During her formative years Alexandra was hauled round the planet at an alarming rate, moving approximately every two to three years. Consequently she knows a lot about geography, languages, people, foreign cuisine and really big bugs, which she used to collect and stick pins in. She no longer has the bug collection but she does have fond memories of all the exotic and not so exotic places she visited and the people she met.

Alexandra now lives in Québec City, Canada, with her long time partner, a library-sized collection of books, and an unhealthy amount of toys. She speaks two words in French: Bonjour and Salut. As a result, she gets by with a lot of sign language.