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Expats in Accra Ghana - the beginning of our five years living here

Being expats in Accra, Ghana – my first impressions five years ago

Our time as expats in Accra, Ghana is sadly coming to an end. The details on where we are moving to are not yet finalised which is why I haven't said much about this. Ghana has been such a beautiful home for our family. I recently shared some of these feelings on what being expats…

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…

Red and yellow plastic Clonette Dolls stand alongside Ghanaian wooden figures

Clonette Dolls – the colourful Ghanaian dolls with the name Auntie Dei Dei

Clonette dolls are brightly coloured plastic dolls that originated in Ghana during the 1950s in Colonial times when Ghana was still known as The Gold Coast (Ghana gained its independence in 1957). They were the first industrially produced dolls in Africa and in recent years have gained wide international appeal as a home décor item…

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…