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Sixtyplusurfers Competition

Win a £500
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Win a £500 B&Q Gift Card

This month, Sixtyplusurfers has teamed up with surveys.co.uk to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a £500 B&Q Gift Card, the perfect gift for Father's Day.

Complete a short online survey and voice your valuable opinions and you could also win some great prizes for participating.

Surveys.co.uk is an online service dedicated to gathering consumer opinions. Here you can enter a competition by providing your views and opinions in the UK's largest consumer opinion poll and help shape the future of British industry and the products and services that it provides to UK consumers.

In exchange for few minutes of your time, we'll enter you into one of our fantastic prize draws where you can win a variety of prizes from new cars and holidays to beauty products and gadgets! If that's not enough, we'll also give you an instant reward of a £5 online voucher for completing the survey.

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Great Gifts from Live Laugh Love

Home is Where the Heart is Cube Door Stop from Live Laugh Love

Live Laugh Love offer a gorgeous range of gifts for the Summer.

Give your home a warm and welcoming feel with this charming Home is Where the Heart is Cube Door Stop. Decorated with chintzy fabric, buttons, bows and a sweet little patchwork house. Price is £7.95.

Three Garden Bloom Glass Tea Lights from Live Laugh Love

Bring the garden into your home with this pretty set of Three Garden Bloom Glass Tea Lights.

Bold and bright flowers surround the attractive glass votives. The set of three comes in a cellophane box for easy wrapping, making them a perfect gift. Matching pieces are also available. Price is £8.95.

Country Blossom Little Things Trinket Box from Live Laugh Love

Keep your rings and trinkets safe in this gorgeous rustic Country Blossom Little Things Trinket Box. This pretty box is perfect for your dressing table and has a pretty floral detail and wording.

With a glass lid and handy compartments, you can keep your jewellery and keepsakes clean and dust free. It's also great for a guest room. Price is £8.95.

Song Bird Ceramic Jug from Live Laugh Love

This beautiful Song Bird Ceramic Jug is bright and bold with wonderful colours and a pretty bird design.

The little jug can be filled with fresh garden flowers or used as a milk jug. Display it on your shelf or breakfast table. Or give it as a gift. Price is £8.95
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Life Ring Hook from Live Laugh Love

This eyecatching Life Ring Hook is perfect for any nautical themed rooms or brightening up a conservatory. 

The life ring hook has a rustic rope detail and will hold an array of items around the home. Made from painted and distressed wood, it has a lovely rustic, worn look. Price is £3.95.

For more information visit the website at www.livelaughlove.co.uk
 

Stylish Summer Gifts from
Annabel James


Wicker Picnic Set from Annabel James

Make the most of the Summer with the stunning selection of gifts from Annabel James.

This beautiful 'Kissing Robins' Wicker Picnic Set is perfect for an outdoor feast for four. Decorated in blue and antique white, this stylish hamper lends a modern twist to the traditional wicker picnic set.

Inside, the ceramic plates, wine glasses, cutlery, salt and pepper and bottle opener add the functional, while the Kissing Robins printed napkins and lining add the fun. Price is £94.95.

Allium Bloom Flask and Cherry Blossom Flask from Annabel James

Don't miss out on your favourite hot drinks while you are rambling in the countryside or talking a relaxing stroll.

The Allium Bloom Flask (left) and the Cherry Blossom Flask (right) are both designed by Sophie Conran for Burgon & Ball. These high quality stainless steel flasks each have an insulated inner to keep your cold drinks cold and hot drinks hot. Lightweight and virtually unbreakable, they also have a pop-up pourer to maximise their thermal properties.

The Allium Bloom flask holds 750ml and the Cherry Blossom flask holds 450ml. Price is £16.95 for the Allium Bloom duck egg blue flask and £14.95 for the Cherry Blossom flask.

Great Sunflower Race Kit from The Little Thoughtful Gardener range from Annabel James

Get the children back to nature and teach them all about gardening with this fun to use Great Sunflower Race Kit from The Little Thoughtful Gardener range.

Who can grow the tallest and most impressive sunflower? This pint sized Watering Can comes complete with sunflower seeds plus a paper tape measure. Price is £14.95.

Dry Herb Pots in Duck Egg Blue from Annabel James

Enjoy growing delicious herbs and plants on your window sill with these retro Dry Herb Pots in Duck Egg Blue.

These gorgeous duck egg blue herb pots will add style to your windowsill and will ensure your fresh herbs are close to hand.

Designed by Sophie Conran for Burgon & Ball, each set contains three pots in a tray. Width is 11cm, depth is 11cm and length is 32cm. Price is £14.95.

Chilli Pepper Eggling from Annabel James

This little ceramic Chilli Pepper Eggling looks and feels like a large egg. But crack the top open and discover a garden ready to grow. Seeds are already sown into the eggling’s fortified mixture, just crack its top by tapping on it gently with a spoon, place it on its terracotta drip tray, water and place in a bright spot.

Plants grow for up to five months in the eggling, after which they can be planted directly into the soil. After transplanting, shatter the eggling into small pieces, and add to the soil as fertiliser. Each eggling comes with a terracotta tray and an extra small packet of chilli pepper seeds. French Lavender and Basil varieties are also available. Price is £6.95 for each Eggling.

Annabel James is an online boutique offering home accessories, jewellery and gorgeous gifts which are beautifully wrapped and delivered.

For more information about Annabel James click on http://annabeljames.co.uk

 

Shopping & Gifts

 

Gifts that do Good from Sue Ryder

Welcome Dog Sign from Sue Ryder


Sue Ryder Online Shop offers a huge range of inspirational products for the home and garden from wonderful garden accessories to beautifully crafted furniture. All money raised from the sale of these products helps provide incredible hospice and neurological care for people with life changing illnesses.

Give a friendly greeting to your visitors with this adorable Welcome Dog Sign. The sign includes three happy puppies with shining eyes and wet noses. This fun-loving welcome garden sign is sculpted 360
° so you can even see their wagging tails!

Cast in high quality resin, this sculpture is hand-painted and would make the perfect house-warming gift for someone who truly appreciates "man's best friends". Price is £17.49.


Grey Butlers Tray Table from Sue Ryder

This handy Grey Butlers Tray Table can be used to serve breakfast in bed, afternoon tea or even drinks at parties. With a gorgeous lime wash finish, the table has a real shabby chic feel.

Perfect for use in the home and in the garden or for serving drinks and cocktails. You can fold it up and put it away after use. Dimensions are 68cm height x 60cm width x 40cm depth. Price is £24.99.


White Vintage Style Chalk Board Frame from Sue Ryder

This White Vintage Style Chalk Board Frame features an ornate pattern in each corner. Both pretty and practical, it can be used for things to do lists, shopping lists or notes in the home. You could even use it as a focal point at a wedding, special event, or for a table plan.

The chalk board frame comes in a choice of four different colours. Choose from cream, white, black or silver. Price is £12.99.

Magical Resin Fairy Doorway from Sue Ryder

This enchanting Magical Resin Fairy Doorway features a pretty flower fairy and bloom of white flowers climbing up and over the frame. Made from resin and hand painted in subtle hues this charming garden ornament will make magical addition to any outdoor space.

Use it to liven up your garden or flower bed, or give it to a friend as a special gift. Children will love it. Price is £3.99.

Chimenea from Sue Ryder


Chimeneas are the perfect addition for any garden and are great for gathering around and keeping warm on a cold evening.

This stylish chimenea comes on a metal stand and has a removable lid, and is suitable for burning untreated wood. Price is £49.99.

Small Felicity Fox Sandwich Bag from Sue Ryder

This cute Small Felicity Fox Sandwich Bag is perfect for packed lunches or picnic. With a zip fastening and two carry handles, it's great for food on the go or a Summer picnic.

Made from cotton with a PVC coating, the bag can be easily wiped clean. Price is £1.99.

 

White Assorted Flowers Ukulele from Sue Ryder


Sue Ryder also stocks an impressive selection of children’s' products including a wide range of musical instruments for all those budding musicians as well as educational toys and bedroom furniture.

This eyecatching White Assorted Flowers Ukulele is decorated with orange, pink, blue and green flowers. Ideal for children, beginners or those wanting to eventually learn to play the guitar.

The 21 inch ukulele is ready strung, so that you can get playing faster. Made from linden plywood. Price is £14.99.

Sue Ryder is one of the largest charity retailers in the UK and has a major high street presence of over 450 shops. As well as online, selections of these products are also available on the high street. 

To find your nearest shop please visit www.sueryder.org/shop
 

 

Delightful Gifts
from Iapetus


Small Glass Vase by Jo Downs from Iapetus


Iapetus gallery is a gorgeous and ethical shop full of handmade, unique gift inspiration, stocking unusual delights made by independent artists and craftspeople.

The gallery in Great Malvern has three rooms full of jewellery, crafts, glass, ceramics, gifts, home accessories, cards and gift wrap from over 100 artists and small makers.

All jewellery is hand made in the UK by talented British designers, and we believe in supporting artists and craftspeople at every opportunity. Iapetus stands for quality, quirkiness, talent and good ethics. With plenty of fabulous ideas to suit all budgets, there is also free delivery within the UK on orders over £75.

This beautiful Small Glass Vase by Jo Downs is a perfect addition to a windowsill, table or mantle piece. The autumn leaves within the vase are hand-crafted from copper, fused with frosty blue enamels around the edge and watery blue enamels in the base and baked at very precise temperatures in Jo's Cornish kilns which creates the beautiful air bubbles which sparkle in the light.

Each piece is truly unique and would be treasured by anyone who owned it. It also comes in it's own Jo Downs presentation box. Price is £39.95.

Butterfly Glass Wing Sculpture by Lina Lundberg from Iapetus

This joyous Butterfly Glass Wing Sculpture by Lina Lundberg would make fabulous gift for any insect enthusiast. The free standing piece has been cast, sand-blasted then hand-painted on the reverse making each one a unique creation.


This piece has been designed and handmade in Malaras, Sweden by renowned glass artist Lina Lundberg. The glasshouse draws upon traditional Swedish glass crafts and a strong Swedish artistic tradition, whilst creating contemporary and original designs perfect for today's glass lovers. Price is £75.00.

Mats Jonasson Folia Spring Leaf Glass Tea Light Holder from Iapetus

This beautiful Mats Jonasson Folia Spring Leaf Glass Tea Light Holder in tones of green and yellow is just the thing to brighten any home. It would look great on any shelf or mantelpiece and also works rather well as a little bowl for serving condiments, snacks, dips or sweets.

This piece has been designed and handmade in Malaras, Sweden by renowned glass artist Mats Jonasson. Price is £19.95.

Jo Downs Autumn Leaf Small Vase from Iapetus

This beautiful Jo Downs Autumn Leaf Small Vase made by Jo Downs is a perfect addition to a windowsill, table or mantle piece. It will also make a lovely gift.

The autumn leaves within the vase are hand-crafted from copper, fused in warm orange and pink enamels around the edge and watery blue enamels in the base and baked at very precise temperatures in Jo's Cornish kilns which creates the beautiful air bubbles which sparkle in the light. It also comes in its own Jo Downs presentation box, making it a lovely wedding or housewarming gift. Price is £39.95.

Owl And The Pussycat Wooden Brooch from Iapetus

This gorgeous Owl And The Pussycat Wooden Brooch is laser cut from an original illustration by Gabrielle Reith. This wonderful piece is inspired by Aesop's fable, depicting the owl and the pussycat setting sail, on a pea-green boat.

The brooch is made from layers of ply and obeche wood. Gabi hand paints each layer making each brooch unique. The piece is finished with a layer of protective varnish and a brooch pin glued to the back. Price is £35.00.

Fox Head Brooch from Iapetus

This marvellous Fox Head Brooch is wooden and laser cut from an original illustration by Gabrielle Reith. Made from obeche wood, Gabi hand paints each brooch making every one unique.

The piece is finished with a layer of protective varnish and a brooch pin glued to the back. It would make a wonderful gift for any lover of British wildlife and fantastic foxes. Price is £29.95.

For more information about Iapetus click on www.iapetus.co.uk

 

Mysterium

Mysterium

Mysterium is a great new board game by Libellud games. If you enjoy playing high quality, thoughtful board games this is definitely one that you will want to get your hands on!

The game is set in the 1920's. Mr. MacDowell, a gifted astrologist, has entered his new house and has immediately detected a supernatural being. Gathering eminent mediums of his time for an extraordinary séance, they will have just 7 hours to contact the ghost and investigate to see if they can unlock the old mystery ....

Mysterium

Unable to talk, the amnesic ghost will communicate with the mediums through visions (illustrated cards). They will have to decipher the images to help the ghost remember how he was murdered. Who committed the murder? Where did it take place? And what was the weapon used?

The more they cooperate and guess well, the easier it will be to the catch the right culprit. This party game is one of the most exciting new games, thanks to innovative, thrilling and immersive features. It offers cooperation and investigation with an asymmetrical game play. While playing the ghost or a medium, you will have fun trying to guess what other players have in their minds. So enter into this strange manor and let yourself be led by your intuition!

Tried & Tested by Jenny Itzcovitz

Mysterium castle

It was a cold Tuesday evening, I assembled my trusted games testers - Daniel, Natasha and Paul, we filled up the crisps bowls, poured out the wine, and dimmed the lights. It was time to try Mysterium!

Paul as usual read out the rules, they were very detailed, so I would suggest you allow plenty of time if you haven't played the game before. We set up the haunted house and decided that Daniel would play the part of the ghost. The rest of us would be the clairvoyants who would try to uncover the truth and the murderer.

We decided to play the easy version of the game as we were beginners and this involved three stages. The first stage was to solve which suspects may have contributed to the murder of the ghost. Daniel as the ghost was able to show us visual cards as clues, but he wasn't allowed to speak or help us in any other way.

Mysterium card

In the second stage, we had to decide which location the murder took place. And in the third part of the game, the weapon used. At each stage, the ghost selected the most helpful cards to tell the story and the clairvoyants were able to study the cards, confer and help each other. But we couldn't take too long as there was a sand timer to keep us on our toes.


Depending on how often we got things right, we were able to move our clairvoyant counters along the score track and this would give us more options in the final round. In the meantime, there was also a beautiful old clock tracking our progress and we had only 7 hours of the dial turns to guess correctly.


Mysterium Clock

Finally, the ghost gave us three possible options of who was the murderer, the room and the weapon and we made our secret choices by placing a counter in our own envelopes. Natasha was the only person to make the correct choice - so although this was a 'co-operative' game, she was our winner!

We thoroughly enjoyed Mysterium and the fun we had trying to guess what was hidden on the ghost's cards by clever deduction and the use of clues. We were also impressed with the beautiful artwork, presentation and look of the game.

We're looking forward to playing Mysterium again and trying the more difficult level, and giving one of the other players the chance to be the ghost. And next time seeing if we can all guess the correct murderer, room and weapon before the clock runs out of time...

Mysterium

Mysterium is suitable for 2-7 players, aged from 10+. Average game time is 42 minutes. Price is £29.99.

To buy your copy of Mysterium click on
www.amazon.co.uk
 

Bags and Bows
for Spring Gifts

Bags and Bows by Natasha Itzcovitz

 

Fashion designer Natasha Itzcovitz from the brand itz, has brought out a range of beautiful hand made Bags and Bows, perfect gifts for the Spring.

Fill up the bags with sweets, treats and gifts. Or why not give them to your grandchildren with a 'surprise' inside such as a ring, bracelet, necklace, earrings, hair bow, brooch, flower seeds, lavender, lip gloss, crayons, pretty handkerchief or money!

Beautiful Sparkly Black Bows and Bag by Natasha Itzcovitz

You can also use the bags for carrying your lipstick, makeup, tissues, notepad, a small mirror, keys, valuables or use it as a mini clutch bag for an evening out. There are so many different uses!

Each bag has a pretty ribbon or tie fastening and can be closed shut with its drawstring to keep the contents inside safe.

Beautiful Gingham and Strawberry Print  Bow and Bag by Natasha Itzcovitz

Accessorise your bags with these neat little Bows. Each pretty bow has an adorable little motif such as a bunny, chick, duck, shoe or gothic 'bat'.

Choose to have your bow fastened to a hair clip, hair elastic or with a safety pin so that it can be worn as a brooch.

Beautiful Gingham Bow and Bag by Natasha Itzcovitz

Each bag and bow is unique and has its own individual style. Mix and match and collect the different designs and fabrics.

Lilac Gingham Bag and Bows by Natasha Itzcovitz

Each Bag costs just £2.99 + shipping. And each Bow costs
+ shipping.

     How to Buy Your
      Bags and Bows


Beautiful Bows and Bags by Natasha Itzcovitz

To buy one of Natasha's Bags please click on the special Buy Now button below and follow the prompts.

  And to buy one of Natasha's Bows please click on 
  the
Buy Now button below and follow the prompts.

 

If you would like to commission a specific bag or bow, then please email Natasha Itzcovitz at:

itznatasha@outlook.com


Just specify which bag or bow you would like to buy or if you have any requirements that you would like for your gift. Please include your contact details, postal address and telephone number.


Or buy them from Natasha's own website at http://itzfashion.uk/  

Natasha Itzcovitz also makes greeting cards and colouring sets. For more information please call Natasha Itzcovitz on:


Or call:
07821 838 245

Or
0208 866 3686.
 

Safety Firepit Brazier and BBQ

Safety Firepit Brazier and BBQ from Prezzybox

Summer is the perfect time to enjoy a barbecue and this fabulous Safety Firepit Brazier and BBQ from Prezzybox lets you have a fire you can cook with safely. The spark guard prevents spitting sparks burning prized decking, shoes, and legs while the safety ring around the circumference helps keep children and animals at a safe distance. There is also a removable grill, perfect for cooking sausages and burgers and a slit for ease of turning food.

What better way to round off a long summer day than a BBQ with friends followed by sitting round a real fire as the sun slides below the horizon? The Safety Firepit can also be used in the winter for roasting marshmallows and chestnuts on (but don't forget to pierce chestnuts to stop them exploding). Price is £85.

For details click on www.prezzybox.com