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Out In the Cold!

Until recently, I have been somewhat sceptical about online chatting, maybe from a shyness angle, or possibly by just being a tad suspicious about someone's motive  in wanting to chat to a complete stranger. I suppose that for a lonely person, the opportunity of a little friendly chat can be rewarding and I suppose I can appreciate a benefit from some social interaction albeit over the airwaves being a substitute for face to face communication.

I joined the social media site Buzz 50,…

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Added by Silverfox on February 7, 2018 at 13:43 — 1 Comment

Buy three for the price of two

We have just visited our local supermarket and the very nice lady who served us at the check-out reminded me of an amusing tale.

The same lady used to work in a local DIY store and our Son-In- Law took advantage of an offer on paint, with a buy three for the price of two deal.

The paint went further than he had anticipated and he finished up with an unopened 5 litre tin, so he decided to return it for a refund.

The aforementioned lady was at the customer services desk,…

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Added by Silverfox on January 22, 2018 at 14:08 — No Comments

Pull up a bollard Jim, and I'll tell thee a tale.

In 1967, I joined the Merchant Navy, sailing as a junior engineering officer with the famous 'Blue Funnel Line' and when I decided to write my memoir, I attempted to contact other members of the crew, when we had sailed to the Far East on board the Victory Ship, named the S.S. Talthybius.

I posted a piece on the Blue Funnel Association website way back in 2010 with no responses whatsoever, which was very disappointing as there were two individuals who I really wished to contact. One…

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Added by Silverfox on January 16, 2018 at 12:30 — No Comments

Best Poem Competition - Win a Photo Frame and Jewellery Stand

Hello everyone, we hope you are well.



This month we have a brand new competition for you to enter on the Sixtyplusurfers Chat & Socialise page. We're offering one lucky reader the chance to win a Mathilde Brass Jewellery Stand and a Brass Photo Frame from…

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Added by Jenny Itzcovitz on January 2, 2018 at 13:00 — 1 Comment

Winner of the Winter Warmers Competition



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We hope you are all well. We have now chosen the winner for the 'Winter Warmers' Competition as featured in the December issue of Sixtyplusurfers.



The winning entry is by 'Yaf' who has made her bedroom into a comfy space where she can go to bed early with an electric…

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Added by Jenny Itzcovitz on January 2, 2018 at 12:30 — No Comments

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!



This year we're celebrating 13 Years of Sixtyplusurfers. Thank you to all our loyal readers, contributors and advertisers who have supported us over the years.

We're now live with our January/February…

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Added by Jenny Itzcovitz on January 1, 2018 at 11:29 — No Comments

Happy Christmas and Season's Greetings to all our Readers

Hello everyone. We hope you are all well.

We'd like to wish all our readers a very Happy Christmas and Season's Greetings.

Thank you to all our loyal readers, contributors, advertisers and ever helpful PR…

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Added by Jenny Itzcovitz on December 25, 2017 at 14:30 — No Comments

Win a Velvet Sherpa Throw and a Reindeer Doorstop from Sue Ryder

Hello everyone, we hope you are well.



This month we have a brand new competition for you to enter on the Sixtyplusurfers Chat & Socialise page. We're offering one lucky reader the chance to win a Velvet Sherpa Throw and a Reindeer Doorstop from Sue Ryder. …



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Added by Jenny Itzcovitz on December 4, 2017 at 15:14 — 1 Comment

Winner of the Best Photograph of the Month Competition

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We hope you are all well. We have now chosen the winner for the Best Photograph of the Month Competition as featured in the November issue of Sixtyplusurfers.



The winning photograph is 'Who's a pretty boy!' by Neil2.



We loved this stunning close-up of a bird that…

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Added by Jenny Itzcovitz on December 4, 2017 at 14:58 — No Comments

Win a Perstel DAB Alarm Clock from Nevada Radio

Hello everyone, we hope you are well.



This month we have a brand new competition for you to enter on the Sixtyplusurfers Chat & Socialise page. We're offering one lucky reader the chance to win a Perstel DAB Alarm Clock Radio from Nevada Radio.



For your chance to win this fantastic…

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Added by Jenny Itzcovitz on November 3, 2017 at 17:52 — 1 Comment

Winner of the Vorwerk Handheld Vacuum Cleaner Competition

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We hope you are all well. We have now chosen the winner for the Kobold VC100 Handheld Vacuum Cleaner Competition as featured in the October issue of Sixtyplusurfers.



The winning entry is by Roger, who is a Lifeboat Manager at RNLI St Ives, and would use it to get the crumbs…

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Added by Jenny Itzcovitz on November 3, 2017 at 16:44 — 1 Comment

Win a Vorwerk Handheld Vacuum Cleaner



Hello everyone, we hope you are well.



This month we have a brand new competition for you to enter on the Sixtyplusurfers Chat & Socialise page. We're offering one lucky…

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Added by Jenny Itzcovitz on October 3, 2017 at 11:15 — 1 Comment

The hazards of fireworks and animals.

We continue to be appalled by the bombing atrocities caused by terrorism and yet every year at the end of November, the UK happily celebrates a failed bomb attempt to blow up the houses of Parliament! The connotations of which I find simply astounding.  What other country would pay homage to a historical terrorist!   

I continue therefore, to be astonished that fireworks are legally sold to the general public.  They are explosives and by their very definition, can be lethal in the…

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Added by Petnanny on September 15, 2017 at 14:20 — 1 Comment

Best Poem Competition - Win Two Ravensburger Puzzles



Hello everyone, we hope you are well.



This month we have a brand new competition for you to enter on the Sixtyplusurfers Chat & Socialise page. We're offering one lucky reader the chance to win Two Puzzles from Ravensburger including Volkswagen Camper Van…

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Added by Jenny Itzcovitz on August 2, 2017 at 18:33 — 1 Comment

Winner of the Best Handy Tip of the Month Competition

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We hope you are all well. We have now chosen the winner for the Best Handy Tip of the Month Competition as featured in the July issue of Sixtyplusurfers.



The winning entry is the Handy Tip about Reviving your Wooden Blinds with Colourful Samples of Wallpaper. We thought this…

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Added by Jenny Itzcovitz on August 2, 2017 at 18:11 — No Comments

BBC Salaries

Hello fellow Sixtyplusurfers.

It's Sunday evening and there's b****r all ont tele, and I feel like a really good rant before I retire to my bed.

The publicity surrounding the salaries paid to BBC presenters, artists, and performers, makes my blood boil. There is b****r all ont BBC box, nowadays, compared with days gone by, and I think it is a disgrace what some of the employees are paid, male and female alike. 

Female presenters including Claudia Winkleman, Mishall…

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Added by Silverfox on July 23, 2017 at 18:56 — 1 Comment

Win a Mio MiVue Dash Cam

Hello everyone, we hope you are well.…

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Added by Jenny Itzcovitz on July 6, 2017 at 12:02 — 1 Comment

Winner of the Best Photograph of the Month Competition

Hello everyone



We hope you are all well. We have now chosen the winner for the Best Photograph of the Month Competition as featured in the June issue of Sixtyplusurfers.



The winning photograph is 'Corn Dog' by Alison.



We loved this stunning photograph of Otis, the cocker…

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Added by Jenny Itzcovitz on July 6, 2017 at 11:40 — No Comments

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