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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!

Monday, 4 March 2013

Louis Hairypants and Amic the Horrible Raid Iringa

We have been learning about the Vikings! On Viking Day on Friday, we had lots of fun! We made Viking oat bread and also Viking cheese. I didn’t really like the cheese but the bread was delicious! We made our own Viking long ships with cardboard boxes, straws, tissue paper, and lots of other things. Then we painted them brown. Did you know that the Vikings sometimes painted (a dye really) the sail red so that it looked like blood to scare their enemies. The Vikings were and still are very famous for their ships and boats.
Viking Longships
We dressed up as Viking women and also Viking warriors. When we were warriors, we raided the EI office. Louisa (called Louis Hairypants) actually got 1000 shillings in the raid! We also raided our friends – and gave them quite a fright!
Vicious Vikings Attack!

Vikings raid the office!
 For our Viking dinner we had our Viking bread and cheese and we had peas and cabbage. We also had some fish that mum had bought in a shop to make into fish fingers. (I really don’t like any kind of fish except fish fingers with lots and lots of bread crumbs on!)

Viking cheese is very easy to make. All you have to do is pour the whey (left over from making another cheese into pot and leave it on the fire for 2-3 hours. It starts as half a pot and reduces to just a handful! It should be a little hard handful that looks like caramel. You put it in a cold bowl and it goes hard.

Viking women making mysost cheese


Mysost cheese and Viking oat bread
Did you know that Viking children didn’t go to school in those days?   They travelled in the snow on sledges and skis and ice skates (called “ice legs”!) 
Thank you to everyone on Facebook who helped to think of places in England that end in -by, -bury, -burgh (Viking words for village) and -Thorpe (Viking words for clearing or town) We found 40 places which I have dotted on the map. There are lots more though!
"by's and bury's" dotted in orange
On Friday, we got bunnies!! I have been wanting some for a long time and now we have finally got some. We got three, two girls and one boy. Our boy is grey and has a white stripe on his nose. He also has a white splotch on his side. Both our girls are brown like our last bunny, Mousy. We haven’t got names yet. Does anyone have any ideas?

1 comment:

  1. After your victorious raid are you renaming the town 'Inringabury'? And in honour of the Vikings, I think you should call Mysost and Oat Bread a 'Cheeseburgher'.Lol Papaxxx