Omlet Newsletter – May 29th 2014
Are you smiling? We hope so. This photo just goes to show that hens make people happy, and we’re feeling the happiness just looking at it. Any of you that keep chickens will know that they provide far more than just the eggs (which are far superior to those bought in a supermarket, by the way). A chicken will provide you with around 6 eggs a week, but, more than that, she will entertain you, amaze you with intelligence and show you affection. Really! Chickens are some of the most amusing and fascinating pets you could own, and much easier to keep than any cat or dog.
If you have never kept chickens before, now is the time to do so. With June just around the corner, you could be brightening up the garden with a colourful Eglu and some comedian hens in no time, and while away those summer evenings with free hentertainment. If you think that sounds like a jolly good idea, find out more about the Eglu, and keeping chickens, here!
Welcome to the New and Improved Qute!
The brilliant Qute Hamster and Gerbil cage is now back in stock and better than ever. Our dazzling design team have made some clever changes to the Qute, making it even more user (and hamster) friendly than before.
Qute now comes with a new and improved exercise wheel. It has been designed to be silent when in use, meaning you won’t be kept awake at night when your darling hamster or gerbil decides to go for a midnight jog. The wheel mounting has extremely low friction bearing inside, resulting in a much smoother turn. This is good for the hamster and excellent for you. Another great feature is the new solid floor. The majority of the floor is made from clear plastic, allowing you to get a good view of both the top and bottom of the cage and your pet. A slightly raised grid surface design provides grip, without being uncomfortable on small feet, and a section of mesh either side offers good ventilation and allows bedding or debris to fall into the tray below.
Qute is available in white, birch and walnut, meaning you can choose one to fit in with your bedroom, lounge or study furniture. It’s the perfect option for anyone wanting a pet, without the eyesore of a traditional cage.
There are just two days left to enter this month’s marvellous competition with Sawday’s Canopy & Stars. Win a relaxing short break for two in the Pembrokeshire countryside, and get away from the hustle and bustle of every day life.
Retired BT canteen truck, Matilda, has been converted into a cosy, rustic den, at the foot of the Preseli Hills. You’ll find nothing but peace and tranquility in beautiful surroundings…oh, and the odd kune kune pig. 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!
If switching off from everything and getting back to nature sounds like your cup of tea, enter our competition today. Simply answer the question on our competition page and pop in your details. But be quick, because the competition closes at 11:59pm Saturday 31st May.
Enter into the Great Golden Egg Hunt and Win an Eglu!
The Eglu Egg Cups are in stock and eggcited to be travelling to locations around the world. Many of these little beauties have landed at their new homes already, and some of these tiny Eglus have been eggstra special…containing magical golden eggs. Our golden hen is still laying, and that mean there are more eggs to find, so why not order your Eglu Egg Cup today?
Find a golden egg and you could win your breakfast. A jar of marmalade, a loaf of bread, some scrumptious Dorset Cereals or an Omlet voucher are waiting to be claimed, amongst many other fun and fabulous prizes, and there is even a full sized Eglu Classic up for grabs. Sound eggciting? Join in the Great Golden Egg Hunt today!
Pigeons Love the Eglu Too!
A little bird tells us that pigeons have been raving about the Eglu Classic recently. Well, one pigeon at least… a rather lovely bird that goes by name of Shiny Pigeon. She’s a crafty, creative breed that likes to blog when she’s not flying around. Earlier this year, Shiny Pigeon introduced an Eglu and two chickens to the nest to try and move one step closer living the good life. After a lot of research into keeping hens, she chose the Eglu for its ease of cleaning and to avoid red mite. She’s been eggstraordinarily happy with her choice – so much so that she’s written a marvellous blog post all about it.
It may be the first time the Eglu has been described as a hobbit hole (we will be contacting the producer of Lord of the Rings shortly), but Shiny Pigeon has written some splendid things about Omlet’s original chicken coop. She loves how quick it is to clean and that she can tip the contents of the droppings tray straight into her composter. And, who could forget those delicious fresh eggs every day!?
Whether pigeon or person, you, too, could be enjoying the benefits of keeping chickens and collecting tasty eggs with an Eglu. Click here to find out more today!
Tweet of the Month!
@omlet thought you might like this one ‘Chicken & Chips’
Thank you Joanna Coleman, we loved it! We would be interested to know if they prefer ketchup or mayo with their chips though.
Tom’s Banana and Blueberry Loaf
Looking for a tasty way to use up over ripe bananas? This lovely loaf is a fruity alternative to a traditional banana bread. We think it’s berry nice indeed!
You will need:
100g soft butter
200g self raising flour
2 large eggs
3 large bananas, mashed
1 tsp vanilla extract/seeds from one pod
(you can also add 75g of sultanas or dried apricot as well)
1) Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
2) Add the beaten eggs and vanilla.
3) Add the banana and blueberries.
4) Fold in the flour.
5) Pour into a lined loaf tin and bake at 160C (fan) for 1 hour until golden brown and a skewer comes out clean. Transfer to a wire rack and allow to cool for a few minutes, then turn out. (Freezes very well. )
New products for you and your pet!
Mr Tea Infuser – You’ve heard of ants in your pants, but we bet you’ve never heard of tea in them! A fun alterntive to a boring tea bag, Mr Tea is ready to be loaded with loose tea and dunked into your mug of hot water.
Justice League of America Egg Cups – To protect the world and save the day, all superheroes must eat their breakfast, and a boiled egg is perfect for packing a protein punch. Your eggs will look the part in these costumes!
Racing Car egg Warmer – Beep beep. Your egg will be ready to hop aboard the breakfast eggspress and take a spin around the table when equipped with this racing garment. Hand crocheted from 100% cotton.