Omlet Newsletter – Friday, 14th January 2011
Happy New Year! We know it’s a bit late but we needed a bit of a break after all the eggcitement of the 12 offers of Christmas. The good news is that those promotions were so popular we have decided to introduce a ‘Deal of the Week’ for the rest of 2011. You will be able to find out the details of these on our website and in your inboxes every week so keep an eye out – there will be some cracking offers!
It’s great to hear your feedback on the Omlet Newsletter, and it’s nice to know that lots of you find it highly hentertaining…but last month one reader was particularly amused after reading it with her grandson:
“Hi Barbara and co. This might amuse you. I read through every newsletter with my young grandson, and December’s describes your bee-keeping DVD, closely followed by photo of the animals’ Health Pack. The last item is small animal shampoo. “Gran!” he exclaimed, wide-eyed, “Do you have to shampoo the bees then?””
Thank you Pauline – perhaps that’ll be a new product to look into!
We launched our amazing Wooden Pet House Trade-In scheme at the end of 2010 and we have already had a fantastic response. It seems that there are quite a number of people with ‘orrible wooden houses and many came out of the closet when we introduced our tempting offer. It’s not hard to see why – the Omlet Scrappage Scheme allows you to get £50 towards a shiny new Eglu or Beehaus in eggschange for any wooden pet house or hive . No matter what age or condition, we’ll take it off your hands!
We’ve put together a rogues gallery of some of the houses we’ve collected so far and you can click here to see it. And if after looking at the photos you decide that you, too, would like to get rid of your old wooden hen house or rabbit hutch and replace with a clean and colourful Eglu, you can click here for more details!
Harry Potter to Keep Bees?
Keeping bees is growing in popularity year on year with even celebrities getting involved. The likes of Scarlett Johansson, Bill Turnball and Ronnie Corbet have all beecome converts to the sweet life of apiary and it is rumoured that even Daniel Radcliffe has been toying with the idea…
Now that all of the Harry Potter movies have been filmed, Daniel thinks his character should be allowed some peace and quiet after a rather hectic life at Hogwarts. After all, a life of fighting Voldemort can really take it out of you! He had two ideas for Harry – to start bird watching (he is a big fan of owls) or to retire to start keeping bees.
Unfortunately Daniel himself isn’t planning on settling down just yet, he’s got a few more years of acting before he plans on getting a Beehaus!
If you fancy taking up beekeeping this year click here to read our guide!
The best thing about keeping your own chickens is the eggs, and sometimes Eglu owners open the eggport to discover one or two that are out of the ordinary. When Julia visited her hens one morning recently she had a bit of a suprise, finding a tiny egg no bigger than a quail’s egg. It weighed just 4g – not quite big enough for her breakfast. Luckily this was a one-off and the hens went back to laying normally. That is until she found another shocker a few weeks later. This time it was a big egg she found, weighing in at 118g and measuring around 9cm in length.
According to the Egg Leaderboard on Omlet Forum neither of Julia’s eggs are record breakers – amazingly the largest egg so far was 170g. However, we wonder if she has set a new record for the biggest difference in eggs from one hen.
From the Omlet Team