Back in October I was sitting in Rome's Piazza di Popolo waiting for my better half to finish shopping. I started looking for something to take pictures of to pass the time. A few half-hearted mobile phone panoramas later I was bored and twiddling my thumbs. Then along came The Bubble Man, and children appeared as if from nowhere to scurry about chasing and catching his bubbles in the autumn sunshine. I leapt into action, got my camera on the deck facing straight into the sun and left it on continuous shoot. Here's my favourite three. I reminder (if one was needed) that we should all find time to catch bubbles. Happy New Year.