'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 31 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.

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

Our first experience at Alstede Farm pumpkin patch after moving to New Jersey.

Moving to New Jersey – our first month living in the United States

Upon hearing we were moving to New Jersey I wanted to make a corny joke about how we will need to buy some ‘new jerseys’ (South African for sweaters) for the huge difference in climate we will experience compared to the consistent year long Summers we enjoyed in Ghana. In Accra wearing jeans for me…

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…


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