Sunday, 27 September 2009
After their first moult at the age of about 13 months chickens become less productive in their egg-laying and so uneconomic. They are thus disposed of or rehomed by people like Little Hen Rescue.
Their feathers are starting to grow back, the bumps and bruises from a lif of over-crowdedness have gone and they are pretty much back to full strength.
Although Glenys has yet to lay an egg, young Trisha has given us one every single day since her arrival.
They are slowly getting used to the free range life and have completely eradicated the spider population in our garden!
So if you are interested in keeping chickens just ask me about it when you order your next pizza!
Posted by Simon at 18:45
Friday, 11 September 2009
Papa John’s is offering pizza lovers across the UK a free Papa’s Pepperoni to highlight the results of a recent study.
An independent taste test has revealed that more people prefer Papa’s Pepperoni to Pizza Hut’s Pepperoni Feast, and now the pizza company, famous for its ‘Better Ingredients. Better Pizza’ promise, is giving people the chance to test the research for themselves.
All UK Papa John’s stores will be giving away free Papa’s Pepperoni pizzas to Pizza Hut customers who have recently tried the less popular Pepperoni Feast.
Simon Wallis, Senior Director of Marketing for Papa John’s UK, said: “We’ve always believed in our pizzas and we are delighted that this independent research has verified the fact that we are delivering a preferred product against our largest competitor.
“We want everybody to find out for themselves why more people prefer Papa’s Pepperoni, so we’re giving away free pizzas to customers who come to stores armed with a Pizza Hut Pepperoni Feast receipt.
“Our pizza has an extremely generous topping of pepperoni, which is 27 percent thicker than Pizza Hut’s. So it’s no wonder the majority of people questioned preferred the taste of the Papa John’s pizza.
“Hopefully, this offer will allow people to taste the difference made by our thicker pepperoni topping and 100 percent fresh dough.”
All customers have to do to claim their free Papa’s Pepperoni is take in a receipt proving they’ve tried the Pizza Hut product. Customers wanting to find out more about Papa John’s pizzas and the recent independent taste test should visit www.papajohns.co.uk .
Posted by Simon at 08:18
Monday, 7 September 2009
Papa John’s Pizza is urging people to support male cancer charities, which remain severely under-funded. The pizza chain is donating 50p from each Everyman pizza it sells to the charity, which is aiming to stamp out prostate and testicular cancers.
Simon Wallis, director of marketing at Papa John’s, said: “We’ve teamed up with Everyman because research into male cancers is 10 years behind that of some other cancers, and we hope people will follow our lead by supporting the charity. We knew that the best way to help would be to look to our strengths – and this is why we have launched our Everyman pizza, which features meatballs, onions and green and red peppers.”
The Everyman Campaign is dedicated to stamping out male cancer by raising awareness about the symptoms, and the importance of treating them. By highlighting this it hopes to raise money to fund life-saving research.
Snooker legend and testicular cancer survivor Jimmy ‘Whirlwind’ White, MBE, said: “I’m supporting the launch of Papa John’s Everyman pizza because together we can raise awareness about the importance of checking for those tell-tale signs. It’s also important to get across that it’s not something to be ashamed of.
“I was very lucky because my cancer was diagnosed during a routine check-up and I had the operation the next day, but many men aren’t as fortunate. Hopefully the meatballs on the pizza will serve as a reminder to check yourself!”
Testicular cancer is the most common cancer amongst men aged between 15 and 44. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in older men, and one man dies every hour from the disease.
To find out more about male cancers visit everyman-campaign.org/ and to order the Everyman pizza see www.papajohns.co.uk
Posted by Simon at 13:38