When you’ve most of your belongings in boxes stacked beneath the stairs, save for a blackened pan you half intended to leave behind, two mugs, two plates and a blanket. Before you’ve so much as put the kettle on, thought about refreshing the white of a wall, hanging curtains or sweeping out the debris left below the grate of the fire; you must first notice what it is you have arrived into.
You are living with a new character between you. Someone you met by chance and who will spend a great deal, if not all of your life by your side. This is your home’s past, its landscape. Get to know each other first.