January, 2010 - A ramble through Surrey - Surrey Life - Archant Community

January, 2010

Leatherhead Business Awards, a tour of the county and BBC Surrey

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In the middle of a frantic few days I try to pop up for air. I'll keep it short. Yesterday saw advertising manager Damien St George and I visit the magnificent Cherkley Court (sadly not open to the public for the 2010 season) for the Leatherhead Business...

Not quite a walk in the Surrey Hills

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Perhaps it's because I'm reading too many Bill Bryson books at the moment (if such a thing is possible), but I seem to be getting a real fixation on the idea of walking for walking's sake Perhaps it's because I'm reading too many Bill Bryson books at...

GF Watts and the Surrey dinosaur

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There I was, walking past London's V&A and who should I bump into but this striking fellow There I was, walking past London’s V&A and who should I bump into but this striking fellow. Known to you and me as GF Watts, regular readers will know...

Kew Gardens on Google Street View

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It took me awhile, but today I spent a mildly disorientating morning taking a lazy stroll through Kew Gardens via the comfort of my well cushioned office chair. It's quite incredible It took me awhile, but today I finally spent a mildly disorientating...

From Ham House to Richmond Park via David's

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It's not often that you get met at the gates of a National Trust property by two burly security guards It's not often that you get met at the gates of a National Trust property by two burly security guards (I hasten to add, those guards were not the pictured...

There be oil in them there hills

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The battle over gas and oil exploration in the Surrey Hills continues apace, with residents having until Monday January 25 to object to Europa Oil & Gas's latest plans to target Leith Hill The battle over gas and oil exploration in the Surrey Hills continues...

If it can go wrong, it will

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Whether it's the English weather leaving staff stranded or Surrey Life towers doing its upmost to fall apart at the least opportune moment; it's been a bit of a battle. The motif for the February magazine could have been: if it can go wrong, it will ...

Day 1 - learning the art of survival

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It's oh so quiet and getting just a little lonely here at Surrey Life towers ... It’s oh so quiet and getting just a little lonely here at Surrey Life towers ... That’s the view out of my office window, by the way, where the council seem to...

The real Sherlock Holmes

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It's elementary, my dear Watson. Isn't it? Well apparently not... As interest in the great detective hits new heights with the release of Guy Ritchie’s take on his tale, a worldwide appeal for financial backing to save Sherlock Holmes creator Sir...