Omlet Newsletter 2nd May 2014
Are we eggsperiencing deja vu, or did we only just have a bank holiday weekend!? Are we complaining? Are we heck! It’s set to be a sunny one, so every man, dog and chicken can enjoy three days of fun and frolics, whatever you have planned. If you’re stuck for ideas, might we suggest you try a bit of egg decorating!? You could win a prize while you’re at it (see below for details).
As for us, we’ll be relaxing, after last weekend’s busy schedule. We had a splendid day out in London to celebrate Omlet’s 10th birthday, including a ride on the London Eye, speedboat experience and one or two glasses of champagne. Of course, we wanted you all to join us but we couldn’t hire a big enough bus!
Nevertheless, we hope you have a marvellous weekend, with, perhaps some of your own celebrations. Don’t be tempted to give your hens any bubbly, but please do make sure their water is topped up as the temperature rises.
Win a Relaxing Break for 2 in Beautiful Pembrokeshire
Ever wish you could escape reality for a few days? Want to get away from the hustle and bustle of every day life and find a little pocket of peace somewhere to relax? Desperate to hide away in a haven of tranquillity, where the only noise you’ll hear is the occasional cluck of a hen? Well, here’s your chance…
We’ve teamed up with the splendid Sawday’s Canopy & Stars to offer one lucky couple a unique getaway, in the glorious Pembrokeshire countryside. Think peace, privacy and pure relaxation, at the foot of the Preseli Hills, where you can switch off from everything and enjoy getting back to nature.
You’ll stay in Matilda, a retired BT canteen truck that has been converted into a cosy, rustic den with floral décor and homely touches. Hidden in a glade, with a picnic table, a spacious outdoor bathroom and hot shower, this spot is so private you can even leave the door open for a view out to the trees!
For your chance to win a three night stay for two at Matilda, simply answer the question on our competition page and pop in your details. The competition closes at 11:59pm Saturday 31st May. Good cluck!
Is this Omlet’s Oldest Chicken?
Having recently celebrated our 10th birthday, we have been reflecting on the last deggade of Omlet. Over the last 10 years we have delivered thousands of Eglus, met loads of wonderful customers and clipped an awful lot of chickens’ wings, but, sadly, we don’t always get to hear how our hens are getting on. That’s why we were thrilled to hear from one customer recently…
Sarah bought her first Eglu from us back in 2005, along with two hens, Cagney and Lacey, and it’s brilliant to hear that one half of the duo is still with her, and full of beans. At 9 years, Lacey may be a golden oldie, but Sarah tells us she is still happy, healthy and having a blast with three new hen pals.
Lacey may well be one of the oldest Omlet hens, but we wonder if any of your girls are sharing our 10 year birthday!? Let us know if your Gingernut or Pepperpot was delivered in 2004, and please send us a photo! They might just receive an eggstra special birthday present…
US Egg Skelters now in More Colours
Eggciting news for chicken keepers, bakers and egg aficionados in the USA – our range of Egg Skelters has just eggspanded. Now in a choice of four colours and two sizes, you can pick a skelter to suit your style, your eggs, and your kitchen.
The Egg Skelter is the perfect accessory for keeping your lovely free-range eggs in order, at room temperature and proudly on display. By adding eggs to the back of the Skelter and taking them from the front, you will ensure that you always use the oldest egg first. This is particularly hendy for chicken keepers, when eggs are collected on a daily basis. No more spending time on organising eggs and no more wastage. Hooray!
Yours Magazine Give Rollabowl the Thumbs Up!
Now that the Easter Eggs have been polished off, it’s a good time to swap chocolate for fruit and get zesty! Give your snacks a makeover, and give your fruit bowl one too, with our fantastic new product, the Rollabowl. Take it from us, when apples and satsumas are displayed beautifully, they are far more a-peel-ing to eat, and the Rollabowl offers a fresh and funky storage solution that works wonders.
Recently featured in Yours Magazine, the Rollabowl stands out from regular fruit bowls, due to its clever design that allows the separation of soft and hard fruit. Keep your delicate grapes in the centre hollow and stack heavier fruit, such as apples, on the grooved edge, to prevent bruised fruit.
Yours Magazine gave Rollabowl the ‘we love’ stamp, and the folks at Omlet have certainly been getting their fix of fruit since its arrival, so why not join us and roll your way to five a day, with Rollabowl!
Decorate an Egg and Win an Eglu Egg Cup!
Need some inspiration for things to do this bank holiday weekend? We’ve got just the thing! Enter our Egg Decorating Competition and not only will you have hours of hentertainment without spending a penny, but you could win yourself an eggcellent prize. Get the kids involved too and enjoy some peace and quiet while they get eggsperimental.
We suspect you might like a challenge, which is why we put our own egg decorating skills to the test to show you what you’re up against. Now, Omlet employees have a lot of eggsperience in the egg department, so it’s fair to say that our entries could have given Fabergé a run for his money. (Ok, that might be pushing it). The winning office egg, titled ‘Romany Lady’, is pictured above but we want to see if you can do better.
Think you’ve got it cracked? Then here’s how to enter. Decorate your egg, take a photo, and send to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name, age and address, and use ‘Egg Decorating Competition’ as the subject line. The competition will close on 31st May and we will be choosing winners in the following categories: under 12s, 12-17yrs and 18yrs+. Two winners from each category will win an Eglu Egg Cup Breakfast Set, and we may award some eggstra prizes too, depending on their eggstravagance. Ok, ok, en-ouef puns for now.
Celebrate Omlet’s 10th Anniversary with 6 Issues for just £10
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New products for you and your pet!
Popcorn Treat with Garlic – As your hens are unlikely to be going to the cinema any time soon, why not treat them to some popcorn in the comfort of their coop!? Flavoured with garlic, this ones is eggstra yummy!
Ms Food Face Plate – We wouldn’t usually encourage kids to play with their food, but this is just too much fun not to. Add a broccoli bouffant, pasta pigtails or onion ear(rings) to get the children to eat their veggies.
Snugglesafe Gobble Stopper – Does your dog’s dinner disappear in a flash? This clever device is the perfect solution. Place over your pet’s food to instantly slow eating speed and make meal times far more civilised!