About us!

We are Amisadai and Louisa Monger (aged 15 and 13). In 2010, we moved to Tanzania in Africa - look at the map below to see if you can find it! We hope you will enjoy reading about our adventures and looking at our photos! Please don't forget to send us a message too!

Friday, 24 September 2010

We have a new house!

At Bagamoya near Dar-es-Salaam

We are now living in our new house in Iringa! We drove here through a safari park and we saw giraffes, zebras, elephants, antelopes, buffulo, warthogs and baboons. It was very exciting. Now we are in our house. I (Amisadai) have a rainbow duvet and mosquito net! We found a dolls house and children's magazines left from the people who lived here before. We have a big area outside with four dogs (Woolly, Waffi, Wuki and Lily) and four rabbits (we will give two to Ben and Sam). We pick cabbage from our garden to feed them. My rabbit is called Mousey. We have chickens and ducks got our first egg yesterday! We have two tortoises which we call Melchizedek (because he is old) and Zaccheus (because he is small). We have a papaya tree in our garden. Daddy tried to climb the tree to pick one and the branch broke! We have been making coffee. Our friends grow coffee beans and you have to soak the beans, shell them, dry them, shell them again and roast them and grind them. It takes a very long time. We went shopping in the market - it is not a bit like Sainsbury's! Lots of little tiny stalls in a big barn with lots of pineapples, coconuts, oranges and also baskets, and kangas.

Outside our new house
I got malaria in Dar-es-Salaam and had to go to the hospital which wasn't fun. I went to the clinic in Iringa to check my blood and I am all better!

I lost my tooth last night. There is a tooth fairy in Tanzania and I got 1000 shillings! Now I have lost one tooth in Canada, one in England and one in Tanzania!
On the way to our new house!

Our new Swahili word is nyambani!


  1. I am so glad to hear that you are better,(the children were praying for Amisadai in Sunday school last Sunday).
    I never knew that there was a Tooth Fairy in Tanzania. Do her wings ache from flying all the way from Tadley or is there more than one? :-) It's pretty special to lose a tooth in three countries.
    I liked seeing the photos of the giraffes. I liked seeing the photos of Amisadai and Louisa too.
    Our love to you both.
    Sue whittick xx

  2. HELLO GIRLS! :o)
    We are all very glad to hear you are now all better Amisadai.
    I bet all your animals are keeping you busy.
    How cool that you have a dog named Lily too! :o)
    We read your blog every time you write something new so we can keep up with how you are getting on.
    BIG HUGS to you all
    Love Tula and Hannah and Alex and Lilly! :o)

  3. I'm glad you're better, Amisadai. You both look very happy in your nyambani. I shall remember that word because it sounds like "I am barmey" which everybody knows is true. Lots of love, Papaxxx

  4. HI Amisadai and Louisa.
    Great job on the update Amisadai. So glad that you are feeling better now :) And how fun that you lost another tooth! I wonder where you will lose the next one? You are keeping the tooth fairy busy!
    Maria and Esther like all the animals that you have and their names.
    Maria loves the picture with the giraffes. Esther would like to know if you're going to be getting a flamingo? I bet your animals keep you very busy!! How exciting about the first egg! yay!
    thanks for the update :)

    Maria and Esther

  5. Thanks for sharing news of your adventure! We love the pictures!!! Can you send some pictures of your dogs. Daddy thinks it is hilarious that you have so many! Your mommy used to think we had a lot of pets and we only have 2 dogs! Talk to you soon! Love
    Taylor and Matthew

  6. Hey Amisadai and Louisa
    miss u lots. I enjoyed reading about your adventure in Tanzania. You have loads of pets! I am enjoying year 3, but miss you Amisadai.

  7. Hi Amisadai and Louisa

    Have just read about your journey to your new house and about all your animals. Glad you enjoyed the journey through the Safari Park. The Giraffes look lovely. What a lot of pets you have. They must keep you very busy. Did Mummy and Daddy enjoy the coffee once everything had been done to the coffee beans? Glad to read that you are better now Amisadai.

    Love Rachel xxxx