Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

My Sweet Hoard

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

My Sweet Hoard

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HOARDER Sue shares her home with nearly 100 dolls, seven dogs, four cats, two parrots, hundreds of knick knacks - and her partner Neil.

The couple, from Nottinghamshire, can barely enter some of the rooms in their house and have to clamber over piles of clothes and trinkets on the stairs. The kitchen looks like a bomb site.

"I am 100% unhappy, this is not the way I live," says Neil, who despairs of Sue's repeated trips to charity shops and online shopping. "She just doesn't know when to quit, I think she's lost the plot with it."

But Sue, 59, is happiest when opening a brand new doll, which she can then play with, changing the nappy and clothes.

"I love stuff. I can't say no when people offer me things," she says. "But I can't see the light at the end of the tunnel. …

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