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Omlet Newsletter June 30th 2009

Hello!

Roll up, roll up, get your Omlet newsletter…from foolish foxes to fabulous funshades to free range eggs, this week’s newsletter is crammed full of all things fantastic. So put up your feet, enjoy the sunshine and take five minutes to read the latest!

You can Keep Quail too!

Have you ever thought about keeping quail? These little birds are great layers, make lovely pets and area good alternative to chickens as an introduction to egg laying pets. They can be kept in even the smallest of gardens and, even better, they will live very happily in an eglu.

You can buy an eglu package specifically for keeping quail. It is largely the same as the chicken eglu but it comes with the small bird set, to keep them safe and sound inside the run, and the small feeder and drinker. The twin walled insulation and draught free ventilation keeps quail warm in winter and cool in summer, and the 2m steel weld mesh run allows them to run around freely while keeping safe from foxes. The eglu can comfortably house six quail and now we can deliver these quails to you if you are within our van delivery area.

Omlet quail are Italian breed, known for their temperament, egg laying and attractive plummage. We only deliver mature females so they should start laying in a matter of weeks and as with chickens you don’t need a male. However, you can happily keep male quails in urban areas without disturbing neighbours as they don’t crow.

The quail package is available for £340 and quails are £8.00 each. Phone 0845 450 2056 nowto place an order.

Cabbage-ball is a favourite past time for quails

 

The Fun of a Funshade

You may remember us announcing a very eggciting competition a few months ago…we asked you to get your paints and pencils at the ready and design us a funshade. Thankyou to all those that entered, we received some brilliant designs and some very colourful creations. It was a tough call but after months of deliberation our panel of eggsperts have finally come to a decision.

The overall winner is Debbie Thorne, with her design title ‘A Few Chooks in the Garden’. We love her use of colour and the cheeky chicken design. Well done Debbie, a £50 voucher is on its way to you so you can buy all the funshades you like.

There were two other entries that we thought deserved prizes too. Emily Landale did a great design of cracked eggs which she named ‘Splat’ and Dominic Bourne’s fun design of chickens eating and drinking from a glug and grub would look splendid aboard any eglu.

The Omlet Hall of Fame’s favourite funshades

Caption Competition

Our latest competition has already had a great response but there’s still time to send your entry in. Our Caption King is still on holiday and the photo on the right has been left with no funny one-liner to bring it to life. So if you think you’re up to the job and you want to win a prize you need to get thinking. After all, Baby Mikey, Ash and their chick make a funny little team and they deserve a cracking caption, don’t you think!?

Send your entry to stephanie@omlet.co.uk by Tuesday 7th July for your chance to win. The best captions will be published in the next newsletter. Good luck!

What’s the caption? You decide!

Egg Cups Rating Sky High

It’s no secret that we like a good egg cup here at Omlet and we are always on the look out for egg cups out of the ordinary. We strive to bring you the best selection in our online shop and our variety of these little marvels has recently been recognised by none other than Sky. No, regretabbly our egg cup collection has not been on the tv, because we admit that even our egg cups wouldn’t make for a very eggciting programme, but it has featured on their website.

Suzanne Elliot has come up with the top 10 egg cups on the Sky Life and Style website. And we don’t just feature once…oh no, our smashing egg cups feature no less than four times! Our highest flying egg cup is the VW Campervan at number 2 in the chart. This little beast has always proved popular with chicken keepers and van drivers alike, and at £3.42 it’s a lot cheeper than a real VW. Perfect for holiday eggs!

Read where else we rated here.

Mr Fox

The eglu is a great way to let pets run around outside while keeping safe from foxes, and we have heard from two customers this month that have photos to prove how attack-proof it is.

Sarah spotted a fox trying to get to her chickens, Maud and Gertie, in their eglu, in London recently. Instead of running out to scare off Mr Fox she grabbed her camera and took some snaps of him attempting to break in from every angle. She said “Hoorah for the fox-proofness of the eglu and thank you for making something that enables us townies to keep hens in safety.”

And it doesn’t stop there…Jenni’s guinea pigs have also been kept safe from foxes, having withstood four attacks in the last two weeks. She has had her eglu for a year and claims it is definitely fox proof, saying “The only casualty was the sun shade which was ripped in places. The foxes failed to get in even without the ground mesh & the ground pegs being in place. I’m sure they will try their luck again but I am confident the eglu will defeat them.”

Now that’s what we like to hear!

“Not by the hairs on our chinny chin chins, we will not let you in!”

Cooking corner

We are over run with eggs! I think it has something to do with the vast quantities of spinach and radish leaves that I am feeding the hens. Apart from a slight broody spell which was quickly nipped in the bud, we are getting a full house nearly every day. Not that I am complaining! They are drinking so much with the warmer weather, so we have put out extra water for them.

You may remember the deal with the vicar last month. A cake for the village fete in exchange for duck eggs? Well, it seems that one will not suffice. “Several cakes would be splendid”. The Vicar announced at the Post office the other day. “Much appreciated Tom”. Who am I to question a man of the cloth?

So here is my tried and tested method for the perfect sponge. Ideal for making use of fresh eggs and home grown strawberries, straight from the garden…no one can resist a slice! Make sure that all the ingredients are at room temperature and you can’t go wrong.

Victoria Sandwich

168g Self Raising Flour
168g Softened butter
168g sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 tbsps milk

Jam, cream & strawberries to fill

1) Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy
2) Gradually add the beaten eggs a little at a time. Add a small amount of flour if it starts to curdle.
3) Fold in the flour, baking powder and vanilla.
4) Add a tbsp of milk and mix. Add more milk if the mixture looks too thick.
5) Divide between 2 sponge tin and bake in a preheated oven for 20 mins at 190C until the sponge is golden brown and springs back when pressed.
6) Allow to cool completely and fill with jam, whipped cream and sliced strawberries. Sprinkle with caster sugar and enjoy!

A victoria sandwich fit for a queen

Vegging out

All the hard work is starting to pay off as I start to harvest some of my fruits and veggies. It never seems quite real sometimes, but one night the produce fairy arrives and food appears in your garden just for you. At the moment we have a glut of strawberries all sweet, red and juicy. The thing I love about strawberry plants is they insist on giving you more every year. It’s about this time that they start to produce runners, little plants with their own root system start wandering off to find a place to grow. If you’re clever you provide them somewhere, a little pot full of compost underneath them with the “runner” pegged down will produce a lovely plant for next year or to give to a friend. Wait until Winter to sever it from the old plant.

We’re also at the beginning of a courgette explosion. Another plant that is so generous, the more you pick the more you get. They need to be well watered at this time of year. Just don’t leave them on the plant for too long. A week can be the difference between a courgette and a small marrow! Do cut them rather than twist them off, this provides a smooth surface that will scar quickly stopping any nasty bacteria or fungi to sneak in.

The rhubarb is also fantastic right now if you hadn’t forced it. Just delightful!

Although it’s great to enjoy the fruits of your labour it’s time to think about Autumn and Winter crops. By next month I should have lifted my garlic and onions leaving me with a couple of empty beds. So now I’m sowing miniature pumpkins, pak choi, kale and winter cabbages in pots and modules. Once the beds are clear I can than plant these small plants and they’ll be ideal to see me through those cold months that seem so distant now. Pumpkin seeds should germinate really easily now. Remember to sow them on their sides about 2cm deep so that they can turn shoot upwards once they’ve germinated. Keep them well watered, they’re thirsty little chaps.

If you have spare beds the pak choi, kale and cabbages can all be directly sown into the earth. Make a shallow trench with your finger or a stick about 1-2 cm, scatter the small seed evenly along it spacing about 3-4 inches, fill the trench in with the soil you displaced and water well. In a couple of weeks you’ll have healthy seedlings. Remove any that are weak or cramped. These are all members of the brassica family and can all be sown in the same bed, just remember to give them protection against the cabbage white butterflies using an insect netting or you’ll lose the lot!

You can also sow more carrots and beetroot this month. They won’t grow to massive proportions but are ideal for baby Summer veg.

Hopefully you’re all starting to reap your harvest, however small and are starting to enjoy the results of your dedication. And if you’re lucky enough to have a glut of strawberries like me, they make a delicious Victoria Sponge…see Tom’s recipe!

Strawberries that just keep on giving

The veg guru begins halloween preparations early

Course host of the week

Julia & Alexander

Where and with who do you live? We live near Wigan, Lancashire, with Stuart (husband/dad) & Ethan (son/ little brother aged 5) & 3 cats.

How long have you been keeping chickens? Just over 2 years, since the beginning of May 2007

What made you decide to keep chickens? A whim- the eglu & hens were an early birthday present for me ( Julia). I did have some limited experience of chickens in the past, my great-uncle used to keep them. As a child I used to also chicken-sit for my parent’s neighbour when she went on holiday. The Omlet forum has also proved invaluable to give us the confidence to even begin to think about keeping chickens, with superb chicken information & best practise ideas. It still amazes us how ingenius
chicken-keepers are!

How many chickens do you have and what are their names? We have 11 chickens.The hybrids- the Gingernut Rangers Buzz (Lightyear!) & Poppy, a Bluebelle Gertrude & a Speckledy Rosa. The bantams- a White-crested-blue Poland Petra & a white Silkie Ella. The Light Sussex chicks which we hatched ourselves- Nacho, Burrito & Tortilla (the boys) & Pippa & Kate-short-for-Bob ( the girls). The boys are destined to be our Sunday roast once they start to crow.

What’s your favourite thing about the Eglu? The design is so funky & the eglu & cube are a doddle to keep clean & look after.

What do you like doing when you’re not hosting hen parties? Julia- I work part-time, & when not at work I play the roles of housewife, mother & friend. Alexander- when I am not at school I like to play my bass guitar, football, with my friends & with the chickens.

Why did you decide to become a hen party host? Julia- previously I have had a couple of people visit my eglu informally & I found out then that I could chat about my chickens till the cows come home. It took me a while to make up my mind to decide to become a hen party host, but I’m glad that I did. Alexander- I help my mum as “payment in kind” for my bass guitar lesson costs! I also enjoy helping her.

When was your first course and how did it go? It was in June last year, we had 5 guests & it went really well, even though I (Julia) was very nervous before hand.

What do your courses include? We spend most of the time in the garden chatting about our experiences of chicken-keeping, handling the hens & then have a demonstration of how we clean the cube & the eglu. The course lasts for two hours, & for the final half hour or so we come inside to the warmth of the kitchen
for some home-made lunch & more chicken-chat. If its sunny we can sit outside, but that doesn’t happen much. We usually chat so much the courses always seem to run over the alloted time.

Have there been any course disasters? None as such, unless you count the time we were demonstrating how to do the weekly check for lice on a hen, & found lice on ours for the first time. We were mortified, but the guests were quite happy about it, & pleased that they now know what to look for if their hens ever get lice. Also, at the last party it had a really heavy rain shower, so we sheltered in the walk-in chicken run & just kept on going regardless.

What’s the best thing about being a hen party host? Meeting the guests, of course. We’re always amazed at just how far people will travel to come to one our parties. When guests cuddle Buzz (our very friendly chicken) for the first time the look on their faces says all that we need to know.

Why should people attend a course? There’s nothing like the real thing. Although you could learn all you possibly would need to know about chicken-keeping from a book, our guests tell us time & time again that having the hands-on experience is invaluable, rather than just having head knowledge & reading about
hens. And if anyone is any doubt about whether chicken-keeping is for them or not then we’re sure that just one cuddle from Buzz would dispel that doubt……

Course Review

“A fabulous morning with Julia, Alexander and their lovely chickens. It was very informative in a lovely, relaxed and social environment. Everything that you need to know to start you off as well as many more handy tips and ideas to make keeping chickens that bit more enjoyable, not to mention the excellent egg sandwiches. Well recommended! Thanks Julia and Alexander, the Gingernut Rangers, Speckledy, Silkie, Poland, Bluebell and Sussex’ for a great time!” By Andrea White.

Julia and Alex love to chat chickens

You’re going to have to run quicker than that if you want those meal worms girls!

The skelter has been voted the #1 ride by eggs

Alex promises you will be hentertained by some eggstraordinary tricks…

…and some very cute chicks

Upcoming Course

Summer Evening Hen Party for Beginners with eglu and cube
Thursday 9th June, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Wigan, Lancashire

Click here to book now.

 

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Star Products!

Here is just a small selection, go online to see the full range.

Earthenware Chicken Hanger

This charming, decorative hanging chick is entirely handmade at a small pottery in Shropshire, using the highest quality white earthenware clay and glazes. As each piece is individually hand cut, modelled and decorated no two are the same. Just like real chickens, each one seems to have its own personality and facial expression. Comes complete with wire hanger and legs.

Available in small (12″ x 6″) or large (15” x 8”), in black or cream.

Buy small now for £16.00

Buy large now for £19.50

Egg Cup & Egg Spoon Set Melamine – Pop

With the yolk from your softboiled egg and these four colourful eggcups you’ll have a whole rainbow on your breakfast table. Now if that doesn’t brighten up your morning what will?! Four solid melamine eggcups in pink, orange, red and yellow that will give great, long lasting quality.

And why not buy the set of matching spoons to complete the set? The perfect size and shape for eating your boiled eggs.

Buy egg cup set now for £10.00

Buy egg spoon set now for £7.50

Bowls Colourful Melamine Set of 6

A kitchen is incomplete without a set of mixing bowls and this set of six will ensure you are well prepared for all your baking needs. Ranging in size from 12cm – 30 cm they are great for all sorts, and because they stack together so easily they won’t take up much room in your cupboard. They are made from melamine which is known to be a strong, hard wearing and really long lasting material. And we know you will love the selection of bright colours on offer – baking need never be dull again! Suitable for dishwasher use.

Buy now for £25.00

Keeping Bees by Paul Peacock

Keeping bees has become more popular than ever before, but if you don’t get what the buzz is about, you may want to read this. Perfect for beginners, and the more experienced, this practical guide will tell you all you need to know about the venture of bee keeping. Not convinced? Three words – honey on toast!

Buy now for £10.99

 

Omlet world

We’ve always said that chicken keeping isn’t just for country folk, and it seems the people of New York have realised that they too can keep chickens in their city backyards. ABC News’ Nightline recently highlighted that keeping chickens is becoming more and more popular in America during the recession. It seems that everyone would prefer to eat free range eggs from their own hens than buy battery farmed eggs from the supermarket. And it’s easy to see why – they taste better, are more nutritious, and come from happy hens! And once you’ve bought your eglu and chickens you will be repaid with a life time of free eggs. If you missed it you can watch the news feature by clicking on the image, curtesy of ABC news.

Omlet team

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Omlet Newsletter June 16th 2009

Hello!

The last couple of weeks have been dull and dreary, but do not fear, we have brought you another newsletter fresh from Omlet HQ to brighten your day. In this issue an eglu owner from Hutton tells us how happy hens make her, a boy from Brum shares his eggsperience of hatching chicks, and another brilliant competition for you to enter. And with Father’s day just around the corner one of our star products may be just the gift you were looking for to treat your Dad.

But first, for some celebrity eggs…

Decorated Eggs

Last month we asked you to send us photos of your decorated eggs, in celebration of the great Clown Egg Register. Although no clown designs were received, the entries you did send were much funnier.

In third place was Lewis’ take on the 118 men; it was the hairy chest detail that won it for him and we won’t be forgetting that number in a hurry. Second place went to a dustbathing chicken by Alexander; we fear this beauty may have turned into a pancake soon after. And the winning entry…the one and only pop princess Britney Spears, who doesn’t seem to have cracked the art of miming yet. Well done Anna!

Caption Competition

Our star photo this month is a real beauty and it had us cracking up. There’s something missing though; our king of captions has vacated his throne for a few weeks so Baby Mikey, Ash and chick have been left with no comedy one-liner. They are well deserving of a cracker of a caption and we think you might be able to help. In fact, in the past our caption competitions have been so popular with you lot that we know you will come to the rescue. And there’s a great prize on offer for the best one.

The closing date is Tuesday 7th July, so you’ve got a few weeks to think up your caption and send it to stephanie@omlet.co.uk. Good luck.

Hatching Chicks

Keeping chickens is great, but have you ever thought about eggspanding the family and hatching chicks? It’s not as tricky as you might think, as Lewis eggsplains later in the newsletter, and it can be a very special and eggciting eggsperience. Ok, enough of the egg puns for now. If you love the thought of having a few fluffy chicks hopping around your eglu there are a few bits and pieces you will need to get you started.

Visit our new ‘Chicks’ section of the online shop to find all the products you will need; a state of the art incubator that makes hatching eggs simple, a feeder and drinker specifically for small birds, and a special set that transforms your eglu into a home that’s safe and sound for chicks. You’ll be playing mother hen before you know it!

Eggshell Speakers

Japan is renowned for its weird, wacky and wonderful inventions, always one step ahead of the rest of the world, and when we heard about this little creation we couldn’t believe it! A man by the name of Gomhi has performed the impossible…turning a pair of delicate, little eggshells into a working loudspeakers.

Gomhi says “they sound narrow, but I’m pleased about the result”, and apparently classical guitar music sounds the best. Don’t try listening to heavy metal or the shells may crack and the sound will scramble.

Keeping Bees

In the last newsletter we asked if any of you are keen beekeepers. We had a good response and it is great to know that lots of you are doing your bit to help prevent their decline, and enjoying honey along with your fresh eggs.

Lynne Dare emailed us about the arrival of her bees. Her and her husband, Tim, have kept chickens in an eglu cube for over a year and love them. After thinking about keeping bees, the experience of keeping hens geared Tim into finding out more. He did his research and attended a “Beekeeping for Beginners” course. The two of them also joined the Gloucester Beekeeping Association and Lynne says “Beekeepers seem to be a bit like Chicken lovers – once you start them talking about bees – you can’t stop them!” Their bees were ready to collect on June 6th and they took them home in their nucleus box . Due to the damp weather they had to transfer the frames from the nucleus to the hive quickly. Although Lynne hadn’t been around bees before she felt confident in her protective bee suit, with Tim’s guidance and the smoker at hand. She says “It was a success and now our bees are safely installed in their new home. So far so good!”

Simon Guest told us he keeps bees too. He said “they never do exactly what you want them to” and he thinks they are fascinating to watch, especially while bringing in the pollen. Apparantly the only problem is not having enough time in the day to enjoy watching them.

And newly qualified bee keeper Mark Dewey was called two days after the last newsletter to be told there was a swarm ready for him to collect. He couldn’t believe it

 

Pop Princess’ identity poached

The first self stirring pancake mixture

118’s new service for chickens

The ultimate sound eggsperience for hen keepers!

Lynne and Tim know it’s important to bee prepared

Cooking corner

Set of Four Blomus Easy Egg Cups

Eggs should be given the respect they deserve through perfect cooking, delicious accompaniments, and, of course, magnificent presentation. And these stainless steel egg cups will make your all important egg seriously stylish. They stack together for easy storage, are simple to wipe clean, and look cool and classy upon any plate. Comes as a boxed set of four.

Buy now for £10.49

Who knew eggs could get this stylish?

Vegging out

Barbara’s having a well deserved break this month, and we’ve got a resident writer to step in. Lewis is an eglu owner who has great eggsperience of hatching chicks. He’s written this guide to help you if you want to have a go!

Hatching chicks is an amazing experience for people of all ages, but not to be undertaken lightly. A lot of thought has to go into the planning of the incubation and working out what you will do with the birds after they hatch.

I’ve been surrounded by chicks for quite a few years of my life as I’ve grown up with them visiting children’s farms where I later got a job, where we hatched many different rare and pure breed chickens every day of the year amongst other poultry; both under broodys and in incubators. Last summer I helped to raise 650 free-range turkeys from day old poults – it was fascinating to see how fast they grow and watch their massive personalities develop.

After 2 years of keeping chickens in the garden and being surrounded by chicks at various farms, I decided that I wanted to hatch some chicks of my own. I knew I’d need an incubator and after reading about many different models I chose to build my own as I had the flexibility of making it to my own specifications. After weeks of planning and building, I went and collected the eggs from a local breeder. 18 days after putting the eggs in the incubator I successfully hatched 9 quail chicks. Within minutes of the first egg starting to pip the house was full of neighbours, family and friends who’d come round to watch them hatch.

Incubating is a complex science, and to have a 100% successful hatch is a rare occurrence. Things that have to be taken into consideration when hatching are temperature, humidity, turning the eggs, how eggs are transported and stored; all of these things need to be carefully monitored and controlled to give eggs a chance and to have a hope of hatching chicks. There are some amazing digital incubators on the market which will control all of these things with the press of a button, but I prefer the hands on method and it makes the end result a bit more special. It’s really a personal choice with which incubator you use, with the main deciding factors being how many eggs you want to set and how often you’ll use it; if you think you’ll hatch more than once it’s worth spending a little bit more. An automatic incubator is much easier but they’re often one of the more expensive options. You could hire a new model incubator each time and the company it comes from will often take back any unwanted chicks.

Eggs can be sourced from local breeders, magazines or can be ordered online and posted to you. You should leave the eggs next to the incubator for 12 hours to acclimatise, after which you can “set” them in the incubator. The day you set your eggs is day 0 meaning large fowl should hatch on day 21 (bantams taking 18 days). If you have a manual incubator you will need to turn the eggs 3 times a day to stop the chick from sticking to the shell. You’ll also need to provide humidity by placing some water in the incubator. You should stop turning your eggs 3 days before they’re due to hatch, top up the water reservoir and then do not open the incubator for the next 3 days (if you do you could lose vital humidity). All being well the chicks should hatch by themselves. When fluffy they should be placed into a brooder (a plastic storage box/old fish tank with a heat lamp hanging above it, with a non-slip mat in the base) where they will stay for a few weeks before they can be moved outside into an eglu with a chick base.

The next thing for me is to hatch some Crested Cream Legbar chicks at school. They will be going into an automatic incubator, and then hopefully 3 weeks down the line we will have some little chicks running around to entertain us in Biology, sorry educate us on variation and genetics. After a few weeks in school I’ll be keeping them at home in their eglu which arrived this week, the Cockerels will be going off to local farms to start little families of their own. We’re looking forward to the blue and green eggs already!

Lewis has chosen this month’s brilliant star photo and we want you to write a funny caption for it. Send to stephanie@omlet.co.uk to win!

Lewis’ Star Photo of the Month

test
Can you write a cracking caption?


This UFO has just delivered a breed of alien chicks


You wouldn’t want this little turkey for your Christmas dinner!

Course host of the week

Sarah Denham

About You

Your name and age: My name is Sarah Denham and I’m 42.

Where and with who do you live? I live in Hutton, Brentwood, Essex with my husband Buzz and our children Izzy (age 12) and Tom (age 10).

Your occupation: I am a Dog Groomer.

What pets do you have? We have four dogs called Archie, Poppy, Daisy and Frankie, and two chickens.

What is your favourite outfit? I’m normally found in jeans and wellies but love heels and a bit of sparkle once in a while!

What is your favourite season? My favourite season is Spring as I look forward to longer sunny days.

What is the most important thing you have ever lost? Our son Tom in Customs at Gatwick airport earlier this year. Fortunately he eventually appeared through the ‘nothing to declare’ channel.

What is the most daring thing you have ever done? Run away from Tom at Gatwick airport…only joking! Selling doughnuts on a nudist beach in the South of France as a teenager. Or sliding down the roof of the marquee at the school summer ball aged 41.

Who would play you in a movie of your life? Catherine Tate. Tho Buzz would quite like Cameron Diaz for a wife!

What song do you most like dancing to? I don’t need much encouragement to get up and dance – the cheesier the song the better!

If you could be anywhere else in the world right now where would you be? With family and a bunch of friends on a beach in North Norfolk on a hot sunny day would be pretty perfect.

About Your Chickens

What are your chickens called? Our girls are called Flora and Marvel.

What do your chickens like eating more than anything else? They go crazy for cooked spaghetti and are partial to a few mealworms.

How many eggs do you get a week and what’s your favourite way of preparing them? Flora started laying while we were on holiday recently and we get an egg most days. Marvel has yet to produce although we think she is younger than Flora. Izzy is a great omelette maker so she’s in charge!

Do you bake more cakes now you have your own chickens? I’d like to say yes but baking’s not my strong point! I’m sure Izzy will when Marvel starts laying.

Do your chickens have a party trick? Dead-heading the geraniums!

What’s been the most surprising thing about keeping chickens? How quickly they became tame and friendly and their individual characters. We all adore them.

Can you imagine life without chickens? No! They are great fun to have around and are already part of the family.

It’s a tough life being a Denham hen, you get fed…

…cuddled…


…stroked…


…and fed some more.

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Star Products!

Gifts just for Dads…

Egg Cup Set of 2 – Robots Gear / Explorer

This is one for the boys. Well, for the Dad’s that are still kids at heart. Futuristic yet retro, geeky but cool, these egg cups will conjur up memories and stir imaginations. With robots at the ready, breakfast is guaranteed to be the most eggciting meal of the day, and it’ll be that bit extra special if you cook it for him! Made of fine english creamware.

Buy now for £12.23

Cufflinks – Breakfast

If you’re not the best cook in the world and the idea of making your Dad breakfast in bed fills you with dread, this is the perfect alternative. It’s still breakfast, sort of, just the type you wear, not the type you eat. It takes no cooking, will last much longer than a fry up and it will show him that the thought was there. Brighten up his day and his shirt!

Buy now for £10.49

H2gO Bag

Make the gardening just a little bit easier for Dad! When a watering can is too small and there is no hose pipe in sight this is the perfect solution for gardening needs. This simple H2gO bag can be filled with up to 80L of water, placed in a wheelbarrow, and transported around the garden or wherever it’s needed. The fitted spout makes it easy to pour out the water, by gently tipping the wheelbarrow up, and the non slip mat means the bag won’t move around during transportation.

This is a simple but highly effective solution for gardeners, builders and farmers and it can be used for many tasks such as watering plants and filling up buckets for animals to drink from.

Buy now for £9.99

BBQ Sword

There aren’t many things a Dad can call his own, but the barbecue is one of them. And it is very important that he dresses for the job with this almighty bbq sword and musketeer mask combo. Of course we wouldn’t be encouraging the use of a real sword, but this has no blade, just a twin pronged fork, for the perfect steak stabbing tool. When teamed with black clothes and the free cut-out mask he will be transformed into a true musketeer, and prepared to battle with the burgers and defeat the drumsticks.

Will amusing you all he’ll obviously be believing he is the coolest bloke in the land, and if, during all the excitement, the meat looks more massacred than mouth-watering, he can believe that his identity has remained a secret.

Buy now for £11.75

Omlet world

You may remember us telling you about the filming for a French documentary about Omlet. The camera crew filmed the eglu, the team and the chickens to show how fun and easy hen keeping is.

Well we struck fame in France last Tuesday evening when it aired on channel M6. If you live in France and you missed it you can watch it here, and if you live in the UK I’m afraid you’ll just have to wait until we’re on the telly here.

If you live in France you can now buy an eglu too.

Cliquez ici pour visiter le site!

Gwen is always ready to take your French orders
Omlet team

 

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