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Omlet Newsletter – Friday, 21st May 2010

The sun is shining and this weekend is set to be an absolute scorcher. We eggspect the whole of Britain will be firing up the barbie and enjoying a few cold drinks, but don’t forget your pets during this heatwave. It is important that animals have access to fresh water and it is a good idea to give them a sheltered spot so they can escape from the heat.

Now that the advice is over why not start the weekend as you mean to go on, with some fun and frolics from Omlet…

Rabbit Results

Last month we launched a rabbitastic competition in support of Rabbit Awareness Week, giving you the chance to show off your beautiful bunnies in return for some brilliant prizes. The Omlet inbox was full to the brim with fantastic photos, ranging from pretty pets to quirky characters, and we enjoyed looking at them all. It was a tricky decision to make but we decided on three very deserved winners…

In third place was Jayne’s photo of her rabbit Chip who is five years old and very happy to pose for the camera.

Second place went to Keith for his perfect picture of his pet Terrance holding a dandelion.

But the medal for best bunny photo just had to be awarded to a picture we never thought we would see. Sent in by Harriet (6) and Jack (3), this photo shows Misty, Aslan and Snowy celebrating Aslan’s 6th birthday. They were treated to a yummy cake made of bread, carrot and parsley with wild pink flowers…lucky bunnies. We wonder if they played any party games like Pass the Parsnip.

Thankyou to everyone that entered – it’s great to see you are proud of your pets!

Coming Soon

The Omlet shop is full of eggstraordinary gifts as well as bits and bobs that you won’t find anywhere else. Yes, our range of egg cups is eggstensive, but we have a cracking range of all sorts of kitchenware, including some amazing mugs that are perfect for your morning coffee or your afternoon tea. We have some eggsclusive news for you…rumour has it that there are going to be some new additions to the collection of mugs, arriving in the next few weeks. We are sure they will cause a bit of a buzz and eggcitement with any of you that love chickens or bees.

That’s all we can say for now so keep an eye out…

Adopt a Beehive

Bees have been in the headlines again this week, with the population of the honeybee on the decline again. The good news is that since the launch of the Beehaus the number of newbee beekeepers has increased, and loads of people are doing their bit to help the humble honeybee. However, we had no control over the British weather, and the cold temperatures are not what we need to get bees buzzing. Throw in a disease that has been affecting the fittest and most able of bees and we’ve been left with a very sticky situation indeed.

If you don’t want to take the plunge into beekeeping yourself there are still other ways you can help to save the bees. Growing bee friendly flowers is one step you can take. Another idea is to adopt a beehive. Sponsored by Saga magazine, this is a great way of showing your support, helping the environment and getting a little something in return. You won’t have the responsibility of taking care of a colony of bees yourself, but the money you pay will go towards funding vital research into honeybee health and help to educate beekeepers. You’ll even get a jar of honey from your adopted hive. Like the sound of it? Click here to find out more.

Eggspensive Omelette

Being eggsperts in the field of eggs we know a thing or two about omelettes, so we were shocked to hear of one restaurant serving a very eggspensive version of the classic dish. The Boisdale resturant in London is offering an eggslusive omelette on their menu for a whopping £90! So why the big price tag for this usually ‘cheep’ lunch? Well, the ingredients are somewhat eggstravagant. The eggs come from the Black-Headed Gull and can only be gathered for six weeks a year, by licensed collectors. Add these to some eggsquisite Scottish lobster and crab, fresh English asparagus and Italian truffles and you’re almost there. Then there’s just the dash of champagne.

Although it might sound eggstreme to splash out almost £100 for an omelette apparantly city workers have been more than happy to try it. Click here to read the full story.

New Competition

Talking of omelettes, if you think you could create a cracking one you are going to love our latest competition. With the World Cup fast appoaching it is the perfect time to plan some tasty snacks for eating when watching the games, and what better dish to indulge in than a quick and easy omelette?

We want you to design an omelette that represents one of the football teams in this year’s world cup. How about a fish and chip omelette for England? Or frogs legs for France? We’re sure you can think of some more original ideas than these…with, hopefully, some tasty results. Send us your omelette idea and we will shortlist our favourite 10 to cook up and put to the taste test.

We will have a gallery of the best omelettes and the winner will receive a prize package that is perfect for cooking up the award winning dish. Just send your omelette design tostephanie@omlet.co.uk by Sunday 13th June.

The Omlet Team

P.S. Did you see the Beehaus on BBC London news? There was a story on keeping bees and some of the Omlet team were interviewed on a rooftop in London. They were asked how popular urban beekeeping had beecome, and thanks to the Beehaus the answer was LOADS! Click here to watch the news clip!


Another newsletter so soon? That’s right, and this one isn’t just for rabbit owners… The sunny weather means those of you that keep chickens should be getting loads of lovely eggs by now, so you will love Tom’s recipe for a popular picnic treat. Talking of eggs, we finally reveal the results of the Decorate an Egg Competition, and Barbara will tell you all you ever wanted to know about your breakfast favourite! So pour yourself a cuppa and enjoy a cracking good read – after all, it is fryday!

Competition Results

It seems like ages ago since it was Easter and even longer since we launched the Decorate an Egg competition, but we can finally reveal the long awaited results. It was a tough decision for our eggheads which is why it took so long to reach a verdict, but the winning egg was entered by Mimi Thorne. We were very impressed by her creativity. Her egg was laid by her own pet hen Dottie and she covered it with tissue paper, drawings and glitter, creating a sparkling specimen of an Easter egg! Well done Mimi, enjoy spending your £25 in the Omlet shop.

Amongst the entries we had an email from Gill Stanton, an aspiring hen owner in France. She really had her hands full at Easter, running an Easter egg hunt for all the children in the village. If that wasn’t fun enough there was then a big egg decorating session for all the kids to enjoy. Sounds messy, but Gill says “Forty odd children and paint – we were asking for disaster buy they were angels all of them.” How eggstraordinary!

Competition Reminder

Although Rabbit Awareness Week is now over, our competition is not. You still have until this Sunday to enter. This one is strictly for the rabbit owners amongst you and it is the perfect chance to show off your beautiful bunnies. Whether your pets are perfectly pretty or just funny and furry, we want to see photos. Get snap happy, send your pics to stephanie@omlet.co.uk and you could win some brilliant prizes, as follows:

1st Prize – A selection of goodies worth over £60, including an Omlet tshirt for the proud pet owner, a beware of the rabbits plaque, a funshade and a complete package of Burgess Excel food.

2nd Prize – A smaller selection of Burgess Excel food.

3rd Prize – Burgess Excel Fresh Herbage and Forage.

Any photo that makes us smile could be the winner, and we have already received some brilliant entries, some that made us look twice… Good luck!

New Courses

Now that it’s sunny and dry our selection of courses is booming. There are hen parties all over the country and more and more beekeeping courses added every day. Wherever you are you should be able to find a course close to you and you will be an eggspert in bees or chickens before you know it. These courses are the perfect opportunity to get hands on eggsperience and really see if you want to take the plunge into that new hobby you’ve been considering. We hear they are a lot of fun too…you might even get a piece of cake! Click here to find a course near you.

Meanwhile, we are on the lookout for people to host Omlet’s first Grow your Own, Bake your Own and Make your Own courses. We know there are lots of you that are green fingered and hendy in the kitchen, so why not share your skills and make a bob or two. If you can think of nothing better than sharing a cuppa with a few like minded people and demonstrating your best Victoria Sponge, then why not apply? Just click on the Host your Own Form.

Bee Delicious

Fancy your chances at winning a Beehaus? If you like the idea of spending your Summer days watching busy bees dancing around the garden and enjoying homemade honey on toast this is just for you. The June edition of Delicious Magazine has a special feature on beekeeping and a competition to go with it. The magazine is available to buy now, with loads of fabulous recipes and articles that foodies will love.

The good news is you don’t have to buy the magazine to enter – just visit this website. The question is easy beesy – What is the correct term for beekeepers? Give it a go and you could win a whole Beehaus package to get you started with your new hobbee!

Gardening Products

Now that it’s warm and sunny there’s no eggscuse not to get out in the garden and get growing! Growing your own herbs, fruit and veg will save you money, give you a continuous supply of fresh, organic produce, and keep you healthy, so why not give it a go? Whether you’ve got a large garden or a small patio there are always ways to grow, and our new range of products will help you every step of the way.

The eco potmaker is a nifty gadget that will transform your old newspapers into plant pots to grow your seeds in. The trowel, fork and transplanter are ideal for transferring your paper pots into the ground, and when you’re ready to harvest your home grown goodies why not use a stylish green trug to collect them in? Our fill your own herbal tea bags are a fun way of using your eggcess herbs, or you could store them in our special herb jar.

Click here to check out these and other hendy products to help in the garden!

Rabbit Eglu Winner

Many of you are fans of the Fur and Feathers Magazine and you might have seen the recent competition to win a rabbit Eglu. Loads of people were desperate to win this rabbity good prize but there could only be one winner. That lucky lady was Thelma and she sent the magazine an email to show her appreciation. This has been published in the June issue of the mag, but here is a snippet:

“What a lovely surprise to receive a phone call from Michaela to say I had won March’s competition of the Omlet Eglu which is just perfect for my two house minilops when I put them outside, thank you very much…. It will be ideal to be able to leave my rabbits outdoors now that spring is here, safe in their new home.

The Eglu is easily accessible to clean out and has an integral hay/feeding/bottle area that keeps it all neat in one place. Alot of thought has gone into it’s design and I would certainly recommend one to other rabbit lovers.”

Thelma is clearly a very hoppy bunny!

Click here to find out more about the Eglu for rabbits!

The Omlet Team

P.S. We will be eggsibiting at both Grand Designs Live and the Malvern Spring Gardening Show until Sunday so why not visit us this weekend? The Beehaus, Cube, Eglu and Go will all be on display so it’s a great chance to see just how fabulous they are in the flesh. See you there!


You may be surprised to see there isn’t a single chicken in this newsletter…it’s all rabbit rabbit rabbit! Why? Because bunnies are brilliant and in light of Rabbit Awareness Week we thought they deserved to be in the spotlight for a change. So whether you are a fan of fur or feathers we hope you enjoy this week’s fun and frolics!

Rabbit Awareness Week

Did you know that rabbits are the third most popular pet in Britain? There are between 1.6 – 2 million pet rabbits in the UK today, and it’s no wonder, with their adorable appearance and sweet natured temperament. But sometimes bunnies can be neglected, which is why the Rabbit Awareness Week is launched every year, to help us give our full attention to our pets.

RAW is running from 26th April to 2nd May this year, and there are loads of great things going on. Vets around Britain are offering free health checks for rabbits and there is lots of advice on the website about feeding your pets properly. If you think you’ve got a beautiful bunny you can enter a photo into the RAW gallery and it might be crowned the face of 2010. Visit the website for more info.

What better time to give your rabbit an MOT and some TLC!?

Biggest Bunny

Think your bunny’s big? Take a look at his one! At a staggering 4′ 3” and 3st 7lb Darius has just broken the world record for the largest rabbit. The continental giant breed comes from a family of extra big rabbits and his mother and grandmother held the previous records.

So what’s the secret to owner Annette’s success in breeding record breaking bunnies? She vows “there really isn’t one, other than just treating them well and looking after them”. Darius gets lots of exercise and has a good diet. A BIG diet, in fact, including 12 carrots, 3 apples, 2 bowls of rabbit food and a cabbage each day. Oh, and lots of hay to snack on between meals.

You’d think Darius couldn’t possibly grow anymore wouldn’t you!? But at 13 months old he is expected to have another 6 months of growth left. Crikey! We just don’t think we have an Eglu big enough for this bunny…

Rabbit Obesity

From giant bunnies to giant tummies. You’d think it would be simple to feed a rabbit, wouldn’t you!? Well, according to rabbit experts 80% of pet bunnies aren’t fed the right diet. Most people know that rabbits need fibre in their diet, but not many realise that it is two kinds of fibre they need to keep their digestive systems busy. Indigestible fibre is the kind you see come out as hard droppings, and digestible fibre is moved around before emerging as sticky droppings and then re-eaten to extract nutrition. Rabbits can get very poorly if not given the right amount of both.

There are lots of great rabbit foods available that will give your pets the fibre and nutrients they need, and one option is the Burgess Excel Feeding Plan. Burgess has worked with leading vets to produce the ideal diet for bunnies, which includes herbage, tasty nuggets, nature snacks and a supply of fresh greens and water. You can read the plan and buy the food by visiting the website.

It’s good to feed your rabbit a small amount of fresh fruit and veg such as apples, cabbage, grapes and turnip, but bunnies tummies do not agree with potato, rhubarb, beans or avocados.

You can win some brilliant Burgess food by entering this month’s competition…

Snap Happy

Rabbit Awareness Week are running a competition to find the faces of RAW 2010 which is a great chance for your rabbits to show off their good looks. We don’t think rabbits get enough credit for their appearance so we have decided to run our own competition too. Every bunny is beautiful and they deserve to be admired so we want you to take a snap and send it to us. The best three photos will win some fantastic prizes, as follows:

1st Prize – A selection of goodies worth over £60, including an Omlet tshirt for the proud pet owner, a beware of the rabbits plaque, a funshade and a complete package of Burgess Excel food.

2nd Prize – A smaller selection of Burgess Excel food.

3rd Prize – Burgess Excel Fresh Herbage and Forage.

Send your photos to stephanie@omlet.co.uk by Sunday 9th May. And it’s not just pretty pets we are looking for – any rabbit that makes us smile could be a winner!

Peter Rabbit

A lot of our products on the online shop are aimed at chicken keepers and we realise that those of you that are bonkers about bunnies may have felt neglected recently. That’s why we are so proud to present our brand new range of Peter Rabbit paraphernalia, that rabbit owners everywhere will love. Peter is undoubtedly the most famous rabbit in history so we thought he deserved a place in the wonderful world of Omlet.

You’ll find bookmarks, bags and bibs, along with some other great gifts that we think anyone would be hoppy to receive. Click here to see the full selection.

Shows

After the success of the Ideal Home Show, Omlet have another string of shows coming up shortly. Our next stop is Grand Designs Live, at London’s ExCel. This runs from May 1st to 9th and it is always a popular choice with anyone interested in home and garden design. You can find us on stand G108. Visit the website for more info.

We will also be at the Malvern Spring Gardening Show from May 6th – 9th. Great for budding gardeners, this is the place to find show gardens to inspire and excite. There’ll be talks and demonstrations to give great gardening advice and lots of stalls to buy goodies for the garden. We will be there too so come along and say hello.

The rabbit eglu will be on display at both shows so if you are thinking about keeping rabbits or you want to treat your pet bunnies to some new accommodation you can have a good old look at it and ask us any questions you might have.

The Omlet Team

P.S. The winner of the decorate an egg competition will be announced in the next newsletter.

P.P.S. We are still looking for homemade items to sell in our shop – email stephanie@omlet.co.uk for more info.


We hope you all had a Happy Easter and stuffed yourself silly with chocolate! The Bank Holiday is over but the sun is shining and the weekend is here so there’s lots to be happy about. And here’s a joke to start you off…

Q) Why did the chicken go to the library? A) To check out a bawk, bawk, bawk!

If you’ve got a better joke (that won’t be hard) send it to stephanie@omlet.co.uk.

Win Win Win!

In the last newsletter we announced our latest competition. We haven’t received many entries yet and the only thing we can put it down to is that children everywhere are just too busy eating chocolate to give it a go. Come on kids, you must have finished your eggs by now, and we know you’ve still got a week off school so there’s really no eggscuse not to enter. In case you missed it, the challenge is to decorate an egg. Simple, eh!? Let your imagination run wild and decorate your egg however you like. Kennedy grew cress from hers to create one very crazy egg indeed!

Send a photo of your amazing egg to stephanie@omlet.co.uk for your chance to win a £25 voucher to spend in the online shop. The closing date is April 16th and the competition is open to grown up kids too!

Books that Buzz

Now that Spring has sprung and the British weather is starting to warm up, it is the perfect time to start keeping bees. And if you are planning to start this fascinating and rewarding hobby we have got a bee-rilliant range of books available to help you along the way. Whether you are a complete beeginner and you want to know the basics, or you have some experience but want to learn about breeding or making your own honey wine, we have a book to suit everyone.

Click here to visit the library now.

The Chicken Man

Anyone that reads the Observer might have noticed an eggstraordinary article in the magazine recently. The Eglu, chickens and Alex Horne were spread across four pages of the mag, for a very hentertaining read about keeping hens. Alex went from stand up comedian to chicken man in a few months and this article tells all about his journey from novice to bird obsessive.

He decided to keep chickens after his wife suggested it, and it wasn’t long before he came across Omlet on the internet, saying “Omlet’s iconic Eglu chicken house design looked so (yes, I’m going to use the word) hip that I was sure my impulsive decision was a good one”. He wasn’t disappointed with his decision, and after watching the new arrivals shake their booties for a while he named them Beyonce and Shakira. Alex soon became Mother Hen to the pair and was devoted, but that was not the end of it…

To read the whole of Alex’s story click here.

Feeling Crafty

The Omlet shop is full of eggciting and eggstraordinary gifts and gadgets but we are about to launch a brand new category of handmade crafts and we need your help. There are already a few handmade goodies available, but we want to give you the chance to add your own creations to the collection.

If you have crafty fingers and have something you think we could sell on our shop just contact stephanie@omlet.co.uk. Send a photo and description of your creation and we will get in touch. If you prefer to send a sample of your product you can – just send to Omlet Ltd, Tuthill Park, Wardington, Banbury, Oxon, OX17 1RR. Don’t be shy – anything goes!

Design Museum

You might remember us mentioning that the Beehaus had been nominated for the Brit Insurance Design of the Year award, a few weeks ago. It was a great achievement to bee nominated, but unfortunately we didn’t quite make it to the top this time. Min–Kyu Choi was crowned the overall winner for his innovative design of a folding plug. (You never know when you might need one of those.)

The good news is that the Beehaus is still on display at the Design Museum until October 31st. This is an exciting exhibition showcasing all the award nominees and anyone with a passion for design and technology will find it fascinating. For more information please visit the website.

The even better news is that we have two exhibition tickets to give away. Just answer this simple question for your chance to win the pair: Which five colours is the Beehaus available in? Send your answer to stephanie@omlet.co.uk by April 16th. Good luck!

The Omlet Team

P.S. If you want to learn more about beekeeping why not go on a course? They’re running all over the country, so click here to find one near you!


Another newsletter so soon? That’s right, and this one isn’t just for rabbit owners… The sunny weather means those of you that keep chickens should be getting loads of lovely eggs by now, so you will love Tom’s recipe for a popular picnic treat. Talking of eggs, we finally reveal the results of the Decorate an Egg Competition, and Barbara will tell you all you ever wanted to know about your breakfast favourite! So pour yourself a cuppa and enjoy a cracking good read – after all, it is fryday!

Competition Results

It seems like ages ago since it was Easter and even longer since we launched the Decorate an Egg competition, but we can finally reveal the long awaited results. It was a tough decision for our eggheads which is why it took so long to reach a verdict, but the winning egg was entered by Mimi Thorne. We were very impressed by her creativity. Her egg was laid by her own pet hen Dottie and she covered it with tissue paper, drawings and glitter, creating a sparkling specimen of an Easter egg! Well done Mimi, enjoy spending your £25 in the Omlet shop.

Amongst the entries we had an email from Gill Stanton, an aspiring hen owner in France. She really had her hands full at Easter, running an Easter egg hunt for all the children in the village. If that wasn’t fun enough there was then a big egg decorating session for all the kids to enjoy. Sounds messy, but Gill says “Forty odd children and paint – we were asking for disaster buy they were angels all of them.” How eggstraordinary!

Competition Reminder

Although Rabbit Awareness Week is now over, our competition is not. You still have until this Sunday to enter. This one is strictly for the rabbit owners amongst you and it is the perfect chance to show off your beautiful bunnies. Whether your pets are perfectly pretty or just funny and furry, we want to see photos. Get snap happy, send your pics to stephanie@omlet.co.uk and you could win some brilliant prizes, as follows:

1st Prize – A selection of goodies worth over £60, including an Omlet tshirt for the proud pet owner, a beware of the rabbits plaque, a funshade and a complete package of Burgess Excel food.

2nd Prize – A smaller selection of Burgess Excel food.

3rd Prize – Burgess Excel Fresh Herbage and Forage.

Any photo that makes us smile could be the winner, and we have already received some brilliant entries, some that made us look twice… Good luck!

New Courses

Now that it’s sunny and dry our selection of courses is booming. There are hen parties all over the country and more and more beekeeping courses added every day. Wherever you are you should be able to find a course close to you and you will be an eggspert in bees or chickens before you know it. These courses are the perfect opportunity to get hands on eggsperience and really see if you want to take the plunge into that new hobby you’ve been considering. We hear they are a lot of fun too…you might even get a piece of cake! Click here to find a course near you.

Meanwhile, we are on the lookout for people to host Omlet’s first Grow your Own, Bake your Own and Make your Own courses. We know there are lots of you that are green fingered and hendy in the kitchen, so why not share your skills and make a bob or two. If you can think of nothing better than sharing a cuppa with a few like minded people and demonstrating your best Victoria Sponge, then why not apply? Just click on the Host your Own Form.

Bee Delicious

Fancy your chances at winning a Beehaus? If you like the idea of spending your Summer days watching busy bees dancing around the garden and enjoying homemade honey on toast this is just for you. The June edition of Delicious Magazine has a special feature on beekeeping and a competition to go with it. The magazine is available to buy now, with loads of fabulous recipes and articles that foodies will love.

The good news is you don’t have to buy the magazine to enter – just visit this website. The question is easy beesy – What is the correct term for beekeepers? Give it a go and you could win a whole Beehaus package to get you started with your new hobbee!

Gardening Products

Now that it’s warm and sunny there’s no eggscuse not to get out in the garden and get growing! Growing your own herbs, fruit and veg will save you money, give you a continuous supply of fresh, organic produce, and keep you healthy, so why not give it a go? Whether you’ve got a large garden or a small patio there are always ways to grow, and our new range of products will help you every step of the way.

The eco potmaker is a nifty gadget that will transform your old newspapers into plant pots to grow your seeds in. The trowel, fork and transplanter are ideal for transferring your paper pots into the ground, and when you’re ready to harvest your home grown goodies why not use a stylish green trug to collect them in? Our fill your own herbal tea bags are a fun way of using your eggcess herbs, or you could store them in our special herb jar.

Click here to check out these and other hendy products to help in the garden!

Rabbit Eglu Winner

Many of you are fans of the Fur and Feathers Magazine and you might have seen the recent competition to win a rabbit Eglu. Loads of people were desperate to win this rabbity good prize but there could only be one winner. That lucky lady was Thelma and she sent the magazine an email to show her appreciation. This has been published in the June issue of the mag, but here is a snippet:

“What a lovely surprise to receive a phone call from Michaela to say I had won March’s competition of the Omlet Eglu which is just perfect for my two house minilops when I put them outside, thank you very much…. It will be ideal to be able to leave my rabbits outdoors now that spring is here, safe in their new home.

The Eglu is easily accessible to clean out and has an integral hay/feeding/bottle area that keeps it all neat in one place. Alot of thought has gone into it’s design and I would certainly recommend one to other rabbit lovers.”

Thelma is clearly a very hoppy bunny!

Click here to find out more about the Eglu for rabbits!

The Omlet Team

P.S. We will be eggsibiting at both Grand Designs Live and the Malvern Spring Gardening Show until Sunday so why not visit us this weekend? The Beehaus, Cube, Eglu and Go will all be on display so it’s a great chance to see just how fabulous they are in the flesh. See you there!

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Omlet Newsletter – Friday, 7th May 2010

Another newsletter so soon? That’s right, and this one isn’t just for rabbit owners… The sunny weather means those of you that keep chickens should be getting loads of lovely eggs by now, so you will love Tom’s recipe for a popular picnic treat. Talking of eggs, we finally reveal the results of the Decorate an Egg Competition, and Barbara will tell you all you ever wanted to know about your breakfast favourite! So pour yourself a cuppa and enjoy a cracking good read – after all, it is fryday!

Competition Results

It seems like ages ago since it was Easter and even longer since we launched the Decorate an Egg competition, but we can finally reveal the long awaited results. It was a tough decision for our eggheads which is why it took so long to reach a verdict, but the winning egg was entered by Mimi Thorne. We were very impressed by her creativity. Her egg was laid by her own pet hen Dottie and she covered it with tissue paper, drawings and glitter, creating a sparkling specimen of an Easter egg! Well done Mimi, enjoy spending your £25 in the Omlet shop.

Amongst the entries we had an email from Gill Stanton, an aspiring hen owner in France. She really had her hands full at Easter, running an Easter egg hunt for all the children in the village. If that wasn’t fun enough there was then a big egg decorating session for all the kids to enjoy. Sounds messy, but Gill says “Forty odd children and paint – we were asking for disaster buy they were angels all of them.” How eggstraordinary!

Competition Reminder

Although Rabbit Awareness Week is now over, our competition is not. You still have until this Sunday to enter. This one is strictly for the rabbit owners amongst you and it is the perfect chance to show off your beautiful bunnies. Whether your pets are perfectly pretty or just funny and furry, we want to see photos. Get snap happy, send your pics to stephanie@omlet.co.uk and you could win some brilliant prizes, as follows:

1st Prize – A selection of goodies worth over £60, including an Omlet tshirt for the proud pet owner, a beware of the rabbits plaque, a funshade and a complete package of Burgess Excel food.

2nd Prize – A smaller selection of Burgess Excel food.

3rd Prize – Burgess Excel Fresh Herbage and Forage.

Any photo that makes us smile could be the winner, and we have already received some brilliant entries, some that made us look twice… Good luck!

New Courses

Now that it’s sunny and dry our selection of courses is booming. There are hen parties all over the country and more and more beekeeping courses added every day. Wherever you are you should be able to find a course close to you and you will be an eggspert in bees or chickens before you know it. These courses are the perfect opportunity to get hands on eggsperience and really see if you want to take the plunge into that new hobby you’ve been considering. We hear they are a lot of fun too…you might even get a piece of cake! Click here to find a course near you.

Meanwhile, we are on the lookout for people to host Omlet’s first Grow your Own, Bake your Own and Make your Own courses. We know there are lots of you that are green fingered and hendy in the kitchen, so why not share your skills and make a bob or two. If you can think of nothing better than sharing a cuppa with a few like minded people and demonstrating your best Victoria Sponge, then why not apply? Just click on the Host your Own Form.

Bee Delicious

Fancy your chances at winning a Beehaus? If you like the idea of spending your Summer days watching busy bees dancing around the garden and enjoying homemade honey on toast this is just for you. The June edition of Delicious Magazine has a special feature on beekeeping and a competition to go with it. The magazine is available to buy now, with loads of fabulous recipes and articles that foodies will love.

The good news is you don’t have to buy the magazine to enter – just visit this website. The question is easy beesy – What is the correct term for beekeepers? Give it a go and you could win a whole Beehaus package to get you started with your new hobbee!

Gardening Products

Now that it’s warm and sunny there’s no eggscuse not to get out in the garden and get growing! Growing your own herbs, fruit and veg will save you money, give you a continuous supply of fresh, organic produce, and keep you healthy, so why not give it a go? Whether you’ve got a large garden or a small patio there are always ways to grow, and our new range of products will help you every step of the way.

The eco potmaker is a nifty gadget that will transform your old newspapers into plant pots to grow your seeds in. The trowel, fork and transplanter are ideal for transferring your paper pots into the ground, and when you’re ready to harvest your home grown goodies why not use a stylish green trug to collect them in? Our fill your own herbal tea bags are a fun way of using your eggcess herbs, or you could store them in our special herb jar.

Click here to check out these and other hendy products to help in the garden!

Rabbit Eglu Winner

Many of you are fans of the Fur and Feathers Magazine and you might have seen the recent competition to win a rabbit Eglu. Loads of people were desperate to win this rabbity good prize but there could only be one winner. That lucky lady was Thelma and she sent the magazine an email to show her appreciation. This has been published in the June issue of the mag, but here is a snippet:

“What a lovely surprise to receive a phone call from Michaela to say I had won March’s competition of the Omlet Eglu which is just perfect for my two house minilops when I put them outside, thank you very much…. It will be ideal to be able to leave my rabbits outdoors now that spring is here, safe in their new home.

The Eglu is easily accessible to clean out and has an integral hay/feeding/bottle area that keeps it all neat in one place. Alot of thought has gone into it’s design and I would certainly recommend one to other rabbit lovers.”

Thelma is clearly a very hoppy bunny!

Click here to find out more about the Eglu for rabbits!

The Omlet Team

P.S. We will be eggsibiting at both Grand Designs Live and the Malvern Spring Gardening Show until Sunday so why not visit us this weekend? The Beehaus, Cube, Eglu and Go will all be on display so it’s a great chance to see just how fabulous they are in the flesh. See you there!

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This entry was posted in Newsletter on May 7th, 2010 by admin