Part of my job is to evaluate new machinery that my company is considering buying. As part of this role I went to see a demonstration of a GBC Laminating machine in Uttoxeter on Tuesday. As I was talking to the guy from GBC the conversation moved onto the pros and cons of satnav and I mentioned that I had found it very useful to get me to the centre of Blackpool on Sunday. He perked up and asked if I was there for the band contest. I said yes, he asked who I played for and how we'd done, etc., then I asked who he plays for. Turns out he (Mike Norton, for those who know him) is a BBb player for Brighouse. The spooky part of it is, a month ago B&R played one of my pieces in the final of their 125 Composition competition. Mike played in the concert and remembered my piece (and was very nice about it, although that might be because he's trying to sell me a £30 grand machine!) Cue lots of "small world" type philosophising. Anyone else got any weird coincidences?