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And Win a Delicious Fitbakes Hamper

Win a Hamper of Fitbakes Cakes

Could your letter be the Sixtyplusurfers Star Letter? This month we’ve teamed up with Fitbakes to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a mouthwatering Selection Box packed full of Low Sugar High Protein Cakes worth over £30.

Fitbakes

You can now have your cake and eat it! Fitbakes is the only bakery in the UK certified by Low Sugar International Authority Sugarwise, which makes these gorgeous cake snacks even suitable for diabetics.

Fitbakes Lemon Drizzle Cakes

Also, each pack of Fitbakes cakes is packed with 10g-12g of protein, which helps with muscle strength and osteoporosis. And the taste is second to none!

Fitbakes

Launched in 2017 from a Cotswolds Bakery, products are available at Selfridges, and launching at Coop Midcounties in June.

Fitbakes Blueberry Chia Muffins

It’s a simple swap that will make you tea time healthier, and have already conquered the UK.

Fitbakes

We are giving one lucky reader the chance to win a beautiful Selection Box packed full of Low Sugar High Protein Cakes. So don’t miss out!

Fitbakes Cookies & Cream Cakes

For more information about Fitbakes click on www.fitbakes.co.uk

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 you have achieved in your life. Have you reached a lifetime goal or won an award

3. Tell us who or what inspires you and how this has affected you

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

5. Tell us about something romantic that has happened to you or a friend. Have you found love online?

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

7. Tell us about your family, friends and your pets

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

9. Have you recently moved home or downsized? We’d love to hear about 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 how you spend your retirement or leisure time

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

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

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

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

17. Share your handy tips and money saving ideas

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

19. Tell us about your school days or wartime memories

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

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

22. Have you done any charity work or helped someone in need?

23. Has anyone in your life helped you, inspired you?

24. Tell us about any DIY, art, sewing or creative projects with photographs of the items that you have completed 

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

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

27. Tell us about a challenge you have undertaken with plenty of photographs

28. Have you done anything to help the environment or promote green issues?

29. Do you have any interesting collections, memorabilia or antiques?

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. These should be in jpeg format, clear and not too small!

Win a Fitbakes Hamper

The best letter will win the Hamper of Fitbakes Cakes

* 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

Reader's Letter

Dear Sixtyplusurfers

This is Megan, enjoying the better weather and learning how to make mud pies with her daddy!

Robyn Clarke

Dear Robyn

Thank you for sending in your photograph of Megan. She’s adorable.

It looks like she’s having so much fun with her daddy making mud pies. 

We‘d love to see other pictures of readers children and grandchildren.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor

Reader's Letter

Dear Sixtyplusurfers

My husband was driving me mad messing about and just being a nuisance till I lost my temper and shouted, “All I want is a little peace.” 

The following week he picked this up for me from B&Q….!

Maggi Dignam

Dear Maggi

What a funny story. I bet you were surprised he took you so literally and bought you this amusing gift.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor

Reader's Letter

Dear Sixtyplusurfers

Thank you for the Damart Kimono which I won as a prize from Sixtyplusurfers. This a picture of me wearing it.

Lynne H

Dear Lynne

Thank you so much for sending in the photograph of you in your new Kimono. It looks very cheerful and pretty, and has a lovely floral print.
 
Hopefully now that we are getting the better weather you will get lots of opportunities to wear it.
 
I hope you enjoy our new June issue Sixtyplusurfers and entering all of our fabulous competitions.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor

Reader's Letter

Dear Sixtyplusurfers

Here is a picture of my favourite rose growing in my front garden, just as the morning dew has settled on it.

It has such a wonderful fragrance. I love to smell it on my way to work. It’s gorgeous. Better than any bottled perfume.

Kate Burnett, London

Dear Kate

Thank you for sending in your lovely photograph. It looks a very healthy rose, and I can imagine it has a wonderful fragrance.

We’d love to see photographs of the flowers, fruit and vegetables that other readers are growing.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor

Reader's Letter

Dear Sixtyplusurfers

How to get rid of a water mark on wood

Here’s a handy tip that a good friend passed on to me, and it really works.

If someone has left a watermark on a wooden surface in your home such as a table or mantelpiece, you can get rid of it with mayonnaise!

Just spread two tablespoons of mayonnaise on a paper towel, lightly press the towel on the water mark.

Leave it for about 15 minutes then the stain should be gone. You may need to repeat the process if it’s a deep stain.

Jasmine Warner

Dear Jasmine

Thank you for sharing your handy tip. That’s really useful, I’ll have to give it a try on my mantelpiece.

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

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor

Reader's Letter

Dear Sixtyplusurfers

Delicious Potato Tray Bake

I love reading the Sixtyplusurfers Food & Drink page and picking up new recipes and ideas for meals.

So I wanted to tell you about my recipe for Potato Tray Bake. It’s nutritious and saves a lot of time with peeling and boiling potatoes, and is much more healthy.

It makes a lovely side dish to a meal. And is great if you don’t have time for a complicated way of cooking your potatoes.

Ingredients

Olive Oil
Two White Potatoes
Two Sweet Potatoes
One Onion 
Tarragon (from herb jar)
Italian Style Herb Blend (from jar)

Method

1. Spread some olive oil on the bottom of a metal tray and warm in the oven.

2. Slice the white potatoes, sweet potatoes and onion into thick chunks. Don’t remove the skin.

3. Spread on the tray covering the vegetables well with the oil, add more if needed.

4. Sprinkle the herbs generously over the potatoes.

5. Bake for about half an hour depending on your oven, turn once towards the end of the cooking.

6. Serve when lovely and brown.

* You can also add courgettes, mushrooms or any of your other favourite vegetables to the tray bake.

Amanda Carter, Leeds

Dear Amanda

Thank you for sharing your delicious recipe. That sounds fabulous for easy and nutritious family meals.

We’d love to hear from other readers with their recipes.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor

Reader's Letter

Dear Sixtyplusurfers

I always bring my mobile phone with me when I’m going for a walk, I love the fact that if anyone wants me they can call. I also really like the camera feature.

It’s much better and more immediate than using film, like we used to. I can’t believe the lengthy process we used to go through with chemists, envelopes, developing film and waiting for the pictures to be printed. It could take a couple of weeks!

While I was out walking in the park with my friend I saw this pretty flower. I don’t know what it is, but it was so pretty. And I was able to take a quick snap and send it to you. Isn’t technology wonderful?

I hope you like my picture.

Vera Patterson, Devon

Dear Vera

Thank you for sharing your gorgeous photograph. What a lovely flower.

It’s amazing what great photographs you can take on a mobile phone. And then share them with your friends.

We’d love to see pictures from other readers when you’ve been out and about with your family and friends.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor

Competition Winners!

Competition Winners
from the May 2019 issue of Sixtyplusurfers

The Winner of the Overnight Stay at The Petersham Hotel in Richmond is:
Christine Kempton, Bromley

The answer is: Richmond

The Winner of the Bosch GlassVAC is:
Annette Oliver, Derby
The answer is: Polymer Coating

The Winner of the Hamper of Bloo Household Cleaning Products is:
Astrid James, Clacton on Sea
The answer is: Fragrance Switch

The Two Winners of the Sustainable Hamper of Goodies from Cookery School at Little Portland Street are:
Claire Stepton, Barking and Sejal Trivedy, Wembley
The answer is: Over 50 years

The Two Winners of the Design Your Own Fragrance Gift Set are:
David Sinden, Monmouthshire and Caroline Bourne, Birmingham
The answer is: Fragrance Library

The Winner of the Feel Fresh Top from Damart is:
Samantha McGinty, Bradford
The answer is: Patches

The Three Winners of Endeavour Complete Series 6 on DVD are:
Peter Worthington, Warrington; Barbara Bennett, York; and Ian Palmer, Market Drayton
The answer is: Roger Allam

The Two Winners of ‘Unbroken Deluxe’ Vinyl Version by Sarah McGuinness and a Matching Calendar are:
Kathleen Hooper, Carmarthenshire and John Smart, Surrey
The answer is: Unbroken Deluxe

The Three Winners of ‘Daniel O’Donnell – The Gold Collection’ are:
Emma Wolski, Horsham; Michael Hogan, Rotherham; and Sally Turner, Weymouth
The answer is: Loretta Lynn

The Three Winners of the Dairy Diary Prize Bundle are:
Nigel Greaves, Macclesfield; Beverley Marsh, Norfolk; and Hannah Igoe, Guildford
The answer is: It was created in 1981

The Winner of the Star Letter Competition is:
Susan Willshee, Bedworth
The Prize is a Rosé Wine Plant Hamper from Blossoming Gifts

The Two Winners of the Sixtyplusurfers Newsletter Competition are:
Louise Dray, New Milton and Stephen Taylor, Cardiff
The Prize is a Bundle of Riso Gallo Goodies

The Winner of the Sixtyplusurfers Facebook Competition to win a Sterling Silver Hummingbird Necklace is:
Julie Alderson, Whitley Bay

The Two Winners of the Sixtyplusurfers Chat & Socialise Competition to win a Luxurious Teddy Throw from Robert Dyas are:
Jenifer-Mary Pettitt and Pearlie Whirlie

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We also have a competition every month on the Sixtyplusurfers Facebook page.

Braun MultiQuick 3-in-1 Hand Blender from Robert Dyas

This month we’re giving away a Braun MultiQuick 3-in-1 Hand Blender in the June Sixtyplusurfers Facebook Competition. So don’t forget to enter!

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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

Sixtyplusurfers Advertising

Advertise with Sixtyplusurfers

Have your advert on the Sixtyplusurfers website and let our readers know all about the services you offer.

Let us know if you would like a 2019 Sixtyplusurfers Media Pack, Features List or further information.

Do give me a call. I’m always happy to help and have a chat.

We are now compiling the July issue of Sixtyplusurfers.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor
jennyitz@hotmail.com 

Telephone: 0208 866 3686
Or: 0208 357 2540
Mobile: 07889 980 457

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. All ages can enter Sixtyplusurfers Competitions.

Closing date for Sixtyplusurfers Competitions is 30th June 2019. 

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

Click here to read the full Sixtyplusurfers Terms & Conditions.

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Simply click here and then write your review!

This will help us build our traffic so we can offer lots more lovely prizes for you to win.

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Sixtyplusurfers Contributors

Jenny Itzcovitz – Editor
Simon Fine – Books & Reviews
Paul Brady – Web Design
Melissa Braiden – Competitions 
Phyllis Oberman – Art & Galleries
Malcolm Welshman – Pets
Dale Pinnock – Food & Drink
Philip Baldwin – Legal Advice

Sixtyplusurfers Competition

Win a Gardeco Toledo Cast Iron Chiminea

Sixtyplusurfers has teamed up with Chimineashop to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a Gardeco Toledo Cast Iron Chiminea worth £129.97.

Are you looking for a beautiful addition to enhance your outdoor space which has the functionality of a grill as well?  Well Chimineashop.co.uk has exactly what you’re after!

Their cast iron range includes the magnificent Toledo which comes in either plain matt black or a bronze finish.  The prize, a large, Bronze Grape Toledo Chiminea features a stylish raised grapes design on the body and funnel, and is perfect for any size garden or patio.

Stay warm all day long and into the night by loading up the large 41.5cm diameter bowl with logs and then sitting back and enjoying a real fire. Imagine it lit on late summer’s evening as the light fades and you gather round it with a glass of wine! Perfect.

For those who want to cook it also comes with a steel BBQ grill so you can enjoy some al fresco cooking, too. Don’t want to use it? Well just simply pull out the pin and remove it.

The Toledo can burn all types of fuel but Chimineashop.co.uk recommend dried logs for general fires and charcoal for cooking. If you fancy adding a smoky taste to your BBQ try adding some little wood chips for extra flavour.

Some assembly skills are needed when you receive your Toledo BUT don’t worry, it may look daunting but it only requires basic assembly skills.

At Chimineashop.co.uk, you can choose from the largest range of high quality chimineas, fire pits and fire bowls to suit your garden space. Committed to excellent customer service, they’ll always try to get the best deal and the widest range for you!

For further information about Chimineashop.co.uk and to view the full range click on www.chimineashop.co.uk

For Your Chance to Win

Just tell us what fruity design is embellished
on the Gardeco Toledo Cast Iron Chiminea from
chimineashop.co.uk?

       a) Grapes
       b) Lemons
       c) Blueberries
       d) Strawberries

To Enter the Competition

Tell us what fruity design is embellished on the Gardeco Toledo Cast Iron Chiminea from chimineashop.co.uk? Then send in your answer together with your full name, address and telephone number to the Sixtyplusurfers email address as shown below:

sixtypluscomp@hotmail.co.uk

* Please label your entry
Chiminea Competition 

* This competition is open to our
UK readers only

Chimineashop.co.uk cannot supply to Northern Ireland, Eire, The Islands and the following Scottish postcodes:

IV – all postcodes

KW1 – 14

PA34 – 35 and 37 – 39

PH19 – 26, 30 – 40, 41 and 49 – 50

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

Star Letter Winner!

Our Star Letter

Dear Sixtyplusurfers

Glass Flowers garden decoration

Hubby and I had a bit of a ‘MacGyver moment’ this afternoon. Now that really shows our age!

Does anyone else remember that show where the guy used anything he had to hand to save the day?  

We didn’t have to save the world using paperclips or bits of string but we did decide to brighten up one section of our garden using some glass flowers from an old, broken lampshade.

We glued them onto a fallen branch and secured it in the ground.

We think it looks lovely. Hope you do too.

Susan Willshee, Bedworth

Dear Susan

Thank you for writing in and sharing your ‘MacGyver moment’. What a great idea, it looks lovely in your garden, and is a creative way to brighten up your garden and cover up the fallen branch.

Have any other readers had ‘MacGyver moments’? We’d love to hear about them with pictures.

We are delighted to tell you that you are the winner of the Sixtyplusurfers Star Letter Competition.

Your prize is a Rosé Wine Plant Hamper from Blossoming Gifts.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor

Reader's Letter

Dear Sixtyplusurfers

I came a right cropper

Having nearly drowned in Corsica two years ago I am no longer a 60 + surfer. I’m a ‘sixtyplussurfer’ instead. (I was meant to be snorkelling and dived into the water leaving me with lungs full of water).

My two daughters flipped backwards overboard and dived properly. They saw none of their father’s near last moments!

At 68 as a contemporary with your mature readership, let me tell you what happened yesterday. I took the bus into town. I usually do to shop. It’s economical, environment-friendly and we are a chatty group of passengers. But as I boarded the bus I collapsed in great pain.

A male passenger came to my assistance. The female bus driver switched off the bus’s engine and came out of her cabin to assess whether an ambulance was required. They all asked where the pain was, and I replied that I would be fine in a moment.

Indeed I was, after a few moments, and the driver and passengers resumed their seats. But the driver, for her health and safety record, required to know what happened.

I had to tell her and I tell your readers as it’s a very effective deterrent. When trying to reach for the safety bar, my hand slipped and came crashing down on the area which girls don’t have.

My tip is that if any of your readers are confronted by a drunk pester, a thief or you feel trapped by a male, use your knee or your foot and the assailant will fall to the ground winded and you can escape.

Gentlemen if it happens to you, as I know it has to all of us at some time in our lives, make sure it’s not on a bus.

Best wishes

Miller Caldwell

Dear Miller

We’re delighted to welcome you as a Sixtyplusurfer.

And thank you for sharing your story and self defence advice.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor

Reader's Letter

Dear Sixtyplusurfers 

My mum sadly now has Alzheimer’s so her short term memory is non existent, however she quite often recalls things from her distant past so we love to tell her stories from years ago which always make her smile.

One of the stories we love to tell her which makes us all howl laughing is when she travelled down from Blackburn to stay with me for a few days. I had a stray cat which was visiting my garden for a feed, I eventually took him in and he lived happily with me for many years but, at that time, he was very nervous of other people so when Mum approached him to try to stroke him he turned tail and ran away.

As he did mum shouted out in horror, “Oh Liz, he has terrible haemorrhoids!” At which I cracked up laughing and said, “No Mum, he just hasn’t been neutered!”

This is a photo of Biggles (name adapted subtly from Big Balls) minus his ‘haemorrhoids’. 

Liz Denial, Nottingham

Dear Liz

Thank you for telling us about your cat and sharing your cute photograph.

We’d love to hear about other readers’ pets and see your pictures.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor

Reader's Letter

Dear Sixtyplusurfers 

Waste Not Want Not

Here is my tip for saving money and time when you are cooking.

I often make double the portion of food for my husband, then freeze the rest for another day in a foil container.

I’m careful to label it with the date, and what’s inside. Then on one of those days when I can’t be bothered to cook, we have a nice meal to eat, with none of the bother of making it.

It saves waste, time and money.

Betsie Clifford

Dear Betsie

That’s a great idea, thank you for sharing it.

We’d love to hear from other readers with cooking and money saving tips.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor

Reader's Letter

Dear Sixtyplusurfers 

I wanted to tell you about this great car phone holder I recently bought. 

It sticks straight onto your car dashboard and holds your phone in place securely.

You can use it to hold your phone in place so you can use it as a sat nav, or listen to your music. And your phone stays in place without falling off all the time like every other phone holder I’ve bought.

I bought it from www.amazon.co.uk and it’s made driving so much more enjoyable for me.

Bob Donaldson

Dear Bob

Thank you for telling us about your phone holder, that looks a great product. 

We’d love to hear from other readers about products they would recommend that work well.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor

Reader's Letter

Dear Sixtyplusurfers 

St Pauls

I live on the outskirts of London, and sometimes I enjoy taking the tube into the city and pretending to be a tourist.

London has so much to offer, there are such amazing buildings, architecture and history.

He’s a picture of St. Paul’s Cathedral, that I took on a recent day out.

There are also some great restaurants, theatre, interesting shops and things to do.

I think we sometimes forget our own cities and spend too much time in front of the TV. 

Selina, London

Dear Selina

Thank you for sending in your fabulous picture of St. Paul’s and telling us about exploring London.

We’d love to hear from other readers, the places you come from, your days out, and what you like to do.

There are so may wonderful places to visit. You may live in an interesting city, by the sea, in a pretty town, in the countryside.

Do write in and tell us about where you live and what there is to do and see. 

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor

Reader's Letter

Dear Sixtyplusurfers 

Diet Tip

I’m always trying to maintain a healthy weight, but I love eating toast in the morning. So here’s a great way to enjoy eating toast without piling on the calories.

I make my toast as I like it, sometimes with jam, soft cheese or marmite.

Then I use a pair of kitchen scissors and cut it into really small squares to enjoy with my coffee.

This way I can savour every bite, it lasts longer and fills me up too.

I use slimming or low calorie bread and margarine, and I find that one slice fills me up, when I used to need two or even three to feel full.

I do this with other food too, for example, having a smaller slice of cake, or cutting it up in tiny pieces.

It’s better for digestion too, and I’ve been able to keep my weight down, which is brilliant!

Helena, Manchester

Dear Helena

Thank you for sending in your diet tip. That’s a great idea.

We’d love to hear from other readers with their diet and health tips.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor

Reader's Letter

Dear Sixtyplusurfers 

Spam emails

One of my pet hates is spam emails. You know the ones. I’ve lost my purse on holiday can you send me money, I need financing for an operation, can you invest in my business. I just delete them as soon as I see them.

But I was fascinated to watch a video by a comedian called James Veitch who replies to spam emails – and wastes their time for us – to keep them busy and stop them spoiling our inboxes.

It’s hilarious, but makes a good point at the same time. Because I do know of a few elderly people who have been tricked out of money by such things. And I think they are purely evil. So they deserve to get back some of their own medicine.

Here’s a link to James Veitch on YouTube – www.youtube.com

I hope you enjoy it. And it makes you think twice about spam.

I’ll leave it to James to reply to the spammers though!

Mark, Edinburgh

Dear Mark

Thank you for writing in and telling us your thoughts about spammers. They are very annoying and waste so much time.

I do agree, that the fact they are targeting the elderly is shameful.

What do other readers think? Have you ever been tricked by a spammer? Do you have a way of tackling spam? Or do you simply ignore it?

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor

Reader's Letter

Dear Sixtyplusurfers 

I really enjoy reading Sixtyplusurfers every month and entering the competitions.

There is so much to read, such a lot of fascinating information, ideas about things to do and interesting celebrity interviews.

Keep up the good work!

Jill Packer, Wales

Dear Jill

Thank you for writing in. I’m so glad you enjoy reading Sixtyplusurfers.

We hope you enjoy our new June issue.

Jenny Itzcovitz, Editor

Sixtyplusurfers Promotion

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The more visitors we have, the better prizes we can offer!

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Simply click on the link below, and include your name, address, and phone number. This is so that we can arrange for delivery of the prize if you are the winner!

sixtyplusnewsletter@hotmail.co.uk 

Best of luck!

Jenny x

Sixtyplusurfers Competitions

Competition Closing Dates and GDPR Information

We hope you are enjoying the June 2019 issue of Sixtyplusurfers.

Closing date for Competition entries is 30th June. Our next issue is July 2019. All our competitions are free of charge to enter.

With new GDPR laws, we will delete your information after each competition has closed and the prizes have been safely dispatched.

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We are now compiling the July 2019 issue of Sixtyplusurfers.

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Sixtyplusurfers Competition

Win a Rapid Digital Tyre Inflator 

RTC1000 Rapid Digital Tyre Inflator

Sixtyplusurfers has teamed up with Ring to offer two lucky readers the chance to win an RTC1000 Rapid Digital Tyre Inflator.

Most motorists are aware of the need to check their tyres, but few realise that this should become a regular habit.  In fact, advice from experts is to carry out a number of simple steps every two weeks.

With around 40% of traffic accidents in the UK reportedly caused by tyre related vehicle defects, poor tyre maintenance is clearly leading to increased risk for drivers and their passengers.

RTC1000 Rapid Digital Tyre Inflator

As tyre care is a car maintenance essential for drivers, Ring wants to make it as easy and quick as possible. The business has taken a fresh look at the design of its inflators, understanding that excellent inflation speeds are essential for a tyre inflator, but also that ease of use for the motorist is of upmost importance.

Under or over-inflated tyres can reduce the manoeuvrability of the vehicle and will cause tyres to wear more quickly. It also reduces the fuel efficiency of the car or van, increasing both fuel costs and CO2 emissions. What’s more, new MOT rules implemented in May 2018 state that a car can fail its MOT if the tyres are obviously underinflated.

But with the simple tyre inflator there is no excuse for missing these simple maintenance checks. Following the launch of the new RTC1000 tyre inflator that combines excellent inflation speeds with an intuitive new design, Ring is making tyre care quicker.

RTC1000 Rapid Digital Tyre Inflator

The product has a large digital display with LED light that allows motorists to read the pressure at the touch of a button. Plus, there is no need for a garage clear out: this practical product is an everyday item and will take up very little space. Lightweight and small, the inflator can be stored in the boot of a car and simply accessed as and when required.

The RTC1000 Rapid Digital Tyre Inflator is ideal for drivers keen to keep their vehicle in top condition and can inflate a 13” tyre from 0 to 35PSI in just 2 minutes! While the helpful auto stop on the device makes sure that once accurate inflation levels have been reached the product stops automatically with the option to store the preferred pressure for next time.

It’s like the gift that keeps on giving, with an LED light behind the display making it easier to inflate at night, so there’s no concern about getting caught short in the dark. Powered from the in-car 12V socket, the inflator has a long 3.5m cable to help reach tyres all around the vehicle. It comes with storage case and three-piece adaptor kit, which includes spare valve caps and latex gloves.

As well as excellent performance and handy extras, the RTC1000 – like all the inflators in Ring’s new range – has an intuitive new design. The flat construction is designed to stay stable during inflation, and the large on/off button is easy to operate.

There is integrated storage for the cable and airline when not in use; the airline folds neatly into the inflator, while a wind-up cable can be used to retract the power cable quickly and easily. There’s even a holder for the valve dust caps, so they don’t get lost when the tyre is being inflated.

The RTC1000 is one of the new range of inflators, which features models from the basic Analogue Tyre Inflator, to the high powered RTC6000 Cordless 4 in 1 Digital Tyre Inflator with Air Pump, which is rechargeable and includes a high-power tyre inflator, air bed pump, LED light and power bank for recharging devices.

The RTC1000 Rapid Digital Tyre Inflator is available nationwide, with an RRP of £49.99.

Visit www.ringautomotive.com for more details.

For Your Chance to Win

Just tell us roughly how many traffic accidents in the UK are caused by tyre related vehicle defects?

         a) Around 25%
         b) Around 30%
         c) Around 35%
         d) Around 40%

To Enter the Competition

Tell us roughly how many traffic accidents in the UK are caused by tyre related vehicle defects? Then send in your answer together with your full name, postal address and telephone number to the Sixtyplusurfers email address as shown below:

sixtypluscomp@hotmail.co.uk

* Please label your entry
Tyre Inflator 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 a Bonne Maman Compote Gift Set

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 has teamed up with Bonne Maman to offer two lucky readers who join the Sixtyplusurfers Newsletter mailing list or recommend a friend the chance to win a deliciously tempting Bonne Maman Compote Gift Set.

These two mouthwatering prize packages each contain a jar of Apricot, Cherry and Rhubarb Compote as well as Bonne Maman’s beautifully illustrated ‘Breakfast Savoir-faire’ cookery book containing over 30 breakfast and brunch recipes plus other Bonne Maman goodies such as napkins, spoons and shopper bag. Each package is worth around £25.00.

Bonne Maman Breakfast

Our competition celebrates a fresh new style of breakfast à la Bonne Maman this Summer with the launch of the French brand’s traditional fruit Compotes – available in Apricot, Rhubarb and Cherry.

So now as well as offering the perfect tasting jam or marmalade for morning toast and croissants, Bonne Maman has a delicious, even fruitier option for topping cereals.

Containing over 80% fruit, each jar of Bonne Maman Compote is brim full of sumptuous and juicy whole dark cherries, luscious slices of peach or delicious, refreshingly tart chunks of rhubarb.  Much lighter and juicer than a jam or marmalade, compote is delicious simply swirled onto yoghurt, gorgeous topping oats or muesli and perfect on porridge.

Now available in the breakfast aisles of Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Tesco, Morrisons, and ASDA, the Compotes are easily identified by their pretty, new shape jars with green and white gingham lids. Naturally, as compotes are not a preserve, they do need to be kept in the ‘fridge once opened and be used within about 5 days.

Use your compote to try this scrumptious recipe:

Apricot & Passion Fruit Parfait

Apricot & Passion Fruit Parfait

A parfait is a traditional French recipe made by squeezing fruit, sugar syrup, egg and double cream. Try making this quicker version, which is light and refreshing.

Ingredients

2 jars of Bonne Maman Apricot Compote (380g)
4 ripe passion fruit
1 tbsp caster sugar
6 tbsp fat-free, thick-set natural yoghurt

Method

1. Spoon the compote into a deep freezer-proof container. Scoop the passion fruit pulp into a sieve and squash it through with a wooden spoon, to extract all the juice. Discard the seeds.

2. Stir in the sugar and yoghurt until smooth and creamy. Cover and freeze for 3-4 hours, until solid.

3. Scrape the frozen mixture with a fork to break up the ice crystals. Return to the freezer until ready to serve.

4. Spoon into tall chilled glasses or deep glass dishes and serve immediately.

Serves 8

Savoir-faire …

Make a cherry and orange parfait using Bonne Maman Cherry Compote, replacing the passion fruit with the juice of 2 oranges and an extra 1 tbsp of sugar.

For a rhubarb and elderflower parfait, use Bonne Maman Rhubarb Compote, omitting the sugar and replacing the passion fruit with 3 tbsp of elderflower cordial.

For more serving tips and recipes log on to www.bonnemanman.co.uk  or follow on Facebook.

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 free 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.

* This competition is open to
our UK readers only

Sixtyplusurfers Facebook Competition

Win a Fabulous Braun
MultiQuick 3-in-1
Hand Blender from Robert Dyas

Braun MultiQuick 3-in-1 Hand Blender from Robert Dyas

This month, Sixtyplusurfers has teamed up with Robert Dyas for our Facebook competition.

We’re offering one lucky reader the chance to win a fabulous Braun MultiQuick 3-in-1 Hand Blender to help you to prepare lots of delicious healthy meals for your family, friends and guests this summer.

Braun MultiQuick 3-in-1 Hand Blender from Robert Dyas

The Braun blender set provides you with everything you need to chop, whip, beat, and stir all your favourite ingredients, so you can cook up a storm in no time at all. The simple stick design is easy to manoeuvre and effortless to use, with a host of attachments which allow you to chop even whole foods effectively.

The powerful 700 watt motor will easily cut through meat and vegetables, and this design features two speed settings so you can chop and blend to perfection.

Splash control technology means you won’t end up with a kitchen coated in food and the patented PowerBell blending shaft boasts an extra milling blade which can blend whole foods in seconds.

The blender set really is a comprehensive design which will whisk, chop, and blend up any ingredients – so you can tackle all of your favourite recipes with ease.

Braun MultiQuick 3-in-1 Hand Blender from Robert Dyas

This fabulous blender set includes a 60ml measuring beaker, chopper attachment and whisk attachment. So you have everything you need to blend your food with the minimum of mess or waste.

The whisk, mini-chopper and beaker attachments are perfect to tackle any cooking task. The powerful motor and extra milling blade can even cut through whole foods. Offering the ultimate in convenience. All your kitchen essentials are included in one intuitive stick design.

Specifications include 2 speed settings, easy-grip design, easy-click accessories, splash control technology, PowerBell Plus blending shaft and 700W power.

Dimensions are 37.5cm height x 5.3cm width x 5.3cm depth. The Braun MultiQuick 3-in-1 Hand Blender is guaranteed for 2 years.

Braun MultiQuick 3-in-1 Hand Blender is available from Robert Dyas. Price is £54.99.

For more information about Robert Dyas click on www.robertdyas.co.uk

 How to Enter the Competition

For your chance to win the Braun MultiQuick 3-in-1 Hand Blender from Robert Dyas 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
Robert Dyas Braun Hand
Blender Facebook 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

The June 2019 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:

Win a Three Night Break for Two to the Isle of Man with Silver Travel

1. Win a Three Night Short Break for Two to the Isle of Man courtesy of Silver Travel. Visit the Island and stay in a choice of 3 Star – 4 Star Gold Hotels, with return travel, dinner, bed and breakfast, and daily lunch vouchers at selected eateries across the island.
Travel & Holidays page

Win a Gardeco Toledo Cast Iron Chiminea worth £129.97

2. Win a fabulous Gardeco Toledo Cast Iron Chiminea from chimineashop.co.uk worth £129.97
Competitions & Letters page

Nextbase Dash Cam 422GW

3. Win a Nextbase Dash Cam 422GW in the Sixtyplusurfers Chat & Socialise Competition. 
Our Friends page

Kodak Luma 75 Portable Pocket Projector from Robert Dyas

4. Win a Kodak Luma Portable Projector from Robert Dyas. 
Retirement & Hobbies page

RTC1000 Rapid Digital Tyre Inflator

5. Win an RTC1000 Rapid Digital Tyre Inflator. We’ve got two to give away!
Competitions & Letters page

Braun MultiQuick 3-in-1 Hand Blender from Robert Dyas

6. Win a Braun MultiQuick 3-in-1 Hand Blender in the June Sixtyplusurfers Facebook Competition
Competitions & Letters page

Harry Potter Metal Travel Mug

7. Win a Harry Potter Metal Travel Mug and a Harry Potter Marauders Map Sequin Notebook from Pyramid International. We’ve got two prize bundles to give away!
Books & Gifts
page

Win a Set of Three Luggage Friendly Sun Care Products from Green People

8. Win a Luggage Friendly Sun Care Set from Green People
Beauty & Hairstyles page

Win a Hamper of Fitbakes Cakes

9. Write the Sixtyplusurfers Star Letter and you could win a delicious Hamper of Fitbakes Cakes
Competitions & Letters page

Win a Bonne Maman Compote Gift Set

10. Sign up to receive the free monthly Sixtyplusurfers Newsletter or you can Recommend a Friend and you could win a Bonne Maman Compote Gift Set. We’ve got two gift sets to give away!
Competitions & Letters page

Get Packing from Asmodee

11. Win Get Packing, a fabulous new holiday themed game from Asmodee. We’ve got two to give away!
OuFriends page

Win a Printed Scarf from Damart

12. Win a beautiful Printed Scarf for the Summer from Damart
Fashion & Accessories page

Win Victoria Series Three on DVD

13. Win Victoria Series Three on DVD. We’ve got two to give away!
Entertainment
page

Justine Balmer - Simple Thing

14. Justine Balmer – Simple Thing on CD. We’ve got three to give away!
Music page

Snarky Puppy 'Immigrance'

15. Win ‘Immigrance’ on CD by Snarky Puppy. We’ve got three to give away!
Music page

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