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bombalurina59
08-11-2013, 08:49 AM
Here's the story of a little adventure Patrick and I have been having during the past 2 two weeks:

Patrick has an e-bay shop where he sells all different kinds of collectables. About two weeks ago he received a message by ITV (a UK television company) that they were still looking for participants for their series "Storage Hoarders" and would he like to take part together with a show partner. First we thought this was a hoax or a scam but after a couple of days Patrick decided to call the number given in the e-mail to find out what this was all about. Well, what can I say? It was for real!

For those of you who don't know the show, this is what it is about: If you have collected or "hoarded" a lot of stuff over the past years and don't really know what to do with it, the "Storage Hoarder" team will come along, sort it all out for you, take some of it to the skip, give some of it to charity shops and the more valuable items will be offered for sale at auction, i.e. be offered for sale to a specialist. At the end of it all you should have an empty garage, loft or shed and made quite a bit of money.

Anyway, to cut a long story short, we decided to participate and two days later our house was invaded by a camera team. All the sequences were filmed and it was very interesting to see just how a show like that was produced. There were periods of just waiting around, there were interviews, periods of frantic activitiy and lots and lots of fun and laughter. The camera team was at our house for two days and then we were sent to London for two days to see one of the specialists and to go to the auction at Chiswick. We sold all of our items at the auction and came away with a lot more money than we had originally anticipated. I must say ITV looked after us very, very well. We were taken everywhere by taxi and train, all our transportation costs, hotel bills and other expenses were paid for and we only had to utter a wish and it was fulfilled. Great and very dedicated people who clearly love and enjoy their job.

We then had two days at home to recuperate and had then to travel by train to Somerset where we were to see a specialist in the hope of selling Patrick's quite extensive collection of cigarette, bubble gum and trading cards. Alas, the condition of Patrick's cards wasn't good enough for this really serious collector but we got an awful lot of information and tips as to where and how we might be able to sell our cards. Again, everybody was extremely friendly and nice and so the day wasn't wasted although we spent most of it on the train and it being Patrick's birthday and all.

So, this was our little excursion into the world of film and television. We don't know the exact date when "our" show will be shown but it will be on ITV, daytime television, probably at the end of September. As soon as I have the exact date, I'll let you all know and whoever lives in the UK and would like to watch it, can do so.

All in all it was a worthwhile, if rather exhausting experience but Patrick and I are both agreed that we would do it again anytime!

queenbee757
08-11-2013, 09:00 AM
Wow, this sound so awesome. I wish I live in the UK to see the show. I love antiquing so this show is up my alley :) Congrats on the great show success!

britnkaysmemaw2
08-11-2013, 10:59 AM
Wow....we have a TV celebrity in our midst! That is fabulous Andrea. Glad that it was a fun experience, and profitable!

Maybe there will be a video of it that those of us who are not in the UK can see! That would be great!

Congrats to you and Patrick.....your life sure has been an adventure since you and he got together again!

DigiLover
08-11-2013, 01:57 PM
how wonderful for you both Andrea. I love watching those type of shows on TV. With a bit of luck it might be transmitted over here in Australia.

Art for Scrapbooking
08-11-2013, 05:53 PM
Wow what a wonderful little adventure that must have been. I so hope I can find it somehow once it has been aired.

Els AW
08-11-2013, 10:23 PM
Super! Can you ask if we can watch it somewhere on internet too?

In Holland we have "when you missed the broadcast" (free translation LOL!)
Maybe you have that also?

bombalurina59
08-12-2013, 01:42 AM
Thank you so much for your interest in our little adventure, ladies! I'm at present trying to get hold of a copy of the finished product myself, as we do not have any means of recording it and we would like to keep it to "show to the grandkids" one day. :)

Here is an internet link where you can watch the show for up to a week after it has been shown. As soon as I know the release date for "our" show, I'll let you know. https://www.itv.com/itvplayer/

Els AW
08-12-2013, 02:42 AM
Thanks Andrea! Will wait for the show :wink:

bombalurina59
08-15-2013, 06:09 AM
Just a quick update: "Our" show of "Storage Hoarders" will be shown on Wednesday, September 18th, at 2pm, UK summer time.

Darlene Currie
08-15-2013, 07:51 AM
Andrea - this is so exciting! I missed this post previously, so I'm glad you've commented here again. Won't that be a trip to watch you two! So glad you were able to sell some of Patrick's stuff and make a profit too!

2SparkleOn
08-15-2013, 05:35 PM
What an amazing experience! That is wonderful that he decided to take a chance and contact them back. It sounds like quite a memorable and profitable opportunity:wink:.

crazyt
08-15-2013, 10:44 PM
How COOL is that!!!! congrats and I can't wait to watch it!

bombalurina59
08-16-2013, 01:02 AM
Yes, Darlene it was sooo exciting and I hope you will be able to watch it on the internet. I forgot to mention that it will be shown on ITV1 (television company) :)

bombalurina59
08-16-2013, 01:03 AM
Thank you for all your lovely comments on this, ladies!

Art for Scrapbooking
08-16-2013, 01:25 AM
I think it is on Lifestyle on foxtel here in australia might have to go to my daughters lol Would you know what the episode number is and series too as that will make it easier to find. I love shows like this lol:rolleyes1:

bombalurina59
08-16-2013, 12:46 PM
I only know it's series 2 but as for the episode No. your guess is as good as mine. I'll try and find out for you, tho. :biggrin:




I think it is on Lifestyle on foxtel here in australia might have to go to my daughters lol Would you know what the episode number is and series too as that will make it easier to find. I love shows like this lol:rolleyes1:

bombalurina59
10-07-2013, 01:12 PM
Just a quick update on this. Anyone who wants to watch "our" show can do so on youtube with this link:

http://youtu.be/ycHLDPCjck4

There are always two candidates in each episode so don't get put off by the other person who is on first. Just bear with it or fast forward. :)

britnkaysmemaw2
10-07-2013, 02:27 PM
I started watching it this morning Andrea, got as far as the Chain Saws, and had to quit because I got a phone call.
I am going to finish watching tonight.
I have to see who won on the chain saws, lol!

It is great getting to see you in "real life" and get to know you a bit!

queenbee757
10-07-2013, 03:11 PM
Love it Andrea. I'm so glad you posted it on youtube. I only wish I was there at the action. I love the stuff you sold :)

Els AW
10-07-2013, 10:52 PM
Nice to see you and Patrick!
And all the stuff he collected, wow, with some things I thought: would like to HAVE that LOL!

Art for Scrapbooking
10-08-2013, 03:02 AM
Well that was just wonderful to watch and so lovely of you to let us into your life. I only wish I could go browsing in those sheds lol. I have problems letting go of special things too - my father was from england and I have a few old interesting things of his and lots from my mum and grandma . We aren't as lucky in australia with access to old tings. When I was in Paris all i wanted to do was browse places and look and buy old books and postcards much to my husbands dismay.
I have to say Patrick seems very sweet and I would love to browse his ebay store too lol

bombalurina59
10-08-2013, 05:52 AM
I give you three guesses who won the chain saw "battle" :wink: I'm so glad you like what you've seen so far - and hope you're not disappointed....:biggrin:





I started watching it this morning Andrea, got as far as the Chain Saws, and had to quit because I got a phone call.
I am going to finish watching tonight.
I have to see who won on the chain saws, lol!

It is great getting to see you in "real life" and get to know you a bit!

bombalurina59
10-08-2013, 05:55 AM
Thank you so, so much - I'm glad you've enjoyed watching it - yes, we're truly blessed here in rural Wales, there are just so many beautiful, old things to be had at auction.



Love it Andrea. I'm so glad you posted it on youtube. I only wish I was there at the action. I love the stuff you sold :)

bombalurina59
10-08-2013, 06:00 AM
I'm so glad you've enjoyed it, Els! And oh yes, Patrick's got some lovely things - our whole house is a virtual treasure trove...:biggrin:




Nice to see you and Patrick!
And all the stuff he collected, wow, with some things I thought: would like to HAVE that LOL!

bombalurina59
10-08-2013, 06:11 AM
Thank you so, so much for your sweet comments, Sharon! I'm really glad you've enjoyed watching the show. I have to say that we are truly blessed here in rural Wales in as much as there are just so many beautiful old things to be found at auction or antiques markets. But that doesn't necessarily help in solving the problem of amassing an awful lot of "stuff".
You're absolutely right, Patrick is a very sweet man and he told me to tell you that you're more than welcome to browse through his e-bay shop: http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Harlequin-Gifts-and-Collectables?_rdc=1





Well that was just wonderful to watch and so lovely of you to let us into your life. I only wish I could go browsing in those sheds lol. I have problems letting go of special things too - my father was from england and I have a few old interesting things of his and lots from my mum and grandma . We aren't as lucky in australia with access to old tings. When I was in Paris all i wanted to do was browse places and look and buy old books and postcards much to my husbands dismay.
I have to say Patrick seems very sweet and I would love to browse his ebay store too lol

2SparkleOn
10-08-2013, 10:25 AM
Thank you for sharing the video link with all of us Andrea. I watched it during my lunch break today. It was a pleasure to see you. :biggrin: You two had some really neat items.

bombalurina59
10-08-2013, 12:17 PM
Thank you so much, Tricia!:curtsey:




Thank you for sharing the video link with all of us Andrea. I watched it during my lunch break today. It was a pleasure to see you. :biggrin: You two had some really neat items.