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Write our Star Letter

Win a Bakewell
Tart Bouquet


Win a Bakewell Tart Bouquet with www.iflorist.co.uk

Could your letter be the Star Letter of the month? Come on Sixtyplusurfers we want to hear from you! With a fabulous prize on offer from www.iflorist.co.uk you could be the lucky winner of a stunning, ‘Bakewell Tart’ bouquet from their fabulous, seasonal collection. - So go ahead and brighten your home this month with a stunning hand tied bouquet.

Aptly named after a sweet and sensational sugary treat, this stunning bouquet boasts a number of long lasting blooms in sweet shades of pink, white and green – what could be better?

Go ahead and celebrate spring with a smile and fill your home with delightful seasonal blooms from iflorist.

Queens award winning iflorist pride themselves on fabulous designs and gift for all occasions, so whether you wish to say ‘thank you’, ‘happy birthday’, ‘thinking of you’ or simply send a gift ‘just because’, iflorist have an extensive range of gifts for every occasion!



Visit www.iflorist.co.uk  to see their full range of bouquets and gifts including house plants, wine and champagne gifts and not forgetting their gourmet hamper selection.

 To Enter the Competition

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

Or write a letter using one of the suggestions from below.

The best letter will win the prize!

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

* Please note, we don't include any letters with bad language, obscenity or of an indelicate nature
 

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 month I would like to share with you the work that has been done to our house and garden since we moved in, and photos of me enjoying the sunshine in the garden.

This is me enjoying the sunshine on the bench that my dad made.

My mother and dad worked hard together to get this nice wallpaper up. Before it was just a plain white wall.



The same weekend, my mam and dad worked hard painting the other parts of the living room wall green, and in this part of the living room they put up a nice image.



This is a photo of a long raised bed that my dad made for planting. The raised bed is now ready for planting.



This is the work that mam and dad have been doing in the greenhouse that my dad made.



This is another raised bed that my dad made for extra flowers near the lawn.



This is a long pot ready for planting which again got made.



This is the bird table which I helped my father to make. I also helped with the painting and putting it up for the birds.



Since the feeders and the bird table has been up there have been regular visitors to the garden such as goldfinches, chaffinches, robins, bullfinches, sparrows, wrens, great tits, coal tits, blue tits, nuthatch, yellow wagtail, pied wagtails and swallows. I have also made a bird box for birds to have young which needs to go up and we have butterfly feeders to go up for the summer.

As a family in the last year a lot of work have been done to the house and garden and has a result the finish does look really good.

Hopefully in the summer we will have some new bird visitors and also have some more butterflies visiting the garden. I am also hoping that more will be grown in the garden this year and hopefully some different stuff too.

Kiran Parry, Aberdare


Dear Kiran

Thank you for telling us about all the work that you and your parents have done on your home and garden. It all looks lovely.

I hope you enjoy watching the flowers bloom and the birds and wildlife visiting your garden.

We'd love to hear from other readers who have done renovations on their homes and gardens.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor

 

Dear Sixtyplusurfers 

I often order clothes from online catalogues and have them delivered to my house. It saves a lot of time.

But recently, I haven't ordered so well and have had to send a few things back.

I just wanted to praise the lovely lady who works as a courier for one of the companies.

She writes her mobile number on the parcel when she delivers it and is always very friendly and helpful. If I don't like any of the orders she's happy for me to call her and will collect it very quickly - usually within about an hour.

As I'm pretty useless with paperwork, she helps me fill in the return forms and sort out all the sticky labels.

She is always fast, efficient, chatty and friendly, and makes ordering online so much easier.

I'm sure she doesn't want to be named, but I just wanted to mention that these couriers work very hard with little praise. So hopefully others will appreciate what they do, and give them a little thanks when they come to your door.

I hope that the companies that these couriers work for, pay them well. They definitely deserve it for all their hard work and efficiency.

Madeleine Fisher, Essex


Dear Madeleine
 
Thank you for telling us about your courier. She sounds a lovely lady.

We'd love to hear about other people that readers appreciate and deserve some extra praise.


Kitty Jacobs, Letters & Admin

 

Dear Sixtyplusurfers 

Autocorrect gone mad!

I have just bought a new mobile phone and it has a fantastic autocorrect feature to amend any misspellings. This is ideal for me as my spelling can be a bit erratic.

However, I thought it had gone a little too far when it corrected this message to a work colleague.

"Here is the llama that you asked me to send to you ...."

What I meant to write is "Here is the link that you asked me to send you."

We had a good laugh about it afterwards!

Steve Jenkins, Harlow

Dear Steve
 
What a funny story. We'd love to hear other readers funny stories about their mobile phones and computers.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor

 

Dear Sixtyplusurfers

Wasps in the garden

We recently had a problem with wasps in our garden - flying around the garden tap and swarming around the kid's paddling pool.

I didn't want to call in pest control or use harsh chemicals so I decided to look up the problem on the internet.

I found a really good solution which got rid of them within a day or two.

I filled a watering can with a solution of washing up liquid and hot water and poured it around the area a few times. Then I did it again a bit later.

The wasps have gone and now my children can enjoy their paddling pool.

Patsy Martin, Kent

Dear Patsy

Thank you for sharing your handy tip.

That sounds a great idea and much kinder to the environment than using harsh chemicals. Also safer for children.

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

Kitty Jacobs, Letters & Admin
 

Dear Sixtyplusurfers

Thank You

Pearl Push Button Telephone from PBC Telecoms

Thank you for sending me the Pearl Push Button Telephone which I won in the recent Sixtyplusurfers Facebook competition.

Just to let you know my phone is now installed and looking wonderfully at home.

Helen Mclaughlin

Dear Helen

Thank you for letting us know you received your phone safely and it is now installed and working in your home.

We have passed on your thanks to PBC Telecom the sponsor of the competition.

We hope you enjoy using the telephone.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor

Dear Sixtyplusurfers

I really like the summer. So here is my poem which tells you how much I like it!

Summer Poem

I really like the summer
It's my favourite time of year

I can sit on my stripy deckchair
And drink a glass of beer

I can admire all the flowers
And the birds in the trees

And I can get a little suntan
Even on my knees

I'm planning a little break now
A holiday by the sea

With plenty of sand and sunshine
Fish and chips
And a large cup of tea!


Martin Peasbody, Hull

Dear Martin

Thank you for sending in your funny poem.

I hope you enjoy the summer, and a lovely holiday by the sea.

Kitty Jacobs, Letters & Admin
 

Competition Winners From the April
issue of Sixtyplusurfers

The Winner of the Thane H20 X5® Steam Cleaning System is:
Richard Butters, Newmarket
The answer is Microfibre

The Two Winners of the Floral Print Top from Damart are:
Miriam Said, North Shields and Rose Janes, Monmouth
The answer is Air Force

The Winner of the BD Trade Secrets Nail Polish in Four Candy Crush Shades from Beauty at Tesco is::
Angela Wilcox, Carlisle
T
he answer is Daisy Days

The Winner of the Ultimate Lazy Sunday Kit from Paddy Power is:
Edward Guerreiro, Romford
The answer is Robert de Niro

The Winner of the Pair of Tickets to the London Pet Show and Zoflora Goodies is:
Daniela Blumlein, Brentford
The Four Runners Up who receive a Pair of Tickets to the London Pet Show are:
Eamon Greville, London; Duncan Brown, Great Wakering; Joy Davidson, Rainham; and Poojitha Ravipati, Hatch End
The answer is Crocodile Joe


The Three Winners of the Bundle of Games from Rocket Games including Floundering; Mousie Mousie and Flying Hats are:
Tess Bartliff, Chester; Martin Stevens, Spalding and Jackie Dawson, Stockport
T
he answer is Johnny Depp

The Two Winners of the Everyday Occasions  Cardmaking Kit are:
Maggie Pitman, Shaftesbury and Rebecca Inman, Hammersmith
The answer is Tips & Tricks

The Three Winners of the first movie of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel on DVD are:
Lorraine Bradford, Birmingham; Sarah Pybus, Evesham and John Cave, Leeds
The answer is India

The Three Winners of 'Don't Kill the Magic', the new album by MAGIC! are:
Steven Wilson-Leach; Cleckheaton; Judith Rodgers, Loughborough; and Keely Ann Jones, Bedford
The answer is Maroon 5

The Winner of the Star letter is:

Jacqueline Marriott, Nottinghamshire
Jacqueline wins a Marmalade Vodka Hamper from Patchwork Pâté

The Winner of the Sixtyplusurfers Newsletter Competition is:
Gladys Lance Thompson, Fareham
The prize is a Case of Blue Nun Rivaner Riesling Wine

The  Winner of the Buddabag in the 'Home Sweet Home' Competition on the Sixtyplusurfers Chat & Socialise page is:
'Katiecoodle1'


The Winner of the GEFU Cubico Onion Slicer in the Sixtyplusurfers Facebook Competition is:
Clare Stockford, Devon

The Winner of the Holiday for Two at the Five Star Celtic Manor Resort in Wales is:
Anne Benson, Fleet

The Winner of the Two Jigsaw Puzzles from Wentworth Wooden Puzzles is:
Viv Newton, Norwich

The Two Winners of the Race Top Signed by Kriss Akabusi, Derek Redmond, Roger Black and John Regis are:
Wendy Barbe, Milton Keynes and Brad Start, Chelmsford

Now enter our brand new May competitions!

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

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

murraysixtyplus@hotmail.com
jennyitz@hotmail.com

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

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

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

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

The Sixtyplusurfers Team

The Sixtyplusurfers Team

Contact us by email:

Murray Jacobs
Managing Editor

murraysixtyplus@hotmail.com 

Jenny Itzcovitz
Editor

jennyitz@hotmail.com

Kitty Jacobs
Letters and Admin

sixtypluscomp@hotmail.co.uk

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

 

 Visit our New Chat
 and Socialise Page

Visit the Sixtyplusurfers Chat & Socialise page

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

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

FREE of Charge to Join

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

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

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

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 you want to talk about why not start your own conversation!

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

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

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

    Win a Kärcher
     Steam Stick


Win a Kärcher Steam Stick worth £99.99


This month we've got a brand new competition on the Sixtyplusurfers
Chat & Socialise page. We're giving away a fantastic Kärcher Steam Stick worth £99.99.

How to Enter the Competition

For your chance to win the
Kärcher Steam Stick, send in your Money Saving Tips to the brand new 'Money Saving Tips' Group on the Sixtyplusurfers Chat & Socialise page. The best entry will win the prize!

Your money saving idea might be a way to save money on household cleaning products, washing your clothes or car.

It might be a way to cut down on the cost of your monthly bills.

Perhaps you have a way of saving money while you are out shopping.

Maybe you have some money saving cookery tips and ways to cut down on the cost of cooking.

Or perhaps you have a good way of buying clothes cheaply, making clothes and selling them, or restyling them to save money.

It could be that you make your own gifts, greeting cards or presents to save money.

You might have found a good way to cut down on the cost of pet care or gardening.
Maybe you've found some inexpensive ways of entertaining your grandchildren.

Or you have some helpful money saving travel ideas or inexpensive days out that you can pass on to other readers.

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

Join the
Chat & Socialise page

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

Just
click on Chat & Socialise and follow the prompts.
 

Check to See if You Have Won a Prize!

Check to see if you have won a prize!

Don't forget to check our Winner's List at the beginning of every month to see if you have won a prize!

Please allow at least four to five weeks to receive your prize. 

If you have any questions about Sixtyplusurfers Competitions email:
jennyitz@hotmail.com

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

     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.

 

Questions & Enquiries about Sixtyplusurfers

Questions & Enquiries about Sixtyplusurfers

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

Jenny Itzcovitz
Tel: 0208 357 2540

jennyitz@hotmail.com


Murray Jacobs
Tel: 0208 440 3340

murraysixtyplus@hotmail.com

 

                Competitions & Letters

Win a Kindle Paperwhite and
a Stylish Case

Win a Kindle Paperwhite and a Lente Designs Case of your choice

Sixtyplusurfers has teamed up with Lente Designs to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a Kindle Paperwhite and a Lente Designs Case of your choice from their wide selection of covers.

"We believe there is something for all tastes and that our canvas covers offer something unique to the market, something that is textured and soft and that carefully and thoughtfully bridges the gap between this new technology and the traditional feel of books, enabling you to enjoy something soft and tactile in your hands which is colourful fun and really well made," says
Helen, Owner of Lente Designs.

Lente Designs offer a tasteful range of tablet cases

Lente Designs was born in 2010 after they perceived a gap in the electronic accessories market, Helen sought to produce what she terms "a range of tasteful, more British" tablet cases that would particularly appeal to a female audience.

For Lente Designs we felt that it was important to create something that both had a "truly British feel" to it and could allow customers to think of their tablet cases as matching accessories.


Lente Tablet Cases have a "truly British feel"

"I don't know if many people would say, 'Well, I bought the case because it reminds me of my wallpaper and it looks really nice when I put it on my bedside table', but now they can!"

Through products designed and sold in the UK. We really believe that tablet and Kindle owners could use their cases to express their own personal style, as well protect their devices. We back up our products with excellent customer care – please look at our feedback page.

Floral Tablet Case from Lente Designs

We are on the phone during the week for any little questions that you might have, or to take telephone orders, we know sometimes it’s just easier to talk to someone so we’re here during the day to chat to you.

All our orders are posted first class the same day up to 2pm and come packaged in a lovely metallic wrapper making them ideal as gifts too. Don’t worry if you get it wrong – we’ll always help advise, swap and get the right product to you without any fuss – it doesn’t have to be baffling or confusing – the market is tricky but we’re here to help.

Lente Designs tablet cases are made from cotton canvas

All our cases are made with care and are checked by our small team before posting out to you. We use 12oz cotton canvas which is soft and tactile but hardwearing. You’ll find matching designs for your Kindle, iPad and all sorts of other tablets.


To make our prize really special we're also giving away a Kindle Paperwhite. Amazon have a heap of reasons why the Kindle Paperwhite should be in everyone's briefcase, handbag, school bag or back pocket not only because you can read it in the sunshine, has a built in light, light to hold and a great battery life...

But did you know that with your Kindle you can do so many different things? Features include Look It Up Instantly, Adjust Your Text Size, Go Deeper with X-Ray, it holds over 1,000 books and especially for the little ones there is Kindle Free Time!

Floral Tablet Case from Lente Designs

So together Lente Designs and Amazon Kindle make a must have for any home! We hope you’ll love both products!

Helen – Owner of Lente Designs

To take a look at the Lente Designs website and select your case as part of the prize click on www.lentedesigns.com 

  For Your Chance to Win

Tell us what type
of fabric are the Lente Design
cases made from?

  a) Faux Fur
  b) Tweed Twill
  c) Leather Look
  d) Cotton Canvas


 To Enter the Competition

Tell us what type of fabric are the Lente Design cases made from? Then send in your answer, together with your full name, preferred choice of cover, your full postal address
and telephone number to the Sixtyplusurfers address below:

sixtypluscomp@hotmail.co.uk

* Please label your entry Lente Designs Kindle and Case Competition

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

 

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

 

We do not accept automated entries to Sixtyplusurfers Competitions

* This competition is open to our
UK readers only

 

Readers' Letters

Sixtyplusurfers Star Letter 

  Dear Sixtyplusurfers

 

 

Here is a poem written by my granddaughter, Brooke who is five. She won a prize for it for her school.

The prize was £250 worth of books and goody bags for her School Chums. She did get a full set of books for herself, but most of it was for her school.

Although we never got a thank you from them she at least got to hand out a goody bag to each of her school chums.

Autumn Poem

Copper, beech with chestnut leaves
Blowing softly upon the breeze

A tingling, misty light
With spooky shadows of the night

Bonfires burn and all a-glow
Golden flames dancing to and fro

Ghosts, bats and pointy hats
It's a trick or treat before we sleep
Away to bed we softly creep

By Brooke Marriott
Age 5




I hope you like it.

Jacqueline Marriott, Nottinghamshire


Dear Jacqueline

Thank you for sending in your granddaughter Brooke's wonderful poem and also your lovely photos.

You must be so proud of Brooke. She is very talented.

We are delighted to let you know that you are the winner of our Star Letter Competition. The prize Marmalade Vodka Hamper from Patchwork Pâté.

Murray Jacobs, Managing Editor
 

  Dear Sixtyplusurfers
 

I am sending in this poem, inspired by my granddad.

He potters around picking weeds from his lawn
It's 86 years since he was born
Proud of his work he casts his eye over
Tells me every time about finding that bloody four leafed clover
I've heard the same story over and over again
Just like the one where he danced with my grandma in Spain
But keep telling us again and again
Because I see your face is so happy thinking of dancing in Spain

Liam Curry, Durham

Dear Liam

Thank you for sending in your lovely poem. Your granddad sounds a very special man.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor
 

  Dear Sixtyplusurfers

 
Blossom

 

 

I'm not a great gardener, flowers don't seem to last long and I usually let the lawn grow too long before cutting it. But we still get some lovely colour in our garden.



I'm really enjoying looking it the lovely apple tree in our garden which has just started to blossom.



I thought I'd better take some photos quickly, as I'm not sure how long this will last!

Melanie Smith, London

Dear Melanie
 
The blossoms on your apple tree are very pretty. Thank you for sharing your photos.

We'd love to see pictures of other readers flowers, plants and trees that are thriving in their gardens.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor
 

Dear Sixtyplusurfers
 

  Handy Tip
 

More and more of us are using electric toothbrushes.

To keep mind sparkling fresh and free of debris, I keep it in a mug containing a solution of denture tablets dissolved in hot water.

My brushes last longer and are always beautifully clean. Of course you can keep your toothbrush in it as well.

Pauline Crosby, Suffolk

Dear Pauline
 
Thank you for sharing your handy tip. What a great idea and so simple.

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

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor

 

  Dear Sixtyplusurfers

 
Interns need to be paid!

 

I am writing to complain about the current system of interns in this country.

Many companies are employing young people who have recently left university with degrees as 'interns' in order to give them work experience and training.

Sounds great doesn't it. However, my daughter and a lot of her friends are being treated very badly with this system.

A lot of the companies are not paying their interns any salaries at all! They are lucky if they get travel expenses or lunch money. And their training can often involve vacuuming, running errands, making tea, and not a lot of real training or work experience.

 

Many of these jobs lead to nothing, the interns seem to be disposable. Once they have worn out their interns, they get rid of them and hire more.

And for my daughter and her friends it seems impossible, although they have good degrees, to get any paid work at all.

I feel there should be some proper regulations for interns - so they should at least be paid the legal minimum wage. Also their work should be job related and training based, with a view to full time paid employment at the end of it.

Why are companies treating our young educated children as slave labour! They are the future of our country.

Another point - this system is masking our true employment figures, as interns do not count as 'unemployed' even though they don't receive a salary. They also are in debt with student loans!

I hope the future government does something to sort out this problem!


Name and address of writer withheld.

Dear reader

Thank you for pointing out this terrible problem with interns.


That's shameful that so many young people are working for no pay and treated so badly.

What do other readers think?

Murray Jacobs, Managing Editor
 

Dear Sixtyplusurfers

Warning about iTunes Spam


I
just wanted to warn other readers about a recent Spam I have received pretending to be from iTunes.

It looks very realistic and warns you that you have bought a game from iTunes called Boating Lake.

If you haven't bought this game or don't recognise it, then it tells you to click on the given link to cancel your order.

I was nearly fooled by this as I have been getting a few new apps on my iPhone recently.


Don't respond or click on any of the links if you get this email. Just delete it.

It's very cleverly worded. But if you look at it closely you can see that it's not from iTunes. It just wants you to click on a dangerous link.

Don't click on anything, delete the whole thing.

Joe Reardon, Manchester

 
Dear Joe
 
Thank you for warning us about this Spam. There are some very clever spammers out there and they're getting better all the time.

If any readers get emails like this they are not sure about or haven't asked for, delete them straight away.

You can often tell by looking at the sender if they are from a spammer - as the sender's name usually gives away their real identity.
 

Murray Jacobs, Managing 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!

Label Your Entry Correctly!

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

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

Give your Competition Entry a Title

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

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

Closing Date for Competitions

Closing date for this month's competitions is 31st May 2015 - so don't forget to enter.

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

Change of Address

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

Let us know if you will be on holiday

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

Please allow 28 days for prize delivery


Please allow around 28 - 36 days for delivery of your prizes, as they are sent out by our competition sponsors rather than Sixtyplusurfers.

But do let us know if you have any problems.

 

Sixtyplusurfers
Press Information

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 your article appears in the latest issue of Sixtyplusurfers.

   Sixtyplusurfers Media Pack

We have a brand new Sixtyplusurfers Media Pack for 2015 with full rates and information about Sixtyplusurfers, so do let us know if you would like to receive one. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about advertising or featuring on Sixtyplusurfers.

     
  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 and Concert listings, Bulletins, and Classifieds.

            June 2015 issue

We are now compiling our June 2015 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, and to receive a Media Pack contact the Sixtyplusurfers Team.

Murray Jacobs
Managing Editor

murraysixtyplus@hotmail.com

Tel: 0208 440 3340


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.

Enter Competitions Separately

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

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

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

Difficulties Entering Competitions

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

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

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

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

We do not accept Multiple Entries

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

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

 

        More Competitions
       For You to Enter

More Competitions for You to Enter

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

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

www.ukcompetitions.com

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

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

Win prizes at The Prizefinder: www.theprizefinder.com

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

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

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

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


Please use our new email address to enter Sixtyplusurfers competitions.

Closing date for competitions this month is 31st May 2015.
 

       Sixtyplusurfers
           Liability

 

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 telephone:

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

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

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

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

  Entering Competitions


The closing date for Sixtyplusurfers Competitions is 31st May.

 

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 are sending a Readers' Letter, please include any pictures as jpegs. Our competitions are open to all ages.

We are not always able to reply to each competition entrant individually.

So please check our Winner's List to see if you have won a prize.

 

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 the prizes we can offer you!

 

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

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


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

Free of charge just let us know your name and email address to:

sixtyplusnewsletter@hotmail.co.uk
 

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

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

Just give us a call or email:

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

jennyitz@hotmail.com


Murray Jacobs
Telephone: 0208 440 3340
murraysixtyplus@hotmail.com

 

   Sixtyplusurfers Competition

  Win a
n UltraGlide
       from Flymo

Win an UltraGlide Flymo

Sixtyplusurfers has teamed up with Flymo to offer one lucky reader the chance to win the UltraGlide hover mower.

With over 50 years of innovation behind the brand it would be understated to say that Flymo knows a thing or two about hover lawnmowers. Since the invention of the ‘Flymo’ hover-mower by Karl Dahlman in the 1960’s – Flymo has worked continuously to improve and perfect its hover lawnmowers. Striving for the best, Flymo has developed and advanced a wide range of machines to ensure that cutting the lawn is quick, easy and performance is exceptional every time.

The UltraGlide is the single most advanced hover from Flymo. Its launch in 2014 raised the bar for hover mowing and the UltraGlide became a hero product for garden lovers. Ease of use underpins the Flymo way of thinking, combining simplicity with technological advancements Flymo created a machine that is both easy to use and leading the field with its innovation.

It features an advanced new DuoTech system designed to create the ultimate vacuum collection. DuoTech provides the UltraGlide with a powerful vacuum that lifts and straightens the grass. It is neatly cut and propelled off the tip of the blade up the chute into the large 30 litre grass box.

The UltraGlide hover mower from Flymo

Flymo’s latest and greatest product, the UltraGlide, can cut and collect in any direction whilst cutting over edges and up to fences, giving a better finish and making mowing quicker and easier than ever before.

The UltraGlide has a 36cm cutting width and offers four cutting heights between 12 and 32mm that can easily be adjusted by one simple lever. The unique vision grass box also lets you watch the grass compact as you mow, so you know exactly when to empty it.

Mowing is kept simple with the unique switch system, suited to either right or left-handed gardeners. Its ‘compact’ design not only gives increased manoeuvrability but with easy fold handles also makes storage simpler.

For further details visit www.flymo.com/uk


https://www.facebook.com/FlymoOfficial

Twitter: @flymo_official  

  For Your Chance to Win

Tell us the name
of this famous gardener?


Tell us the name of this famous gardener?

  a) Monty Don
  b) Tommy Walsh
  c) Diarmuid Gavin
  d) Alan Titchmarsh


 To Enter the Competition

Tell us the name of this famous gardener? 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
UltraGlide Flymo Competition
 

 

Sixtyplusurfers Newsletter Competition


Win a Box of Luxury Tesco Chocolates

Tesco finest* Dessert Collection


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.

 

Sixtyplusurfers is offering two lucky readers who join the Sixtyplusurfers Newsletter mailing list or recommend a friend, the chance to win a delicious box of chocolates from Tesco. Choose from finest* Dessert Collection or finest* Swiss Chocolate Collection.

Tesco finest* Swiss Chocolate Collection


finest* Swiss Chocolate Selection, shown above is a mouthwatering assortment of milk, dark and white chocolates.

Perfect for family sharing, enjoying with a cup of coffee, or as a dinner party gift. This beautifully wrapped box includes 185g of chocolates.

finest* Dessert Collection, shown in blue at the top, is a luxury box of milk, dark and white Belgian chocolates.

This delicious assortment includes chocolates with centres inspired by classic dessert combinations.

Ideal as a special gift, for an after dinner treat, or an indulgent family selection. This generous box includes 360g of chocolates.

For more information about Tesco chocolates click on www.tesco.com

    For Your Chance

to Win a Box of
Tesco Chocolates

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. Let us know also, if you have a preference for finest* Dessert Collection or finest* Swiss Chocolate Collection as your prize.

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

Two lucky winners chosen from 'the hat' will win a box of Tesco Chocolates.

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

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

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

Sixtyplusurfers Facebook Competition


Win a Laser Cosmos Star Projector

Win a Laser Cosmos Star Projector from Find Me a Gift


This month we've teamed up with Find Me a Gift
 for our  Sixtyplusurfers Facebook competition.

We're offering one lucky reader the chance to win a Laser Cosmos Star Projector to bring a bit of magic into your home.

If you have ever lain out under the night sky, you know how incredibly breath taking and magical it can be, especially if you witness shooting stars or a meteor shower. You can now enjoy these majestic scenes in your own home with the Laser Cosmos – a laser star projector that brings the beauty and drama of a laser cosmos to your home.

This fascinating mains powered laser light projector will captivate and enthral just as the true night sky does. Not only will this cosmos laser projector create a beautiful and fluid universe across your ceiling and walls, but it is an excellent way to relax, set a backdrop, help create a romantic atmosphere or even just guide you towards sleep.

Win a Laser Cosmos Star Projector from Find Me a Gift

For further information visit the website at www.findmeagift.co.uk  
 

For your chance to win the Laser Cosmos Star Projector in our brand new Facebook competition, just visit 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' while you are there!

The best entry will win
the Laser Cosmos Star Projector.

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 Laser
     Cosmos Star Projector Competition

 

 Don't Forget to Enter    our Fourteen Other
  Competitions in our
        May 2015 issue

Fill in our Reader Survey & Win Prizes


Win Set of Health Monitoring Devices from carosconnect.com including a Blood Pressure Monitor, Activity Monitor and Weighing Scales. We've got three prize bundles to give away!

Win Set of Health Monitoring Devices from carosconnect.com including a Blood Pressure Monitor, Activity Monitor and Weighing Scales

 

Click on the NEW Reader Survey page to enter the competition.
 

Enter our Chat & Socialise Competition


Win a Karcher Steam Stick worth £99.99. To enter the competition, send in your Money Saving Tips to the new 'Money Saving Tips' Group on the Sixtyplusurfers Chat and Socialise page.

Win a Karcher Steam Stick worth £99.99

 

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

Two Great Holidays from Silver Travel
 

Win a Holiday for Two to Budapest in Hungary or a 7 Night Stay at the Luna Hotel & Resort in Portugal with Silver Travel.

Win a 7 Night Stay at the Luna Hotel & Resort in Portugal with Silver Travel

Win a Holiday for Two to Budapest in Hungary
 

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

A Relaxing Break for Two in the Wirral
 

Win a one night stay for two people at Pesto at the Dibbinsdale Inn in Bromborough, on the Wirral.

Win a one night stay for two people at Pesto at the Dibbinsdale Inn in Bromborough, on the Wirral

 

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

A Beautiful New Fragrance for You

Win Kelly Brook - Audition, a beautiful fragrance from The Fragrance Shop. We've got two to give away!

Win Kelly Brook - Audition, a beautiful fragrance from The Fragrance Shop
 

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

A Fabulous Accessory for the Garden

Win a Cordless Grass and Shrub Shear from Mantis UK.

Win a Cordless Grass and Shrub Shear from Mantis UK

 

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

The Ultimate Anti-Ageing Supplement

Win Six Months' worth of Perfect7, the ultimate anti-ageing supplement from Seven Seas.

Win Six Months' worth of Perfect7, the ultimate anti-ageing supplement from Seven Seas

 

Click on the Personal Health page to enter the competition.
 

A Stylish Beach Bag from Damart
 

Win a Metallic Straw Strap Bag from Damart. We've got two to give away!

Win a Metallic Straw Strap Bag from Damart
 

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

 

Delicious Jams and Marmalades
 

Win a Pack of Six Wonderful Jams and Marmalades from Henshelwood's Fine Foods. We've got four packs to give away!

Win a Pack of Six Wonderful Jams and Marmalades from Henshelwood's Fine Foods

 

Click on the Our Friends page to enter the competition.
 

Cute and Cuddly Toys for Children
 

Win a Large Talking Upsy-Daisy or a Large Talking Igglepiggle from Golden Bear. Two winners, can each choose one of these cuddly toys.

Win a Large Talking Upsy-Daisy

Win a Large Talking Igglepiggle
 

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

 

Win a Great New Strategy Game

Win Splendor, a fast paced and addictive game of chip collecting and card development from Esdevium Games. We've got three to give away!

Win Splendor, a fast paced and addictive game of chip collecting and card development from Esdevium Games

 

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

The Perfect Prize for all Pet Lovers
 

Win a  Consultation with Vince The Vet worth £60 and a Selection of Products which best suit your Pet.
 

Win a  Consultation with Vince The Vet worth £60 and a Selection of Products which best suit your Pet

Win a  Consultation with Vince The Vet worth £60 and a Selection of Products which best suit your Pet

 

Click on the Pet Care page to enter the competition.

 

A New Two Disc Album by Donovan
 

Win 'Donovan Retrospective', a new two disc anthology by Donovan. We've got three to give away!

Win 'Donovan Retrospective', a new two disc anthology by Donovan


Click on the
Music page to enter the competition
.
 

A Great New album by Mariah Carey
 

Win Mariah Carey #1 To Infinity. We've got three to give away!

Win Mariah Carey #1 To Infinity


Click on the
Music page to enter the competition
.
 

      FREE Webinar

Join The House Crowd Webinar

 
Do you want to find out more about investing in property?

Then join The House Crowd Webinar with Frazer Fearnhead on 28th May from 1pm - 2pm.

To register click on Join the Webinar and fill in your details.
 
For full details about the Webinar visit the Homes & Gardens page
 

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

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

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

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

The title of your competition entry for example might be
Mariah Carey Competition.

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

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

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


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

Thank You for Your Wonderful Letters!

Thank you for your wonderful letters

Thank you very much to everyone who has sent in a letter to Sixtyplusurfers this month. We really appreciate your letters, poems, photographs, recipes, handy tips and stories.

We always try and include as many letters and pictures as we can so if you don't see your letter this month, look out for it next month!

Please keep your letters coming in to email:
sixtypluscomp@hotmail.co.uk

All letters should clearly be marked 'Readers Letters' and pictures should be sent as jpegs.

 

Don't Forget to Fill in our Reader Survey

Win Set of Health Monitoring Devices from carosconnect.com including a Blood Pressure Monitor, Activity Monitor and Weighing Scales

Don't forget to fill in our Reader Survey.


Three winners chosen at random will will receive Health Monitoring Goodies including a
Blood Pressure Monitor, Activity Monitor and Weighing Scales.
 

Click on the NEW Reader Survey page to enter the competition.

 

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

This month we're giving away a win a Laser Cosmos Star Projector from Find Me a Gift in our monthly competition.

Visit Sixtyplusurfers at Facebook on:

www.facebook.com/Sixtyplusurfers

 

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

Follow Sixtyplusurfers News on Twitter
 

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