In my late teens I moved into a studio flat in Kemp Town, Brighton. My parents sent me off with their old kitchen goods. Amongst the box was a set of Catherine Holm saucepans given to them as a wedding gift in the late 60's. Only I didn't know that when I was 18. I thought they were a nuisance as food stuck to the bottom of the pans and they burnt and were impossible to clean so a few years later they were left behind in a house share. How I kick myself now.
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