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Sixtyplusurfers Competition

Win an In the Night Garden Explore
& Learn Musical Activity Table

Win an In the Night Garden Explore & Learn Musical Activity Table

Sixtyplusurfers has teamed up with Golden Bear to offer one lucky reader the chance to win an In the Night Garden Explore & Learn Musical Activity Table.

For action packed play, the In the Night Garden Explore and Learn Musical Activity Table (RRP: £59.99) is brimming with fun activities, games, stories, music and sounds. For younger children the table top can be removed and placed onto the floor so they can explore the fun sounds, lights and stories with ease.

With the inclusion of character figurines and iconic elements from the show, the older child can develop their imagination through pretend play or switch to the electronic learning mode and use the squeaky hammer for five fun and fast learning games. Parents will also be relieved to know that there are two volume settings!

The Igglepiggle, Upsy Daisy and Makka Pakka figures can be cleverly stored away in the table leg mouldings or within the table top itself, along with all other loose components so everything can be tidied away at the end of the day.

Available at Argos

For more information about Golden Bear Toys click on

For more information about In The Night Garden click on 

For Your Chance to Win

 Tell us what squeaky
    tool is used on the
   In the Night Garden 
 Musical Activity Table
      in the electronic
       learning mode?

  a) Wrench
  b) Hammer
  c) Spanner
  d) Drumstick

 To Enter the Competition

Tell us what squeaky tool is used on the In the Night Garden Musical Activity Table in the electronic learning mode? Then send in your answer, with your name, address and telephone number by clicking on the Sixtyplusurfers link below:

* Please label your entry
Musical Activity Table

* This competition is open to our
UK visitors only

Great Gifts from Peach Perfect

Beach Hut Teapot from Peach Perfect

Peach Perfect offers a delightful selection of gifts for housewarming, birthdays, weddings and anniversaries.

This novelty Beach Hut Teapot by Carters of Suffolk is hand made and hand painted in England using methods little changed in 250 years. These teapots are great fun and also fully functional. Yes you can use them to make a pot of tea!

Highly desirable to teapot collectors but also just great presents for friends, a loved one, or even to treat yourself to brighten up your kitchen. Price is £24.

Piano Teapot from Peach Perfect

Peach Perfect also offers this beautiful Piano Teapot, also by Carters of Suffolk.

Serve your tea in this eyecatching piano teapot, which is lovingly decorated with tiny piano keys, sheet music, a telephone, picture frame, miniature book. It even has little foot pedals. Price is £74.

Peaches and Cream Cottage Bird House from Peach Perfect

This stylish Peaches and Cream Cottage Bird House is inspired by real buildings from around the world. These beautiful birdhouses are fully functional!

Hand crafted from exterior grade ply-wood, kiln-dried hardwood and western red cedar or pine shingles for the roof, and finished with non-toxic paint. This would make a special gift for garden and bird lovers. Price is £37.00.

Nightsafe Emergency Light from Peach Perfect

How often, when the lights have gone out, have you groped your way to the 'torch drawer' only to find that it's not there or the batteries have run down? This neat, powerful little Nightsafe Emergency Light is always charged and ready for use.

Kept permanently charged by induction charging, if the power fails or you take the torch from its charging cradle it switches on automatically. The nightlight automatically turns on when darkness is detected. Batteries and LEDs never need to be replaced. Charge lasts up to 2 hours. A practical and useful gift for everyone. Price is £12.

BoBoBuddies Roary the Lion from Peach Perfect

This adorable BoBoBuddies Roary the Lion is designed with both parents and children in mind. BoBo Buddies are 4-in-1 toys that make travelling with little ones fun and easy.

Each BoBo Buddy is a soft toy, that can be worn as a backpack, used as a pillow and has a cosy fleece blanket inside. Perfect for car journeys, sleepovers and naps. Suitable for children aged one and over. Price is £22.

For more information about gifts from Peach Perfect click on

Country Gifts

Pheasant Decanter and One Whisky Tumbler Set in Pewter and Glass from At Home in the Country

At Home in the Country offer a classic range of gifts that you will treasure.

This Pheasant Decanter and One Whisky Tumbler Set in Pewter and Glass comes in a branded box. Perfect as a retirement gift or anniversary present. Price is £170.

Twin Duck Jam and Condiment Jars Set from At Home in the Country

Make breakfast really special with this delightful Twin Duck Jam and Condiment Jars Set. Including a decorative stand and spoons. Price is £40.

Cat Photo Frame from At Home in the Country

Display your favourite photograph in this beautiful Cat Photo Frame. With a sturdy back and hinged stand. Price is £12.00.

For more information visit the website at


Shopping & Gifts


A Perfect Christmas Gift for all the family

Wentworth Wooden Puzzles

Not only do Wentworth Puzzles make perfect gifts, they are also wonderfully addictive and therapeutic. With a wide range of puzzle categories; from fine art to nostalgia and extra difficult puzzles for adults to educational jigsaws for children, there is something for everyone to enjoy this Christmas.

So what makes Wentworth Puzzles special?

All Wentworth’s puzzles are made in their factory in rural Wiltshire, cut from sustainably derived wooden board. Each puzzle comes in a cloth bag inside a smart gift box made from recycles material. However, the real magic comes in the puzzle itself.

Each puzzle design is unique to Wentworth and contains unusually challenging cut patterns often with dissected corners, no two pieces the same and charming whimsy shapes. Just in case you didn’t already know, whimsies are puzzle pieces cut into recognisable shapes like a Christmas tree, reindeer or robin. So named by Victorian puzzle cutters who used to add them to their designs on a whim!

Quality guaranteed

Each puzzle comes with a quality guarantee, so in the unlikely event that you are less than delighted with your puzzle, you can return it within 30 days for a full refund or exchange.

15% off for Sixtyplusurfers

This Christmas we’re offering all Sixtyplusurfers *15% off Wentworth Wooden Puzzles.

All you need to do is enter the special discount code
60PLUS into the box provided on the shopping basket page on their website.

Visit  to browse Wentworth’s entire range.

Alternatively call 0800 731 1662 to request a catalogue.

The important small print

15% off is available on all full price puzzle orders, so I’m afraid this code cannot be used with other offers or discounts.
This offer ends on 20th December 2015 and only applies when you enter the code 60PLUS into the box provided in your shopping basket. Unfortunately discounts can’t be applied retrospectively so please do remember to enter your code!

Here’s a small selection of Wentworth Wooden Puzzles…

Santa by the Fire

Santa by the Fire Puzzle from Wentworth Puzzles

Both adults and children will enjoy completing this delightful scene of Santa as he rests in-between visits to warm himself up by someone’s roaring fire!Price from £24.95.

Round Robin

Round Robin puzzle from Wentworth Puzzles

In celebration of the robin winning a huge public vote to be named Britain's National Bird, this gorgeous shaped puzzle will be a hit with jigsaw and robin fans alike! Price £27.95.

Personalised ‘Merry Christmas’ Puzzle

Personalised ‘Merry Christmas’ Puzzle from Wentworth Puzzles

Create an exquisite wooden jigsaw puzzle using your own photo! This special puzzle features jigsaw pieces in the shape of letters that spell out 'Merry Christmas'.

A perfectly unique gift that can be treasured forever. Imagine how impressed the recipient will be to see your chosen photo on a high quality wooden puzzle, and read your Merry Christmas message in the whimsy pieces! Price is £37.95.

For details click on

I Know My 1,2,3

I Know My 1,2,3 puzzle from Wentworth Puzzles

A fun and educational wooden jigsaw for children aged 3 – 5. Includes delightful animal-shaped (whimsy) pieces and 10 ‘numbered’ pieces.

A great way to help children learn to count; either with the numbered pieces or the number of animals to be found in each beautifully illustrated section. This jigsaw will not tear or wear like cardboard so it can be passed on to siblings and down through generations! Price £24.95.

For details click on


Autumn Gifts from The Contemporary Home

Ceramic Owl Tea Light Holders from The Contemporary Home

Check out the great range of gifts from The Contemporary Home.

Light up those long winter nights with these beautiful Ceramic Owl Tea Light Holders. With holes between their feathers for the candlelight to twinkle through and hand painted with delicate gold finishing touches, they are cute, comforting and subtly seasonal.

A gorgeous gift idea that can be enjoyed all year round. Price is £8.00 for the small owl and £12.00 for the large owl.

Owl Hot Water Bottle from The Contemporary Home

Get cosy on those cold winter nights with this super soft and cuddly Owl Hot Water Bottle. Available in a choice of either white and pink, orange or blue design, these endearing water bottles with owl illustration and heart pattern are the perfect bed partner for a cold night.

Complete with a rubber hot water bottle and a removable washable cover. This is a great gift idea for children or maybe even a night owl student whose student digs are prone to the odd cold draft. Price is £13.

Pink Mug and Plate Set from The Contemporary Home

If you love nothing more than a hot cup of tea and a delicious slice of cake, then this pretty Pink Mug and Plate Set is ideal for popping your favourite brew in and accompanying with the slice of cake of your choice.

The rounded shape of the mug makes it easy to wrap your hands around it, creating an instant hug in a mug, and it even comes with its own spoon which conveniently fits through its handle.

This stoneware tea mug, spoon and plate set makes a really sweet gift idea for women and girls and is even sold in a contemporary gift box, making it the perfect present to really warm someone’s heart. Price is £15.00.

 Mint Green Soup Bowl and Plate Set from The Contemporary Home

There’s nothing quite like snuggling up on the sofa with a warming bowl of soup and a chunk of thick bread for dunking in it.

If you’re looking for a heart warming gift idea for a loved one then this Mint Green Soup Bowl and Plate Set is sure to go down a treat.

Made from stoneware ceramic and sold in a contemporary gift box to make it that extra bit special. Price is £23.50.

McDougall's Flour Shaker from The Contemporary Home

This eyecatching McDougall's Flour Shaker is based on genuine packaging used by the McDougall's factory. This flour bin and flour shaker have a wonderfully nostalgic feel and a comforting old fashioned charm.

A really handy storage solution for your flour (the supermarket flour bags are notoriously unreliable), and a handy little shaker that really comes into its own during pastry making, these kitchen essentials look fantastic in a traditionally styled kitchen and are great for any fan of vintage style memorabilia. Price is £9.00.

Large Sitting Bristle Fox Ornament from The Contemporary Home

Give your home a friendly woodland feel with this adorable Large Sitting Bristle Fox Ornament.

The range also includes a Standing Bear. Price is £21 for the Fox and £35 for the Bear.

For more information about The Contemporary Home click on


    A Romantic Gift
from Bespoke Songs

Bespoke Songs make an extra special romantic gift

Bespoke Songs is the touchingly unique gift idea written and crafted by critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Lotte Mullan whose music has featured in films by Ridley Scott, the LOVEFILM ad and BBC Radio 2. The perfect way to make a heartfelt gesture – this is a completely bespoke song written entirely from your stories and treasured moments shared with your loved one.

Your song will be professionally recorded by London’s finest session players who play with Lana Del Rey, Paul McCartney and the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Whether you wish for the full works at Abbey Road or a simple acoustic recording, your heartfelt message to your loved one will make a truly ‘once in a lifetime’ keepsake that will be treasured forever.

Your bespoke song will be mixed and mastered then pressed to vinyl or 'vinyl look CD' (and mp3) and then beautifully packaged with the lyrics and your loved one’s name on the disc.

The story behind Bespoke Songs

Lotte Mullan

Lotte created Bespoke Songs as a sideline to her recording career, after friends and family raved about a song she wrote for her boyfriend on Valentine's Day. She was on the road, touring, and hadn’t sent a card and wanted to make it up him so she wrote and recorded Valentine Song and posted it up online for him to hear.

Not only did he love it but thousands of others did too and they shared it online with their loved ones. Not long after it was picked up by film director Ridley Scott who featured it in his short film ‘Kismet Diner’ which won first prize in the Manhattan Short Film festival.

The song became a Youtube hit and Lotte began receiving many requests to write bespoke song commissions.

     Here is Kismet Diner
 featuring Valentine Song
        by Lotte Mullan

      Click on arrow to watch

How to commission a Bespoke Song

Once you have decided to indulge someone special in this thoughtful gift the process is simple; provide as much information on your loved one as you can and Lotte will write the most beautiful song incorporating everything you have shared with her (this can be via email, Skype or even meeting up with Lotte in person if you wish).

Once the song is in progress at Lotte’s London studio, she will send you a ‘work tape’ (demo version via email) to check you are happy before recording the final piece.

Your song will then be recorded, either at Lotte’s Shoreditch studio, or the world famous Abbey Road (the production can be as grand as you like - string section, full on big band - there has even been call for the London Philharmonic!). However you choose to do it, this thoughtful gift is the best way to say everything to someone who means everything to you and they can keep it forever.

For first dances/ wedding songs Lotte can be in touch with both Bride and Groom to hear your romantic tales and treasured moments shared.

The Anniversary

What gift do you buy the person you love most in the world but for whom you have already bought every present under the sun? A bespoke song is a truly thoughtful way of telling someone all the reasons you cherish them, remembering the early breathless moments and painting a beautiful picture of the experiences you've shared together over the years.

For the Proposal

Never ordinarily the easiest of questions to prepare for, never mind if she or he says ‘no’ how do you make it different? How do you make it really really memorable? How do you stand out from everyone else? Bespoke Songs is the answer. No stumbling over your words – Lotte will make sure it sounds absolutely perfect ensuring everything you want to say will be said, and after all the effort you’ve been through – how can they say “no”!

The First Dance

Choose Bespoke Songs for your first dance

When you choose a first dance you try to be original, steer away form the obvious but select something where the words ring true to you both. Take that one step further and have a song created for you by an acclaimed artist – it’ll also provide a touching favour for your guests to leave with. Why not invite Lotte to sing the song at your wedding, or have a lesson with Lotte so you can confidently perform it for your guests?

The Wedding Gift

Stumped for an original present for your Husband/ Bride to be on the morning of the big day? Nothing shows you know them better than having your love story made into a unique song. This is a beautiful gift that they can keep playing forever to remind them of your special day.

The New Baby

Choose Bespoke Songs for a new baby

A bespoke lullaby is a touching gift to celebrate new baby or first Christmas/birthday. A favourite from Grandparents who are so excited about their new family member and wish to welcome baby to the world and let them know how much their arrival means. Also makes a lovely gift for parents and keepsake for years to come.

This gift can be tailored for many other events, Valentine's Day, Mothers Day, Fathers Day, the birth of your baby – it’s a once in a lifetime gift for all occasions.

Bespoke Songs are available on Vinyl or a ‘Vinyl look’ CD (with mp3 download) and will be delivered to you for your special occasion.

Lotte Mullan

Lotte’s story has also been optioned for a film by Elton John's Rocket Pictures. Her outspoken blog based on her experiences in the music industry garnered her many fans, and her wry observations that talent is not always enough caught the attention of the producers.

Fully bespoke packages are available on request. Price guide: acoustic recording: from £500/ five piece band recording: from £1500/ Bespoke Songs Abbey Road package: from £3000.

For more information visit the website at

    Lotte explains how to
       create your song

      Click on arrow to watch

Get Active and Have Fun with UKick



Voted Best New Toy at London Toy Fair, UKick is the biggest craze of 2015. A fusion of badminton and street football, UKick is an active, interactive game loved by kids big and small. Use your hands or feet, play alone or in a group, keep UKick off the ground for as long as you can!

With endless tricks and stunts to master, UKick improves hand-eye coordination and is a fun, original way to keep fit. Simply adjust the weighted discs to suit your skill level. Remove the discs and your UKick will float through the air, making you look like a pro. Simply add more discs to up the challenge.

UKick can be played indoors or outside

UKick has been backed by retail toy giant Hamleys as one of their top sellers for Christmas 2015. UKick, which is best described as a fusion of badminton and street football was created by David Robson who took UKick onto Dragons Den.

Hailed for its wide appeal, the user can adjust UKick’s weighted pro discs to suit their skill level, attracting both adults and children, boys and girls – Everton stars Romelu Lukaku and Kevin Mirallas were spotted using UKick as part of their training.


What’s more, with an array of brightly coloured feathers to be swapped amongst friends, the Dragons noted the product’s attractive presentation and on-point branding.

Dragon's Den heavyweight Deborah Meaden commented, “It’s got legs, this thing.”

Got a Wicked style, a lucky colour or a favourite football club? Swap the feathers with friends! Have fun with it in the playground, park or office - both indoors and out - UKick provides endless amusement for every age.

Wicked UKick can be purchased from
Hamleys, Red 5 and Menkind. RRP is £7.99.