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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!

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Louisa's Bugs n' Things

kumbi kumbi

It has been raining hard today and so there are lots of bugs everywhere. We saw three big snails and lots of "senene" and so so many ants outside and lots and lots of flying things called kumbikumbi (we find the ground on our porch covered in their lost wings in the morning!). I have lots of bites!

Yesterday I ground up peanuts in our kinu. First we roast the nuts, then grind them to big bits and tiny bits which get sorted in our cheka ckeka which is like a sieve. We like peanut sauce!

The cheka cheka

The kinu

On Sunday we went to an Advent afternoon at the Danish Mission. We sang carols (two in Danish!) and we made paper decorations and candle holders. This is good because we didn't have any and as the power keeps going out, we often need candles at bedtime. 
Danish Paper Cut-outs



  1. you look good grinding the peanuts, it looks like your having fun, miss you lots
    shirley Andy & Victoria not forgetting Loco

  2. Don't get the snails mixed up with the peanuts and make them into a sauce.
    Lots of love, Granddad XX

  3. Hi Louisa! It's very sad that the kumbi-kumbi's lose their wings in the rain. Is that why people sing "Kumbi-ahh, my Lord, kumbi -ahh" very sadly?
    LoL Papaxxx