'My Marvellous Mundane Blogger' Lauren Simpson stands in front of a Ghanaian quilt made by artist Tei Huagie

Hello and Akwaaba (a Ghanaian Twi word meaning Welcome)!

Born and raised in South Africa, I created this site to tell the stories of our expat life in Accra Ghana. I have currently written 30 extensive blog posts on various aspects of life in Ghana and some adventures in South Africa too, which you will find on the pages below or in the Main Menu.

I am passionate about words and photography and I love Clarissa Pinkola Estes sentiment when it comes to stories; “I hope you will go out and let stories, that is life, happen to you, and that you will work with these stories….water them with your blood and tears and your laughter till they bloom, till you yourself burst into bloom.”

Living in this vibrant and colourful country for the last 4 years been a gift and it is here that I feel we have had the chance to bloom.

Thanks for reading and please share the posts if you find them useful! – Lauren Simpson

Sunrise at Ko-Sa beach resort

Ko-Sa beach resort – our ‘beach home’ in Ghana!

Ko-Sa beach resort was the first resort our family visited when we moved to Accra 4 years ago and, after happily returning to it several times, we now consider it our Ghana ‘beach home’. Not far from Cape Coast, Elmina and Kakum National Park it is a central place to stay if you want to…

The powerful pull of reminiscing – meeting my children all over again

You know that feeling when you occasionally have an incredible dream of being in a place you’ve always wanted to visit, and the vivid detail all around you is staggeringly life-like, and you feel an overwhelming sense of wellbeing and euphoria, only to wake up and realise your subconscious has been wildly active and you…


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