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Sixtyplusurfers Competition

Win Two LEGO® Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Film Sets


Save April from the clutches of the evil Karai in the Big Rig chase

Sixtyplusurfers has teamed up with the LEGO® to offer one lucky reader the chance to win two fantastic LEGO® Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film sets including Turtle Van Takedown and Big Rig Snow Getaway worth a total of £109.98!

An evil mutant force threatens the safety of the city and only our four heroes can lead the charge to defeat the evil Shredder and his band of Foot soldiers!

Create your own Ninja battles with these official Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film sets; speed through the streets with the Turtle Van and save April from the clutches of the evil Karai in the Big Rig chase!

Turtle Van Takedown

Turtle Van Takedown

Vern and Raphael are speeding through the city streets in the souped-up Turtle Van to rescue Michelangelo, but the Foot Soldier has lowered the barricade gate to block the road!

Check the on-board computer to outwit and accelerate to crash through the barricade at top speed. Use the hidden flick missiles to hit the gas tank and blow up the gate.

Release the mechanical arms holding down Michelangelo

Release the mechanical arms holding down Michelangelo and crank up the van’s Turtle Power to zoom away. Includes four minifigures with weapons: Vern, Foot Soldier, Raphael and Michelangelo. RRP is £39.99.

Big Rig Snow Getaway

Big Rig Snow Getaway

Watch out April! April has been captured and needs Turtle Power to escape! The Turtles are escaping from the Foot Clan in the Big Rig truck. Karai and the Foot Soldiers are in hot pursuit in a super-slick black SUV so there’s no time to waste.

Speed away and grab your weapons for a one on one battle with a Foot Soldier. When you’ve evaded the Foot Soldiers, open up the sides and roof of the truck to check out the amazing mobile lab!

The set includes six minifigures including two Foot Soldiers

The set includes six minifigures with weapons and an accessory: April O’Neil, Raphael, Leonardo, Karai and two Foot Soldiers. RRP is £69.99.

LEGO Ninja Turtles TM and accompanying play sets are suitable for ages 7+ and are available for all good retailers nationwide.

For more information about
LEGO® Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles play sets click on www.LEGO.com/Turtles

LEGO and the LEGO logo are trademarks of the LEGO Group ©2014 The LEGO Group. All Rights Reserved.

© 2014 Viacom international Inc. All Right Reserved. TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES and all other related titles, logos, and characters are trademarks of Viacom International Inc. Based on characters created by Peter Laird and Kevin Eastman.

For Your Chance to Win

 Tell us which character is being rescued by the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles from the evil clutches of the Karai
in the new LEGO
®
film sets
?

    a) May
    b) April
    c) June
    d) Augusta


  To Enter the Competition

Tell us which character is being rescued by the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles from the evil clutches of the Karai in the new LEGO® film sets? Send in the answer, with your name, address and telephone number by clicking on the Sixtyplusurfers link below:
sixtypluscomp@hotmail.co.uk


* Please label your entry
LEGO TMNT Set Competition


* This competition is open to our
  UK visitors only

 

 Beautiful Flowers
     from iFlorist


Ruby Amore! - Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen Designer Bouquet from iFlorist

If you're looking for a beautiful bouquet of flowers, wine and gifts to order from the comfort of your own home, then check out iFlorist.

This Ruby Amore! - Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen Designer Bouquet is a true expression of love. The bouquet has been designed with the most luxurious long stemmed roses, blue agapanthus and beautiful eustoma flower, by Laurence himself to make it really special.

Further luxury comes in the form of black calla lilies, interspersed with blue thistles, after which the whole arrangement is edged with folded aspidistra and embraced by a luxurious wrap and presentation bag. Price is £39.90.

Citrus Fresh Floral, Sea Grass Basket arrangement from iFlorist

iFlorist also offers this delightful Citrus Fresh Floral, Sea Grass Basket arrangement, which is artistically arranged. This classic gift combines fire orange gerberas along with sweet pink roses and luscious limes.

Perfect for many occasions, this beautiful fresh floral basket is simply stunning and makes a lovely gift. Price is £34.90.

For more information about iFlorist click on www.iflorist.co.uk
 

  The Great War
    The People’s
    Story eBooks


The Great War: The People’s Story eBooks

ITV Studios Global Entertainment are releasing three eBooks based on three of the individuals featured in the TV series The Great War: The People’s Story.

Written by daughter Pamela Campbell, Reg Evans DCM: A Hero’s War In His Own Words is about a young soldier who was one of the first people to undergo facial surgery in Britain after a gunshot wound to the face.

In Alan Lloyd: The Lost Generation, Izzy Charman tells the story of the just-married officer, a member of the privileged Lloyds banking family, who died in battle.

Author Elizabeth Crawford explores the story of a working suffragette in Kate Parry Frye: The Long Life of an Edwardian Actress and Suffragette whose suffrage society turned to war work.

All three eBooks are available to buy from Amazon at £4.99 each.

Kate Parry Frye iBook is available from:
http://bit.ly/PSeBKPFITVal

Alan Lloyd iBook is available from:
http://bit.ly/PS3BALITVal

Reg Evans iBook is available from:
http://bit.ly/PSeBREITVal 
 

Shopping & Gifts

 

Sixtyplusurfers Competition

Win Goodies from Highland Stoneware

Win Goodies from Highland Stoneware


Sixtyplusurfers has teamed up with Highland Stoneware to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a Goody Bag including a Commemorative Mug, a Quaich, a Rectangle Plate and a Highland Stoneware book - the first 25 years, worth £100.

Five runners up will also receive a copy of the Highland Stoneware book, charting the first 25 years of the company.


Highland Stoneware: Built to last

David Grant founded Highland Stoneware in 1974


Highland Stoneware is a producer of quality ceramics which are designed, made and hand-painted in the north west Highlands of Scotland.

Founded by David Grant in 1974, the company is celebrating 40 years of business and has created a commemorative mug to mark the occasion.


Commemorative Mugs celebrating 40 years of Highland Stoneware

David’s original mission, as well as establishing a local business, was to create a unique range of quality pottery to be used and enjoyed.

He was studying at the Royal College of Art where his vision and passion for manufacturing practical stoneware was recognised and supported by his then tutor and course Professor David Queensberry.

Together they formed Highland Stoneware and for the last 40 years, the company has been a thriving employer in the area, and has seen David travel across the world to introduce buyers to his products.

Fish Plates from Highland Stoneware

Such is the quality and distinctive nature of the pieces from Highland Stoneware, that they have attracted buyers from the UK, Europe, America and Asia.

David’s personal demonstrations have seen him captivate audiences and buyers in Burberry’s in Paris, Harrods in London, Jenners in Edinburgh, Hall’s in Kansas City, and Kasuga in Japan.

Highland Stoneware has workshops and showrooms in Lochinver and Ullapool and visitors are encouraged to have a look round the showroom, and then venture into the workshop, where they can meet and chat to the artists as they work.

Poppy Meadow Plate

From producing the special clay, through to each piece being individually hand-painted before being fired to 1300°c in a controlled kiln atmosphere, it is all made locally with the magnificent products available for sale in the shops, through retail stockists up and down the country and online.

Local artists draw their inspiration from the rugged west coast landscapes and seascapes, as well as various animals, birds and flowers to decorate each piece.


Rockpool by Highland Stoneware

Highland Stoneware processes combine a richness and depth of quality, with performance and durability and a unique palette of colours and finishes, which are always evolving.

Highland Stoneware offers an extensive range of tableware, cookware and gifts, these include complete dinner sets, vases, bowls, lamp-bases, Quaichs, coasters, teapots, cheese dishes, butter dishes, jugs, and a selection of mug sizes.

Quaich from Highland Stoneware

Giftware also includes large fish plates, rectangular plates, ashets and house name signs.

Highland Stoneware also takes bespoke commissions, which can be in relation to a special message inscribed on a plate, through to tailored tile panels to adorn the area behind the Aga in the kitchen.

Tile Panel Kitchen by Highland Stoneware

The oven-to-tableware has been developed and tested in Highland Stoneware’s own kitchens, to ensure they are thoroughly practical as well as good looking. The entire range is ovenproof, freezer proof, dishwasher & microwave safe, as well as being extremely resistant to chipping.

With such an array of pieces, together with a variety of decorative themes, which mix well and complement each other, Highland Stoneware offers a wedding list and gift list service to build a collection of this beautiful stoneware to mark a special occasion.

Mosaic Couch and Plinth by Highland Stoneware

Highland Stoneware has a firm and loyal fan-base. Through Facebook and Twitter and via return visits to the workshops, customers continue to sing the praises of their purchases, including one buyer who declares that his mugs are still in pristine condition having been in the dishwasher on a daily basis over the last 9 years.

As all of the products are made and painted by hand, there are no two pieces identical and that quirky nature adds to their appeal among customers. Although patterns will 'match', there is variation from piece to piece which is regarded as a desirable feature of a Highland Stoneware collection.

The ethos behind Highland Stoneware remains as firm today as it did back in 1974 and that is to continue to produce innovative, creative and useable tableware, cookware and gift items.



For more information visit the Highland Stoneware website at www.highlandstoneware.com 

Follow Highland Stoneware on Twitter: @HighStoneware

And visit the Highland Stoneware Facebook page at www.facebook.com/HighlandStoneware

 

 For Your Chance to Win

Just tell us which anniversary is Highland Stoneware celebrating this year?

       a) 10 years
       b) 20 years
       c) 30 years

       d) 40 years


  To Enter the Competition

Tell us which anniversary is Highland Stoneware celebrating this year? Then send in your answer, together with your full name, postal address and telephone number by clicking on the special red email address below:

webmailing@highlandstoneware.com

Please fill in the subject box
of your email with the title:
Highland Stoneware
Competition (Sixtyplusurfers)


Competition Terms & Conditions

1. You may be contacted with further information from Highland Stoneware. Please let us know if you do not wish to receive any further correspondence.

2.  One winner with the correct answer will win a Highland Stoneware Goody Bag containing
a Commemorative Mug, a Quaich, a Rectangle Plate and a Highland Stoneware book - the first 25 years, worth £100.


Highland Stoneware book

3.
Five runners up will receive a copy of the Highland Stoneware book, charting the first 25 years of the company.

 

4. The competition is open to our UK visitors only.

5.
We do not accept automated entries.

6. Closing date is 30th September 2014.
 

Power Grid

Power Grid

A great new strategy board game


Brighten up a cold and dull evening with Power Grid, a great new strategy board game by Esdevium Games.

The object of Power Grid is to supply the most cities with power when someone’s network gains a predetermined size. In this new edition, players mark pre-existing routes between cities for connection, and then vie against other players to purchase the power plants that you use to supply the power.

Players vie to purchase the most power plants

However, as plants are purchased, newer more efficient plants become available so you’re potentially allowing others to access to superior equipment merely by purchasing at all.

Additionally, players must acquire the raw materials, like coal, oil, garbage, or uranium, to power said plants (except for the highly valuable ’renewable energy’ wind/solar plants), making it a constant struggle to upgrade your plants for maximum efficiency while still retaining enough wealth to quickly expand your network to get the cheapest routes.

Tried and Tested by Jenny Itzcovitz

Power Grid

My son and his friend Paul were over for a games playing evening, so we were delighted to play Power Grid. Paul had played the game before, so this helped to get us started.

The game comes with a comprehensive rule book so we allowed plenty of time to read the instructions and set up the game.

Power Grid has a two sided board, so to begin the game you decide if you want to represent Germany or USA, we opted for Germany. Money is given to each player - this is 50 Elektro, together with an overview card, and wooden houses in the colour of your choice.

Each player is given 50 Elektro

Each player places one of his houses on the left of the 1 on the scoring track and one on the player order. The game is played over several rounds. Each round of the game has five phases, and in each phase the players take their actions in the order specified.

The five phases are 1. Determine Player Order. 2. Auction Power Plants 3. Buying Resources 4. Building and 5. Bureaucracy.

Each player represents a power company which works to supply electricity to the cities. During the game the players buy power plants at auction and resources such as coal, oil, uranium and garbage to produce electricity at these power plants. There is also the option to make your plants more efficient and environmentally friendly with
wind/solar power. In the end, the player who supplies the most cities with power wins the game.

Power Grid

We thoroughly enjoyed this intelligent board game as it gave us a chance to be ruthless and strategic as we built up our power companies and connected the electricity to our cities and provided them with resources. The auctions for the power plants also allowed us to be competitive as we sought to get the best buys and expand our cities.

As the game picked up momentum it became a close battle to take charge of the board. But Paul played a powerful hand, gaining control of a strong network of cities, getting the best resources and making it impossible for us to get as many power links as he had obtained during the game.

Challenging, thoughtful and highly entertaining, I would recommend this powerful new game for older teenagers or adults looking for a competitive game that relies on strategy and tactical play - rather than chance or luck. I'm looking forward to playing it again soon and seeing if I can beat Paul this time!

Power Grid

Power Grid is recommended for 2 - 6 players, ages 13 and over. Usual playing time is around 2 hours. RRP is £34.99.

Buy it from
www.amazon.co.uk
 

Wow Your Senses with Exotic Tea

Exotic Teapot Gift Set

See it, smell it, taste it - tea is refreshing, low in caffeine and is believed to benefit our health, but get ready as it’s about to ‘wow’ your senses! Artisanal tea company, The Exotic Teapot, is passionate about providing only the highest quality, premium teas and has just relaunched its website and product range.

The Exotic Teapot’s new website is designed to tantalise your senses and encourages you to enter the world of exotic tea. Everything sold by The Exotic Teapot enhances the tea experience. The range of flowering teas are handcrafted by tea masters in small, high altitude tea farms in China.
 

Fresh flowers like Jasmine and tender Green Tea buds are skillfully woven together into a ball shaped bloom. When steeped in one of the latest exquisite glass teapots filled with hot water, the bloom delicately unfurls to provide a stunning floral display and the wow factor!

Tea Steeples biodegradable teabags from The Exotic Teapot

The Exotic Teapot also has a new range of Tea Steeples, which are little, biodegradable bags of gourmet whole leaf tea, each designed to ‘wow’ your senses when you’re on the go. Simply choose from 15 premium, much-loved teas and infusions, including Assam, Chamomile, Raspberry, Earl Grey, Jasmine, Moroccan Mint, Darjeeling, Oolong, Chai Green, Cherry Sencha and Rooibos.

If you’re looking to create a truly bespoke gift, The Exotic Tea company allows you to simply choose a glass or cast iron teapot, add cups and up to three different teas and accessories. Your gift is then beautifully wrapped and delivered with a personalized note to the lucky recipient. Discovery and Gourmet sets are also available depending on your budget and offer a choice of teapots, tea and cups. Or for a smaller gift, simply choose a Tea Basket filled with your choice of tea.

The Exotic Teapot was founded in 2007 after founders Paul and Nadia Iliffe first discovered flowering tea during a trip to China. The small, artisanal company works closely with partners in China and around the world to seek out the finest teas, teaware and gifts. Its tea suppliers and blenders are some of the most knowledgeable experts in the world, and its Chinese glass and cast iron teaware is made by small, family run businesses that employ traditional techniques, and share The Exotic Teapot’s commitment to quality.


Delicious tea from The Exotic Teapot

To discover more about tea and to wow your senses visit www.exoticteapot.co.uk

 

Cool and Handy Gifts from RED5

Scribble Alarm Clock from RED5

If you are constantly getting great ideas late at night or simply remember all the things you should have done earlier that day, then the Scribble Alarm Clock is the perfect bedside accessory for you.

This eyecatching clock will beautifully illuminate your notes, scribbles and drawings. Maybe you want to remind yourself about a trip to the dentists or leave a note for your partner. Just use the pen included to write your message. Don’t worry if you get it wrong as it wipes clean with a dry cloth.

The Scribble Clock also features a backlit LCD scrolling pixel display showing time, temperature, year and date, countdown timer, calendar, birthday reminder, three different alarm melodies and a snooze function. Price  is £11.95.

Chill Ice Cream Maker from RED5

The Chill Factor Ice Cream Maker is perfect for making delicious ice cream at home. Easy to use, place your ice cream maker in the freezer until it is completely frozen. Crush up some biscuits, then add 100ml of single cream into the measuring lid. Pour all the ingredients into the ice cream maker, give it a shake and then squeeze squeeze squeeze!

Not only can you make tasty ice cream treats but refreshing sorbets and frozen yoghurts too. Included with the Chill Factor Ice Cream Maker is a long spoon, recipe book and an instruction guide. Price is £16.95.

For more information click on
www.red5.co.uk