How do you live? Surrounded by stuff, or is your domestic life one of simplicity and spareness? Anyone who has ever had to sort through a relative’s belongings after a death poignantly understands just how much we collect in a lifetime. The objects we surround ourselves with may or may not be worth money. More often it’s "sentimental value" that makes us keep such a plethora of things.
For journalist Helen Elliot beauty has always been the over-riding factor for acquiring something and never letting it go. But as we’re about to hear, today she is re- evaluating the way she lives and looking at all the objects around her in a different light.