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Write Our Star Letter

And Win a Bundle of Nairn’s Goodies

Could your letter be the Sixtyplusurfers Star Letter? This month our lucky winner will win a Bundle of Nairn’s Goodies including Oat Bars, Ancient Grain Oatcakes, Gluten Free Cheese Wholegrain Crackers, Caramelised Onion Flatbreads, Organic Oatcakes, and Gluten Free Biscuit Breaks.

Nairn’s source the majority of their wholegrain oats from the Scottish Borders, where farmers have been growing oats for generations. We also use gluten free oats from dedicated farmers across the UK who work hard to meet our stringent production criteria. Our oats are milled by John Hogarth’s of Kelso, millers of the finest Scottish oatmeal for over 100 years.

Once the oats have been milled, they are brought to our bakeries in Edinburgh. It’s hard to believe, but our now famous Peffermill site has been making oatcakes and biscuits for the people of Edinburgh since 1935. In 2016, having invested £6.5m, we proudly opened the doors to our new state of the art gluten free bakery to accommodate our expanding gluten free range. This prize includes items from the original range as well as the gluten free range.

The brand new Oat Bar range from Nairn’s harnesses the power of wholegrain oats. These gluten-free, flapjack-style snacks contain 40% less sugar than the average fruit or cereal bar, with no compromise on taste. They’re vegan friendly too.

Nourishing and wholesome, each bar is made with a handful of natural ingredients and over 40% oats, meaning you get the nutritional benefits of oats with every bite. Thanks to their slow energy release and high fibre content, oats can help you feel fuller for longer, so each delicious Nairn’s Oat Bar will help leave you energised and sustained throughout the day.

Nairn’s Gluten Free Oatcakes – available in plain, cheese or herb & seed varieties, the gluten free oatcakes are ideal for an alternative to bread or crackers during any meal. Serve with your favourite toppings, from hummus to salmon and cream cheese for a delicious snack anytime. Slip in your handbag when you’re out and about for those times when gluten free isn’t an option.

Nairn’s Gluten Free Wholegrain Crackers – a lighter, crispier alternative to oatcakes, the wholesome Wholegrain Crackers are an ideal snacking option. They are packed in handy pouches that can be popped in your bag for on the go .

Say hello to the tasty new addition from the UK’s number two Gluten Free brand; Nairn’s Gluten Free Cheese Wholegrain Crackers.

These light, crisp crackers are boldly flavoured and deliciously moreish.  And if you needed even more reasons to try them, they’re naturally high in fibre, a source of protein and oats are bursting with nutrients, vitamins and minerals.  But don’t just take our word for how great they are. In an independently run blind taste panel, 73% of consumers stated that the new Nairn’s version was their outright favourite vs another leading gluten free cracker.

The perfect midday snack to keep hunger at bay, enjoyed alongside a soup or salad, or simply as a snack on their own or with your favourite dip or topping, these incredibly versatile crackers could soon become your go-to.

Nairn’s Gluten Free Biscuit Breaks – available in Oats & Syrup, Oats & Fruit, Chocolate Chip or Oats & Stem Ginger, the Biscuit Breaks contain up to 40% less sugar than other sweet biscuits. Made with wholegrain oats and found in portion controlled packs, they are an ideal sweet treat on the go or at your desk to help keep you full until your next meal.

Introducing brand new Nairn’s Ancient Grain Oatcakes, the ultimate healthy snack for any time of day. Enriched with nutrient-dense rye, amaranth and quinoa, and packed with wholegrain oats, this tasty new addition to the range showcases the extraordinary health benefits and rich flavours of ancient grains – one of the world’s most popular health foods. 

  Rye: twice as high in fibre as wheat flour, rye is a recognised prebiotic which supports friendly probiotic bacteria in the gut. It’s also a source of iron and magnesium which can help fight tiredeness and fatigue, as well as zinc which can support a healthy immune system.

  Amaranth: a fibre rich, naturally gluten-free, protein packed grain, packed with minerals such as potassium, calcium, phosphorous, manganese and magnesium.  Amaranth is also a source of zinc and phosphorus which supports energy levels.

Quinoa: rich in vitamins, minerals and beneficial antioxidants, quinoa is naturally gluten-free and is one of the few plant foods that contain all nine essential amino acids.

For more information about the range visit

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 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 how you spent your Christmas

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

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

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 a Delicious Bundle of Nairn’s Goodies

* 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

Readers' Letter

Dear Sixtyplusurfers

A few years ago I was holidaying in Wales with my 13 year old granddaughter Poppy. My husband wanted to climb Mount Snowdon, but I said I was far too unfit to do so.

Poppy said, “Come on Nan you can do it, I’ll help you”.

I bought a pair of gloves in the shop and three Mars bars and off we set. My lovely Poppy motivating me every step of the way.

It was freezing at the top and I was grateful for my new gloves, which I still have. We were sustained by the Mars bars and I couldn’t help chuckle at the old advert for Mars – ‘A Mars a day helps you work rest and play!’

It was an exhausting climb and they all laughed when I said the car park was as steep as the Mountain.

We made it, and I am not too proud to admit I took the train back down.

Pauline Crosby, Norfolk

Dear Pauline

What a fantastic achievement. You should be very proud of yourself! Well done.

That’s a fabulous photograph. It just goes to show what a bit of encouragement, some Mars bars, new gloves, and most of all your wonderful granddaughter can help you do!

We‘d love to hear from other readers about their achievements.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor

Readers' Letter

Dear Sixtyplusurfers

Like most girl baby boomers I learned needle work at school. When my four children were small I sewed out if necessity. When I went back to work, like many, I studied part time while working full time and caring for the family. There wasn’t time for sewing or knitting. 

A few years ago my eldest granddaughter went to university to study textiles. I was so jealous and now I am retired I have started again. I am relearning old skills as well as learning new ones.

This is my latest effort, it’s not perfect but enjoyed making it and I will get better. I have a few crafty friends and we learn from each other.

I would encourage others to take up a new skill or relearn and old one.

Bridget Johnson

Dear Bridget

Your picture looks beautiful. We’re very impressed! Do keep up the sewing.

We’d love to see more photos of other things you’ve made.

Or creative items from other readers.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor

Readers' Letter

Dear Sixtyplusurfers

Here is a special moment in our family life, the first day home with our new addition, Ruby Blue!

Claire Nutman, Weymouth

Dear Claire

Thank you for sharing your lovely photograph of Ruby Blue. How exciting for you.

I hope Ruby Blue settles into your home and you have lots of fun with her, she’s adorable.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor

Readers' Letter

Dear Sixtyplusurfers 


Christmas is the best time of the year
With many songs bringing people near
I spend Christmas at home
With aunty having a good moan
My family cuddled next to me
And everyone’s expression showing their glee
With the fire burning bright
And the tree is a wonderful sight
Baubles already hung on the tree
With many splendored colour for everyone to see
Christmas has to be a world of joy
Presents for a girl or a boy
Presents opened with eagerness
Wondering what they will have next
Perhaps a quick sip of the drinks to be
With all of the people who are visiting me
Add presents that shake and shimmer
This Christmas will be a winner
But the best bit of Christmas for me
Is the embraced happiness shown on people we love dear

Linda Thorn, Melton Mowbray

Dear Linda

Thank you for sending in your festive poem.

I hope you had a fabulous Christmas and wish you and all our readers a Happy New Year.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor

Readers' Letter

Dear Sixtyplusurfers

I am petrified of birds so when I saw a dead crow under my clothesline, I asked hubby Merv to remove it.

He returned with a pair of my black knickers on a shovel and said, “I hope there’s more life in these yet!”

Anita Saunders, Merthyr Tydfil

Dear Anita

What a funny story! Let’s hope you don’t spot some pink flamingos under your washing line next!

You had us all laughing at Sixtyplusurfers. Great story.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor

Readers' Letter

Dear Sixtyplusurfers

Last year I became very ill and couldn’t do anything except lay on my recliner all day watching television. I couldn’t even manage to use my laptop as I couldn’t breathe when I sat upright.

I got very bored after two months of this so decided to put one of my hobbies to use and started to write a children’s book in rhyme for my great niece for Christmas. It didn’t take me long so I wrote another and another and another.

I had no plans to do anything with them except read them to her at Christmas but when friends told me how good they thought they were and that I should try to get them published I decided to try my luck and send one of them off to two publishing houses but not expecting a reply first time as even J.K. Rowling was rejected 13 times before being offered a deal.

To my utter amazement I received a reply just a few days later offering me a deal. I was so excited especially as it was a traditional book deal with no contributions as I planned to use my own illustrator. They said my illustrators drawings were up to their standard but wanted samples of ones specific to my book before they would finalise my deal and publish.

That is where my excitement ended as I couldn’t afford to pay my illustrator for my samples so I decided to send a second book off to a different publisher and again within a few days I was offered a deal but they wouldn’t say in the email what it was.

Unfortunately when I got my contract they wanted £4,300 towards publishing as, although they loved my book, they said it was a risk as a new author.

There was I hoping to make some money as I have none as I’d spent all my lifesavings on homeopathic treatments and remedies to try to get well as I seemed to have allergies to prescription meds and my painkillers were no longer working. But apparently you have to have money to make money, so my dreams of having my children’s books published had dwindled and died.

I’m praying for a miracle that I win some cash so I can make my dream come true and see my characters come to life in the pages of a book.

Liz Denial, Nottingham

Dear Liz

I am so sorry to hear you have been unwell and unsuccessful in getting your book published. Unfortunately, I tend to find that most publishers nowadays are looking for well known authors and celebrities, and many publishers will ask you to contribute to pay for the printing and publishing of your book.

Can any readers help who know of a good children’s book publisher? Or offer advice on getting a book published?

In the meantime, maybe you  can look for opportunities to work from home if you are unable to get out and about (your local employment office may be able to help and advise you) or try some part time work if you can, as this is the best way to earn money, and give you back your confidence.

Good luck. Let us know how you get on.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor

Competition Winners!

Competition Winners List November/December 2018
issue of Sixtyplusurfers

The Winner of the Breville Impressions Jug Kettle from Robert Dyas is:
Natalie Robbins, West Midlands
The answer is: A soft glow

The Winner of the Yamaha Reface Mini Organ is:
Gloria Christiansen, Morecambe
The answer is: Nine sliding drawbars

The Winner of the Sue Ryder Fox Door Stop and Grey Wooden Unit with Wicker Drawers from Sue Ryder is:
Jean Tolley, Farnham
The answer is: A scarf

The Two Winners of the Gin Lane 1751 Victoria Pink Gin are:
Stephanie Green, Portsmouth and David Collins, Stroud
The answer is: William Hogarth

The Winner of the Faux-Fur Trim Cable Knit Hat from Damart is:
Sheri Darby, London
The answer is: Cable Knit

The Winner of a Bottle of 4711 Eau de Cologne is:
Julie Kenny, Liverpool
The answer is: Lavender and Rosemary

The Winner of the Pet Remedy Survival Kit is:
Laura Pritchard, Oxfordshire
The answer is: Valerian

The Winner of the Bundle of Board Games from Drumond Park including Articulate!, Wally the Washer and Super Ski Jump is:
Ann-Marie Downee, Dundee
The answer is: Smelly sock

The Two Winners of Andrea Bocelli – The Music of Silence on DVD are:
Graham Douglas, Leeds and Sally Turner, Weymouth
The answer is: Toby Sebastian

The Three Winners of Engelbert Humperdinck “Warmest Wishes” on CD are:
Richard Randall, County Durham; Linda Savas, Prestwich; and Ronald Williams, Milton Keynes
The answer is: The Last Waltz

The Winner of the Star Letter Competition is:
Susie Groom, Tavistock
The Prize is a Can’t Retire Champagne Flute and Bottle Gift Set from

The Four Winners of the Sixtyplusurfers Newsletter Competition are:
Cara Baker, Moulton; Brian Webb, Hartlepool; Dominic Jefferson, Suffolk; and Pam Hubbard, Stourport
The Prize is a Case of Award Winning Ale from The Grainstore Brewery

The Winner of the Sixtyplusurfers Facebook Competition to win a Nova Glitter Lamp from Prezzybox is:
Lynda Graham, Sunderland

The Winner of the Sixtyplusurfers Chat & Socialise Competition to win Scrabble Glass Edition from Asmodee is:
im_notts with Grandstand View

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Sixtyplusurfers Competition

Win a Short Break
at Rose Cottage

A charming cottage, located in the
Lake District, with Sally’s Cottages

Sixtyplusurfers has teamed up with Lake District self-catering cottage company, Sally’s Cottages, to offer one lucky reader and up to three guests (you can also bring up to three pets) the chance to win a short break in the lovely Rose Cottage in Lamplugh, on the border of the Lake District National Park and World Heritage Site.

Sleeping four people and welcoming up to three pets, Rose Cottage is a perfect self-catering retreat for a small group of friends or family.

Rose Cottage has a double bedroom and a twin room – both with lovely views over the countryside – an open plan sitting room and kitchen/diner, and a bathroom with a shower over the bath. The converted Georgian farm building has been lovingly brought into the 21st century and has wonderful features such as a quirky spiral staircase and a roaring open fire for a perfect evening in.

Rose Cottage also has all modern conveniences including WiFi, a Widescreen TV and DVD player, a CD player with radio, a washing machine and tumble dryer, a dishwasher, and a charging station for electric cars. Outside the cottage is a lovely enclosed garden with furniture – perfect for al fresco dining!

Lamplugh is on the edge of the western Lake District, a quieter corner of the national park that remains mostly undiscovered by tourism and so offers a tranquil and unspoiled area of beautiful countryside to explore.

The village is the perfect place to start exploring the fells, rivers, lakes, and tarns of this wonderful region and there is a wide choice of walks directly from the front door. The small, pretty lake of Loweswater is just four miles away and Crummock Water and Buttermere – often cited as on of the most picturesque spots in the UK – are just beyond.

Head in the opposite direction and you will find stunning Ennerdale Water with its surrounding forest walks, mountain biking, rock climbing, pony trekking, fishing, and even paragliding!

The nearest town is Cockermouth, which comfortably blends modern supermarkets such as Sainsburys with local butchers and bakers, independent shops, antique stores, and a wide range of eateries. The pretty market town is also the birthplace of William Wordsworth and his childhood home is now a National Trust museum. For a tipple, head to Jennings Brewery where you can experience a tour and tastings of the produce!

During your stay, you must visit The Kirkstile Inn with its ever-popular food and ales. The 400-year-old pub has open fires and its own brewery and is a past winner of the CAMRA Pub of the Year award.

Sally’s Cottages is an independent, award-winning, family-run holiday cottage letting agency with over 480 properties across Cumbria and the Lake District.

You can enjoy all that Rose Cottage has to offer with a short break. The prize is valid outside of peak times and subject to availability.

For more information about Rose Cottage and the local area, please click on

For Your Chance to Win

Just tell us which National Park is Rose Cottage
on the border of

   a) The Lake District
   b) The Yorkshire Dales
   c) The Peak District
   d) Snowdonia

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. No purchase is necessary to enter the Sixtyplusurfers prize draw.

2. This prize draw is open to UK residents aged 18 years or over, with the exception of employees of Sally’s Cottages, Sixtyplusurfers, their families, agents and anyone else connected with this promotion.

3. Sally’s Cottages accepts no responsibility for any entries that are incomplete, illegible, corrupted or fail to reach the Promoter by the relevant closing date for any reason. Proof of posting or sending is not proof of receipt. Automatically generated entries and entries via agents or third parties are invalid and will not be counted.

4. Only one entry per person.

5. Sally’s Cottages cannot be held responsible for non-receipt of entries due to technical problems or network difficulties.

6. The winner will have 14 days to confirm acceptance of their prize otherwise Sally’s Cottages reserves the right to reallocate the prize to a reserve winner.

7. Once the winner has accepted, their contact details will be passed onto Sally’s Cottages so that they can organise their weekend stay directly with them.

8. The short stay prize is valid for any short break taking place before the 31st January 2020, subject to availability of the prize cottage.

9. The winner will be subject to the Terms and Conditions of Sally’s Cottages before, during, and after their stay.

10. The prize for the winner is a low/mid-season short break, as defined by Sally’s Cottages, at Rose Cottage (Lamplugh)

11. By taking part in the Promotion, the winner acknowledges that they may be required to take part in relevant publicity without further consent or payment. Such publicity may include, without limitation, the winners’ name and/or image, statements made by the winner concerning the Promotion and/or prizes obtained as part of the Promotion.

12. Prizes are subject to availability. In the event of unforeseen circumstances, the Sally’s Cottages reserves the right:

(a) To substitute an alternative prize

(b) In exceptional circumstances to amend or foreclose the promotion without notice.

No correspondence will be entered into.

Star Letter Winner!

Our Star Letter

Dear Sixtyplusurfers

Last month I wrote to you about my youngest granddaughter who was diagnosed with Ollier’s disease which affects the bones in her fingers.

She is currently being treated at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Life has to go on while she is waiting for an operation, and her love of animals is a comfort for her.

Here are some pictures of the farm animals making life happy for her on the farm where she lives.

This is the hen who sneaked into the dog’s bed.

These are the pet rabbits giving enjoyment.

This is the relaxed cat taking a nap in a box.

Here is the collie dog guarding the hens. He had a horrible time as a young puppy because the puppy vaccination nearly went wrong and he could have died.

He was not insured but was looked after as well as could be, and is now loving farm life.

Here is the dog, who has got the feed scoop and is ready to help.

And this is a picture of my granddaughter all dressed up for Halloween.

Susie Groom, Tavistock

Dear Susie

Thank you for sharing your lovely photographs.

I hope you all had a Very Happy Christmas and your granddaughter is responding well to her treatment.

We wish you and your family all the very best, hugs to your granddaughter for a speedy recovery. And a Very Happy New Year.

We are delighted to tell you that you are the winner of the Sixtyplusurfers Star Letter Competition. Your prize is a Champagne Flute and Bottle Gift Set from

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor

Readers' Letter

Dear Sixtyplusurfers

Here is a picture of my lovely granddaughters, they are dressed as witches, all excited about Halloween. 

They made a Haunted Ginger Bread Cottage which we all had a lot of fun decorating. It tasted delicious too.

Samantha Jerome

Dear Samantha

Thank you for sending in your fabulous photograph. Your granddaughters look so sweet in their witches costumes.

It looks like you all had a great time at Halloween. And what a lovely looking cake!

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor

Readers' Letter

Dear Sixtyplusurfers

Now we have had the official first day of winter, I got to thinking about all of the homeless people living outside on our cold streets. It breaks my heart and I never actually think about anything much else. All season.

Now I recently saw a Facebook post from one of my Facebook Friends, and it went like this! (Rather heartlessly).

“I cannot understand that people donate haircuts to homeless people when no one should be homeless in this day and age. No one should be homeless.”

She went on in saying, “My friends know me, I think that everyone’s help should go to helpless homeless animals because they don’t help themselves be homeless.”

Now I was furious. I didn’t trust myself to comment on her post. After all it was her post on her Facebook.

But ever since it has been playing on my mind. I do help and donate and have an adopted pooch from the local dog pound but I still believe people do need help with being homeless. This Facebook Friend is also a mental health nurse so should actually be more empathetic.

After all, mental health issues are usually behind the reason, or abuse, or financial crisis issues can leave people homeless.

The UK  has a huge shortage of houses even though they are being built on every piece of spare ground that we have.

I once found myself homeless. After being divorced and left with 2 children and depression, I decided to move in with my parents.

Things didn’t work out so my mother put me and my boys out on the street. The local council put me and the 2 boys into a b&b until we were found a new dwelling. So I am very thankful that I am not on the streets like these poor people now.

They are struggling to keep warm and survive and eat. Imagine having no toilet, and no bathing. No person would choose to actually want to live this life.

Each evening when I close my curtains to shut out the drafts and hike up the central heating I spare a thought for other people.

I so wish I could bring people in. And I am very tempted but my friends and family fear some danger could happen to me.

I am currently donating food to food banks and hopefully helping people that way.

Does anyone else feel guilty of being warm like myself or do you have any opinion on this matter?

Writing from the North East of England

Dear ‘Writer’

Thank you for raising the issue of the homeless. I too feel terrible when I see people lying on the streets, pennyless and alone in the cold. And try and give them some money where possible.

My daughter once gave a homeless person some of her pizza so they could have something nice to eat.

What do other readers think? Has anyone been able to help the homeless or know of anything readers can do to help or ease the situation?

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor

Readers' Letter

Dear Sixtyplusurfers 

This is a letter about the Great War, written by my 7 year old Granddaughter, having been told the story at school.

Susie Groom, Tavistock

Dear Susie

It’s a good thing that children are taught about the Great War at school and the terrible conditions and horror of the trenches. But also how everyone can come together at Christmas.

Your granddaughter has lovely handwriting and you can see that she was really touched by her lesson. You must be so proud of her.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor

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Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions about Sixtyplusurfers articles, competitions and advertising.

We’re here to help. We can send rates, information and a media pack.

Jenny Itzcovitz

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Sixtyplusurfers Competition

Win a Red/Grey Iron from Robert Dyas

Sixtyplusurfers has teamed up with Robert Dyas to offer three lucky readers the chance to win a Russell Hobbs One Temperature Iron in stylish Red/Grey.

The Russell Hobbs Red/Grey One Temperature Iron has a unique one temperature technology feature that works by having one constant safe and effective temperature which is suitable for use on all iron-able fabrics, making ironing that little bit easier.

Iron at ease without the worry of having to change the temperature multiple times! Now there’s no need to try and work out confusing labels and small print on your clothes and fabrics.

Elegant and easy to use, the anti-drip design avoids you getting annoying wet patches on your garments.

There is also the option of vertical steam. This versatile iron is not just for your clothes but your curtains too! It can also be used to steam garments on hangers to save you time when you’re in a rush.

Other features include 3 way auto shut off for added peace of mind and security. The tourmaline infused-ceramic soleplate glides efficiently over any texture. There is also an anti-calc function to avoid scale build up.

The Russell Hobbs Red/Grey One Temperature Iron from Robert Dyas has a capacity of 350ml, a 3 metre cord length and weighs 1.4kg. It comes with a 3 year guarantee. Price is £29.99.

For more information about the iron click on

For Your Chance to Win

Tell us what special function on the One Temperature Iron helps  avoid scale build up?  

       a) Anti-calc
       b) Anti-lime
       c) Anti-static
       d) Anti-caustic

To Enter the Competition

Tell us what special feature on the One Temperature Iron from Robert Dyas helps avoid scale build up? Then send in your answer together with your full name, postal address and telephone number to the Sixtyplusurfers email address shown below:

* Please label your entry
Robert Dyas Iron Competition 

* This Competition is open to our
UK readers only

* 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 Two Bottles of Eisberg Alcohol Free Sparkling Wine

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 has teamed up with Eisberg, the UK’s number one alcohol free wine to offer THREE lucky readers who join the Sixtyplusurfers Newsletter mailing list or recommend a friend, the chance to win a Bottle of Eisberg Sparkling Blanc and Sparkling Rosé. 

Whether you’re doing Dry January or just cutting down on the booze, Eisberg wine is the perfect way to enjoy your favourite drink without the calories or hangover.

Made in the same way as other wines, but with the alcohol taken out at the end and at no more than 33kcal per 125ml glass, Eisberg is the perfect way to treat yourself without the hangover the next day whatever your reason for not drinking.

Eisberg can also be used to make a delicious cocktail. Impress your guests with this stylish recipe with Eisberg Alcohol-Free Sparkling Rosé Wine and mouthwatering cherries.

Mon Petit Cherie Cocktail


• 15ml lemon juice
 125ml Eisberg Alcohol-Free Sparkling Rosé Wine
Cherry syrup reduction

For the cherry syrup reduction

 1 tablespoon of Bonne Maman Cherry Jam
1 tablespoon of water

Garnish with

 Fresh cherries


1. First make the cherry syrup reduction. To do this, add the cherry jam and the water to a small saucepan and mix. Bring it to the boil – stirring constantly until smooth. Allow it to cool.

2. Add the lemon juice, Eisberg Alcohol-Free Sparkling Rosé Wine and the cherry syrup reduction to a glass mixer (keeping a small amount aside to garnish) and shake it well.

3. Strain the mixture into a tall flute glass.

4. Garnish with cherry syrup soaked fresh cherries on a skewer.

Eisberg Sparkling Blanc and Rosé are available from Waitrose and Ocado. RRP is £4 each.

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