Is it just me or has bubble wrap soared in price? For basically plastic-coated air it seems inordinately expensive! By now I think I could have shares in the stuff! Having realised that I’m going to need reams of bubble wrap I recently purchased a 100m roll and now half of my studio is taken up by a hay bale-size roly-poly of plastic-coated bubbles. I guess by the time Pittenweem Arts Festival comes around my ‘stash’ will disappear all too soon. I remember as a child the joy of discovering even a small piece of bubble wrap and popping each bubble with delight or really pushing the boat out and twisting the bubble wrap to release a burst of multiple pops! Now if anyone so much as looks like they might be thinking about popping just one single bubble of the precious material I swoop down like a bird of prey and retrieve it before any harm can be done. So beware children/adults/pets, bubbles that are wrapped must stay wrapped!