EXT. SUBURBAN STREET. NORTH CORNWALL – DAY
Refracted sunrays cast spotlights on the honey-coloured leaves that pepper the suburban pavement. Half-naked trees loom over long driveways that wind their way to large houses, each a carbon copy of its neighbour.
The neighbourhood is small, containing around fifteen houses in total and with lots of space in between.
One house has a magnolia tree in the front garden – large, blowsy, purple flower buds ready to burst. The house has the same quality; a little over the top. Paintwork a shade too blue. Two carriage-lamps on either side of the front door. Through the bay window, swagged curtains festoon the glass.
This is Dale’s house.