It’s ‘The Sunday Times’ …
Today I feel compelled to write an explanatory post about our gig with The Sunday Times. I never grow weary of hearing congratulatory remarks from friends, comrades at school, family members and even the milkman, bless his heart. But I feel like a little clarification is in order.
Incase you are planning on skipping over this blog post, because you do not care about the newspaper, I can tell you right now that you need to slow-the-heck-down and have a read. By the time you get to the end you will have 10,000 great r€asons to buy The Sunday Times.
Here are a sample or two of the congratulatory messages we have been hearing :
‘Ah, great work in The Sunday Independent. I love that paper on a Sunday now’ …
‘Hey, I saw the column with you and Ron in The Irish Times last week, great job!’ …
‘I can never find ye in the Sunday papers’ …
So, it appears that there is a bit of confusion about not only which paper we have a weekly column in, but also as to the location of our WiseWords.
I shall explain it in photos ….
But first – as only a good student might do – a quick Wiki explanation on the newspaper scene so you know which one we are writing for.
We have a weekly column in The Sunday Times, Irish Edition. We are fortunate to have this opportunity and love writing for such a prestigious newspaper.
Wiki explains …
The Sunday Times is a national Sunday broadsheet newspaper in the United Kingdom. The Sunday Times is published by Times Newspapers Ltd, a subsidiary of News International, which is in turn owned byNews Corporation. Times Newspapers also owns The Times, but the two papers were founded independently and came under common ownership only in 1966. Rupert Murdoch‘s News International acquired the papers in 1981.
During the 1990s the paper developed a separate version for the Republic of Ireland. A Dublin office was opened in 1993, run by Alan Ruddock and John Burns. Originally the Irish edition extended to little more than a small number of news stories, some columnists such as Eoghan Harris, and the inclusion of Irish cinema listings and schedules for RTÉ One and RTÉ Two in the Culture section of the paper; but by 2005, a separate printing plant, journalistic offices, and many Irish journalists, including Liam Fay, Richard Oakley, Mark Tighe and Colin Coyle who write solely for the Irish edition have led to most of the main news section as well as all other sections being editionalised for Ireland.
The Irish edition of The Sunday Times is not linked to The Irish Times newspaper, which is published Monday to Saturday in Dublin.
The Irish issue sells about 140,000 copies per week across the paper’s entire circulation area, which includes a separate edition for Northern Ireland. The current Irish editor is Frank Fitzgibbon, a founder of the Sunday Business Post.
In March of this year they launched a new section called ‘Sunday’ and that is the section we have been slotted in. This section has a wide range of topics covered – all stories from Ireland about food, wine, travel, … and people. It is one of the ‘keep’ sections….we have been contributing since May 13th 2012.
The Sunday section can be found in the main bulk of the newspaper (not in the plastic wrapped inserts) near the business section
but before you get to the Sports section.
But no where near all the glossy style and culture magazines.
It is important that you know this. Really important.
Because, starting this week – first blurb is in tomorrow’s paper - YOU will be in with the chance to win €10,000 (say it slowly ten thouuuuuuuusaaaaaaannnnd euros) worth of brand spanking new kitchen appliances from Miele. They are particularly proud of their new moisture plus oven technology and can’t wait to deck out some lucky persons kitchen.
Imagine … sigh …
All you have to do is submit a recipe for The Sunday Times Great Irish Dessert off. The entrants will be narrowed down from thousands of entries (says she hopefully) down to a die-hard crew of ten.
To get a jump start on what you need to do, start by clicking on the http://www.sundayclub.ie website and registering (for free) your name and email address. Once you have decided which recipe to enter then you can upload it to that website. The competition starts on Sunday October 14th.
The ten finalists will have to make their way to Dublin (November sometime) and cook, make or bake their fabulous dessert (against the clock master chef style) and compete against each other to win the prize.
The chef and I, alas, are not eligible to enter this wonderful competition.
WE ARE THE JUDGES. (insert small shriek of squealing here please)
What now? A little interested are you?
Yep. I thought you would be.
So lets review the homework.
What is the name of the newspaper you will be buying tomorrow? (and every week for the next five issues at least till the competition ends and shur by then you will be lost without us on a Sunday!)
The Sunday Times.
In which section will you find the competition details and, of course, our fabulous recipe section too?
In the ‘Sunday‘ section, tucked into the middle of the main section of the newspaper.
Imagine …. all those lovely Miele appliances in your kitchen. Ten thousand euros worth.
You have a heads up because you are here reading our WiseWords blog …. Get those thinking caps on and start planning your recipe.
We CAN’T WAIT to try it!
OH – and we will feature the winning recipe on our page too once the dust has settled, of course.
May the best dessert win!
Those are all the WiseWords I have for today,
PS – the hashtag is #MieleSTDessert
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