Alec and Jan met in Germany whilst both serving with the British Army. Alec, an aircraft engineer was seconded to the British Antarctic Survey and lived in Antarctica for three southern summer seasons. To date he has visited over eighty-five countries and all seven continents. His claim to fame is having a glacier named after him in Antarctica as noted in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foreman_Glacier Jan used her nursing and midwifery skills in Canada, Sultanate of Oman and Mali, West Africa. She has visited over fifty countries many of which are shared about in Strangers Like Angels. Alec and Jan spent over twenty years living in the Dreilanderecke region of France, Germany and Switzerland. More recently they have relocated back to the UK, whilst their needing to be restored Land Rover, remains in a barn in France under the watchful eye of a crazy French farmer.