer planter. With a vintage-inspired design and ‘cottage kitchen’ printed on the front, it’s the perfect addition to your outdoor space. Whether you’re planting springtime daffodils or your favourite bulbs, this planter will look the part once your garden is in full bloom.

As you can see, the afternoon tea planter is a great prize, so don’t miss out on your chance of winning.

For more information about Suttons visit the website at www.suttons.co.uk

    For Your Chance to
 Win the Afternoon Tea
  Planter from Suttons


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 an Afternoon Tea Planter from Suttons,

* 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 Rubik's Cube Light from Prezzybox

Win a Rubik's Cube Light from Prezzybox


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

We're offering one lucky reader the chance to win a Rubik's Cube Light, a fabulous puzzle game and light to brighten up your home and bring you lots of entertaining puzzle time!

The officially licensed Rubik's Cube Light combines the famous Rubik's puzzle together with a stylish light to go with it!

The officially licensed Rubik's Cube Light combines the famous Rubik's puzzle together with a stylish light to go with it! Enjoy solving the puzzle and then when you've completed it or want to take a break, then use it as an eyecatching accessory to jazz up your room.

The light can be connected directly to a power source using the 1.2 USB metre cable which is included. When you've finished using it as a light, simply remove it from the power source and enjoy solving the Rubik's puzzle. The cube can be played with for up to two hours, before you need to recharge it again!

Use the white switch in the middle of your giant Rubik's Cube to switch it off when your brain has had enough, and mount it on the triangular base provided to use as a fabulously designed lamp

Use the white switch in the middle of your giant Rubik's Cube to switch it off when your brain has had enough, and mount it on the triangular base provided to use as a fabulously designed lamp. The lamp is suitable for ages 10+

Fabulous features

Rubik's Cube Light twists and turns just like a real Rubik's Cube

· Twists and turns just like a real Rubik's Cube!

·
Rechargeable - Rubik's Cube Light will allow you two hours playing time once fully charged.

· When not in use it can be mounted on a triangular base and connected directly to a power source using the USB cable.

· Includes its own triangular display base.
 
· Comes complete with1.2 Metre USB cable

The Rubik's Cube Light is available for £24.95 from www.prezzybox.com

 How to Enter the Competition
 

Win a Rubik's Cube Light from Prezzybox

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

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

The best entry will win the prize.

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

 
sixtypluscomp@hotmail.co.uk


             * Please label your entry
      Rubik's Cube Light Competition
 

 Don't Forget to Enter     our Thirteen Other
  Competitions in our
     March 2017 issue

Enter our Chat & Socialise Competition


We're looking for the 'Best Poem of the Month' for the Sixtyplusurfers Chat & Socialise page. Send in your poems to the 'Poet's Corner' Group on the Sixtyplusurfers Chat and Socialise page and win a Bundle of Puzzles from Ravensburger including Colin Thompson Shaped Lighthouse, Linda Jane Smith Crazy Cats and London - St Pancras Now & Then.

Win a Bundle of Puzzles from Ravensburger including Colin Thompson Shaped Lighthouse, Linda Jane Smith Crazy Cats and London - St Pancras Now & Then
 

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

Two Great Prizes from Silver Travel
 

This month Silver Travel is offering readers the choice of winning a three night weekend break for two with Warner Leisure Hotels or a four night getaway for one winner and three guests with Forest Holidays.


This month Silver Travel is offering readers the choice of winning a three night weekend break for two with Warner Leisure Hotels or a four night getaway for one winner and three guests with Forest Holidays


This month Silver Travel is offering readers the choice of winning a three night weekend break for two with Warner Leisure Hotels or a four night getaway for one winner and three guests with Forest Holidays


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

Win a Wonderful Holiday in Devon

Win a Two-Night Stay in a Luxury Lodge at Coast View, Shaldon with South West Holiday Parks for one lucky reader and a guest.

Win a Two-Night Stay in a Luxury Lodge at Coast View, Shaldon with South West Holiday Parks for one lucky reader and a guest

 

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

Win a Fabulous Holiday for Two

Win a Holiday for Two with Cohabitas. Just answer a Survey about House Sharing in Later Life for your Chance to Win the Prize!

Win a Holiday for Two with Cohabitas

 

Click on the Retirement Living page to enter the competition.
 

A Fabulous Gadget for your Kitchen

Win a Salter Deep Fill Sandwich Toaster.

Win a Salter Deep Fill Sandwich Toaster

 

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

Enjoy Best Quality Sound on your TV

Win an amplicomms TV200 Wireless Headset so you can enjoy the best quality sound on your television.

Win an amplicomms TV200 Wireless Headset so you can enjoy the best quality sound on your television

 

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

A Pretty Dressing Gown from Damart
 

Win a Waffle Dressing Gown in Fuchsia Print from Damart.

Win a Waffle Dressing Gown in Fuchsia Print from Damart
 

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

 

A Luxury Treat for Your Dog

Win a Hamper of Dog Products from Feedem worth over £50.

Win a Hamper of Dog Products from Feedem worth over £50

 

Click on the Pet Care page to enter the competition.

 

A Drumond Park Easter Bundle

Win a Bundle of Easter Games from Drumond Park including Rapidough and Dig In! We've got three prize bundles to give away!

Win a Bundle of Easter Games from Drumond Park including Rapidough and Dig In!


Win a Bundle of Easter Games from Drumond Park including Rapidough and Dig In!
 

Click on the Our Friends page to enter the competition.
 

Enjoy Creative Colouring in March

Win a personally signed copy of The Whimsical Fashion Colouring Book by Natasha Itzcovitz and a STABILO Limited Edition Fan Rollerset of 25 colourful pens.

Win a personally signed copy of The Whimsical Fashion Colouring Book by Natasha Itzcovitz and a STABILO Limited Edition Fan Rollerset of 25 colourful pens

Win a personally signed copy of The Whimsical Fashion Colouring Book by Natasha Itzcovitz and a STABILO Limited Edition Fan Rollerset of 25 colourful pens
 

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

A Fun to Game with Penguins

Win Ice Cool, a family dexterity game with penguins from Esdevium Games. We've got two to give away!

Win Ice Cool from Esdevium Games

 

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

A New Opera Album from Gok Wan
 

Win Gok's Divas, featuring a selection of opera arias chosen by Gok Wan. We've got three to give away!

Win Gok's Divas, featuring a selection of opera arias chosen by Gok Wan

Win Gok's Divas, featuring a selection of opera arias chosen by Gok Wan

 

Click on the Music page to enter the competition.
 

A Fabulous Album by Bruce Foxton
 

Win Smash The Clock by Bruce Foxton. We've got three to give away!

Win Smash The Clock by Bruce Foxton


Win Smash The Clock by Bruce Foxton
 

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!

The title of your competition entry might be
Ice Cool Competition. The correct title should always be included as the subject heading of your email to avoid it getting lost.

 

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