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Write our Star Letter

And Win Lumie Bodyclock Starter

Win Lumie Bodyclock Starter

Could your letter be the Sixtyplusurfers Star Letter? This month we're offering one lucky reader the chance to win Lumie Bodyclock Starter to help you wake up naturally and gently in the morning.

Lumie Bodyclock is a range of wake-up lights, alarm clocks that mimic a sunset to help you drift off to a good night’s sleep and a sunrise to wake you naturally with light. Using light in this way has been shown to improve mood, energy, productivity and the quality of sleep and awakening.

Lumie Bodyclock Starter will help you wake up naturally and gently in the morning

It’s suitable for the whole family, including children and babies. Its main function aside, it’s also an attractive bedside light that is fully dimmable (including the display) so it doubles up as a night light. The light coming on in the morning provides a visual cue for children to know when it’s time to get up.

Suitable for everyone in the family,
Lumie Bodyclock Starter (RRP £59.95) offers the perfect introduction to waking with light – comes with a 30 minute sunrise/sunset and optional alarm beep.

Lumie Bodyclock Starter is suitable for everyone in the family

Dr Victoria Revell, Circadian Rhythm Expert, University of Surrey explains, “We know that we need light to be able to see, but light is also very important for your mood, level of alertness and sleep patterns. In the winter months when the days are shorter and darker, not only can people feel low and depressed but they can also struggle to wake and get up in the mornings.

“Light therapy is a useful tool as it helps to keep your body clock on track during the dark winter months and can also directly boost your mood.”

If you’d like to find out more about the winter blues and SAD and how to use light therapy to treat them, then why not come along to our SAD Solstice Seminar? To be hold on the autumn solstice on Friday 22nd September in London, this is going to be an exclusive opportunity to enjoy an audience with Dr Norman Rosenthal, the world-renowned researcher and psychiatrist who first diagnosed
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and pioneered light therapy to treat it.

For further information about the Seminar click on www.eventbrite.co.uk

Win a Lumie Bodyclock Starter

For more information about Lumie Bodyclock Starter click on
www.lumie.com
 

 To Enter the Competition

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

Or write a letter using one of the suggestions below.

The best letter will win the prize!

This month you can write in about the following subjects
or choose one of your own:
 
1. Tell us a bit about yourself and where you live
2. Tell us about something special or important that you have achieved in life
3. Share your romantic stories and tell us how you met your partner or best friend
4. Send in your family photos and share your stories about the people in them - including grandma, grandpa & children
5. Tell us about a special afternoon tea or meal you have had in a hotel or restaurant
6. Tell us about a recent holiday or a family day out
7. Tell us about your garden and what you like to grow
8. Share a funny story about your grandchildren 
9.Tell us about your pets. And include a couple of photos
10. Share a favourite family recipe or a cookery idea with a picture of the finished dish
11. Tell us about something you have baked, cooked, sewn or made for your family as a gift
12. Have you had a cooking disaster? Tell us about it with lots of funny pictures
13. Have you recently moved home or downsized? We'd love to hear your experiences
14. Tell us about a prize you have won from Sixtyplusurfers
15. Tell us about something amusing that has happened to you or a member of the family
16. Tell us how you spend your retirement or leisure time
17. Tell us about your favourite hobbies and pastimes
18. Share your handy tips and money saving ideas
19. Tell us about something special you have made from scratch as a DIY or creative project with pictures
20. Tell us about someone famous or inspiring that you have met
21. Tell  us something special that has happened to you
22. Tell us about a birthday, anniversary, wedding or family occasion you have celebrated
23. Tell us about your first car, school days or something unusual or exciting that has happened in your life
24. Tell us about your first job or an unusual job you have had
25. Have you appeared on a quiz show, talent show, or on TV? We'd love to hear about it
26. 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!

Just send in your lovely letters to:

sixtypluscomp@hotmail.co.uk
 

Readers' Letters
Have Your Say!

Dear Sixtyplusurfers

Life on the Farm



Here are some pictures of my grandchildren. They live on a farm. Life on the farm can be lonely. With very busy full time farming parents, the girls miss out on entertainments, holidays and sleepovers.

At the moment, they are living in a mobile home while doing up an old farmhouse which is taking time due to lack of funds. Their parents are full time farmers, and their father is also trying to put on a new roof.



They are quite understanding but it is hard with some of the modern parents being very full on and taking their children abroad on holidays. It is not possible to leave the farm so there can only be day trips. I take them to the beach which they love for a change of scene.

Some would say it is an idyllic life, like being brought up in the old days and some of it is, but they also see death, stressed parents when they cannot get a cow into the cattle trailer, or jump over the gate to avoid TB testing.



They cannot have young friends around too much because they are scared of the sheep dog, fierce cockerel and large cows with horns!

They do all love to take a trip up to the woods though, standing in the tractor box and being towed over the bumpy track. Quite like being at the fairground.



They seem well balanced but know far too much about animals from birth to death. They have lovely pets and straw bales to play on, fields to run in and a pond where the Canadian geese come every year and have their cygnets. It's huge excitement then.

They cycle into town with their mother on a Canal footpath and very occasionally see a Kingfisher darting down the canal with its iridescent blue wings flashing in the sunlight.



It would be a dream for some and a nightmare for many.

Susie Groom, Devon


Dear Susie

Thank you for sending in your fabulous photographs and telling us about life on a farm.

Your granddaughters are adorable and seem to be coping very well with their lives.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor

 

Dear Sixtyplusurfers 

Thank You



Thank you very much for the Sue Ryder Sentry Shed which I won in the Sue Ryder Best Photograph of the Month Competition. Please would you also pass my thanks to Sue Ryder for the fantastic prize, I love it.

The shed looks lovely in my garden and at the moment it has all my dog things in it, dog towels and grooming gear. After walks at this time of year, the dogs have to come and sit on the table and I have to remove hundreds of grass seeds and sticky buds from them.

The picture shows my dogs, Otis, Bazil and Tilly, sitting in front of the shed.

The shed will get lots of good use. In a couple of weeks we will have a barbecue and I will put all of the condiments, knives and forks inside it, and I'll put the plates on the shelves, so it's multi purpose.

I hope you like the photograph.

Alison Davies


Dear Alison

Thank you for sending in your photograph, your dogs look absolutely gorgeous in front of the shed.

I've passed on your thanks to Sue Ryder.

I hope you enjoy using the shed, have a fabulous barbecue, and lots of hugs to your beautiful dogs.

For more information about the Sue Ryder Sentry Shed visit http://shop.sueryder.org

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor

 

Dear Sixtyplusurfers



This is my beautiful mum Jean, she passed away recently she had cancer, cervical cancer it was terminal, and the reason for that? She had never had a cervical smear, she didn't agree with tests so it was too late.

When I tell people she died of cancer they say, "Am I worried about getting it?"

"I say no, she didn't die from cancer, she died of ignorance!"

A simple smear test is all she needed. So ladies, however old you are please have the test, it can save your life.

Jean Whitaker, Margate


Dear Jean

That's a beautiful picture of your mother. What a sad story.

We urge other readers to have tests for cervical cancer and other important medical tests as it can save your life.


Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor

 

Dear Sixtyplusurfers

Thank You

Look to the Sky by Simon Law


Just to confirm, as promised, the safe - and very prompt! - arrival of my Simon Law CD, Look to the Sky, which I won in a recent Sixtyplusurfers competition. I'm pleased to say it arrived safely, many thanks!

It's currently permanently installed in my CD player, and sounds great!

Roger Owen


Dear Owen

Thank you for letting us know your CD arrived safely. We're delighted to hear you're enjoying listening to it.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor

 

Competition Winners From the July
issue of Sixtyplusurfers

The Winner of the Overnight Stay at The Montagu Arms in The New Forest is:
Dionne Marshall, Market Harborough
The answer is The Terrace Restaurant

The Winner of the Harris Tweed Holdall Bag from The Edinburgh Woollen Mill is:
Evette Williams, Gloucestershire
The answer is Hebrides

The Winner of the Crochet Cardigan from Damart is:
Margaret Clarkson, Whitby
T
he answer is Little buttons

The Two Winners of the Havainas Flip Flops are:

Jane Davies, Swansea and John Williams, Cheshire
T
he answer is Brazil

The Winner of the Deluxe Cat Scratcher Post from Feedem is:
Susie Groom, Devon
The answer is Catnip

The Two Winners of the Vital C Hand and Body Lotion from Image Skincare UK are
Gillian Mills, Guildford and Pat Clegg, Sheffield
The answer is Shea Butter

The Three Winners of Dobble Beach from Esdevium Games are:

Rebecca Howells, Kent; Andrew Wedge, Wigan, and Alexandra Oliver, Bridgend
The answer is They're waterproof


The Five Winners of the Organic Raw Chocolate Starter Kit from Indigo Herbs are:
Natalia Stanoeva, Tunbridge Wells; Geoff Bailey, Malvern; Jackie Mysko, Hitchin; Kirsty Hosty, Spalding; and Peter Watson, Norwich
The answer is Theobromine

The Three Winners of 'The Time of Their Lives' DVD starring Joan Collins are:
Maya Russell, Berkshire; Susan Menzies, Nottingham; and Harold Jones, Doncaster
The answer is Joan Collins

The Three Winners of 'Of Time and Tides' CD by The Hallows are:
Cristina McDowall, Teignmouth; Larry Kemp, Andover; and Allan Smith, Cumbria
The answer is Angel

The Winner of the Star letter is:

Rosemary Janes, Monmouth
Rosemary wins a Gardener's Gift Set from Dobies

The Two Winners of the Sixtyplusurfers Newsletter Competition are:
Graeme Hooper, Dundee and Fiona Waterworth, Sunderland
The prize is a Wing Yip Five Beer Gift Pack

The Winner of the Sixtyplusurfers Facebook Competition to win the Ultimate Kitchen Gift Set from Salter including a Curve Electronic Scale, Instant Read Electronic Thermometer and an Electronic Timer is:
Jade Louise Jones, Liverpool

The Winner of the Sixtyplusurfers Chat & Socialise Competition to win a Mio MiVue 688 Dash Cam for the Best Handy Tip of the Month is:
The Crafter with her Wallpaper Blinds


Now enter our fabulous new August/September 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

Send in your letters to Sixtyplusurfers

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

We want to keep this page buzzing with letters. So keep writing in with your news!

You can send in a funny story, a recipe, poem, handy tip, or photographs. Or if you've been on a nice holiday or had a day out, then tell us all about it!

Don't forget to include plenty of colourful photographs too.

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

The Sixtyplusurfers Team

The Sixtyplusurfers Team

Contact us by email:

Jenny Itzcovitz
Editor

jennyitz@hotmail.com

Tel: 0208 357 2540

 

 Sixtyplusurfers Chat
  and Socialise Page

Join the Sixtyplusurfers Chat & Socialise page

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

FREE of Charge to Join

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

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

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

Events Page

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 Two Fabulous
Jigsaw Puzzles from
       Ravensburger


Win a Volkswagen Camper Van 3D Puzzle® from Ravensburger

This month we've got a brand new competition on the Sixtyplusurfers
Chat & Socialise page. We're giving away two fabulous jigsaw puzzles from Ravensburger including Volkswagen Camper Van 3D Puzzle® and Crazy Cats Vintage Bus.

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.

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

Win a Volkswagen Camper Van 3D Puzzle® from Ravensburger

For your chance to win, just send in your photographs to the
'Poet's Corner' Group 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.

And for a super quick link to the Poet's Corner Group 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 join in.

Just
click on Chat & Socialise and follow the prompts.

Good Luck!
 

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.

Any Questions? Email Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor, Sixtyplusurfers

If you have any questions about Sixtyplusurfers Competitions email Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor

Email:
jennyitz@hotmail.com


The closing date for this month's competitions is 30th September.
 

                Competitions & Letters

Win a Moto Mobile Phone and famil.care
Senior Subscription


Win a Moto Mobile Phone and famil.care Senior Subscription

Sixtyplusurfers has teamed up with famil.care to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a year's subscription to famil.care Senior, together with a fabulous Moto G5 Smartphone, Android, 5", 4G LTE, SIM Free, 16GB, Gold mobile phone.

Nothing is more precious than your family, but staying in touch and caring for one another is hard. Distance and today’s hectic, time-pressured lifestyles mean it is difficult to be there for one another, even though our family’s health and happiness is hugely important to us.

famil.care enables families to help care for and look out for each other, wherever they are in the world

famil.care could be the answer - a technology platform that enables families to help care for and look out for each other, wherever they are in the world.


Research has shown that the two most common fears amongst the older generation are a sudden fall (77%) or a sudden illness (66%). famil.care Senior helps carers and their older relatives to feel more connected and in touch with each other, no matter what the distance.

Research has shown that the two most common fears amongst the older generation are a sudden fall (77%) or a sudden illness (66%)

The older relative is given a greater sense of security and freedom as they go about their daily activities, in the knowledge that they are only one click away from their closest network. A greater sense of peace of mind and safety for the whole family.

famil.care works as a monthly software subscription that starts at £5.99 per month for your first product, and is then reduced for every additional product you buy for a different family member.

famil.care enables families to help care for and look out for each other, wherever they are in the world

When downloaded, it appears as an interface on your phone (Apple or Android) and on that of your chosen family member, which you are then connected to. Currently famil.care Nexus (the central hub) is available on Apple and Android and famil.care Senior (connected to Nexus) is available on Android.

It comes with a Bluetooth-paired token called ‘Pulse’ to send emergency alarms. This is light (10g), small (roughly the same as a £2 coin), doesn’t need to be recharged, works in and outside, can be used in the shower and is activated automatically in case of a fall.



For more information on this family friendly technology visit https://famil.care/gb-en/ 

  For Your Chance to Win

Tell us what percentage of people are most scared of a sudden fall?

        a) 10%
        b) 35%
        c) 50%
        d) 77%

  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

The prize is a year's subscription to famil.care Senior together with a fabulous Moto G5 Smartphone, Android, 5", 4G LTE, SIM Free, 16GB, Gold mobile phone

1.
The prize is a year's subscription to famil.care Senior together with a fabulous Moto G5 Smartphone, Android, 5", 4G LTE, SIM Free, 16GB, Gold mobile phone.

2. By entering this competition, you agree to receive further information from famil.care.

3. Entrants must be aged 18 or over.

4. The competition is open to our UK visitors only.

5. We do not accept automated entries.

6. The competition closes on 30th September 2017.

Find out more about famil.care on their website

7. To find out more about famil.care and how it can help you and your family, visit the website at https://famil.care/gb-en/ 
 

Readers' Letters

Sixtyplusurfers Star Letter 

  Dear Sixtyplusurfers




My husband and I met 44 years ago at a local dance hall. There was a beauty competition on stage for the title of 'Dairy Maid of Herefordshire'.

My friend was competing and was crowned the winner. I was too shy to enter and was stood on my own watching the contest. Brian (my husband to be) sidled up to me and said, "You should be up there".

We started dating and 2 years later we married. Brian was actually quite shy and he said later that he was surprised he actually managed to pluck up the courage to talk to me but that he was drawn to me.

We have now been married for 42 years. We have had our ups and downs as Brian was diagnosed with Bi-Polar 30 years ago and used to spend a lot of time as an in-patient in hospital while they tried to find the best balance of medication to help him. At his lowest ebb he has tried to commit suicide on four occasions. But he is fine now. So for other sufferers there is hope with the right medication.

We have two children and three grandchildren. Brian hasn't had to be hospitalised for 10 years now and he feels well. He loves gardening and says it is very therapeutic. I have attached a picture of us on our wedding day.

Rosemary Janes, Monmouth

Dear Rosemary

Thank you for sending in your beautiful wedding photograph and telling us how you met your husband. It sounds like you have survived some tough times but have always been there for each other. It's good to know that your husband finds gardening so helpful and therapeutic. And how lovely that you now have two children and three grandchildren. 

We are delighted to let you know that you are the winner of this month's Star Letter Competition. Your prize is a Gardener's Gift Set from Dobies. I hope you both enjoy using it.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor
 

  Dear Sixtyplusurfers

 
Thank you for the Garden Bench

 

 

I just wanted to say a big thank you for the lovely Garden Bench which I recently won as a prize from Sue Ryder with Sixtyplusurfers.

We put it up on Father's Day and my mum and dad loved it too. We spend lots of time in the garden, all three generations of us, so it will certainly have plenty of use and happy moments will be spent there.



I have included a photo of where I have put it and also of mum and dad.

Kind regards,

Julieanne x


Dear Julieanne

Thank you for letting us know you received the garden bench safely and you and your family are enjoying using it in your garden. I hope you will spend many happy times using it.
 

We've passed on your thanks to Sue Ryder, the sponsor of the competition.

For more information about the bench click on http://shop.sueryder.org

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor

 

  Dear Sixtyplusurfers

 


Me and hubby spent a week's holiday in the New Forest and on the way down we stopped at Bolton's Bench near Lyndhurst to have a sandwich, drink and a piece of cake.

To our surprise a donkey wandered over to our car and put his head through the window looking for food.

It must have been the carrot cake that attracted him!

Janet Bennett


Dear Janet

What a funny story. That's a great picture.

I hope you had a fabulous holiday and didn't bring any donkeys home.


Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor

 

  Dear Sixtyplusurfers

 


Here is a picture of some courgettes I have grown in my garden.

I counted a dozen courgettes on this one plant in my garden last week, with at least five further flowers to turn.

This is a personal best in my courgette growing, and there will be courgettes on the menu all week!


Sarah Reed, Nottingham

Dear Sarah

Thank you for sharing your photograph. You definitely have green fingers!

We'd love to see other pictures of fruit, veg and flowers that readers have grown in their gardens.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor

 

  Dear Sixtyplusurfers

 
Handy Holiday Packing Tip


Hi, Here is a handy tip for holidays, especially a touring holiday where you are staying in more than one place.

Pack a group of similar clothes e.g. trousers, blouses, dresses etc on coat hangers and put them in light transparent clothes carriers. They will only take minutes to hang up. Underwear, medicines, toiletries etc could also go in suitable light small bags. It's a really hassle free way of unpacking and re-packing.

We used this method on a month's holiday to new Zealand where our longest stay in one place was two nights and it was brilliant. Happy holidays!!

Catherine Harwood, Shropshire


Dear Catherine

Thank you for sharing your handy packing tip. What a great idea and so easy to do.

We'd love to hear from other readers about their holiday tips.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor

 

  Dear Sixtyplusurfers

 
Handi-Grip Reacher Grabber

 


I just want to tell you about a great product that I have at home that has so many uses, it's called the Handi-Grip Reacher Grabber.

Firstly it's great for reaching up for things that are high up, just squeeze the trigger at the bottom and pick up things with the jaws of the grabber. You can reach up for high things in your cupboard, or if you don't want to bend over, small things on the floor. I have a lock on my back door which is high up and difficult to reach, so I use it to open this.

It's also very good for picking up things that you don't want to touch. Annoyingly my cat occasionally leaves a dead mouse in the house - yuck! But then I use my grabber to pick it up and dispose of it quickly. (The grabber then needs a good wash).

It's also good in the garden for picking up rotten apples, brambles, twigs with thorns in them, you can also use it to pick up apples which are high up in the trees and you can't reach.

It's one of those handy tools that has so many uses around the home, especially if you can't reach things or have trouble bending over. I bought it from Amazon at www.amazon.co.uk

Amy Peters, Birmingham


Dear Amy

That sounds like a great product, especially if you find it difficult to reach things.

We'd love to hear about other products that readers recommend.

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 30th September 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.

 

Entering Competitions with Sixtyplusurfers

Don't forget to enter each competition separately and give it a title
 

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

The closing date for Sixtyplusurfers Competitions is 30th September 2017.


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
Or: 0208 866 3686
Mobile: 07889 980 457


Please note, our competitions are open to all ages.

 

Sixtyplusurfers
Press Information

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

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

   Sixtyplusurfers Media Pack

We have a 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 with questions about advertising or featuring on Sixtyplusurfers.

     
  Monthly Features List

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

We can offer Advertorials, Features, Videos, Reader Surveys, Competitions, Reader Offers, Links to your Website, Logos, News Items, Book Reviews, Celebrity Interviews, Advisory Articles, Theatre, Exhibition, Concert listings and Classifieds.

           October 2017 issue

We are now compiling the October 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
Mobile: 07889 980 457
 

   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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   Sixtyplusurfers Competition 

  Win a Hearing Aid
   Light Up Dry Box


Win a Hearing Aid Light Up Dry Box


Sixtyplusurfers has teamed up with amplicomms to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a Hearing Aid Dry Box to keep your hearing instruments dry, clean and bacteria free.

Manufacturers report that nearly half the hearing aids sent for repairs are down to poor maintenance, leading to unnecessary costs. Without correct maintenance moisture from body heat, particularly in the summer, can clog hearing aids; this can lead to bacterial ear infections, affect the sound quality and cause damage to costly and sensitive components.

With built in Infrared lights and heater, the new amplicomms DB200 Hearing Aid Dry Box dries out moisture and kills 99.9% of bacteria, helping to preserve sound quality, avoid ear infections and prolong the life of the hearing aid.

The Dry Box will treat hearing aids, cochlear implant receivers, noise maskers and ear monitors

The Dry Box will treat hearing aids, cochlear implant receivers, noise maskers, ear monitors etc. Just pop your hearing aids in the centre, close the box, turn it on and set the timer option to 2, 4 or 8 hours.

The DB200 bedside model is easy to clean with a removable tray (dishwasher safe) and features a battery tester so that you can clearly see the power left in batteries. Stop ear infections, reduce repairs, maintain sound quality and increase battery life with the new amplicomms DB200.

DB200 Product Features:

· Removes moisture and condensation via gentle heat drying.
· Removable Tray
· Environmentally-friendly - you do not need any expensive chemicals or drying agents.
· Powerful UV lights ensure even radiation with 3 Level choices
· UV light inhibits 99.9% of the growth of bacteria that can cause ear infections
· UV Lights switch off automatically when lid is opened
· Integrated battery tester (DB200) prevents premature replacement
· Easy to open, even for people with arthritis
· Easy single-button operation
· Fits 2 pairs of hearing aids

The DB200 Hearing Aid Dry Box from amplicomms is £59.99.

For further information about the Dry Box range visit
www.amplicommsonline.co.uk

Or call 01737 247571 for stockists.

   For Your Chance to Win

Tell us how much bacteria is killed when you use the DB200 Hearing Aid Dry Box
for your hearing aids?

      a) 65.9%
      b) 75.2%
      c) 89.5%
      d)
99.9%

 To Enter the Competition

Tell us how much bacteria is killed when you use the DB200 Hearing Aid Dry Box for your hearing aids? 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
Hearing Aid Dry Box Competition
 

     * This competition is open to our
                      UK visitors only

 

Sixtyplusurfers Newsletter Competition


Win a Blenheim Whisky Tumbler Gift Set with Malt Whisky from GiftPup.com

Win a Blenheim Whisky Tumbler Gift Set with Malt Whisky from GiftPup.com


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

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

 

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

 

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

Win a Blenheim Whisky Tumbler Gift Set with Malt Whisky from GiftPup.com

 

This month, Sixtyplusurfers is offering one lucky reader who joins the Sixtyplusurfers Newsletter mailing list or recommends a friend, the chance to win a Blenheim Whisky Tumbler Gift Set with Malt Whisky from GiftPup.com.

 

This classic gift set is the perfect treat for someone who enjoys a fine glass of whisky. Presented in a stylish silk lined box, the set includes a small bottle of Glenfiddich  12 Single Malt Scotch Whisky together with a diamond engraved whisky glass.

The whisky glass is engraved with the large words 'Whisky O'Clock' and then 'Sit back and relax with a drop of whisky!'

The whisky glass is engraved with the large words 'Whisky O'Clock' and then 'Sit back and relax with a drop of whisky!' There is then space to add in the name of your recipient, to personalise the gift.

The gift is easy to personalise, you can change the wording on your glass under the Whisky O'Clock motto, if you have a special message you would like to write, and then add in the name of your choice. There is space for 25 characters for each line. The set can be personalised and dispatched within 48 hours. Price is £35.99 for the gift set.

About GiftPup.com


Personalised gift supplier GiftPup.com offers a genius and completely free online Personal Shopping service which suggests beautifully crafted and personalised premium gifts based on your relationship with the recipient.

The website is loaded with 1,000s of gifts, so there is plenty to choose from. Each week more and more gifts are added - most recently a selection of beautifully crafted engraved glassware, including bride and groom designs.



For further information visit the website at www.GiftPup.com  


For Your Chance to Win
   the
Blenheim Whisky
      Tumbler Gift Set


Win a Blenheim Whisky Tumbler Gift Set with Malt Whisky from GiftPup.com

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

Let us also know the name you would like to have personalised on the whisky glass in case you are the lucky winner!

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

One lucky winner chosen from 'the hat' will winBlenheim Whisky Tumbler Gift Set with Malt Whisky from GiftPup.com.

* 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.

* This prize is available to our UK readers only, but we are delighted for overseas readers to receive our monthly Newsletter.

 

Sixtyplusurfers Facebook Competition


Win Monotheme Mandarino

Win Monotheme Mandarino from Marks & Spencer

 

This month we've teamed up with Marks & Spencer for our  Sixtyplusurfers Facebook competition.

We're offering one lucky reader the chance to win Monotheme Mandarino, a wonderful new fragrance for the Summer.

New to the Monotheme ‘Il libro degli Agrumi’ collection which is inspired by famous citrus notes, is Monotheme Mandarino. Created in Venice by master perfumier Lorenzo Vidal using the finest quality raw materials, this beautiful zesty tangerine fragrance is bursting with vitality and effervescence. Tangerine is the symbol of fortune and well-being, symbolising the energy and power of sunlight.

Alongside the fruity nuances, the fragrance is coupled and enriched with effervescent fizzy green chords and delicate touches of sophisticated floral notes. Offering a truly uplifting experience, Monotheme Mandarino is your perfect finishing touch for the summer.

Tried & Tested by Jenny Itzcovitz

Monotheme Mandarino from Marks & Spencer


I was really impressed by the beautiful bottle, packaging and presentation of Monotheme Mandarino, reminiscent of magical Italian holidays it would make a lovely gift.

The fragrance itself has a gorgeous scent of juicy tangerines, blossom and summer fruit cocktails. Fresh, vibrant and invigorating, this is the perfect summer eau de toilette to lift your spirits and put you in the holiday mood.

Monotheme Mandarino is exclusive to Marks and Spencer. Price is £22.00 for the 100ml Eau de Toilette.

For more information please visit the website at www.marksandspencer.com


 How to Enter the Competition
 

For your chance to win Monotheme Mandarino 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 Monotheme
      Mandarino
Facebook Competition
 

 Don't Forget to Enter     
       our
Nine Other
   Competitions in our
August/September issue

Enter our Chat & Socialise Competition


This month we've teamed up with Ravensburger for our Sixtyplusurfers Chat & Socialise Competition. We're offering one lucky reader the chance to win a Volkswagen Camper Van 3D Puzzle® and Crazy Cats Vintage Bus. For your chance to win we're looking for the Best Poem of the Month on the Sixtyplusurfers Chat & Socialise page

Win a Volkswagen Camper Van 3D Puzzle® and Crazy Cats Vintage Bus from Ravensburger
 

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

Win a Pierre et Vacances Holiday for a
Week
with Silver Travel
 

This month Silver Travel are offering one lucky reader and three guests the chance to win a Week's Holiday with Pierre et Vacances in France.

Win a Week's Holiday with Pierre et Vacances in France


Win a Week's Holiday with Pierre et Vacances in France


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

A Cool Bomber Jacket from Damart
 

Win a Stylish Floral Bomber Jacket from Damart.

Win a Stylish Floral Bomber Jacket from Damart
 

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

Make Chilled Rainbow Swirl Desserts

Win a Unicone Rainbow Swirl Maker from Jakks Pacific. We've got two to give away!

Win a Unicone Rainbow Swirl Maker from Jakks Pacific

 

Click on the Shopping & Reviews page to enter the competition.

 

The Perfect Game for your Holidays

Win Ticket to Ride Germany from Esdevium Games. We've got two to give away!

Win Ticket to Ride Germany

 

Click on the Our Friends page to enter the competition.
 

A Great Gift for You and Your Dog

Win a Danish Design Royal Stewart Dog Bed in a beautiful Scottish Tartan pattern with a rich red base colour from Feedem.

Win a Danish Design Royal Stewart Dog Bed in a beautiful Scottish Tartan pattern with a rich red base colour from Feedem

 

Click on the Pet Care page to enter the competition.

A Luxury Beauty Kit for the Summer
 

Win a Bee Good Weekend Essentials Kit worth £28.00. We've got two to give away!

Win a Bee Good Weekend Essentials Kit

 

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

A Fabulous Album by Nick Heyward
 

Win 'Woodland Echoes' on CD by Nick Heyward. We've got two to give away!

Win 'Woodland Echoes' on CD by Nick Heyward


Win 'Woodland Echoes' on CD by Nick Heyward
 

Click on the Music page to enter the competition.
 

Win Viceroy's House DVD and Book

Win Viceroy's House on DVD together with Freedom at Midnight, the novel on which the film is based. We've got three prize packs give away!

Win Viceroy's House on DVD together with Freedom at Midnight, the novel on which the film is based


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

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

Don't forget to give your competition entries a title!

Don't forget to label all Sixtyplusurfers competition entries with a title if you are entering by email!

All of our competition emails are automatically sorted according to their title, but if you leave your email
blank it may end up in the Junk Box!

The title of your competition entry for example might be
Damart Bomber Jacket Competition.

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

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

Let us know if you are moving or your address has changed since entering the competitions

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
30th September 2017
 

    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

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.
All letters should clearly be marked 'Readers Letters'.

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

 

The Whimsical Fashion Colouring Book by Natasha Itzcovitz
 



Treat yourself to The Whimsical Fashion Colouring Book by Natasha Itzcovitz.

Perfect for all the family, this stylish colouring book includes 100 beautifully drawn fashion illustrations to spark the imagination of everyone who enjoys fashion, history, style and fun to colour in pictures.
  
Illustrations in the book include  historical characters, cute animals, fairytale princesses, pirates, people with interesting pastimes and and fashionable street style characters.

The ideal way to get creative, have fun colouring in this beautiful book with your children or grandchildren. Perfect for a rainy day indoors!
  
The Whimsical Fashion Colouring Book is published by Troubador and is available to buy now. Price is £8.99 for the paperback.
  
For more information and to buy your copy click on www.troubador.co.uk

 

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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!

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This month we're offering one lucky reader who signs up to the Sixtyplusurfers Newsletter the chance to win a Blenheim Whisky Tumbler Gift Set with Malt Whisky from GiftPup.com

So don't forget to sign up if you are not already receiving our Newsletter!

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