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, 19 November 2011

The Spinning Earth

The Bunnies are big now. We have made up our minds that we keep Twich and Maisy. Mummy's favroute bunny is called "Fluffy." We still cannot tell if Lulu is pregnant yet. Livingstone is realy big now and getting heavier to carry. He loves us and cuddles us.

We have been learning about the spinning of the earth as it goes around the sun. We got a bit dizzy learning this. When it is 12 noon in Tanzania, it is 9am in England. And do you know in B.C. Canada, when we are awake in the daytime (because we are facing the sun), you are all sleeping in the nightime (because you are facing away from the sun). We are on the opposite sides of the earth so when it is 7am for us, it is 8pm the day before in B.C! What time is it in Australia?
What time is it where you are?
We have made a Chinese Shadow Puppet Play. It is a Quest Myth about Kuang-li. We are going to try and put a video of it online so you can watch it too!
The Tale of Kuang-li

Friday, 11 November 2011

Poppies


In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

by John McCrae, May 1915

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Shadow Hands and Wiggling Bottoms


  More fun with shadows! What do you think we are making? We tried birds, butterflies, ducks, frogs on logs, geese...





 

We weren't too keen to get too close just in case ...

Here we are at the stadium in Iringa celebrating 50 years of independence for Tanzania! There were lots of people and parades and dances where they wiggle their bottoms! There were lots of stalls, and at one we found a real monkey and a scary looking lion which was just skin. 


video
See if you can do the dance at home, just ask someone to bang a drum for you. Louisa is pretty good!

Sunday, 6 November 2011

News from Iringa

The rains have started in Iringa! We love dancing in the rain. We jump in the puddles! The rain tanks can all fill up now!




Today Mr Pig left because he had been sold. We don't know if Lulu is pregnant yet though. Mr Pigh squealed a lot. We don't think he wanted to go!

Goodbye, Mr. Pig

Today at the ICF (English-speaking) church meeting, the Sunday School did a presentation about the whole story of the Bible. We sang two songs and all had readings.
The Sunday School banner

Did you know than Prince Charles is here in Tanzania now?

We love our bunnies!
Louisa fell and hurt her chin and cheek!