About us!

We are Amisadai and Louisa Monger (aged 14 and 11). 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!

Thursday, 21 October 2010

No point crying over spilt milk!

Before I spilt the milk!
 Habari za asubuhi! This is what I say when I see people in the morning! It means "how are you this morning?" I say it to people when I go with Spedito to get the milk from the cows. We walk up the hill and in the wooden gate and see the three cows and the little calf. Every morning we get a jug of milk. On the way home sometimes we find an avocado for mum from the tree by the path. And sometimes Spedito carries me on his shoulders. It wasn’t good this morning when I dropped the milk when I got home and it spilled all over the front steps! It was a disaster and we didn’t have much milk today.

Fun in the garden!

Today I made chapattis with Mama Lucy for our dinner. I love chapattis! We don’t have a rolling pin so I have to use a jar! Today I got very, very dirty bouncing on a space hopper outside with Amisadai. We were playing mums and dads.
Ninapika pa moja na Mama Lucy

I also look after my tortoises. We lost one last week, but Spedito found him again. They like to eat lettuce and cucumber. I like cucumber too and I have planted lots of cucumber seeds in my garden so I can eat them too! I am growing green beans too!

Gardening with Spedito!

Melchizedek and Zacchaeus

See the Swahili page for my new word!


  1. you look like your having fun, can i come and have fun as well. missing you lots, there is a little white dog living in your house in Baughurst

  2. Wow! What amazing adventures for such little ladies!
    We are so glad you are having fun, and learning at the same time! We wanted to see the spilt milk too..and did the bottle break?! We hope it didn't take too long to clean up!
    Love from your friends in Canada!
    Lauren and Joshua

  3. Our mommy forgot to write that we LOVE your tortoises!!!
    Lauren & Joshua

  4. Jambo, habari my little friend!
    Did the dogs come and lick up all the milk? Taylor's dog Daisy would!
    I hope that you have a bath tub in your house!
    Your tortoises are very pretty.
    Love from Mama

  5. I think your tortoises are cute! I like your garden. ours is starting to freeze over!
    I have made a little gift for you, but I don't know where to send it.
    Have you made any new friends yet?
    Love from Naomi xx

  6. Thank you very much for all your messages! I love finding them! Mummy was too distracted to take a photo after I spilled the milk! But I didn't break the bottle! I can't imagine your garden freezing over, Naomi! I am watching the seeds come up in the sunshine here! I have made a great friend called Kaiya who is from Australia and lives just near us and is four like me! We have a PO Box in Iringa. The address is PO Box 962, Iringa, Tanzania. Thank you!! Lots of love, Louisa

  7. I think you should walk up the road and bring the cow home and milk her there. Then if she trips over, no maziwa would get spilled, and you would have both hands empty to pick up avocados. Will you have some beans for me to eat when I come?
    LoL Papa

  8. Thanks for the story Louisa. We love reading them. Be careful with the milk!
    Love Taylor and Matthew