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Life, Interrupted with Simon Thomas

Dilly Carter


Dilly Carter may not be a name familiar to lots of people, but to the many thousands who follow her Instagram account DeClutter Dollies, she's very well known.

Her daily tips and hacks help her many followers to not just declutter their homes, but to declutter their lives.

She's now not just the author of a new book Create Space, which is as much about decluttering our minds as it is our homes, but she's also one of the presenters of the BBC One show Sort Your Life Out.

To everyone watching on, Dilly's life looks one of order, organization and calm but it wasn't always like this.

She was born in Sri Lanka and into a chaotic world as she spent the first part of her life in an orphanage.

Eventually, three years later, Dilly was adopted by a couple living in England.

Dilly's story is a complex one. It's the story of a reluctant man who questioned if he could ever love someone else's daughter.

It's a story of an adoptive mum who had her own battles with being bipolar and the tale of rejection by Dillys blood parents.

And her story is eventually one of acceptance of a couple who came to love her as their own.

Dilly's life so far has brought so much help and hope to others not just practically, but emotionally and mentally as well.

If you have been through life events similar to those described in this episode and you need someone to talk to, please contact The Samaritans, on 116 123

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