Hey everyone, this month a beary good friend of mine is in the Stuffie Spotlight. Please welcome Sandy Bear (aka Alexander Mackenzie Bear)!
My name is Alexander Mackenzie Bear, but you can call me Sandy. I’m named after Alexander Mackenzie, one of the great Canadian/Scottish explorers! I live in an old coal mining town called Nanaimo on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
2) Tell us about how you got started blogging/writing.
Well, it sort of started off as a dare… could I post/write about an adventure every day for a year? It took a bit, cause human sekrebearies are NOT the most reliable, but I managed it! During that year, I discovered that there were other stuffie bloggers out there who were also writing about their adventures. And the rest is history.
3) What other pursuits do you have?
Well, let’s see… I love exploring new places. Travel, hiking, photography, kayaking, camping, road trips. All of that is great fun. I’m also a bit of a home body when I’m not traveling which means gardening, cooking and home repairs. I have several alter egos: Handy Sandy, Chef Sandy, Farmer Sandy… and, of course, Sherlock Sandy!! Whenever there is a mystery… I get called in to solve it. I don’t take on “Missing Honey” or “Where’s the Salmon?” cases though… I’m also a member of the RCMP Bear Squad, a duty I take beary seriously.
4) What is your favorite food and favorite thing to do?
Other than honey and hot chocolate? Well… I think roasting bratwurst over the campfire with beet/potato salad. My favourite thing to do is hiking in the forest!
Here is the link to Sandy’s blog: http://bearistabear.blogspot.
Sandy, have you ever seen a Vancouver Island marmot?