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Sixtyplusurfers Competition

Win a Giant
Care Bear

Win a Giant Care Bear

Sixtyplusurfers has teamed up with Vivid to offer two lucky readers the chance to win a Giant Care Bear.

Born in 1983, the lovable Care Bears exploded onto greeting cards, soft toys, cartoons and everything else imaginable. Each Care Bear has a tummy symbol that represents his or her personality. Collectible, available in every colour of the rainbow, Care Bears have been going strong for almost 30 years and are back for 2015 to appeal to a new generation of Care Bear fans!

Care Bears are making a comeback in 2015 with a brand new toy range and an animated series currently airing on Tiny Pop. The range will consist of a new cuddly collection of beanies and full size toys featuring a host of instantly recognisable Care Bears characters old and new.

Win a Giant Care Bear

Grumpy Bear, Cheer Bear, Funshine Bear and Share Bear have been re-created as 8” collectable Beanies (RRP £7.99 each) with medium size soft and cuddly versions of the four bears plus Harmony Bear and Tenderheart Bear also available with accompanying DVD featuring different episodes of the animated series (RRP £17.99 each).

Can you remember them all? 20” super soft versions of favourites Funshine Bear, Share Bear, Cheer Bear and Tenderheart Bear each complete with distinctive tummy symbol motif will also join the range for 2015 (RRP £24.99), providing the perfect cuddly companion for Care Bears fans of all ages.

The new Care Bears toy range is available from leading retailers nationwide.



For more information about Care Bears range click on www.vividtoysandgames.co.uk

Or call 01702 200660 for stockists.
  
 For Your Chance to Win

Tell us what red symbol does Tenderheart Bear have on his tummy?

      a) Kite
      b) Heart
      c) Flower
      d)
Trumpet

  To Enter the Competition

Tell us what red symbol does Tenderheart Bear have on his tummy? Then send in your answer together with your name, address and telephone number by clicking on the Sixtyplusurfers link below:
sixtypluscomp@hotmail.co.uk

* Please label your entry
Care Bear Competition


* This competition is open to our
UK visitors only

 

       Splendor

Splendor


  A fast paced and addictive game 
      of chip collecting and card
 development
by Esdevium Games

Splendor is a fast-paced and addictive game of chip-collecting and card development. Players are merchants of the Renaissance trying to buy gem mines, means of transportation, shops - all in order to acquire the most prestige points.

If you're wealthy enough, you might even receive a visit from a noble at some point, which of course will further increase your prestige. On your turn, you may either collect chips (gems), buy and build a card, or reserve one card.

Splendor

If you collect gems, you take either three different kinds of gem stones or two gems of the same kind. If you buy a card, you pay its price in gems and add it to your playing area. To reserve a card - in order to make sure you get it, or, why not, your opponents don't get it - you place it in front of you face down for later building; this costs you a round, but you also get gold in the form of a joker chip, which you can use as any gem.

All of the cards you buy increase your wealth as they give you a permanent gem bonus for later buys; some of the cards also give you prestige points.

In order to win the game, you must reach 15 prestige points before your opponents do.


Tried and Tested by Jenny Itzcovitz

Splendor

It was a quiet Sunday afternoon, so I rounded up my two faithful board game testers, Daniel and Paul to play Splendor.

We were immediately impressed with the high quality of the game. Set in the Renaissance, the game includes beautifully illustrated cards, weighted 'Poker' style chips with pictures of gemstones, and an easy to follow rule book.

As the leader of a merchant guild, you invest in mines, send your ships to the new world, and recruit artisans to help you on the way. Each player is looking to build a commercial empire and receive the visit of a wise monarch or patron with plenty of resources to help you acquire glory and prestige.

Splendor Nobles

The game is easy to play, the aim is to be the first player to get 15 prestige points.

Each player takes their turn, they can either stock up on gem stones, buy a development card, or reserve a card until they have enough money. Reserving a card gives you a 'joker' chip which can be used as the gem of your choice.

This may sound simple, but to win the game, it's essential to plan which cards to buy. Look out for the cards with the highest points and those that will help you get a set of gem stones of the same type - such as rubies, emeralds, diamonds, sapphire or onyx.

Splendor Gemstones

Collecting the designated amount of jewels as shown on the noble tile cards will help you get a visit from a nobleman or woman and obtain even more points. But beware, one of the other players might have their eye on the same card!

Once you get the hang of it, the game is fast and furious, and requires careful planning and tactics. We played twice, as it only takes about half an hour for an average game.

My game players quickly picked up the best strategy. Paul won the first game, the second game was close - but Daniel was the first player to get 15 points. We'll have to schedule a third game, so I can get my own back ... but I very much doubt it!

Splendor

Highly addictive, this is a great game to play with teenagers or young adults who enjoy strategic, intelligent games.

Perfect for a rainy day or a break from the telly, I would highly recommend it.

Splendor is suitable for 2-4 players aged 10 and over. RRP is £24.99.

Splendor is available to buy from www.amazon.co.uk
 

Shopping & Gifts


Easter Gifts
from Poundland
 

Pink Rabbit Plush cuddly toy from Poundland


Get ready for Easter with some great little gifts from Poundland. Perfect for last minute treats, decorating your home, or pocket money presents for your grandchildren. Everything is only £1 each, so you can afford to fill up your basket!

This cute little Pink Rabbit Plush cuddly toy
 will make an adorable Easter gift. With a happy smile and pretty pink bow, give it to your loved one with an Easter egg. Price is £1.

Plush Sheep Teddy from Poundland

This Plush Sheep Teddy has a lovely festive feel. Perfect as the prize for your Easter egg hunt, or a pocket money treat for the children.

He has cute polka dot ears, nose, hands and feet. And his lovely soft white fur makes him perfect to cuddle up with. He's just £1.

Easter Rabbit Headband from Poundland

Dress up for Easter in this cute Easter Rabbit Headband.

Perfect for children, the headband has a cute rabbit face with a pink heart shaped nose, fluffy ears and white and pink paws. Price is £1.


Paint Your Own Easter Bunny Kit from Poundland

Get creative at Easter with this Paint Your Own Easter Bunny Kit.

This easy to use set includes three pots of paints, a paintbrush and a cute little bunny with a hook.

Once you've painted your bunny you can hang him up on an Easter tree or in your garden as part of your Easter egg hunt. Price is £1 for the set.


Easter Crackers from Poundland

These brightly decorated Easter Crackers are perfect for an Easter dinner party, children's tea party or seasonal celebrations.

The festive pack includes six crackers decorated with sheep, chicks and bunnies. Price is £1.

Easter Chicks from Poundland

Decorate your table or make a bright display on your mantelpiece with these fluffy little Easter Chicks.

This handy pack of twelve yellow chicks is perfect for making a table display, decorating a cake, or giving your home a festive Easter feel. Price is just £1 for the pack.


For more information about Poundland click on
 www.poundland.co.uk

 

Fantastic Gift Ideas from Jessops for Mother's Day

Mother Daughter Photo Canvas from Jessops


Treat her on Mother’s Day with the hottest new camera for social snappers from Jessops.

Easy to use and get pictures online in an instant!

 Olympus PEN E-PL7 Compact System
  Camera in White +14-42mmII R Lens


Olympus PEN E-PL7 Camera

The Olympus PEN E-PL7 is an elegant and stylish camera that's made of premium metal, enhanced with a leather-look to give a sophisticated finish.

The E-PL7 features a flip & tilt 1.04M dot touch screen LCD which is perfect for selfies. The Built-in Wi-fi lets you instantly share and post your images online via smartphone. RRP is £399.
 

        Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 + 20 shots

 

Fujifilm Pink Instax Mini Camera from Jessops

With a cute and compact design, this camera is easy to use and suits any style or personality - perfect gift for any Mother.

Bring immediate fun and excitement to your day with these instant photos and instant fun!

Fujifilm Blue Instax Mini Camera from Jessops

The camera is available in a choice of white, blue, yellow, pink and black. RRP is £69.

     Canvas Prints – ready in 1 hour!

Canvas print from Jessops

Create a stunning piece of wall art with one of your most treasured memories for your Mother.


Created in store and made in one hour – these make the perfect quick and easy gift! Prices start from £30.

       Jessops Photography Level 1

Photography Course from Jessops


Is your Mum into photography? Then why not treat her to Jessops’ level 1 photography course!

This course is ideal for those looking to take the next step with their camera. It is open to all DSLR’s, CSC’s, Mirrorless Systems and Advanced Compact / Bridge camera users – in summary if your camera has modes for Aperture, Shutter or Manual control Jessops are happy to see you on the day!  Prices start from £119.

For Jessops’ wide range of available courses please visit www.jessops.com/academy

Canvas Photo Print from Jessops

Products are available to purchase both in store and online, please visit the Jessops website for more gift ideas www.jessops.com

 

   A Piece of History
     for Your Home


Poppy Stand by Katrina Savage


 The perfect gift for Mother's Day,
        picture by Katrina Savage


Mothers around the country can receive a gift enabling them to display a piece of history in their homes.

Buying a poppy stand is the perfect solution and gift for displaying a ceramic poppy, which more than eight hundred thousand people have bought from the Tower of London Remembrance installation, marking the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.

The stand is made from brushed stainless steel and has a single hole through which the poppy stem can be placed.

Many people who have bought a ceramic poppy are still waiting to receive them due to a backlog on the delivery. As a result Metalcraft, the company behind the stands, is still seeing a steady rate of about 400 units sold each week, with more sales being made by women than men.

Managing director David Sugarman says, “We are delighted we can provide an innovative solution for the thousands of people who have purchased a poppy.

“The poppies are priceless and we wanted to design a something that would match the beauty and emotionally-charged symbolism of the poppies.

“We are glad that so many people are still purchasing the stand and are happy to keep making them for as long as there is demand.”

Poppy Stand

The idea to create a suitable product to exhibit the treasured memento came from David Sugarman’s wife, Ann. “As soon as my poppy arrived in the post I wanted to put it on display. I didn’t want to plant it in the garden in case it got damaged, but I couldn’t find a vase suitable that would show off its beauty and elegance whilst also protecting its fragility. That is when I came up with the design idea for the display stand”, she explains.

David Sugarman took his wife’s idea into work the next day and asked one of his expert fabricators to work up the design, and an hour later, they had produced a prototype for the stand.

David Sugarman instantly saw the potential for the item. He knew that Metalcraft’s reputation for its craftsmanship and metalwork expertise meant they could manufacture and deliver the highest quality British-made product to market just as the 888, 246 ceramic poppies landed on people’s doorsteps around the world.

Poppy Stand, picture by Steve Milford

 Poppy Stand, picture by Steve Milford

Retailing at £19.99 (plus postage and packing) and with £1 from every sale going to the six service charities supported by the
Tower of London Remembers project project, Metalcraft’s poppy memorial stand makes the perfect gift to decorate the mantelpiece for Mother's Day

To buy your Poppy Stand visit the website at www.poppystands.com
 

Spin Your Mum Round with a Demijohn Carousel


Demijohn Liqueur Carousel of artisan liqueurs


Give your mum the best Mother’s Day gift ever that warms her heart – a Demijohn Liqueur Carousel of the most delicious unusual artisan liqueurs.

Nestled in a hand-crafted presentation rack are three sleek Goccia 100ml bottles filled with Organic Rhubarb Vodka Liqueur, fruity Damson Gin and velvety smooth Spiced Rum.

If this combination doesn’t appeal Demijohn can offer many other Mother’s Day gift ideas using any combination of its 30 or so liqueurs, spirits, fruit vinegars or oils so you will spoilt for choice. Just take a peek at the Demijohn website and you won’t leave empty handed:

Demijohn have some extra special offers – one lucky mother can win a Liqueur Carousel from a competition through their website and in their shops. Or if you are a Demijohn fan (sign up to their newsletter) you can get a discount and free delivery for a limited time.

Demijohn Liqueur Carousel of artisan liqueurs

But hurry – stocks are limited of the carousels as they handmade - order your mum a very special liquid treat!

As an added bonus Demijohn will add a personalised message for free, making this great Mother’s Day gift extra special. All three drinks make excellent after dinner tipples which your mum will be sure to love after a Mother’s Day meal or be very inventive and create a special Mum’s cocktail.

For more information about the Demijohn Liqueur Carousel click on www.demijohn.co.uk
 

Gorgeous Gifts

from Prezzybox


Victorian style clock from Prezzybox


Prezzybox offers a gorgeous selection of gifts for Mother's Day, Easter, birthdays and anniversaries.

This beautiful and delicate clock will look stunning in your bedroom. Get your home ready for spring with pastels and florals, this clock will fit in anywhere! Decorate your bedside table with this beautiful Mother’s Day present.

With a distressed finish, this clock is perfect for a ladies dressing room. The romantic rose pink colour has a tired painted effect featuring Victorian styled patterns on the face of the clock, great for vintage lovers.

Sit this stunning stand-alone clock on any table for a homely feel. Price is £19.95.

Chocolate Egg on Toast from Prezzybox

You must be ‘Yolk’ing?! Egg on Toast – made from chocolate! Make someone smile at Easter with this quirky Egg on Toast gift set. Expertly handmade using white and dark Belgian chocolate, and coloured with natural carmine this fabulous food has a very realistic appearance.

Complete with cutlery, this cool alternative to the Easter egg is simply delicious and chocolate fanatics everywhere will want one. So munch on a brunch with a difference. This awesome egg on toast chocolate box is great for anyone this Easter.

Crack a smile with this fun feast available for only £11.95.

Ted Baker Reed Diffuser from Prezzybox

Flamingos are a thing of fashion and Ted Baker have created a sweet scent to feature this beautiful creature. We bring you the Ted Baker Miami Apple and Passion fruit reed diffuser!

Mother’s Day is on the way, and with her home as a sanctuary, give her the gift of a perfumed space. Infused with a delicious aroma of star apple and passion fruit, a delightful infusion of cocktails will drift through your home.

The ceramic bottle is beautifully designed with a textured quilt type effect and finished by hand. With a mock wax seal and flamingo label this luxury diffuser is perfect for a stylish interiors lover, and will instantly become the heart of the home with its warm tones and fruity fragrance. Price is £24.45.

For more details click on www.prezzybox.com