We hope you are well.
This month we have a brand new competition on the Chat & Socialise page. We we're looking for the Best Photograph of the Month on the Sixtyplusurfers Chat & Socialise page.
The prize is a Soft Pretzel Maker from Find Me a Gift.
To enter the competition all you need to do is post your…
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We hope you are all well. We have now chosen a winner for the Best Handy Tip Competition.
The winning entry is by Maryemm and is about how she decorates her plain black shoes with clip on earrings from the local junk shop. We thought it was a great way to get lots of use out of one pair of shoes, and also a good way to save space on holiday packing - giving your shoes lots of different looks for the price of one.
Thank you 'Maryemm' for sending in your…
I don't know if this game was just what us local kids made up or did others around the country play it? We'd take an old stocking and put a tennis ball down into the toe of it, then you'd stand with your back against a wall lifting your leg you'd swing the stocking ball under your leg as fast as you could then swing it either side of your body, the idea was to get as fast as you could at it.
Another game we played was Jacks and I loved my ker knockers.
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the number of different electrical cables we need these days is enormous. I solved the problem by labelling the centres of toilet and kitchen rolls and using these as cable tidies.
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Just a quick reminder. The kindle version of my novel "A little Piece for Mother" is free from Amazon for 5 days, ending Friday May 17th. Currently 6 in Kindle Historic Novel chart and is 5* customer review book. Hope you will download and enjoy. Thank you.
Keeping the theme of memories going, this is another excerpt from my latest book entitled 'This is the Life' by Chris R. Pownall - I hope it provides the odd smile!!
The excerpt is taken from chapter 4 entitled - Memories of Leek
Leek is a small market town in Staffordshire where Pat I have lived during two separate periods of our married life.
While thinking back to my childhood a dim and distant memory sprang to mind - does anyone remember a rope swing tied to the lamp post?
It was looped onto the bars which were just under the lamp. We would sit on this loop and with our feet, push on the post, then swing around the lamp! Downside, was getting many a crack on the head when the swing came into contact with the post!!! Great fun overall though!
It couldn't be done nowadays though - apart from the tall…Continue
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Burt's Potted History Rambles.
Ted Lancaster is known as "Burt" to his ex Royal Navy pals.
I had done a lot of stage drama work in Junior School and was the teacher's pet in all acting productions. None of this surfaced at Secondary School. Not until Teachers' Training College, my subsequent school teaching career and The Citizens' Theatre did I become involved in…Continue
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This is a short excerpt from my most recent book entitled 'This is the Life'. I hope it jogs some of your childhood memories, and reminds you of games we played in the 1950s.
Village Games – Please remember that when I was a very young lad playing in Bosley village, we had no television and of course, none of the electronic devices such as computers, X Box and Nintendo D.S. devices that most children have today. For sure we had some toys to…Continue
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We hope you are well.
This month we have a brand new competition on the Chat & Socialise page. We want you to share your Handy Tips and ideas in our brand new 'Handy Tips' Group on the Sixtyplusurfers Chat & Socialise page.
The prize is a Breakfast Collection Kettle and Toaster from Philips.…
We hope you are all well and enjoying the lovely sunshine.
We have now chosen a winner for the Best Travellers Story.
The winning entry is Tom's Trip to Egypt by The Crafter.
Thank you 'The Crafter' for sending in your moving story. And we wish you and Tom all the very best for many more happy holidays.
Thank you to everyone who entered the competition, there were some fantastic holiday stories.
We now how a brand new…
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