Backburner socials take place at intervals throughout the year. They started in a neighbours garage and now take place in our cellar. Curated around a theme, loosely exhibited work in progress and self-published booklets are shared alongside coffee and interactive play. I set up sensory situations with familiar materials, inviting responsive interaction. This leads often to the retention of residual objects and a continued incorporation of making and play into the writing process; to detach and visualise suspension, transfer, force tension and gravity. Backburner socials act as markers in time in the development of new work, and an opportunity to extend my practice into a dialogue with others, including my children.