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The Omlet Blog Archives: July 2012

Omlet Newsletter – Friday, 27th July 2012

Why to Eat Eggs for Breakfast

Weekends are the perfect eggscuse for lazy mornings and big breakfasts, and now there’s another reason why you should get the pancakes on and the bacon under the grill…because eggs are healthier than ever before!

A recent report revealed that eggs today are better for us than they were 30 years ago, due to the diets of chickens. Hens are no longer fed meat and bonemeal, but healthier foods such as vegetable oil, meaning that they are producing eggs with 70% more Vitamin D, 13% less calories and 20% less fat than previously. A medium egg now has just 66 calories, while a large egg comes in at 78.

Adding two eggs to your diet every day will give you two thirds of your recommended amount of Vitamin D, which is essential for a healthy body, and they are full of protein. So get boiling, poaching and scrambling and enjoy a healthy breakfast this weekend!

Holiday Homes for your Pets

The Summer holidays have finally begun and many of you will be jetting off on holiday over the next few weeks…but have you sorted out care for your pets yet? For cat, rabbit and guinea pig owners in Salisbury, we have disovered a gem of a place to take your pet.

The Riverside Cat Hotel is a luxury boarding cattery that has provided accomodation for cats for several years. With double-glazed units, insulated sleeping quarters, activity centres and an extensive feline menu, it has it all. But since April, owner Pam has welcomed rabbits and guinea pigs to stay too! These lucky pets get to stay in a 5 star Eglu, where they can eat, sleep and run around as they please. We hear the garden views are great too!

Due to its popularity, Pam plans to add more Eglus to the collection soon, but if you want to book your pets in to the Riverside Hotel, it’s best to do it quickly!

Book your bunnies into a boarding Eglu and they won’t miss you one bit!

Kids Living in Eglus

You’d be surprised how often we get sent photos of children in Eglus, but this one gave us a real giggle. Joanne’s sons Fin and Ewan decided they’d better test out the new chicken coop before letting the hens in, and they proved that it was definitely spacious enough. We can’t quite work out how the boys got out after their eggsperiment, but Joanne assures us that they evacuated before the chickens moved in!

Omlet’s new delivery drivers are a right pair of double yolkers!

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Omlet Newsletter – Thursday, 12th July 2012

It’s Show Time!

It’s been quiet on the show front lately but we will be back with a bang on Wednesday for the RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park. This time, the star of the show will be the Hungry Bin and a few hundred resident worms. Worm composting and gardening go hand in hand, and gardeners rave about the effect of worm tea. So come and talk to our experts about the wormery…we promise you won’t have to give the worms a hand shake!

The RHS Flower Show runs from 18th to 22nd of July and it is a fantastic show to visit. You’ll find gorgeous show gardens, spectacular floral displays and homegrown fruit and veg galore, as well as loads of stalls bursting with goodies for you to buy.

Buy your tickets in advance and save £5 per person! We hope to see you there!

Wordsearch Competition

All this rain may be frustrating but it does give you the perfect excuse to curl up on the sofa, have a cuppa and relax with a wordsearch. And if you complete this wordsearch correctly, you might just win yourself a brilliant prize too!

Solve our (ironically) themed summer wordsearch email an image of the solution to by midnight on Thursday 19th July for your chance to win. The prize is a £30 voucher to spend on any of the fabulous items on the online shop… a rain cover for the Eglu perhaps!? Good cluck!

Words: Fishandchips, icecream, deckchair, sunshine, barbeque, seaside, picnic, swimming, caravan, camping, showers, umbrella.

Click on the wordsearch to see it full-size!

Compostwoman Tests Hungry Bin

Have you heard of Compostwoman? Environmental Educator, Forest School Leader, Holistic Therapist, Community Veg Growing Advisor and Master Composter, this woman knows all there is to know about gardening…and she’s supposed to be retired! Compostwoman certainly doesn’t put here feet up – when she’s not composting, growing fruit and veg, or volunteering, she’ll usually be writing her poplar blog The Compost Bin. So we couldn’t think of anyone more perfect to test out our latest composter, the Hungry Bin.

Compostwoman set up her Hungry Bin last Friday and it took her less than 10 minutes to build. A few days later she reported on the latest goings on in the new Worm Composter. Due to the rain the worms had been moved to the top of the Hungry Bin, but the lid had contained them. She had been concerned that the Worm Tea collection tray would have filled with rain water, but the design had kept it sheltered. She also reported that the worms were ‘busily working away’ so ‘they must be happy in their environment’.

So far, so good with the Hungry Bin trial, and you can keep updated by reading The Compost Bin blog!

Win a Hungry Bin!

How would you like to get your hands on a free Hungry Bin? The Guardian are giving away a Hungry Bin Super Starter Pack, worth £225, to one lucky person. It’s easy to enter, you just need to answer one simple question on their Gardening Blog website, but you’d better get a wriggle on, because the competition closes at midnight tomorrow.

The Super Starter Pack includes the Hungry Bin Worm Composter, worm composting guide, 500g of composting worms and 30 litres of worm bedding.All you need to add is your food waste!

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