Competitions and Letters

Write Our Star Letter

And Win a Festive Fudge Hamper from Copperpot Fudge

Could your letter be the Sixtyplusurfers Star Letter? This month our lucky winner will win a Luxury Festive Fudge Hamper from Copperpot Fudge.

Copperpot Fudge is a classic confectioner, based in St Ives Cornwall. Their fabulous prize includes a spectacular Christmas Trio of Fudge all created using their flagship flavour Butter Fudge as a base.

Sweet-treat lovers can enjoy Christmas Spiced Butter Fudge, Irish Cream Butter Fudge and deliciously decadent Chocolate Covered Butter Fudge, all presented in a luxury black branded jute bag, which can be used over and over again after you have finished the fudge.

Christmas Spiced Butter Fudge is rich and fruity, the taste of Christmas in a deliciously sweet parcel. Perfect for the festive season this new flavour not only makes a great gift but is also a moreish indulgence for those who love sweet-treats.

Irish Cream Liqueur Butter Fudge has a decadently delicious taste of smooth vanilla crème, and warming whiskey – perfect for cold winter days.

Milk Chocolate Covered Butter Fudge has all the gluttonous goodness of crumbly and creamy Butter Fudge smothered in smooth Milk Chocolate for a doubly delicious “melt in your mouth” experience.

Each cube is crammed to the corners with creamy butter, milk and golden syrup. Made in St Ives, Cornwall our fudge is batch-cooked and hand-broken to crumble on the tongue with a melting buttery punch of fudgy deliciousness.

Each box is naturally gluten-free and suitable for vegetarians; make sure you add this decadent duo to your Christmas List!

The Luxury Festive Fudge Gift Set from Copperpot Originals retails at £20

For more information visit the website at copperpotoriginals.co.uk

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 in our list as shown below.

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

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

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

4. Tell us about special afternoon tea or meal that you have had in a hotel or restaurant

5. Tell us about something romantic that has happened to you or a friend

6. Tell us about your garden or allotment and what you like to grow

7. Share a funny story about your grandchildren or share some family photographs

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

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

10. Tell us about something you have something you have baked, cooked, sewn or made for your family as a gift

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

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

13. Tell us about a prize you have won from Sixtyplusurfers or another competition win

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

15. Tell us how you spend your retirement or leisure time

16. Tell us about your favourite hobbies, pastimes and interests

17. Share your tips about how you stay happy, healthy and fulfilled 

18. Tell us about a bargain or something you have bought which has given you good value for money

19. Tell us about your first car, school days or something unusual or exciting that has happened in your life

20. Share your handy tips and money saving ideas

21. Tell us about a birthday, wedding anniversary or family occasion you have recently celebrated

22. Tell us about your school days or wartime memories

23. Tell us about your first job or an unusual job you have had

24. Have you appeared on a quiz show, talent show or on TV? We’d love to hear about it

25. Have you done any fund raising, charity work or helped someone in need?

26. Has anyone in your life helped you, inspired you or given you something special that you would like to tell us about

27. Tell us about any DIY or creative projects with photographs that you have completed and made yourself.

28. Tell us about your best buy and a bargain you have bought.

29. What makes you happy? Share your tips and advice for feeling positive and contented.

30. Tell us what you like best about Sixtyplusurfers!

Please send your letters, pictures, poems, recipes, handy tips and funny stories to sixtypluscomp@hotmail.co.uk 

This should be clearly marked Readers’ Letters, together with your full name, postal address and telephone number. Please include plenty of colourful photographs to illustrate your letters. 

The best letter will win the Copperpot Festive Fudge Hamper

* Your data will not be shared by any third parties and then deleted after the winner has claimed their prize.

* This competition is open to our UK visitors only

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Readers' Letter

Dear Sixtyplusurfers

Every year my local allotment holds a wonderful show for everyone who enjoys showing their fresh home grown produce, art, photography and textiles, for prizes and a coveted shield.

The day arrives after much planning and debate by the committee and all the entries are placed, carefully adhering to judge’s specifications. The biggest onions and the most perfect beetroot vie for space on the table!

It is very exciting waiting for the judges to make their very important decisions as to who will receive 1st, 2nd or 3rd!

Much tea and cake is consumed at this nail biting point! 

At last the doors are opened and the results are revealed! Competitiveness between the ranks is high but all in good humour.

It’s a great day for the community and new friends are created. I’m looking forward to next year already!

Lisa Berry

Dear Lisa

Thank you for telling us about your allotment show and sharing your colourful photographs.

It looks very impressive and lots of fun, with such beautiful flowers and delicious fresh produce.

We’d love to hear from other readers about local shows and events they have taken part in.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor

Readers' Letter

Dear Sixtyplusurfers

My cousin is so loving and always ends up adopting people’s dogs that they can no longer cope with, either because of the dog’s behaviour or work duties.

She always sees them as a challenge and never gives up on a lost cause.

So one day she messaged me to say she had walked into the kitchen and found that a unit had been chewed.

She then went into the lounge to see which dog was guilty.

Which dog do you think did it?

Joanne Marlow, Teesside 

Dear Joanne

Thank you for sharing your funny story and photograph. The dogs are all absolutely adorable.

I think I can see a ‘guilty’ face there. But I can see how your cousin can’t blame him. What a cutie.

Your cousin is definitely a real hero for caring for these beautiful little dogs. They look so happy and cosy.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor

Readers' Letter

Dear Sixtyplusurfers

When I was a teenager in the 1970’s I loved David Cassidy, but my mum wouldn’t allow me to go and see him when he came to the UK.  I remember how I was so disappointed not to be seeing him live and I had to be content with the posters on my wall and my records (which I still have).

Obviously, I thought, if we had met, he would have loved me, married me and we would have lived happily ever after!

Years later, he came to England again and starred in Blood Brothers in the West End. I couldn’t find anyone who would come and see it with me!  Disappointed yet again

In 2012, he came for a “farewell tour” but this time, I DID go and see him.  Memories from that time are priceless – I was so excited at the thought of seeing him, it brought back all my teenage expectations, my husband wasn’t that impressed though. 

Before he came on stage, I had palpitations which, at my age isn’t good!  I couldn’t believe that after 40 or so years that I was actually seeing him in the flesh. 

I loved the evening, even if Leo Sayer did steal the show. David said his goodbye and that was it, he didn’t come back on stage, he was gone.  I don’t think I have ever been to a show where the star act didn’t do an encore, but he had gone

In his latter years, David sadly succumbed to dementia as well as drug and alcohol abuse. He died last year which was sad but I think if I HAD ever met him, he would have quickly destroyed my childhood because by meeting my idol, I would realise that the “real” person behind David Cassidy wouldn’t have been the person I idolised.

Denise Houghton, Ormskirk

Dear Denise

Thank you for telling us your story about David Cassidy. It must have been very special to finally get to see him sing after all that time. I’m sure the real David Cassidy would have been very different to the singer you idolised. And it sounds as if he was a very troubled man too.

Have any other readers met or seen their teenage idols or singers later on in life?

A few years ago I was lucky enough to do a telephone interview with Jimmy Osmond, my childhood idol, and he was so lovely and kind. And he seemed very flattered that his album was the very first one I bought!

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor

Readers' Letter

Dear Sixtyplusurfers 

My Rather Different Holiday

My husband and I have just returned from a week’s holiday in Montenegro. We had never been there before but thought it sounded charming and intended, as well as boat trips, to try to spend a day in neighbouring Croatia and hopefully visit Dubrovnik.

The weather was beautiful, the hotel well located between beach and mountains and with lovely views out to two small islands, with a handy bus stop close by, the hotel staff really friendly and helpful, food good and plentiful – all things considered it promised to be one of our best holidays.

On our first morning we went for a walk along the esplanade and I slipped into a side drain, twisting my ankle badly and cutting my leg.  So I spent the next five days either sitting in our hotel room or on its balcony, with my leg elevated.  I only left the room to hobble down to the dining room for meals. 

Still, I must say this was probably the most restful holiday I have ever had – and we can always try going again next year!

Pamela Cook

Dear Pamela

I’m so sorry to hear you twisted your ankle while you were on holiday. I hope your ankle is better now.

Let’s hope you get to go to Montenegro, Croatia and Dubrovnik another time and get to see all those places you didn’t get a chance to see on this holiday.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor

Readers' Letter

Dear Sixtyplusurfers

Handy Tip

My Top Tip is to store spaghetti in a used Pringles container.

Linda Spevick

Dear Linda

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

We’d love to hear from other readers with kitchen storage tips or recipes.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor

Readers' Letter

Dear Sixtyplusurfers

Thank You

What a lovely surprise to receive the Summer Bag from Damart which I won in a recent Sixtyplusurfers competition, when we got back home from our holiday.

The bag is beautiful. Only one problem: need to book another holiday soon…

Thank you very much for my prize.

Kind regards

Lily Isherwood

Dear Lily

Thank you for letting us know you received the Damart Bag safely.

We have passed on our thanks to Damart, the sponsor of the competition.

We’d love to hear from other readers who have won Sixtyplusurfers prizes.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor

Competition Winners!

Competition Winners
from the September 2018
issue of Sixtyplusurfers

The Winner of the Purple Velvet Occasional Chair from Sue Ryder is:
Jane Abbots, Birmingham
The answer is: Velvet

The Winner of the Autumn Bundle of Gifts from The Edinburgh Woollen Mill including a Westie Dog Toy, Fleece Rug and Dean’s Shortbread is:
Rowena Miles, Falkirk
The answer is: Westie

The Winner of the delicious Sweet Dreams Chocolate Hamper from Willie’s Cacao is:
Margaret Newton, Wigan
The answer is: Devon

The Two Winners of the Fulton Umbrellas are:
David Casbolt, Kent and Christina Massue, Bolton
The answer is: Engineer

The Five Winners of the Flexilight Classic Bookmark are:
Lynne Manton, Melton Mowbray; Graham Douglas, Leeds; Sarah Blanche, Gwent; Antony Smith, Northumberland; and John Cooke, Blackpool
The answer is: 8 Lumens

The Winner of the Monochrome Print Blouse from Damart is:
Eileen Tingle, Doncaster
The answer is: Fluted

The Three Winners of the Beauty Bag from Green People are:
Debbie Bird, Bradford; Teresa Moran, Huddersfield; and Jasmin Birley, Nottingham
The answer is: Pineapple and raspberry

The Winner of the Mishiko GPS Tracker & Fitness Planner for Dogs is:
Vicky Rathbone, Wolverhampton
The answer is: With GPS tracking

The Three Winners of the Jazz Planets CD are:
James Kelly, Stanraer; Jodie Green, Staffordshire; and Derek Burns, Coventry
The answer is: 100 years ago

The Winner of the Star Letter Competition is:
Linda Guest, West Midlands
The Prize is Lumie Bodyclock Spark 100

The Winner of the Sixtyplusurfers Newsletter Competition is:
Robina Laird, Aberdeenshire
The Prize is a Bottle of Cranes Cranberry & Blood Orange Liqueur

The Winner of the Sixtyplusurfers Facebook Competition to win an adorable Microwaveable Bagpuss from Prezzybox is:
Beverley Cousins, Gwent

The Winner of the Sixtyplusurfers Chat & Socialise Competition to win a Vileda Easy Sweep is:
‘Kevincharley’, Rushden

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: jennyitz@hotmail.com

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Sixtyplusurfers Competition

Win a NutriBullet
and 10 Macu-SAVE
Christmas Gift Bags

Get healthy this Autumn and look
after your eyesight!

This month Sixtyplusurfers has teamed up with Macu-SAVE to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a brand new NutriBullet blender plus 10 lucky readers can also win a Macu-SAVE Gift Bag.

Deteriorating eyesight as you get older is a common problem, often caused by the macula.

The macula is right at the back of the eye in the retina and has a key role to play in protecting the light sensitive cells in the retina which are responsible for central vision.

The macula operates almost as pair of sunglasses stopping harmful long ray blue light from damaging the light sensitive cells at the back of the retina.

We are surrounded by blue light emitted from smart phones, TV and computer screens, and from daylight.

It is impossible for the eye to ignore blue light which is why it is used by emergency services around the world.

So how does the macula protect against blue light?

The macula contains three colouring agents called carotenoids, Meso-Zeaxanthin, Lutein and Zeaxanthin.

The most crucial macular carotenoid is Meso-Zeaxanthin which operates right at the centre of the macula and is a strong antioxidant.

But whilst Lutein and Zeaxanthin, are found in leafy green vegetables like kale, lettuce and spinach and therefore, form a part of a normal diet, albeit you would have to consume very large amounts.

Meso-Zeaxanthin is not found in our normal diet unless you consumed copious quantities of fish organs such as trout skin or shrimp and therefore, the need to supplement it over the age of 50 years is apparent.

Studies in America and Ireland have looked at the use of supplements in eye health and there is evidence that by taking a food supplement containing all three macular carotenoids found in Macu-SAVE, Meso-Zeaxanthin 10mg, Lutein 10mg and Zeaxanthin 2mg can help to increase the carotenoids density in the macula which helps it to continue to block damaging long wave blue light.

In a healthy macula Meso-Zeaxanthin can be derived from Lutein and Zeaxanthin but as we age this happens less over the age of 50 years. But one Macu-SAVE capsule a day – containing three vital and natural ingredients derived from Mexican Marigold plants – can help slow the progress of the condition.

This affordable economical supplement contains three key ingredients with a proven effective formulation of 10mg Meso-Zeaxanthin, 10mg Lutein and 2mg Zeaxanthin.

Often people – particularly those over 50 who already wear glasses – perceive the slow deterioration of their sight as part of the natural ageing process.

But eventually the loss of central vision can have life changing consequences including being unable to drive, read, watch TV or indeed recognise faces.

Macu-SAVE manufacturer Zeon Healthcare’s Managing Director, Laurence Smith says, “Our eyesight is one of the most valuable things we possess and keeping our eyes healthy should be important to everyone. It helps people stay independent for longer which in turn prevents demands on families, carers and the NHS.

“The three key ingredients in Macu-SAVE are vital for eye health. By simply taking one Macu-SAVE capsule a day, in the same way you might take an aspirin, you can provide your eyes with a macula which protects  against damaging blue light. Macu-SAVE is available in Savers, Superdrug, Well Pharmacies, health food stores, opticians and good pharmacies everywhere.”

30 Macu-SAVE capsules (one month’s supply) costs £12.99 and 90 Macu-SAVE capsules (three months’ supply) only £29.99.

Retail pricing does vary but Macu-SAVE is less expensive than other similar products which has the same formulation supported by research.

Macu-SAVE is great for the macula and also great for the wallet and purse.

For more information please visit www.macu-save.com

For Your Chance to Win

Tell us what is one of the most common causes of loss of central vision in
the developed world?

    a) A poor diet
    b) Lack of sunlight
    c) The wrong glasses
    d) An impaired macula

To Enter the Competition

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

Competition Terms & Conditions

1. The first prize is a NutriBullet 1000 worth £99.

2. 10 runners up will receive a Goody Bag with a selection of the Macu-SAVE products shown above.

3. Please let us know if you would like to receive news, offers and further information from Zeon Healthcare in the future.

4. This competition is open to our UK and overseas visitors 

5. Click here to read the full Sixtyplusurfers Terms & Conditions.

Star Letter Winner!

 Our Star Letter 

Dear Sixtyplusurfers

My Victorian Job

After working in education, full time, for 23 years, I decided to retire at 61 and take my works pension.  I soon realised I missed work but I wanted to do something different and fun and I have found it! 

I now work part time at the Black Country Living Museum and for most of the time I am a Victorian shopkeeper sharing oral history and demonstrating sweet making. The era is brought to life for the visitors by the buildings, artefacts and the costumed demonstrators. 

School groups learn without a book in sight and adult visitors also embrace the experience as we bring the history of the Black Country to life. It is the most amazing place to work and to visit. Every day is exciting and different and the heritage street demonstrators always have a new story to tell.  A 1910 wedding, a miners strike or even a smallpox outbreak.

Earlier in the year there was a 1940’s weekend and the whole site transformed overnight. There was music from the D Day Darlings, dance classes, army personnel and vehicles, different food and drink to try, and the visitors joined in by dressing up in the period costumes. 

It’s such a happy, lively environment and each day feels like a great day out rather than a job.

We’ve got so much to look forward to with Peaky Blinders events (1920s) and a Victorian Christmas on the horizon. I truly love my retirement job.

The photographs show me outside the sweet shop where I work most of the time, meeting the D Day Darlings on a 1940’s weekend, and the Black Country Village.

Linda Guest, West Midlands

Dear Linda

Thank you for telling us about your retirement job at the Black Country Living Museum. I can see you are having a fabulous time, and spreading so much joy to the children and visitors who come along and visit.

We love your excellent photographs. And for anyone who would like to visit the Black Country Living Museum here is the website www.bclm.co.uk

We are delighted to tell you that you are the winner of the Sixtyplusurfers Star Letter Competition. Your prize is Lumie Bodyclock Spark 100.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor

Readers' Letter

Dear Sixtyplusurfers

I’ve had a rotten few years having to give up my job to look after my partner. He was diagnosed with young onset dementia 3½ years ago at 57.

It’s been hard but my grandchildren have helped me tremendously. They have been my joy throughout the sad times.

Jamie is 7½, Katie is 5, Ailie is 10 months and I’m waiting for little Jay to make an appearance any day now.

I take them with me to visit their papa and they bring joy to everyone at the nursing home.

Karen Lau

Dear Karen

Thank you for sending in your lovely photographs and telling us your story. It sounds like you’ve had a very tough time.

It’s lovely however, that your beautiful grandchildren are able to bring you and your husband lots of happiness. 

We wish you all the very best for your new grandchild, Jay. And hope that things become a bit easier for you.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor

Readers' Letter

Dear Sixtyplusurfers

I very much enjoy reading the pages of Sixtyplusurfers. Especially the Finance & Property page, it gives a great insight into the options available to those who need to change their way of living due to either financial, health or lifestyle choices. My husband and I are very comfortable and happy in our home at the moment but we will be looking to you for ideas in the future.

At the moment I don’t seem to see any reference to social housing issues. There is a dearth of housing stock with many councils in crisis.  It is not until one is affected by an issue that it becomes vital to air the subject. Is this something you could deal with in the future?

Many young people in social housing either with local councils or housing association need to move due to changing circumstances. There are also many of the older generation, in social housing, who are also thinking of changing their way of life by downsizing.

I personally know of the wide gulf between these two sets of circumstances. My daughter would like to move from her very newly constructed 2 bedroom ground floor flat in Copnor, Portsmouth, to another property within the city of Portsmouth. This property has been built to the highest standards, and allows for access to those with lesser mobility.

However there are no central government, or housing association, departments that deal with this. It is left up to the individual to look for a likely swapping partner from various social media sites. Many, but not all, of my generation don’t have the skills to access through a mobile phone, computer or tablet.

This happens nationwide and I do understand that the cost to the taxpayer if this was undertaken at local government level would be very costly. This means that those people who could be helped by swapping from one property to another are left to their own devices.

I wonder if you could highlight this situation? Thanking you for your time.

Pamela Neil

Dear Pamela

I am so glad you are enjoying the new Finance & Property page of Sixtyplusurfers.

Thank you for raising the topic of Social Housing, this is something we have covered in our October issue in a couple of the new stories, and we will endeavour to highlight it again in future issues of Sixtyplusurfers.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor

Readers' Letter

Dear Sixtyplusurfers 

I am absolutely thrilled with this TV Cabinet I bought locally from eBay for 99p!

I sanded the top down, gave it a lick of paint, and now it’s an Arts & Crafts Station for my little man. (He also loves it!)

Michelle Finnigan, Wem

Dear Michelle

You’ve done a great job with that stylish Art & Crafts Station. What a fabulous bargain.

We’d love to hear about items that other readers have renovated or upcycled. And also bargains that you’ve bought online or in shops or car boot sales.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor

Readers' Letter

Dear Sixtyplusurfers 

Hello, I thought I would send you a poem that my 13 year old autistic son wrote.

I look outside my window
And see beyond this built up town
Of houses, roads and pavements
To where nature knows no bounds
The sun casts down its yellow rays
Caressing the ground each morn
The fauna and the foliage
Eager to welcome each new dawn
I see a wondrous splendour
Hidden amongst this man-made world
Showing in animals and birdsong
Shining in nature’s dazzling robes
Dew drops on the fresh green grass
Appear magically each new day
Strong trees bend and wave and dance
With whirling winds they sway
I look outside my window
And I am filled with glee
For I am part of nature
And nature’s part of me

By Paul Wadeley, age 13

I thought it was brilliant and I am that proud of him I wanted to share it.

Christina Wadeley

Dear Christina

That’s a beautiful poem. Thank you so much for sharing it. You must be so proud of your son, Paul.

We’d love to hear from other readers who have written poems – all ages are welcome. We’d also love to see artwork and other creative pieces from readers and your families to brighten up our Competitions & Letters page.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor

Sixtyplusurfers Enquiries

For Sixtyplusurfers Enquiries Contact

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or thoughts about Sixtyplusurfers articles, competitions and advertising. We’re happy to help.

Jenny Itzcovitz
Editor

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

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Sixtyplusurfers Competition

Win a Log Storage
for your Garden
from Sue Ryder

Sixtyplusurfers has teamed up with Sue Ryder to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a Log Storage for your garden.

With a breathable design and asphalt roof, this stone coloured wooden log storage is ideal for keeping your wood dry and neatly stored away.

The Log Storage has plenty of space, so you can also use it for storing your garden tools, flower pots, hose reel, watering can and garden ornaments.

It’s a great way to keep things neat and tidy during the Winter months, ready for use again in the Spring.

Constructed from a sturdy wood frame, and finished in a stone waterproof paint, this Log Storage look great in any garden, patio or back yard.

The Log Storage is available to buy from Sue Ryder. Price is £79.99.

For more information about the Log Storage click here

About Sue Ryder

Sue Ryder provides incredible hospice and neurological care for people facing a frightening, life-changing diagnosis. It’s not just expert medical care. They also offer emotional support and take care of the practical things too.

When you buy a gift from Sue Ryder, you are helping to support their ongoing hospice and neurological care programme.

For more information about gifts from Sue Ryder click on https://shop.sueryder.org 

For Your Chance to Win

Tell us what material
is the Sue Ryder Log
    Storage made from
?  

        a) Steel
        b) Wood
        c) Plastic
        d) Canvas

To Enter the Competition

Tell us what material is the Sue Ryder Log Storage made from? Then send in your answer with your full name address and telephone number to the Sixtyplusurfers email address below:

sixtypluscomp@hotmail.co.uk

* Please label your entry
      Sue Ryder Log Storage Competition 

* This Competition is open to our
UK readers only

* Colour of Log Storage may vary according to stock and availability

* Names and addresses of entrants
will not be shared with third parties
and will be deleted after the
prize draw has been made

Sixtyplusurfers Newsletter Competition

Win a Bonne Maman Compote Gift Set

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 regular 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 Bonne Maman Compote Gift Set.

This luxury Breakfast Compote Gift Set includes the brand new Bonne Maman Breakfast Cookery Book with over 30 mouthwatering recipes for you to make.

The Gift Set also includes two jars of delicious Bonne Maman Compote including Cherry, Apricot and Rhubarb.

Use the recipe book and ingredients to help you make scrumptious Apricot & Orange Muesli Muffins. These tangy muffins are perfect for breakfast or afternoon tea. 

Apricot & Orange Muesli Muffins

Ingredients for the Muffins

40g butter, softened, plus extra for greasing
40g light soft-brown sugar
65g Bonne Maman Tangy Mandarin Marmalade
1 zest of an orange
50g plain flour
½ tsp baking powder
50ml buttermilk or sour milk
4 tbsp Bonne Maman Apricot Compote

Ingredients for the Crumble

30g untoasted muesli
15g butter
1 tbsp plain flour

Method

1. Heat the oven to 180ºC / fan 160ºC / gas mark 4. Cream together the butter, sugar, marmalade and orange zest until smooth. Gradually beat in the ground almonds, followed by the egg.

2. Fold in the flour and baking powder, and lastly stir in the buttermilk (or sour milk).

3. Spoon the compote into the bottom of two greased heatproof cups before gently adding the muffin mixture. Put the cups in a shallow roasting tin, then pour enough boiling water into the tin to come halfway up the sides of the cups.

4. Rub together the crumble ingredients and press lightly on top of the muffin mixture.

5. Bake the muffins for 15-25 minutes depending on the size of your cups or until a skewer into the centre comes out clean.

Cooking tips

The mixture will make 4 x 150ml capacity cups or 2 x 300ml cups. You could also try Bonne Maman Cherry or Rhubarb Compote in the muffins.

Serves 4

For more information about Bonne Maman visit www.bonnemaman.co.uk

For Your Chance to Win a Bonne Maman Compote Gift Set

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:
sixtyplusnewsletter@hotmail.co.uk

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

* 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 safe list of senders.

Sixtyplusurfers Facebook Competition

Win a GPO Rydell
DAB Radio

This month Sixtyplusurfers has teamed up with GPO for our Facebook competition.

We’re offering one lucky reader the chance to win a gorgeous GPO Rydell Radio in elegant cream.

This eyecatching retro radio will make a great statement piece in your home and is the perfect way to enjoy your favourite music at the touch of a button.

The GPO Rydell radio is typical of GPO’s retro style. Inspired by the 1950s movies, iconic fashion and home furnishing of the times. Simply plug it into the mains for everyday use, or pop in some batteries and take it with you wherever you want to go.

Although retro in style, the GPO Rydell DAB Radio is packed with up-to-date modern features. This DAB radio is fully portable and includes 20 radio stations which are pre-set (DAB 10 / FM 10). The radio automatically sets the clock via DAB. There is also a handy alarm function so that you can either wake up to the radio or a traditional buzzer if you prefer.

Other functions include sleep or snooze so that you can decide if you want to sleep longer. The radio can be mains or battery operated for full portability (6 x C batteries – not included). Take it around the house, in the garden, or out and about at your leisure. Weight is 1.5kg.

For more information about the GP Rydell Radio click on www.gporetro.com  

 How to Enter the Competition

For your chance to win the GPO Rydell Radio 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
GPO Rydell Radio Competition

October Competition List

This Month We’ve got 14 Free to Enter Competitions

Here is our Competition List with the pages you can enter them on:

1. Win a Cycling Holiday in France with Cycling For Softies with Silver Travel
Travel & Holidays page

2. Win a NutriBullet and 10 lucky readers can also win a Macu-SAVE Goody Bag
Competitions & Letters page

3. Win a CJ Wildlife Adventurer Guardian Seed Feeder Bundle
Homes & Gardens page

4. Win a Christmas Hamper from First 4 Hampers
Books & Gifts page

5. Sign up for the Sixtyplusurfers Newsletter or Recommend a Friend and Win a Bonne Maman Compote Gift Set. We’ve got two to give away!
Competitions & Letters page

6. Win a Rydell Radio in elegant Cream from GPO Retro in the Sixtyplusurfers Facebook Competition
Competitions & Letters page

7. Win a Log Storage from Sue Ryder
Competitions & Letters page

8. Win a bottle of RosehipPLUS Oil and RosehipPLUS Day Cream
Beauty & Hair Styles page

9. Win an Autumn Prize Bundle from Drumond Park including Foxy Pants, Word Bandit and Absolute Balderdash
Our Friends page

10. Win a Gregorian Wind Chime from Suttons in the Sixtyplusurfers ‘Handy Tips’ Chat & Socialise Competition
Our Friends page

11. Win a Knitted Jacket from Damart
Fashion & Accessories page

12. Win CoCo and the Butterfields Goodies including their new EP ‘Monsters’ and a Cool Black T-Shirt. We’ve got three to give away!
Music page

13. Win Holst – The Planets, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Mike Batt on CD. We’ve got three to give away!
Music page


14. Write the Sixtyplusurfers Star Letter and Win a Luxury Festive Fudge Hamper from Copperpot Fudge
Competitions & Letters page 

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.

Please label your entries with the correct name of the competition you are entering to avoid any confusion.

All ages can enter Sixtyplusurfers Competitions. We welcome everyone to Sixtyplusurfers!

Closing date for Sixtyplusurfers Competitions is 31st October 2018.

Our next issue will be a bumper November/December Christmas issue.

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

Click here to read the full Sixtyplusurfers Terms & Conditions.

Sixtyplusurfers Contributors

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

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