I had been clearing out the loft in our house and came across a case full of bits and pieces from when I was a child. Amongst the items were two autograph books. I kept these out as I wanted to look at them to see if any of the more famous names might be of interest.
An autograph I did notice, as I absent mindedly flicked quickly through the pages, was one of somebody called Don Robertson who wrote in my book, "Hi Mike, Don Roberston Yo-Yo Instructor."
I didn't think any more about this until I was watching The One Show on (UK) television the same night as I retrieved the autograph books. Who did they bring on as an odd interest item? Yes, an 81 year old Don Roberston!
Seemingly Don is still technically the reigning yo-yo champion because the title has not been contested, since he won it many years ago - and I've got his autograph! Small world.
There was another aspect of this coincidence as well. On the front of my autograph book (pic right) was the word 'Corbiere'. I had never realised this previously.
Corbiere is something I mentioned in my post Coincidence or Synchronicity - Example 4 about how I dreamt a future happening, where the word Corbiere played an important part. By another coincidence I also used to live in Corbiere Avenue, years back, when I bought my very first house.
I feel that such coincidences show how ten, twenty, forty or hundreds of years apart are all linked and threaded together. In some respect time is meaningless.
And just in case anyone is interested in either yo-yo's or Don Robertson here's an old fashioned video I found titled Don Robertson Live Yo-Yo 1990