Win Get Packing
Sixtyplusurfers has teamed up with Asmodee to offer two lucky readers the chance to win Get Packing, a fabulous new holiday themed game.
It’s time to go on vacation! How quickly can you pack your bags? The quickest one to pack their bags wins!
Get Packing is a multiplayer puzzle game that will send your neurons on vacation. Take all the items named on the card and place them inside the suitcase.
Travel to up to 30 dream destinations including Hawaii, Bora Bora, Ibiza…
Be the fastest player to complete your card. But make sure you can close your suitcase correctly!
The perfect game to get you in the mood for your holidays. Get Packing is suitable for 2 to 4 players. Age 6+. Average game play time is 15 minutes. RRP is £22.99.
Get Packing is available to buy from Amazon
Watch the video below
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For Your Chance to Win
Just tell us how many dream destinations are featured in Get Packing?
a) 15 dream destinations
b) 20 dream destinations
c) 25 dream destinations
d) 30 dream destinations
To Enter the Competition
Tell us how many dream destinations are featured in Get Packing? Then send in your answer together your full name, postal address and telephone number to the Sixtyplusurfers email below:
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Gift idea for the Spring
Get Crafty with The Whimsical Fashion Colouring Book
This spring, get colouring and take a break from your computer or smartphone with The Whimsical Fashion Colouring Book by Natasha Itzcovitz.
Perfect for all the family, this stylish colouring book includes 100 beautifully drawn fashion illustrations to spark the imagination of everyone who enjoys fashion, history, style and fun to colour in pictures.
Illustrations in the book include historical characters, cute animals, fairytale princesses, pirates, people with interesting pastimes and professions, and fashionable street style characters.
There’s something in this unique colouring book for everyone of all ages to enjoy and colour in.
“Adult colouring books are so much fun and this is a great way for people to see my designs and ideas, some of which I’ve never had a chance to design but have always wanted to share,” explains author, Natasha Itzcovitz.
The Whimsical Fashion Colouring Book is published by Troubador.
A great gift for children and adult relaxation. It’s the perfect way to get crafty.
You don’t have to be an artist, all the hard work is done for you. All you need is a pack of colouring pencils or crayons and then you can enjoy it – even when you’re on the go. Be creative, all ages can enjoy it!
Take it with you on holiday or pop it in your bag! It’s a great way amuse the children.
So don’t forget to buy your copy today, and get colouring! Price is £8.99.
For more information about the book and to buy your own copy click on Amazon
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On this helpful page we’re providing you with links to all of our favourite websites.
And to encourage you to use this page, we’re also running two fabulous free to enter competitions.
Win a Nextbase Dash Cam 422GW worth £129.99 in the Sixtyplusurfers Chat & Socialise Competition.
We’re also giving away Get Packing, a great new game from Asmodee. We’ve got two to give away!
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Age UK Mobility
Handicare and Age UK have partnered to offer excellent mobility products at great prices. Mobility products sold via Age UK Mobility include stairlifts, walk-in baths and showers and rise and recliner chairs.
Each mobility product offers safety and reliability, value for money and is easy to use and Age UK Mobility even go as far to offer a low price match guarantee. So if you find the same product and service levels that offer a lower price than Age UK Mobility then they will match the price.
Age UK Mobility provide a personal service and the wide range of products that are available can be purchased with added features. They also offer outstanding customer service and customers will be in charge throughout the whole buying process; from the very first visit to the installation of the product.
This high customer approval has seen Age UK Mobility receive high praise from Yours Magazine’s prestigious “Yours Recommends” awards, which saw customers give the company 10/10 and rate their experience with Age UK as excellent.
The products available through Age UK Mobility are wide-ranging with the stairlift range including straight, curved, outdoor and reconditioned stairlifts to name a few.”
To find out more about the different products that are available then visit the Age UK Mobility website
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Oeco Garden Offices
Oeco have been supplying garden buildings for over a decade now, and one of their unique selling points is the price you see is the price you pay. This includes the cost of delivery & installation, which few other garden offices companies offer.
Oeco Garden Offices are available in 10 styles: 5 classics & 5 contemporary. The contemporary styled garden offices have Anthracite trimmings along the rooflines and certain outer edges.
When Oeco first started installing and supplying in 2006, only a select range of structures was available including garden rooms, offices and lodges with an apex roof. Over the years they have expanded to Garden Pods, which start at a smaller size of 2.5m x 2.5m.
There is a large gap in the market for strong and heavy duty garden sheds. Recently Oeco have applied their expertise & knowledge to create a range of designed style garden sheds. While these sheds aren’t in your typical price range for a garden shed, they most certainly aren’t going to blow over in a gust of wind or start to rot after a few years.
For more information visit the website at www.oecogardenrooms.co.uk
Save Money by House Sharing
Fed-up living alone and want to save some money? House sharing is a great option. Home sharing, or co-living as it’s called these days, is more and more popular in later-life as it offers not only financial benefits, saving on household expenses, rents and mortgages etc, but also because it offers the possibility of having help around the house and companionship.
House sharing is not a new idea, but it is more unusual for older people to house share. However, with an increasing number of people either living in houses that are too big for them and not being able to look after a big house, or living in small one-person dwellings and feeling a bit isolated from other people, more and more people are considering this option.
Sharing with other like-minded people can be fun and provides companionship
When Nick and business partner Eva recognised that their parents were feeling lonely and that they themselves, now in their 50s, had also found it hard to rent a room they struck upon the idea of creating a service for older people.
Cohabitas is a house sharing website specifically for people in later life. It offers advice and inspiration for those new to house sharing or who haven’t shared for a while, and also connects people looking for a like-minded house or flat mate with those who have rooms.
Who is Cohabitas & house sharing for?
For people who have spare rooms:
• Reluctant down-sizers: As a recent Gransnet research report discovered, around 1/3 of people planning to downsize do so reluctantly. Having a lodger allows these home-owners to stay in their beloved home for longer, earning valuable rent and getting some help with chores around the house and the garden.
• Live-in landlords: Many people need to have a lodger for some years to help pay their mortgage or rent. Because larger shared flats and houses are cheaper per person to live in this benefits both the landlord and the tenant; it’s just a case of finding the right person.
• Those who are widowed or separated: after a few years of living alone and the initial shock of finding yourself alone, many people seek companionship and support from having someone else around
For people who want to find a room or house to share:
• People who want to save money: there are an increasing number of people in mid to later life who do not own a house or flat and who need to find cost-effective ways of affording a comfortable and secure home. House sharing provides financial savings because it is cheaper to run a shared flat than a single-dwelling.
• People who want to have some fun and meet people: even if financial reasons are not top of your needs, then having company and enjoying life is important. People increasingly choose to live in larger flats and houses with others to allow them contact with others. Especially after retirement, divorce or separation, building new social connections is key.
• People who want to relocate to a new area: moving into a shared house or flat is a great way to get to know a new area. Your house mates can give you advice on where to go and even introduce you to local clubs and services, making the whole thing seem less stressful and challenging.
For more information about Cohabitas visit www.cohabitas.com
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Charity for Print Sector
The Printing Charity
The Printing Charity is the only dedicated national charity for people in the print sector. The charity helps people of all ages including financial assistance, and sheltered homes for people who have retired from the sector.
People who work or have worked in the sector for three years, not necessarily consecutively or for the same employer, in printing, paper, publishing, packaging, graphic arts or the allied trades are eligible to apply for assistance. Dependants of people who worked for three years in the sector are also eligible to apply.
One-off grants can be used to help with essential day-to-day expenses as well as things such as home adaptations and mobility aids to support independent living. The charity also provides care cost support to help with nursing and residential care and care packages in sheltered housing or people’s own homes.
To find out more visit The Printing Charity website at www.theprintingcharity.org.uk
Questions & Enquiries about Sixtyplusurfers
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Nextbase Dash Cam Chat & Socialise Competition
Win a Fabulous Nextbase
Dash Cam 422GW
To enter the competition just tell us why you would like to win this lovely prize in the ‘Nextbase Dash Cam’ Group on the Sixtyplusurfers Chat & Socialise page.
This month, Sixtyplusurfers has teamed up with Nextbase to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a super cool Nextbase Dash Cam 422GW worth £129.99.
The 422GW Dash Cam features 1440p resolution and offers improved night vision for clear footage in poor lighting conditions. It also boasts a 140° viewing angle able to capture the entire road ahead, in addition to in-built intelligent parking mode to protect your car even when it is stationary.
Featuring in-built Alexa and Nextbase Emergency Response, this model also has QuickLink Wi-fi and Bluetooth 4.2 for ease of connectivity and video-sharing.
The 422GW is part of the new ‘Series 2’ range of Dash Cams from Nextbase. This is comprised of five new products – each with improved video quality – and an entirely new modular rear-view camera system. A potentially lifesaving ‘Emergency SOS’ feature will alert the emergency services in the event of a serious incident.
The range introduces Bluetooth technology to the Dash Cam sector for the first time, streamlining connectivity to your smartphone with the new MyNextbase Connect App.
‘Series 2’ includes Europe’s first Dash Cams with Alexa built-in, so you can control your Dash Cam, ask Alexa to play music, get directions and more while keeping your hands on the wheel and eyes on the road.
The ‘Series 2’ Dash Cams continue to focus on video quality. Unparalleled access to the development teams at Ambarella, the leading semi-conductor manufacturer, has allowed Nextbase to create new firmware that ensures image quality is better than ever before, irrespective of the time of day or weather conditions.
‘Series 2’ is comprised of five Dash Cams and three modular, plug-in cameras that can record the rear or vehicle cabin. Ease of use remains a mainstay across the new 122, 222, 322GW, 422GW and 522GW, but each boasts an array of innovative new features. Nextbase has also introduced MyNextbase, a new software package that includes an App (MyNextbase Connect), desktop video player (MyNextbase Player) editing suite and free cloud storage at mynextbase.com to securely store user videos.
Every product is 35% smaller than its predecessor, making the cameras as unobtrusive as possible, and each features Nextbase’s new Click&Go PROTM mounting system with neodymium magnets, ensuring hassle free use. A sophisticated Intelligent Parking Mode is also now included in every model, helping owners to keep their cars safe even when stationary.
A significant first for the sector, Nextbase has introduced Bluetooth into its cameras, from the mid-range 322GW upwards. The Autosync feature uses Bluetooth 4.2 and Wi-Fi technology to automatically send video files to the owner’s smartphone.
Access to the full high-quality file via Wi-Fi allows the owner to zoom in on number plate detail, while files can be edited and shared using the MyNextbase Connect App. A feat of engineering by Nextbase’s engineering team, this is the first time that this connectivity has been made available to Dash Cam users, making data transfer and sharing to third parties seamless. The 322GW and above also feature an IPS touch screen for clearer image viewing and ease of use.
At the top end of the range, Nextbase has broken new ground delivering Europe’s first Dash Cam with Alexa built-in. Based on the Alexa Mobile Accessory Kit, the 422GW and 522GW allow motorists to talk directly to their Dash Cam. The new Nextbase skills will provide additional features and capabilities on the device. For example, drivers will be able to use voice to control elements of the Dash Cam, with commands such as “protect a recording” if they witness something of interest on the road. Alexa can get directions, play music, place hands-free calls, control smart home devices, and more – all you have to do is ask.
What’s more, these high-end models come with potentially lifesaving technology that can alert the emergency services to a vehicle’s exact location if a serious collision is detected and the driver is unresponsive. Once an incident is detected, the system will follow a series of failsafe protocols, to ensure there are no false callouts, before ringing the owner’s phone. If the driver remains unresponsive, the emergency services will be alerted and the vehicle’s GPS position uploaded. Nextbase’s Emergency SOS system can be pre-loaded with medical history, such as blood type, and next of kin.
Richard Browning, Director of Nextbase explains, “The principle motivation for owning a Dash Cam is the peace of mind that comes with knowing your trip is being recorded, and the ability to prove liability in the event of an incident.
“Nextbase remains true to this concept with Series 2 but our team of engineers has also worked tirelessly to squeeze a myriad of useful technology into the products, to deliver an easier driving experience and ensure that the new models remain relevant for the foreseeable future. Despite all this extra hard work, we are proud to unveil these products without having to change their price points.”
Nextbase has additionally renewed its partnership with SureThing! to offer an increased saving on car insurance premiums. SureThing! will be offering 25% off the cost of policies to anyone that buys a Nextbase Series 2 Dash Cam.
Sure Thing! CEO, Brendan Devine says, “The cameras are the perfect tool for relieving the worry of the aftermath of an incident, saving both driver and insurer time and hassle when dealing with these inconvenient situations. With the improved features and video quality, Nextbase Series 2 Dash Cams can give all drivers the much-needed peace of mind they deserve.”
Nextbase’s Series 2 Dash Cam range is available nationwide.
To see the full range visit the website at www.nextbase.com
How to Enter the Competition!
This month, we’re giving one lucky reader the chance to win a Nextbase Dash Cam 422GW.
All you need to do is tell us why you would like to win the Dash Cam, and then post your entry in the ‘Nextbase Dash Cam’ Group on the Sixtyplusurfers Chat & Socialise page.
For example you might want to win the Dash Cam because you tend to drive long distances to visit family and friends.
You are planning a driving holiday with young children, elderly people or family and you would find the SOS feature a benefit for the journey.
You tend to drive long distances by yourself and the security provided by the camera would make you feel safer.
Perhaps you drive children to school, a disabled relative, or vulnerable passengers and the hands free and voice control features would help you concentrate on the road.
Your journey to work might take you on dangerous and busy roads, and the lifesaving technology could help you feel safer.
Maybe your insurance company requires you to have a Dash Cam as part of your policy.
Whatever your reasons, we’d love to hear about them and why you would like to win the Nextbase Dash Cam 422GW.
To enter the competition just tell us why you would like to win the prize in the ‘Nextbase Dash Cam’ Group on the Sixtyplusurfers Chat & Socialise page and you could be our lucky winner!
This can be found in the Groups section on the Sixtyplusurfers Chat & Socialise page by clicking here!
We will choose the best entry to the Nextbase Dash Cam Competition at the end of June. So get your thinking caps on and start typing. We’re looking forward to seeing some interesting entries.
And please read our Terms & Conditions thoroughly before you enter the competition!
How to Join the Sixtyplusurfers Chat & Socialise Page
You must be a member of the Sixtyplusurfers Chat & Socialise page in order to enter the competition. If you have not already done so, you will need to join first. This is Free of Charge and simple to do.
First click on the Chat & Socialise page link here and this will take you to the log in page.
Next fill in your email address, and create a password. You will need to type this in twice. Then fill in your birthdate, and answer the simple question. Then click on the words ‘Sign Up’.
This will take you to a new page. Then enter your ‘Chat Name’ – this can be your real name or a nickname which you are happy to use.
Then tell us your gender, select a country, and fill in the box which says ‘Tell us about Yourself’ with your hobbies and interests. This will become your profile.
Then attach a profile photo if you have one. This can be a picture of yourself, a flower, musical instrument, your pet, or something which tells us a bit about you. You can use Google Images for inspiration. When you have finished click on the words ‘Join’ and you are ready to start.
Once you are a member of the Chat & Socialise page, you are ready to send in your entry
Now Send in Your Details
Once you have posted your entry
in the ‘Nextbase Dash Cam’ Group on the Sixtyplusurfers Chat & Socialise page, then please send in your full name, address and telephone number to the Sixtyplusurfers inbox with the title Nextbase Dash Cam Competition to: email@example.com
* Don’t forget, all entries must be posted in the ‘Nextbase Dash Cam’ Group on the Sixtyplusurfers Chat & Socialise page to be in with a chance of winning this fabulous prize.
Terms & Conditions
1. All entries must posted in the ‘Nextbase Dash Cam’ Group on the Sixtyplusurfers Chat & Socialise page for your chance to win the Nextbase Dash Cam 422GW.
2. The prize is a Nextbase Dash Cam 422GW worth £129.99.
3. One winner will be chosen by the Editor of Sixtyplusurfers, together with an independent team of judges at the end of June 2019. The Editor’s decision is final.
4. If you have any problems sending in your entry to the Chat & Socialise page or signing in as a member, just email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will help you with any difficulties.
5. This competition is open to our UK readers only.
6. Any data collected from this competition will be deleted after the competition prizes have been dispatched. It will not be shared with any other parties.
Pet Care Book
An Armful of Animals Pet Lovers Book
If you love animals look out for Malcolm Welshman’s brand new book, An Armful of Animals.
This fascinating memoir is all about Malcolm’s life as a vet, with lots of interesting stories about all the different animals he has looked after over the years.
An Armful of Animals is available to buy now from Amazon
Visit Malcolm Welshman’s website at www.malcolmwelshman.co.uk
And catch up with Dora’s Diary every month on the Sixtyplusurfers Pet Care page.