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 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, then check out iFlorist.

This Ruby Amore! - Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen Designer Bouquet is has been designed with the most luxurious long stemmed roses, blue agapanthus and beautiful eustoma flowers, 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. This classic gift combines fire orange gerberas with sweet pink roses and luscious limes. Price is £34.90.

For more information about iFlorist click on

   Sgt. Bilko - the
 Phil Silvers Show
    DVD Box Set

Sgt. Bilko - the Phil Silvers Show DVD Box Set

It was originally called 'You'll Never Get Rich' but later had its title changed to 'The Phil Silvers Show' but to it's fans across the globe it's known simply as 'Bilko', the memorable name of one of the greatest comedy characters ever to grace the small screen.

Woefully under-appreciated in its home country, the series has always been feted in the UK and has regularly made the top tens of 'Best Sitcom' lists and is even recognised as the greatest ever sitcom from either side of the Atlantic in the prestigious Radio Times Guide to TV Comedy.

Phil Silvers

Now for the first time anywhere Sgt Bilko - The Phil Silvers Show - The Complete Collection is available to own on DVD.

Bonus Extras include:

· Keep in Step (the lost footage)

· Phil Silvers last interview with Sonny Fox

· Phil Silvers on the Paul Ryan Show

· Bilko On Parade (BBC Documentary)

· Bilko in Colour!

· 32 Page Collector's Booklet

· Audio Commentaries

· Lost Audition Show

· Original Network Opening

· Original Network Opening

· Lost Audition Show

· Lucy and the Efficiency Expert

· Phil Silvers on the Dick Cavett Show

Sgt. Bilko

This fabulous box set has a running time of 62 hours, 8 minutes. RRP is £124.99.

Sgt Bilko - The Phil Silvers Show DVD Box Set is available from

  Food with Flower
      Power from

Herber Campervan Planter from Prezzybox

Are you a food fanatic or avid traveller? Then you will love this Herbert Campervan Planter from Prezzybox.

Feed your family fresh herbs with the coolest plant pot around. Get groovy with the planter that is ideal for cool cooking. This quality and quirky ceramic made pot is the ideal size for indoors or outdoors use so get your groove on in the kitchen.

With optimum drainage and a removable lid to place under the planter, this is the ideal style for your kitchen and home cooking, and keeps clean the surfaces.

Herbert Campervan Planter from Prezzybox

Colourful and cool you can even use this as a storage for your snacks – with a close tight lid to keep your biccies at best.

Turn back ‘Thyme’ with this nostalgic interior, and rave over the hippy faze. This rock and roll retro piece is funky and perfect for family involvement in the cooking; pre order now, available for only £19.95 from Prezzybox.

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Shopping & Gifts

Sixtyplusurfers Competition

Win a Designer Home Gift Set

Win a Designer Home Gift Set from Catherine Green

From Catherine Green

Sixtyplusurfers has teamed up with Catherine Green to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a designer home gift set including a tea towel from the 'Nature Inspired' range, a bright colourway lavender bag, notebook and selection of four greetings cards and an original piece of mini artwork, collectively worth £67.50.

Catherine Green is a Yorkshire textile company specialising in hand-crafted home interiors items inspired by urban and rural areas surrounding its Gomersal, West Yorkshire studio.

Catherine Green

The company has gained a reputation for producing vibrant, tactile and enchanting pieces featuring designs by company founder and artist Catherine Green. Each item is an antidote to mass production, created by hand and individual.

Her work is exhibited in galleries as well as public and trade fairs across the UK. She has also been commissioned to create original artwork for both corporate organisations and private individuals. Recent commissions include five original pieces of artwork for the new reception of The Castle Inn Hotel, Bassenthwaite and six original pieces of artwork for the reception and boardroom of BDO Stoy Haywood in Bridgewater Place, Leeds.

Catherine Green Mini Artwork

A series of Catherine’s pieces have been reproduced into handcrafted home interiors items and accessories including mounted giclée prints, mugs, greetings cards and screen printed cotton lavender bags. Each item is an antidote to mass production, created by hand and individual.

Catherine originally trained as an interior designer, gaining a National Diploma in spatial design form Batley School of Art and Design and then studied for a BA (hons) in Interior Design. Before completing her final year, however, she was snapped up by West Yorkshire interior design firm TGA Chapman’s where she spent the first few years of her career.

Catherine Green

Eight years ago she changed direction and studied for a City & Guilds qualification in Stitched Textiles, which resulted in her establishing herself as a professional textile artist. In 2009 she also set up her own interior design consultancy, Curveline Design, with her husband Mark, which she continues to be involved in alongside her creative artwork.

Lavender Bags from Catherine Green

Catherine’s creative work incorporates printing and mark-making in various forms on beautifully tactile fabrics such as velvet and satin to create vibrant, tactile pieces of art. She builds up layers of dye, both printed and painted, before using devoré techniques to remove the fabric surface to reveal the delicate silk beneath, creating an almost three dimensional effect. She works intuitively from her first point of reference and enjoys allowing the design to change and evolve as the piece progresses through each process.

Mug by Catherine Green

Her inspiration comes from the rural and urban areas around her studio in West Yorkshire which combine and contrast in perfect harmony; spiky grasses and seed heads set against a backdrop of a geometric cityscape, alongside more rural landscapes inspired by the Yorkshire Dales and coastal pieces influenced by the dramatic East Coast. Each piece is created using strong colour ways which are intended to be striking and uplifting.

Catherine’s accessories are available to purchase online at

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 For Your Chance to Win

Tell us where
is Catherine’s
studio based?

Where is Catherine's studio based?

       a) Wales
       b) London
       c) Yorkshire

       d) Hampshire

  To Enter the Competition

Tell us where is Catherine's studio based? Then send in your answer, together with your full name, postal address and telephone number by clicking on the special red email address as shown below:

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

Competition Terms & Conditions

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

2. One winner with the correct answer will win a Catherine Green designer gift set containing tea towel from the 'Nature Inspired' range, a lavender bag, notebook and selection of four greetings cards and original piece of mini artwork, worth £67.50.

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

4.  We do not accept automated entries.

5. Closing date is 31st October 2014.

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 the highest quality, premium teas and has 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.

Delicious tea from The Exotic Teapot

To discover more about tea and to wow your senses visit


Ssh ... Wild Bullace Liqueur has been Spotted at Demijohn

Wild Bullace Liqueur

A new arrival has been spotted in the big glass bottles at Demijohn but is so elusive we are only whispering about it. Wild Bullace Liqueur has arrived but given the elusiveness of the bullace berries there is only a very limited supply making this a blue moon liqueur.

Wild Bullace is a very unusual and unknown British hedgerow fruit that belongs to the plum family. Similar to a damson, the Bullace is a deep coloured, rich, dry fruit which tastes delicious when steeped in gin. Produced in Worcestershire, Demijohn believes this is the only Wild Bullace fruit liqueur in existence. Bullace is very unpredictable in its growth so for years there will be no fruit at all. However luckily for Demijohn, in 2013 the Bullace flourished and a new batch of Wild Bullace Liqueur has been made.

It has a damson-like fruity taste with a very slight bitter twist and pleasant dryness and is delicious drunk after dinner, from a hip flask or as the basis to a cocktail – the Wild Plum Bellini. Building on the idea of an original Venetian Bellini, Demijohn has developed a truly British cocktail. One measure of Wild Bullace Liqueur is poured into a champagne flute and topped up with Prosecco and fresh plum puree and garnished with mint. This devastatingly delicious cocktail will kick start any celebration.

Wild Bullace Liqueur

Angus Ferguson from Demijohn said: “At Demijohn we are nuts about using hedgerow fruits and flowers to produce original and delicious drinks. Our Wild Bullace Liqueur is exactly the type of unusual fruit liqueur we love and as well as for drinking it can be used as the basis for many cocktails and rich sauces. We have only had Wild Bullace Liqueur on tap twice before in our 10 years of Demijohn, so this really is a rare species. The 2013 vintage won’t last long, so hurry to get your hands on some!”

Wild Bullace Liqueur is priced from £5.40/100ml and is available in the Demijohn shops in Edinburgh, Glasgow, York and Oxford or online from:

Power Bank Case Gift Set from
Stow London

Power Bank Case Gift Set from Stow of London

Whether travelling on business or for pleasure, taking a weekend break outdoors, or daily commuting, Stow London’s new Power Bank Case Gift Set has the power levels stowed and covered in style to keep mobile devices charged for smart movers on the go.

With recent airport regulations now requiring powered up mobile devices, power banks are set to be the savvy traveller’s essential item. Now there's no need to carry plugs, look for sockets and USB ports, this powerful portable battery will fully recharge a range of phones and tablets twice, allowing for continued power for business meetings, flights, car and train journeys.

Power Bank Case Gift Set from Stow of London

The butter soft leather case is a large version of Stow London’s secret Stowaways, their signature secret leather envelopes found in all their travel accessories. Add a personalised luxury touch with gold embossed initials on the leather case.

The Power bank is slim and palm sized with a weight of only 133g making it easy to carry. It will recharge a range of mobile devices twice over including Samsung, Blackberry and Apple phones and tablets.

Power Bank Case Gift Set from Stow of London

Available from 21st October from Stow London or to pre-order click on