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!

Monday, 22 November 2010

Rains and Clay Pots

We both have lots to say this week! Yesterday we had a very big rain storm. We huddled round our solar light on the dining room table doing some Christmas crafts for advent while the power was out! The office in Andrew and Miriam’s house was flooded and it also leaked in Ben and Sam’s bedroom, and Daddy went to help sort it out. A tree fell down in our garden and some of the steps have broken. When we went out this morning to investigate, we found two hu-u-u-uge snails and lots and lots of big ants!

Measuring for the foundations
On Friday, we both went with Daddy to a village. We went to measure foundations for a new church building. We also went to a river to get sort out getting some sand for some clay for our stoves. We saw a lady making lots of lovely pots. We made our own pots last week when we were making our first stove! It is really fun and very dirty! In the village, we visited the pastor’s house and had yummy honey bread and sweet chai (tea). We had ugali and beans for lunch which we both liked. We saw a puppy and a little pig and lots of chicks! When we left, a man gave us a present of a chicken! It flapped about a lot, and when we put it in the back of the EI land rover with Louisa, she freaked out! Then the chicken flapped about even more and did a a poo! We had to clean it up and put the chicken in a box!

Making pots

Our clay pots!

The old church building

The other day when we went to get the milk, we saw some baboons on the road! They were very noisy! At school we have been learning about poems and I (Amisadai) have written some of my own. We have also been learning about life during the war, and we got a very interesting letter from our Great Grandpa all about it. We already know all about rationing, because we do that with our oats and with the chocolates Auntie Carleen sent us and the sweets James and Dan sent us!


  1. I'm glad you put the chicken in a box. They do that at Kentucky Fried Chicken here in Canada, and when you take it out of the box it's covered in breadcrumbs and yummy to eat because it seems to lay some fries and coleslaw while it's in there.

  2. I love the pots, I want some like that for my Geraniums.

  3. Hi Amisadai and Louisa!
    I love reading about all that you are doing.
    Was it cold when it rained?
    Love M

  4. Two little girls, A and L
    Went to T, what stories to tell.
    Chickens are bought, one named M
    A and L help care for them.
    Stoves and pots are made with C
    What's that word in Swahili?
    School for all - even M and D
    Homework's done and it's time for tea

  5. The girls really want to know who wrote this wonderful anon. poem! They love it!!

    It wasn't cold when it rained but it was very very noisy.