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

Born and raised in South Africa, I created this site to blog about our expat life in Accra Ghana. This vibrant and colourful West African country has been our beautiful home for the last 4 years. In my blog posts you will find my reflections on Ghana Culture and exciting local Ghanaian festivals, suggestions for walking tours and things to do and see in Accra, Adventures and Trips around Ghana and general musings about what it is like to live as an expat in Accra Ghana.

As I regularly return to South Africa I also write about adventures in my home country too. Being a young cancer survivor I don’t take a single day for granted and I see the ‘mundane’ as something truly ‘marvellous’. I am passionate about photography, sewing and writing 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 Ghana has been a gift and it is here that I feel we have had the chance to bloom, thank you for reading my stories! – Lauren Simpson


The Platform Gallery at Lions River Howick

An overnight trip on the Midlands Meander in KZN to satisfy your wanderlust!

Join our family in this blog post for an overnight trip on the Midlands Meander when we spent 24 blissful hours in this scenic region of KZN last weekend. With my husband Dave flying from Ghana to Durban to see us in for a long weekend we decided to get out of town for a…

A young boy stands admiring a plant at the Ammazulu Gardens and Sculpture Precinct

The Kloof Ammazulu Sculpture Gardens in KwaZulu Natal leaves one feeling childlike and full of wonder

The sprawling Ammazulu Sculpture Gardens in Kloof KZN will surprise you with over 125 fantastical sculptures hidden in the incredible jungle like surrounds! A perfect family outing!


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