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!



Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Louisa Grinny-Gap

Exciting news! I lost my first tooth! And the funny thing is I lost it on the toilet! I could  not pull it out so Amisadai had to pull it. I'd been waiting a long time for it to come out and I look very funny with a gap! I keep on putting my fingers to wobble my tooth but it's not there! Guess what? I have 1000 shillings from the tooth fairy, but actually it was a tooth-boy!
Grinny-Gap Me
Before my tooth came out, Aunty Ann and Rachel were here and I sewed a quilt by hand all by myself! Here is a picture of it for you to see. Rachel did the outline round the outside. I have also been learning how to weave grass mats and have a long strip done!

My Quilt

Weaving with my friend in Magozi
A few weeks ago, we wrote an article for the EI Down to Earth magazine. Here it is, if you would like to read about our school days. Click Here!

We have a new EI landcruiser! It has seats that face forward!


Weaving with my friend in Magozi




Monday, 9 July 2012

Twiga, Tembo and Tumbili!

We have been very busy since our last blog. With Ruaha National Park, quilting, Canada day, SabaSaba (the agricultural fair near Magozi), teeth falling out, pigs separated and going purple, well you see, lots of things!

TWIGA, TEMBO AND TUMBILI!

We went to RUAHA NATIONAL PARK with Rachel and Aunty Ann and saw lots of animals! Sadly, we didn't see any lions but lots of others that we haven't seen before like mongooses and pretty birds and lots of monkeys. I love the elephants and cute tumbili (monkeys). We saw five jackels (many more than normal) and lots of buffalo and impala and zebra. But we saw more kudu than any thing else! June is kudu breeding season and we saw a huge Greater Kudu, a big daddy with his many wives!
                                               
Piggy-back!
ELEPHANTS DOWN AND CROSSING THE RIVER

When we arrived at Ruaha, we went straight to River Lodge which was where we were staying. I have been there once before and loved it. There is a lovely balcony where animals come straight up to you to say hello. The room has a lovely huge shower and comfy couches and beds with massive windows all around you. Anyway, after we had dropped our bags in our bandas we went straight to the living room and dining room where we all had cups of tea and snacks. And then one elephant came down on the side of the river to have a munch. Then his friend came to join him and then another! All three tembo (elephants)! The first elephant came to say hello to a twiga (giraffe) who was gently eating leaves of a tree. The twiga must have been frightened and ran a little distance, but by this time the elephant was already walking across the river, torwards us. He came almost so we could touch it. It was so close, almost 8 steps away. And then his friend came to join him in that delicious patch of grass. The other elephant on the other side  looked lonely and then along he came to join them. Lovely TEMBOS!

An elephant comes for tea!

Twiga Bones

CANADA DAY

Canada Pals

On Canada Day, Laura and her friend Sarah came for dinner which was a lovely lasagna (Louisa couldn't remember lasagne noodles and thought it was cardboard!). After dinner other friends came and we had a huge pudding, Pumpkin pie, maple syrup iced biscuits, nanimo bars, watermelon, popcorn and fairy cakes! Laura bought some sparklers and we lit those but Louisa, Ben and Sam and I were a bit nervous at first! I can't remember the last time we had sparklers! Then we played some games and children went to sleep. All the aldults played games and scoffed all the pudding!!!!!! I think it was one of the BEST CANADA DAYS I'VE EVER HAD!!
 
Canadian Desserts
 
Bethany fit right in as a Canadian for the day!