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Welcome to 2009

PUBLISHED: 09:18 05 January 2009 | UPDATED: 15:39 20 February 2013

Bringing in the new year

Bringing in the new year

Okay, so a new year lies before us. From the outset it looks pretty bleak, economically and at the moment weather-wise (depending on what your feelings are about snow) but there is still plenty to look forward to in 2009, so don't get to...

Okay, so a new year lies before us - welcome to 2009. From the outset it looks pretty bleak, economically and at the moment weather-wise (depending on what your feelings are about snow) but there is still plenty to look forward to, so don't get too disheartened...

In Surrey, we've got a whole host of massive anniversaries to celebrate, with the likes of Hampton Court Palace, Kew Gardens and Surrey Wildlife Trust all in on the act (find out more in January's Surrey Life magazine)

Then there is further exciting culinary potential on the horizon. 2008 saw a number of celebrity chefs enter the fray in Surrey, with both Gordon Ramsay and Jamie Oliver getting toe holds in the county. Pennyhill Park's The Latymer looks like it could be set to join Surrey's current Michelin starred restaurants (read Surrey Life's guide to eating out in Surrey for more). While, our very own celebrity chef Tony Tobin promises to pull a few tricks from his hat this year (definitely one to keep an eye out for!).

Of course, there is a whole lot more too and we at Surrey Life promise to continue to bring you the goings-on throughout the year - so keep an eye out for the magazine in shops and the odd exclusive or three online...

If you fancy reminiscing about the year gone by at this point, click here, but if you're set to take 2009 on head-on, let us know all about your resolutions, your hopes and dreams, and what you are most looking forward to about the year by contacting us or having your say on the Surrey Life forum.

Happy New Year.

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