I imported him from Canada over seven years, having "met" him online in a Usenet community we were both members of. He's very tolerant of my stitching and stashing habits, as he does get a little
Sometimes, it seems he's a living Canadian cliche - burly, bearded and wearing checked shirts.
But, come 20 May, at least one of those won't apply, because he is shaving his beard off for charity!
If anyone wants to know why, and who for, I'd like to point you in the direction of his blog, where you can read all the details (and perhaps offer to sponsor him). I've never known him without a beard, so this is going to be weird ...