I have never grown out of loving bubbles. As a rural child of the fifties receiving a tin of them complete with a pretty little plastic wand (pale pink or blue) was one of life’s big thrills. And so rather more recently when we came upon the Bubble-Making Man at Bishops Castle Michaelmas Fair it was all I could do to stop myself from joining in with the children’s great bubble chase. Because that’s what you do with bubbles – you try to catch and keep them. You want just one of them to last forever and ever. Anyway, being several decades beyond childhood, I contained my excitement by snapping them instead. Which of course means I do get to keep them. And you get to have them too. And if you’re having a so-so Monday, or even a dreary one, here’s a gift of bubbles to lift the spirits. Who’d’ve thought there was so much magic in a bucket of soapy water and a piece of net. Just goes to show!
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58 thoughts on “Beating The Blues With Bubbles”
With pretty rainbow sparkles ✨
Bubbles with added extras 🙂
Beautiful bubbles. You are right. We never outgrow having fun with bubbles.
Glad you agree Timothy.
What spectacular photos!
thanks for letting us share in a bit of fun for this bubble chase – 🙂
and the photos with the bubbles against the sky is not something you see everyday – so fun ‘and the memory was fun too –
funny you should say “tin” because everything is plastic these days –
You are right, Yvette. We did have tins of bubbles in the 50s, and not plastic containers. Glad you could join in the bubble fun.
back in 2004 – a family member bought my boys the bubble wand that was made of a stick and rope – and it made huge bubbles – I guess it was based on 1800s bubble makers??? not sure but it worked and we had a big bucket for the water
I bet that was great fun.
What you really need is the type of machine they have at West Ham!
Good thinking. Scaling up necessary for enhanced wellbeing.
How lovely! I love bubbles too – and thanks for reminding me that they used to come in a tin, and not the plastic containers that we get now. 🙂
Thank you so much for this post! I too LOVE bubbles. Apparently you don’t outgrow them 😉
I have 2 bubble guns (the only kind of gun that makes sense to own, in my humble opinion) and one of them is battery operated which can churn out a lot of bubbles at once. I was in the backyard last night marvelling at the bubbles in the low evening light. Glorious!
A bubble gun. Who knew? I want one!
I recommend them 🙂 The child in all of us needs to come out and play once in a while!
Or even all the time!?
Even better 🙂
Aaah, takes me back!
Beautiful bubbles. No, we never outgrow with bubbles, They bring wonderful smiles to kids and adults. 🙂 🙂
That looks like the best fun, Tish..you’re never too old for bubbles, wonderful entertainment for children of all ages! ☺️
My thoughts exactly, Debbie 🙂
I love these pictures!!! Well done! 🙂
Thank you, M.B.
oh I love your bubbles. They are so much fun . .. you should get yourself a bubble making machine. Just imagine the fun you’ll have!
Lovely notion. I could stand on Windmill Hill and dispense them 🙂
I’ll come and join you when you do!!
Now that would really be fun !
Watch this space…….
Yep. Bubbles forever. A couple of christmases ago I bought the boy-child, Big T and I bubble guns for Christmas (what to buy the person who has everything). Such fun.
Such a good idea! You’ve just saved me Christmas shopping angst on several fronts 🙂
I loved this! The photos are beautiful.
Enchanting blues, aren’t they 🙂
That’s quite the bubble net!
and with great bubble-making power!
Any possibility the formula is available? It seems to have lastibility—a desired quality in bubble making.
I think special charms are maybe involved. I will need to do some sleuthing.
Glycerine seems to be a magic ingredient, I hear.
That’s what gives it the wet slick so the bubbles remains intact longer. PBS had a documentary on bubbles—educationally fun.
I’m a watcher not a chaser. I wonder if that describes the two types of people in the world: those who watch bubbles flit and dance up up into the sky compared to those who chase after the floating rainbows, hoping to hold on to them.
That’s a lovely image of the doers and the beholders 🙂
Simple and cheap fun producing lovely bubbly and sparkly photos. Now I am seeing a glass of champagne…
Oh now you’re talking. Who cares if it’s barely half past three!
Fun! I love that mesh thingy that creates so many bubbles. I can imagine I would be totally entranced by it all.
It was entrancing. I’m hoping for a repeat performance if we go this year to the Michaelmas Fair.
What fun! 😀
Love these photos Tish you really captured the moment also with the sun gleaming off the bubbles, looks magical!
It was a very good moment. It’s a shame I couldn’t capture the soundtrack of excited whoops and screams (the children not me).
I can now hear them with their screeches of approval…nice word picture.
Thank you 🙂
Fabulous! I feel uplifted, even though it’s Thursday 🙂 🙂 My recollections are pretty much the same, Tish, and I have that self same desire.
Recently, I captured some video of some kids in the town square in Wroclaw, a small city in Poland where there was a street performer releasing enormous bubbles into the air, once I get that video edited and on YouTube I will show you Tish, it’s very cute!
Oh goodee! Bring on the big bubbles!