• Beckys Blog Chapter Seven

    Chapter 7 – July 25th 2017 It is the start of the Summer holidays, but a grey and overcast morning. The children’s bouncy castles lie flat and dormant on the Park’s grass. Each Summer Holiday the man arrives with his mixed bag of rides and inflatables, and the quiet lawn becomes a haven for Mums […]

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  • Beckys Blog Chapter 6

    Chapter 6 – June 25th 2017 I find myself at my favourite place 3 days after our New York holiday, sitting under the Bandstand. Two men playing tennis, concentrating hard. On the green sits four people of various ages on chairs. One lady’s voice travels across the park on the wind intermittantly, she gestures wildly […]

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  • Beckys Blog Chapter 5

    Chapter 5 – June 16th 2017 Today Kindle Lady is ambling through the park, my husband said “Morning,”, cheerfully, inwardly I groaned at his boldness, envying this. She looked at us both. “Good morning”, but a smile never appeared. Ted wa sitting in his usual spot, and he nodded at us, each lap we did, […]

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  • Beckys Blog Chapter 4

    And then I realised that to feel more alive, I had to become less afraid, so I did it. Lost my fear and gained my whole life back. What was at the time a chasm in my path, I realise now is just another bump in the road. Chapter 4 October 21st 2016 Making a […]

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  • Becky’s Blog Chapter 3

    Chapter 3 – June 16th 2016 Well my blood test has been done ready for the 29th. I was more apprehensive about this one because I knew the results could be life defining in the near future. My groin and nodes have ached for days and I’m so tired, sometimes waking more fatigued than when […]

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  • Becky’s Blog Lymphoma – Diagnosis and Beyond

    My Diagnosis February 22nd 2016 and beyond When I was diagnosed with Lymphoma on the fateful day, above, I kind of already knew that was what the consultant was going to say. Unfortunately I find the  “C” word (not the extremely rude one, I can’t abide) hard to spit out and it smacks me in […]

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  • Becky’s Blog

    Becky is a Bocking resident, who comes into the Gardens very regularly and loves them dearly. She is fighting, most courageously against Lymphoma, she has volunteered to work in the Gardens but her health did not allow her to continue. She has decided to write a monthly diary of her life in the Gardens, people she […]

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  • Gardens benefit from Huge Fundraising Effort

    On 9th of August Alan Rider and Les Eley of the Semi-Dangerous Sporting Man’s Club presented cheques of £10,000 each to the Herts & Essex Air Ambulance and Braintree & Bocking Public Gardens, as a result of the huge amount of hard work and a great fun evening in laying on the Mid-Summer Ball at […]

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  • What to See in August

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  • What to see in July

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