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BBC1 Hoarding mother and me

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fivegomadindorset Tue 16-Aug-11 22:58:03

It is Jasmine who does A place in the Sun Home and Away and her mother who hoards stuff, interesting watching.

Alambil Tue 16-Aug-11 23:03:09

it is very interesting; you can see the desperation in Jasmine's face but the love she is handling it all with is amazing... wish my mother was so lovingly supportive (she's more a sledge hammer support type, is my mum!)

hester Tue 16-Aug-11 23:05:12

Oh yes, I thought I recognised her.

Such a sad situation.

fivegomadindorset Tue 16-Aug-11 23:05:45

The love does shine through. Are you a hoarder Lewis?

Alambil Tue 16-Aug-11 23:06:50

yes blush

fivegomadindorset Tue 16-Aug-11 23:08:10

Don't be embarrassed at all.

Alambil Tue 16-Aug-11 23:08:12

not QUITE to that extent, but my bath is full of black sacks full of clothes.... (I go to my mother's to shower - I have hot water issues anyway, so would need to even if the bath was empty)

and I have very, very little storage, so the problem is exacerbated...

I need to sort it for DS sad

fivegomadindorset Tue 16-Aug-11 23:10:06

I think Jasmine is much more sympathetic than her brother.

fivegomadindorset Tue 16-Aug-11 23:10:43

I am so sorry for highlighting this Lewis.

Alambil Tue 16-Aug-11 23:11:54

don't be daft!

i highlighted it myself on the thread in chat smile

TalkinPeace2 Tue 16-Aug-11 23:15:16

when my dad dies I will see what he has hoarded

Jajas Tue 16-Aug-11 23:22:21

It's really sad.

I don't particularly like her on the programme but I've warmed to her a great deal watching this and how hard she is trying to help her mother. What a sad situation.

Alambil Tue 16-Aug-11 23:24:17

I like the way they've not vilified her mum.

Alambil Tue 16-Aug-11 23:26:33

lol @ the orgy in a box!

I don't think I'd react like her when I do sort my house; I just get very depressed and bewildered by it rather than panicked... but that would fade, I think

fivegomadindorset Tue 16-Aug-11 23:26:35

No they haven't, it is a very gentle gentle approach.

Alambil Tue 16-Aug-11 23:30:16

although I think the patience just met the end of the line, briefly... (I am on slight time delay - Jasmine's just left....)

StopRainingPlease Wed 17-Aug-11 12:54:07

Yes, this was an interesting programme. But I would love to know why she (the mother) felt she "needed" so many "action figures". Or, indeed, any!

TalkinPeace2 Wed 17-Aug-11 17:03:01

She had/has brought up 7 children, most of whom have left home.
She needs to feel that they and their things are still around her
and that she is still needed
and she needs to know that if she needs something it will be to hand.

The most telling line was when Jasmine said "what would happen if the van full of stuff just drove away"
and her Mum replied "I would never trust anybody ever again"

the stuff is an extension of her

my Dad is a hoarder - the foibles are initially amusing and then infuriating. But the situation can only be managed, never cured.

hardshipuntold Mon 22-Aug-11 18:24:46

what an emotional story - and a loving family

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