About us!

We are Amisadai and Louisa Monger (aged 15 and 13). 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, 25 February 2013

Louisa's News

Louisa Goes to Mufindi
I went to Mufindi Tea Estates with Andy and  Angela and our family. It was hot and sunny there, but also it was cold and wet sometimes! We got a bit lost! But we found our way to where we were staying in the end. We saw lots and lots and lots of tea plants. They are very green low bushes. We saw people working, picking the leaves and putting them in a basket on their back. We played lots of fun games. We played table tennis and card games. Outside on the nice green grass we played badminton and we also played tennis   and we stayed in a hut, sleeping. in bunk beds.  We had nice food. We made biscuits with pepper which are very unusual. They have hot chocolate and cinnamon in too and taste really nice. We had a very fun time.  
Playing badminton

On the way to Magozi there were loads of puddles. Dad went through all the puddles and some looked like a lake. There were two lakes that were really deep and loads of little puddles all around. I liked watching the windshield wipers when we went through the puddles. It was muddy.
With Mama Lucy we have been doing some patchwork. Yesterday we pinned the triangles to make a pattern. It is beautiful fabric from Auntie Rachel. On the first day (that was last week) we cut the triangles. It is fun.

Friday, 8 February 2013

The Vikings are Coming!

For the last couple of weeks, we have been learning about the Vikings who came from Norway, Denmark and Sweden. The Viking warriors were violent and vicious. They were also excellent shipbuilders and explorers. But after a long time of raiding, stealing, fighting, killing and taking people away from their homes as slaves, they finally settled in. By this time, they had learned about Christianity and were no longer violent  and they were trading instead of stealing. The Vikings have taught us many things as well, such as Scandinavian cheese (we are going to make some) and lots of Viking words like ski and Thursday and Friday. Thursday comes from one of their gods Thor (Thor’s day) and Friday also comes from another one of their gods Frey (Frey’s day). Also “smiths” from the Viking word “smiss” which was used for farmers who were also skilled craftsmen making things like locks. Their alphabet is called FUTHARK and their letters are called runes. See if you can read my runes.
Use this ...
... to read this!

Yesterday, we dropped Toni off at the Iringa  airport. Iringa airport is a little red building with a departure lounge room, with a tiny little runway. We stood on the tarmac and watched the plane arrive. It was an MAF plane that we had seen before in Dodoma.  The Pilot just let us walk onto the plane and go around the 12 seats. You climb up a three step ladder to get on but the ladder is on the back of the door. Toni was the only person on the plane other than the two pilots, Martin and Ranier. We watched them take off.

With Toni outside the airport
The pilot shutting the door ready for take-off

We have also written Haiku poems.  Here is one of mine   

 Drain pipe dripping rain.
Just like tear drops falling down
A puddle appears.