About us!

We are Amisadai and Louisa Monger (aged 12 and 10). 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!



Saturday, 12 March 2011

Amisadai's News

1. My Newspaper

On Friday I decided to write a newspaper .I have started and finished four sections . I have started the fith one called “The E.I. Mission.” When I have finished The EI Mission I have got four more sections to write

2. Playmabil City

Louisa and I have just made a playmabil city for playmabil. We made it with boxes of different shapes and sizes. In our playmabil city we have a palice for the Queen and we also have Big Ben.

3. Malawi

In a week time we are off to Malawi with Andy and Angela. It will take 3 days to get there! When we are there Mummy says we will explore some caves and I think that will be fun.


4. Science

On Wednesday we climbed Gangilonga Rock with Laura to let a hot air balloon go up. We lighted it with matches because hot air goes up. I learned that in science. But it blew off the rock. Louisa really didn’t like it. We are going to try again on a field. In science we are learning about air and wind, air pressure, water pressure, high pressure and low pressure. We do lots of fun experiments with balloons and water. We made a barometer and a wind gage.


Wind Gauges

Launching the hot air balloon


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Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Triangular bananas and waterwheels

Last week we went camping with the Wingfields and the Sharpes. We took our bikes on the roof and rode them a lot at the campsite. Louisa did very well on two wheels! We all went on a walk into some trees and found some honeycomb! We also found a dam by a lake. The front part of our tent let the rain in, so we had to share beds and Mummy ended up in the car!

Louisa racing on her bike!

We went to a village called Magozi. I counted about 50 little bridges on the way there! There is a big water project going on around there. We went to the market and bought some bananas which were a bit funny because they were in a triangular shape. We didn’t like them as much as round bananas. We also ate mandazis for a snack. We saw people working in the rice fields – they were in the water. We were digging for good clay – it was a bit like digging for treasure! We had to walk through fields to find it!
Rice fields in Magozi

On Saturday we made water wheels for a science project. I used yoghurt pots and plywood. Daddy sawed the wood and helped me drill. Louisa made one with a cork and lots of little wooden spoons. We tried them with water yesterday and they spin round really well. We are going to try and pull a toy car up a ramp using water force. We had a “Mirette Day” for school last week because we have been reading a book called “Mirette on the High Wire.” We tried to walk on a tightrope – it was very hard. We had a movie night on Friday and watched a movie about Florence Nightingale because I finished my whole book about her. It took a long time.
Amisadai's waterwheel
Louisa's waterwheel
We had a “Mirette Day” for school last week because we have been reading a book called “Mirette on the High Wire.” We tried to walk on a tightrope – it was very hard. We had a movie night on Friday and watched a movie about Florence Nightingale because I finished my whole book about her. It took a long time.

Walking the Tightrope!