Competitions and Letters

Write Our Star Letter

And Win a Hamper full of Wholesome and Healthy Goodies

Could your letter be the Sixtyplusurfers Star Letter? This month our lucky winner will win a fabulous Hamper full of Wholesome and Healthy Goodies!

If you love discovering goodies to fill your kitchen cupboards with, then this hamper of food and drink will not disappoint. We have teamed up with three natural health food companies, Nairn’s, Karma Bites and OOOMEGA, to put together a selection of tasty snacks and drinks, which leave you feeling nourished and full of goodness.

The hamper will contain two types of snacks, from Nairn’s and Karma Bites. Nairn’s have been baking their oats since 1896, producing healthy snacks that are full of goodness, taste delicious and are as simple and natural as possible.

Whether you’re creating a selection of exciting canapés with their new flatbreads and traditional oatcakes, or grabbing a healthy snack for when you’re on the go with their biscuit breaks or Snackers there’s a product to tantalise every taste bud.

Karma Bites are made from popped Lotus seeds, which come from the revered Lotus flower. A much-loved snack eaten by generations and generations of families in Eastern cultures, Karma Bites have harnessed the nutritional power of this relatively unknown super seed for us all to enjoy! These are perfect for popping in your bag to have when you’re out and about or to have as a tasty afternoon snack at home.

As well as a delicious selection of snacks from Nairn’s and Karma Bites the healthy hamper will also include a range of OOOMEGA, comprised of their three flavours; Original, Original Sweetened and Macchiato.

OOOMEGA is a delicious range of creamy flaxseed drinks, which are delicious as a refreshing drink on their own or to add a drop of creaminess to hot drinks and porridge. They are also full of vitamins and minerals and essential fatty acids.

To Enter the Competition

Please 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.

1. Tell us a bit about yourself and where you live

2. Tell us about something important that you have achieved in life

3. Tell us about a recent holiday or a family day out

4. Tell us about your garden and what you like to grow

5. Share a funny story about your grandchildren 

6. Tell us about your pets. And include a couple of photos

7. Share a favourite family recipe or a cookery idea with a picture of the finished dish

8. Have you had a cooking disaster? Tell us about it with lots of funny pictures

9. Have you recently moved home or downsized? We’d love to hear your experiences

10. Tell us about a prize you have won from Sixtyplusurfers

11. Tell us about something amusing that has happened to you or a member of the family

12. Tell us about your favourite hobbies and pastimes

13. Share your handy tips and money saving ideas

14. Tell us about a birthday or wedding anniversary you have celebrated

15. Tell us about your school days 

16. Tell us about your first job 

17. Have you appeared on TV? We’d love to hear about it

18. Tell us what you like about Sixtyplusurfers!

Please send your letters, pictures, poems, recipes and funny stories to 

This should be marked Readers’ Letters, together with your name and address. Any photographs should be sent in jpeg format and you could win this month’s fabulous Star Letter Prize! 

The best letter will win a Hamper full of Wholesome and Healthy Goodies.

Readers' Letter

Dear Sixtyplusurfers

My oldest Grandson VJ was fascinated with the sugar bowl, sugar lumps and tongs when we took him into a tea shop. 

I explained how you used the tongs and he enjoyed helping Grandad to two lumps, then he turned and whispered to me (in a whisper that could be heard outside). 

“Grandma, shall I be helpful and squash these lumps so people can have proper sugar?” 

I replied that people liked to have sugar lumps and that when I was little we always had sugar lumps. 

He smiled at me and said with a giggle, “Don’t be silly Grandma you were never little, you’ve always been big.

“I know because I have known you all my life.”

He is four!

Glenda Profit, Kettering

Dear Glenda

Thank you for telling us your funny story and sharing your photograph of VJ. He looks so cute on his little train.

We’d love to see photographs of other readers’ grandchildren and families, and hear your amusing stories.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor

Readers' Letter

Dear Sixtyplusurfers

I hate throwing things away, I always try to recycle them. So I let the grandchildren paint my old wellies.

We made some holes in the bottom then filled them with dirt and planted some daffodil bulbs in them.

We think they look great and so do the passers-by.

Lee Hall, Kent

Dear Lee

You must have had so much fun decorating the boots and planting the daffodil bulbs. They look so bright and cheery.

We’d love to hear about other creative items that readers have made.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor

Competition Winners!

Competition Winners from the March 2018 issue of Sixtyplusurfers

The Winner of the Stonehouse Court Hotel Competition is:
Peter Hibbins, Hayes 
The answer is: Court Brasserie

The Winner of the Nextbase 512GW Dash Cam is:
Charmaine Dance, Liverpool
The answer is: A dashboard camera

The Two Winners of the Riso Gallo Gift Set are:
Valerie Brown, Altrincham and Alan Tabrah Horsham
The answer is: 1856

The Winner of the John Lewis or Waitrose Voucher is:
Paula Lavender, Gloucestershire

The Winner of the Solar Fairy Cottage from Suttons is:
Pam Butterfield, Filey
The answer is: Bluebell

The Winner of the Floral Print Blazer from Damart is:
Jan Richards, Mid Glamorgan
The answer is: Notch collar

The Two Winners of the TOMY Molang Prize Bundle are:
Trudi Walsh, Middleton and Dianne Parrinder, Lincolnshire
The answer is: A Plush Toy

The Winner of the Cuddly Westie Dog and Harris Tweed Lead Set from The Edinburgh Woollen Mill is:
Julie Clark, Sheffield
The answer is: Harris Tweed

The Winner of the Dremel Hatch Project Kit is:
Jayne Danforth, Barnsley
The answer is: Houses of Parliament

The Winner of a Month’s Bundle of LQ Liquid Health, Skin and Nails is:
Gillian Phillips, Birmingham
The answer is: A Collagen Drink

The Three Winners of “Well, Well,” Said The Rocking Chair on CD by Dean Friedman are:
Kevin Johnson, Tyne and Wear; Solange Thomas, Hammersmith and Christine Magson, Cleveland
The answer is: 40 Years

The Three Winners of Mauro Dirago ‘Rewind Deluxe’ on CD are:
Ren Taylor, Suffolk; Richard Barclay, Badminton and Alison Mckenzie, Durham
The answer is: Kate Robbins

The Winner of the Star Letter Competition is:
Susie Groom, Tavistock
The Prize is a Box of Guylian Belgian Trufflina Chocolates

The Winner of the Sixtyplusurfers Newsletter Competition is:
Paul Rushworth, Birmingham
The Prize is a Ravensburger Big Ben Night Edition 3D Jigsaw Puzzle

The Winner of the Sixtyplusurfers Facebook Competition to win a Beach Hut Planter Gift Set is:
Melanie Nicholson, Berkshire

The Winner of the Sixtyplusurfers Chat & Socialise ‘Fine Dining’ Competition to win a Lee Kum Kee Hamper is:
Marion Gold, Nottingham

April Competition List

This Month we’ve got 15 Free to Enter Competitions

Here is our Competition List with the Pages you can Enter them on:

1. Win a Luxury Holiday Home in Turkey with
Competitions & Letters page

2. Win an Eight Day Tour of Historical France with Silver Travel
Travel & Holidays page

3. Win a Bundle of English Provender Co’s Chutney and Pickles
Competitions & Letters page

4. Sign up for the Sixtyplusurfers Newsletter or Recommend a Friend and win a Bonne Maman Gift Box
Competitions & Letters page

5. Win a Leaning Laundry Ladder in the Sixtyplusurfers Facebook Competition
Competitions & Letters page

6. Win a Set of Purepotions Natural Hair Care Products
Beauty & Hair Styles page

7. Win Stan Lee’s Lucky Man on DVD
Entertainment page

8. Win a Set of Chuckit! Pet Toys for your Dog
Pet Care page

9. Win Chocolate Sprinkle Stix from John Adams. We’ve got two to give away!
Our Friends page

10. Win a Simple Simon’s Perfect Pies Hamper in the Sixtyplusurfers ‘Pie Lovers’ Competition
Our Friends page

11. Win Gotham by Gaslight on DVD
Books & Gifts page

12. Win a Crochet Detail Cardigan from Damart
Fashion & Accessories page

13. Win a Case of Bellfield Beers
Food & Drink page

14. Win a Bundle of Liz Asaro Goodies including a T-Shirt, Badge, Plectrum, Sticker and her single ‘Take Me Home’. We’ve got three to give away!
Music page 

15. Write the Star Letter for Sixtyplusurfers and Win a Hamper of Wholesome and Healthy Goodies including Nairn’s, Karma Bits and OOMEGA Drinks
Competitions & Letters page 

Sixtyplusurfers Competition

Win a Luxury Holiday Home in Turkey 

Win-Houses, an exciting UK property prize portal, are offering one lucky winner the chance to win a stunning luxury holiday home in the sun overlooking the Turkish Mediterranean.

The winner will also enjoy a five-day trip to Turkey, including 4 nights hotel accommodation, return flights for two from the UK, (so you can bring a friend or partner to explore your beautiful new home) plus airport transfers in Turkey, visas, legal fees and £500 spending money for the lucky winner!

One lucky person will win the grand prize of this fabulous villa plus a 5-day trip, including return flights for two from the UK & £500 spending money!

This luxury architect designed villa was voted one of only five villas in Turkey in the Sunday Times Top 100 European villas and comes fully-furnished, so you can enjoy it immediately or even rent it out for additional income.

The architect designed single storey home comes fully furnished in contemporary style and all the main living areas, including the four spacious bedrooms each with ensuite bathrooms enjoy panoramic views to the Mediterranean coast. 

A lovely airy open plan reception/dining area and fully equipped kitchen offer spacious living. The villa is fully air-conditioned with marble floors throughout, together with a handy guest WC and utility room.

The stunning 11m x 5m infinity pool surrounded by travertine marble terracing ensures you’ll enjoy healthy outdoor living since the area enjoys 300 sunshine days a year.

This beautiful home is approached through a gated entrance with a double garage and plenty of parking for several cars and surrounded by landscaped low maintenance gardens. 

This non-estate villa enjoys offers rare privacy despite being only 7km from the pretty cobbled harbour town of Kalkan, offering all general amenities including waterside restaurants and roof top terraces where you can dine out under the stars.

To Enter the Competition

For your chance to win this incredible prize click on

Competition Information

1. This competition is hosted by

2. All entrants must be aged 18 or over.

3. The competition is open to both UK & International entrants. (Residents of N. Ireland excluded.)

4. Tickets to enter the competition are £10 each.

5. Please enter the competition at

6. For full terms and conditions click on

Star Letter Winner!

 Our Star Letter 

Dear Sixtyplusurfers

These pictures show my granddaughters helping to prepare for the big freeze, bringing the mothers and their lambs in before any drifting snow can bury them. 

The photograph at the top shows my ‘farm girl’ granddaughter, who has to help out in all weathers in spite of being bumped away by the ewe!

My grandchildren have had to learn quickly about farming and coping with the elements on a shoe string.

The photograph above shows my two granddaughters together. They are good at bottle feeding any lambs that need help.

They have had to learn early about birth and death. It is a good life but a tough one.

Susie Groom, Tavistock

Dear Susie

Thank you for telling us about your granddaughters and sharing your photographs. They are adorable. Farm life has certainly been good for them.

We are delighted to tell you that you are the winner of the Sixtyplusurfers Star Letter Competition. Your prize is a box of Guylian Belgian Trufflina Chocolates. 

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor

Readers' Letter

Dear Sixtyplusurfers

Thank you for the Thermapen which I won in the recent Sixtyplusurfers Facebook Competition. It’s here already! 

I’m super thrilled with it. I am vision-impaired and often have to juggle various aids but the big display on this means I can manage with just my glasses so that’s brilliant.  Thank you very much indeed.

Heather Haigh, West Yorkshire

Dear Heather

Thank you for letting us know you received the Thermapen safely. It’s great that the big display makes it easy to read. I hope you have fun using it for cooking.

We’d love to see some pictures of the food you have made.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor

Readers' Letter

Dear Sixtyplusurfers

I would like to say I just recently celebrated my 50th birthday and my family, my hubby and two sons organised a surprise holiday for me in Crete.

All four of us went and I thoroughly enjoyed myself.

What a relaxing week it was. I’m not in for surprise birthday parties and it was a thoughtful gesture

Mandy Dhanda, Coventry

Dear Mandy

Happy Birthday! What a great way to celebrate your 50th in style. That must have been a lovely surprise.

We’d love to hear how other readers have celebrated their birthdays and anniversaries.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor

Sixtyplusurfers Competition Terms & Conditions

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.

All ages can enter Sixtyplusurfers Competitions.

Closing date for Sixtyplusurfers Competitions is 30th April 2018.

If you have any difficulties entering any of the  competitions featured on Sixtyplusurfers  please email:

Please click here to read the full Sixtyplusurfers Terms & Conditions.

Sixtyplusurfers Liability

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.

If you have any difficulties entering any of the  competitions featured on Sixtyplusurfers  please send an email to:

Sixtyplusurfers Enquiries

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If you have any questions about Sixtyplusurfers please contact 

Jenny Itzcovitz

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

Sixtyplusurfers Competition

Win Chutney and Pickles from The English Provender Co.

Sixtyplusurfers has teamed up with The English Provender Co. to offer two lucky readers the chance to win the brand’s entire range of chutneys and pickles, including its best-selling Caramelised Red Onion Chutney, Plum and Apple Chutney and a selection of pickles including Beetroot and Hot Tomato.

With the warm weather ahead, it’s the perfect opportunity to entertain and enjoy some delicious food with your family and friends. We’ve selected our favourite chutney and pickle pairings to help you create the perfect feast! Simply add a spoonful of The English Provender Co.’s chutneys and pickles to everyday meals to make them even tastier!

Chutney and Pickle pairings

1. The brands best-selling Caramelised Onion Chutney is perfect for creating impressive canapés. Simply place a slice of Stilton or another blue cheese on top of mini toasted bread slices, add a spoonful of chutney to each and garnish with chopped chives.

2. For the ultimate Ploughman’s sandwich, layer up slices of cheese, cold meats and salad between two slices of thick granary bread spread with Finely Chopped Pickle.

3. For an exotic twist on roast lamb, cover the meat with a spoonful of Moroccan Spiced Chutney once cooked and roast for a few more minutes to create a sticky glazed finish inspired by the Middle East.

4. For easy snacking food for the family, why not try a simple baked Camembert served with slices of focaccia, and fruity Apple, Pear and Fig Chutney. 

5. Don’t forget the cheeseboard! Hard cheeses are delicious paired with the sweet tones of the Sweet Tomato and Chilli Chutney.

The English Provender Co.’s passion and heritage mean its chutneys and pickles are jam packed with the tastiest ingredients and use the best production methods.

Find them at supermarkets nationwide from £1.99 RRP for chutneys and £1.50 RRP for pickles.

And if you need a little inspiration then look no further than The English Provender Co. website at where you’ll find all of our favourite recipes to help you create something wonderful.

 For Your Chance to Win

Tell us which hot spice gives Sweet Tomato Chutney its extra warmth?

     a) Basil
     b) Chilli
     c) Saffron
     d) Turmeric

To Enter the Competition

Tell us which hot spice gives Sweet Tomato Chutney its extra warmth? Then send in your answer, together with your full name, postal address and telephone number to the Sixtyplusurfers email address as shown below:

* Please label your entry
      English Provender Competition 

   * This competition is open to our
UK visitors only

Sixtyplusurfers Newsletter Competition

Win a Bonne Maman Gift Box

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

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

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

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

This month, Sixtyplusurfers is offering two lucky readers who join the Sixtyplusurfers Newsletter mailing list or recommend a friend, the chance to win a Gift Box of Bonne Maman Conserve.

Each Gift Box contains a jar of Bonne Maman Rhubarb and Strawberry Conserve, a jar of Bonne Maman Mirabelle Plum Conserve and the Bonne Maman Seasonal Cookbook.

Famous for its delicious French style conserves, Bonne Maman is recognised for its signature red gingham lids, use of traditional methods and all natural ingredients. With two recently launched new conserves – delectable Bonne Maman Mirabelle Plum and mouth watering Bonne Maman Rhubarb and Strawberry Conserve we’re sure you’ll find the perfect jam for flavoursome, showstopper cakes and for layering throughout your bakes.

Mirabelle Plum has a naturally sweet taste of ripe, golden Mirabelles from South West France. New Rhubarb and Strawberry evokes warm, summer days and is beautifully pink in colour – in fact, a little jar of sunshine! Bonne Maman’s ‘Seasonal Cookbook’ is a book to treasure with 88 inspirational recipes and crafts to bring a touch of French chic to your kitchen and home.

For more information visit the website at

 For Your Chance to Win the Bonne Maman Gift Box

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.

Then send your contact details to us at:

Two lucky winners chosen from ‘the hat’ will win a Bonne Maman Gift Box.

* 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  to your contacts list or safe list of senders.

Sixtyplusurfers Facebook Competition

Win a Laundry Ladder from Sue Ryder

This month we’ve teamed up with Sue Ryder for our Sixtyplusurfers Facebook competition.

We’re offering one lucky reader the chance to win a Leaning Laundry Ladder, so that you can organise your bathroom and keep all your towels and toiletries neat and tidy.

The perfect storage solution for any bathroom, this stylish leaning ladder shelf includes handy shelves and a fabric laundry basket to store all your washing efficiently.

Elegant and space saving, this versatile ladder offers a contemporary modern twist on any laundry hamper or washing basket, making organisation easy and efficient.

This clever bathroom storage solution is perfect for holding all of your bathroom essentials such as towels, tissues, face cloths, shampoo, cosmetics, shaving and grooming products so that everything is easy to find. Put a pretty plant on the top to finish the look.

The Leaning Laundry Ladder is available from Sue Ryder. Price is £49.99.

For more information about the Leaning Laundry Ladder from Sue Ryder click on

 How to Enter the Competition

For your chance to win the Laundry Ladder from Sue Ryder 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:

* Please label your entry
Laundry Ladder Competition


Sixtyplusurfers Contributors

Jenny Itzcovitz – Editor
Simon Fine – Books & Reviews
Paul Brady – Web Design
Melissa Braiden – Competitions 
Phyllis Oberman – Art & Galleries
Malcolm Welshman – Pets
Rosemary Shrager – Food & Drink


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