Peter Rabbit Talking Plush
Sixtyplusurfers has teamed up with Vivid
to offer two lucky readers the
chance to win a cute and cuddly Peter
Rabbit Talking Plush. Choose from the
adorable Peter Rabbit or the gorgeous
Vivid brings the magic of Peter Rabbit
to life with new toys and collectibles
based on the new CGI animated series
Bringing lovable friends Peter Rabbit,
Benjamin Bunny and Lily Bobtail together
on a host of magical new adventures, the
Peter Rabbit animated series,
co-produced with Penguin UK and
Nickelodeon US consists of 50 x 11’
episodes and three 22-minute specials
and is currently showing on CBeebies.
Join Peter Rabbit and his friends in the
beautiful Lake District where there are
adventures to be had and surprises to
discover around every corner. Whether
hanging out at each other’s burrows,
meeting at their secret tree-house, out
and about on adventures or celebrating
with a ‘Bunny Dance’, these three are
never happier than when they’re
Squeeze the cute and cuddly 10” Talking
Plush versions of Peter Rabbit and Lily
Bobtail (£14.99 each) to hear them speak
character phrases from the
series such as ‘Let’s hop to it!’ and
‘Brilliant!’ With adorable expressions
and cute costume details these
characters are perfect for any play time
Peter gets his revenge on the devious Mr
Tod using the pull-back tree branch in
Peter’s Adventure Pack (RRP £9.99).
Hiding in the hollowed-out tree stump
included in the play set, Peter sets out
to fox the wily Mr Tod by remaining
concealed until he gets the chance to
trip him with the moving branch!
Collect the three bunny buddies: Peter
Rabbit, Benjamin Bunny and Lily Bobtail
with the Peter Rabbit and Friends Figure
Assortment (RRP £3.99) and re-enact
their favourite on-air escapades.
Each individually packaged character
comes complete with accurate detailing
and adorable expressions. Expand your
collection to include Squirrel Nutkin
with a pack of three highly detailed
articulated figures in the Peter and
Friends 3 Pack (RRP £9.99).
The adorable 6” cuddly versions of Peter
Rabbit and Lily Bobtail will appeal to
fans old and new (RRP £6.99 each). With
silky soft fur, these soft toys are
perfect for little ones to cuddle up to
and take with them on their travels.
Also available are the brightly coloured
Peter’s Playing Cards (RRP £3.99) and
3-in-a-box 12, 16 and 24 piece Puzzles
(RRP £4.99) which enable children aged
3+ to play along with their favourite
characters and introduces a host of new
and old faces.
Whether escaping Old Brown, searching
for hazelnuts, or playing in the
Squirrel Camp high above the treetops
Peter and Lily, along with Benjamin,
find excitement and adventure. But when
Squirrel Nutkin joins the fun, you can
expect the unexpected!
Peter Rabbit toys are available from all
good toy retailers.
© Copyright Frederick Warne & Co.
Limited and Silvergate PPL Limited,
2014. Based on the works of Beatrix
Potter. PETER RABBIT and BEATRIX POTTER
are trademarks of Frederick Warne & Co,
a Penguin Group company. All rights
For more information visit the Vivid
For Your Chance to Win
Tell us where do
Peter Rabbit and
his friends live?
b) The Cotswolds
c) The Lake District
d) The Peak District
Enter the Competition
Tell us where do
and his friends live? Then send in your
answer, together with your preferred
(Peter Rabbit or Lily Bobtail)
name, address and telephone number by
the Sixtyplusurfers link below:
* Please label your entry
* This competition is open to our
UK visitors only
Enjoy a Summer picnic with a gorgeous
Wildash Picnic Blanket. Long lasting,
hard wearing and beautiful these stylish
blankets are the ultimate must-have
accessory for the Summer.
The woollen element is made by the women
of Kedarnath, hand-woven from naturally
hand dyed Himalayan sheep wool that has
a unique texture and is particularly
hard wearing. The women own and operate
the business as part of the Panchachuli
cooperative, giving local women social
and economic empowerment.
The Wildash picnic blanket all comes
together in the UK. The detachable,
fully waterproof waxed cotton lining is
made in Britain. Each blanket is hand
finished in the UK, including hand sewn
leather carry handles that are
hand-tooled in England of the finest
What a clever design too! Wildash picnic
blankets include an integrated waxed
cotton wrap closure that provides enough
give to bundle up your picnic blanket
tout de suite without much ado, and are
designed so you can wrap up a bottle of
bubbly in it too for the ultimate
The woollen blankets are easily
detachable and can be used separately.
They are great as travel blankets and
fully washable - on woollens cycle. The
waxed cotton lining can be brushed clean
or sponge cleaned with soap and water.
Wildash picnic blankets come in two
generous sizes in a choice of walnut,
houndstooth or striped timberwolf.
Wildash picnic blankets are available
Ivor the Engine
Ivor the Engine
is a new family board game from
Esdevium Games by Tony Boydell.
Recommended for 2 - 5 players,
the game is suitable for ages 8
“Not very long ago, in the top
left-hand corner of Wales, there
was a railway. It wasn’t a very
long railway or a very important
railway, but it was called The
Merioneth and Llantisilly Rail
Traction Company Limited, and it
was all there was. And in a
shed, in a siding at the end of
the railway, lives the
Locomotive of the Merioneth and
Llantisilly Rail Traction
Company Limited, which was a
long name for a little engine so
his friends just called him
Help Ivor to collect up lost
sheep and to complete tasks for
his friends. You’ll get extra
rewards for clearing sheep from
each area and bonuses for events
from the Ivor stories. The
player with the most sheep at
the end of the game is the
The aim of the game is to
collect as many sheep as you
can. The game ends when any
player has collected enough
sheep. The number required
depends on the number of players
taking part in the game.
During the game you’ll also
collect more cards, coal and
gold. You can trade gold for
more sheep at the end of the
game, and event cards provide
bonus sheep too.
When any player has the required
number of sheep or more in their
sheep pen, play continues round
to the player immediately before
the start player, so that
everyone has had the same number
of turns. All players take sheep
for their event card bonuses,
convert their gold into extra
sheep, then count up the sheep
in their sheep pen. The player
with the most sheep is the
Tried and Tested by Jenny
My children were home for the
weekend from university, so it
was the perfect time to play
Ivor the Engine. We were really
impressed with the attractive
illustrations on the game board
and the high quality playing
pieces, especially the cute
It took us a while to read the
rules and so I would suggest
allowing at least 15 minutes to
set up the game and explain the
rules to the players.
Once you've got the hang of it,
the game is easy to play.
On your turn the first thing you
do is take a sheep from your
designated location and put it
into your sheep pen. Then move
your coloured wagon playing
piece along any of the railway
lines to help you complete jobs
for Ivor. Completing jobs gets
you extra sheep.
During your turn you can also
play cards and follow the
instructions described in the
bottom half of the card. When
you’ve finished moving, playing
cards and completing jobs, you
take a card or buy an event card
from the pick-a-card line.
Finally discard down to four
cards in your hand. Keep any
sheep that you’ve gained in your
When you’ve finished your turn,
the next player clockwise takes
their turn. Keep taking turns
until one player has collected
the required number of sheep to
end the game. Finish the current
round so that everyone has had
the same number of turns.
Finally count up everyone’s
sheep, adding in bonuses from
event cards and one sheep for
each gold token held. The player
with the most sheep wins the
The game was fast moving and fun
as we moved around the board in
our coloured wagons, herding
sheep, collecting gold and coal
and discovering lots of
interesting locations on the way
such as Grumbly Gasworks,
Dinwiddy's Goldmine and Mrs
All of our favourite characters
featured in the game including
Ivor the Engine, Idris the
Dragon, Nell the Sheepdog and
Miss Olga Plovsky. It was an
exciting game as we completed
jobs for Ivor and collected
sheep, coal and gold. Daniel was
the clear winner with the most
sheep at the end of the game.
We thoroughly enjoyed the game
as it brought back many happy
childhood memories of watching
the delightful Ivor the Engine
TV programme and reading the
sweet little story books. A
lovely game for older children,
it also includes a special offer
for a free paperback copy of
'Ivor the Engine: The First
Story' by Oliver Postgate and
Ivor the Engine is available to
Price is £24.99.
from Berry Red
Berry Red offers a gorgeous
selection of gifts for the
Summer including tea sets, jugs,
vases and other delightful
products for the home.
This pretty Squared Glass Vase
with a songbird design is
perfect for showing off your
freshly cut flowers or a single
rose bloom. The vase measures
21cm high and will look lovely
on your mantelpiece, hallway or
in a guest bedroom. Price is
Make afternoon tea really
special with this lovely Teapot
for One. To use simply fill the
top half with water and your
tea, allow to brew and then lift
off the base to reveal a
perfectly sized cup for one.
The teapot has a pretty gold
printed butterfly design with a
50's flavour and the words 'Tea
for Me' written on the side.
Price is £25.00.
Reminisce about holidays to the
seaside with these eyecatching
Pink Seagrass Baskets. This set
of two seagrass lidded baskets
are woven to look like little
round huts. They have a lovely
grassy, hay-like scent which
will remind you of holidays by
the sea and are ideal for
storage across the house.
Use them for storing cotton wool
and cotton wool buds in the
bathroom, keeping pens or
cutlery tidy or for children to
put their trinkets in, as they
are flexible and perfect for
little hands. Price is £9.00.
Remember the good old days with
this bright red Trim Phone.
Launched in 1965 as a
fashionable alternative to more
regular models it wasn't until
the 1970's that the Trim Phone
became hugely popular.
The first phone to ring using a
modern warbler rather than a
traditional bell its distinctive
style quickly made it a 'design
classic'. Based on the original
but with all of the convenience
of push button technology, it
plugs into a standard BT socket
and comes in a choice of colour.
Price is £40.
This gorgeous Faceted Cream Jug
is similar to those popular in
the 1950's, very stylish but
with a rustic country appeal.
The Cream Jug has a geometric
pattern and a contrasting
lavender interior. It works
beautifully for serving milk or
cream, or as a vase too. Price
This stylish Fuchsia Vacuum
Flask keeps cold drinks cold and
hot drinks hot, making it
perfect for whatever the
weather. Ideal for al fresco
dining, the screw on lid means
it can be taken out for picnics
too. Price is £15.95.
For more information about Berry
Red click on
At Home in the Country Gifts
Check out the beautiful range of gifts from At
Home In the Country. This family run retail
website is dedicated to selling their own design
products inspired by the Great British
At Home in the Country have sold their designs
to the trade for over 30 years and their
customers include some of the finest palaces,
castles, country houses, hotels, department
stores, garden centres, farm shops and
independent retailers in the UK.
The company designs and produces the most
fabulously unique country themed tableware in
fine metals. Products available include fine
pewter tableware, polished stainless steel
tableware, silver plated tableware, fine bone
china and enamels.
The Duck Decanter is one of their best
sellers. This is the original duck decanter
which they have produced for over 10 years.
It is a timeless classic that is guaranteed to
set the scene and bring smiles to your dinner
The Duck's head is hinged at the back of the
neck to enable filling. Just rinse it out with
cold water after use. It would make a fabulous
wedding present or any other special occasion.
Every home needs a Duck Decanter! It holds
approx 100cl of wine, water or whisky. Price is
This eye catching Pewter Stag Head Handle Shot
Glass is a fabulous way to have a nip of your
favourite whisky. There is also a Fox, Pheasant
and and Hare design available as a Pewter Shot
Glass. Why not start a collection?
The Shot Glasses would make a great retirement or
anniversary gift or pair one or two up with a
good bottle of malt as a brilliant present. The
Stag head handle shot glass is approximately
70mm in height and the width of top of the glass
is approximately 52mm. Price is £23.95.
This stunning Stag Whisky Water Jug is made from
polished pewter and Glass. In whisky terms this
lovely jug is known as a "Noggin". The jug is
filled with whisky and then given to the lady or
gent at the table to help themselves. We love
The jug measures approximately 6cm in diameter x
15 cm high and features a hinged top for easy
pouring. Price is £54.95.
This delightful Country Animals Bon Bon Stand is
made from fine bone china with a delightful
country animals design. The stand is perfect for serving up
your home made petit fours and other baking
triumphs for afternoon tea.
Great for putting little savoury or after dinner
chocolates on too. You can also use it as a jewellery
stand on your dressing table. The stand includes
15cm diameter and 12cm diameter plates. Price is
Cat lovers will adore this cute Black Cat Mug.
Made from Fine Bone China, this is one of four
Cat designs recently added to the ever growing
range of fine bone china animal mugs, egg cups
and tea bag holders.
This beautiful mug also features tiny mice and
butterflies and I love cats wording inside. It
comes gift boxed and makes a lovely present.
Price is £11.95.
For more information about At Home in the
Country and to buy products from the extensive
range click on
Summer Gifts from The Oak Room
The Oak Room offers some great gifts for the
Summer for all the family, including your pets.
The Travel Dog Kit is an essential for dogs on
the go! The “gift in a tin” contains a folding
water bowl, an emergency dog lead, a night-glow
dog tag and dog poop bags.
Neatly presented in a handy storage tin, the
Travel Dog Kit is ideal for keeping in the car
or caravan, or taking on holiday. A unique and
useful gift for dog owners. Price is £9.99.
The Car Journey Games - Gift In A
Tin offers a superb set of car games to keep
children entertained on long journeys.
Seven fun games are neatly
presented in a tin and come with instructions
and all the necessary props. Games include Road
Sign Car Race, Back Street Bingo, Banana Car,
International Number Plates, Car Snooker, The
Alphabet Game and Animal, Vegetable, Mineral.
Recommended for age 8 to adult (although we
think under 8’s will enjoy some of the games
too). A welcome gift for children and parents
alike. Use it on car journeys, keep it in your
caravan, take it on an aeroplane or use it on
rainy days indoors! Price is £9.99.
Brighten up drinks and cocktails with these
pretty patterned Floral Straws. They're also
great for children's parties.
Each pack includes 30 colourful paper party
straws to serve with drinks at parties and
special occasions. Price is £3.75 for a pack.
This adorable Red Dove Bookmark
is perfect for those who enjoy a good book, or
for taking on holiday with your favourite novel.
The cute sculptural red dove is a
very special bookmark. While the bird perches on
top of your book, its long string holds it in
place marking the page.
Made in Holland using cutting edge 3D printing,
the beautifully designed bookmark makes a unique
gift for any book lover. The bird size is 3.7cm
x 3cm x 1cm. Price is £9.99.
This gorgeous Emma Bridgewater Blue Hen Biscuit
Barrel will keep your biscuits nice and fresh
with its airtight lid.
Designed by Emma Bridgewater, the blue and cream
tin features a fetching floral pattern and hen
motif that will add instant charm to your
kitchen. Height is 18cm. Price is £14.99.
For more information about The Oak Room Shop