The persons you will see mentioned in this blog are:
Lilia - our daughter
Born in March 2005 in the UK. Has lived all her life in the UK, except for 4-8 weeks she spends in Algeria every year, and a couple of weeks she spends in Germany.
Souad - mother to Lilia
Born and raised in Algeria. Moved to France in 1999 to finish her studies, then stayed there and did a PhD thesis. Met Jan in 2001 and subsequently moved to the UK in 2004.
Jan - father to Lilia
Born and raised in Germany. Moved to France temporarily in 1998 to finish his MSc. Ended up staying there until 2004, when he had to move to the UK because there were no jobs in France.