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!



Thursday, 6 June 2013

Pease Porridge, Tea and Bones


Remember all those bone questions in my last blog? Well, here are the answers!

1. One adult has 206 bones. Younger children have less.
2. To smile, 17 muscles are used.
3. To frown, 42 have to work... so it is a much better idea to smile :)
4. Bones do grow
5. No, skeletons are not always inside the body. Creatures such as a crabs or snails have their skeletons outside their body called exoskeletons.

Well done, Jake, from Jake's Bones Blog. You were the only one who answered all the questions! You must be a bone expert!

TEA LEAVES
Last week, we went to the tea factory in Mufindi! We dressed up in long white coats, masks, caps and even earplugs!

Tea Experts!
First we went to the head office and then we started on our finding-out tour with Esther, our guide. I have a slide show to show you what we learned ... coming soon!


Taste Test

 



If you come from England, look out for Lipton tea. 80% of the tea from the Mufindi factory is sold  to Lipton UK (it used to go to PG Tips). So next time you buy tea, look at where it comes from. It just might say "FROM TANZANIA!" Here it is sold as Chai Bora which means "better tea."

MEDIEVAL DAY
Last week we had Medieval Day! It was great fun. We did activities and games first, and then we started to get ready for our Medieval Feast. We put hay over the floor and set the table with candles and only bread instead of plates! We ate with our fingers by candlelight! We had pork on sticks, pease porridge, eggs, and potatoes. We had yummy honey tarts for pudding.



Pease Porridge Hot

Between courses, Louisa the Jester entertained with juggling and jokes.
Knock-knock. Who's There? Jester. Jester who? Jester minute and I'll unlock the door!


Louisa the Jester

I was a Minstrel and entertained with medieval music on the stringed instrument. And after dinner there was story-telling with puppets.

Also last week, before we went to the tea factory, we went to teach healthy and efficient cooking on the jiko (clay stove) to the Bible School students. I was in charge of the visual aids. Louisa made sauce. Both of us washed everyone's hands before we all ate the food at the end. It was fun. 




2 comments:

  1. enjoying my cup of tea this morning, and its from Uganda, not Tanzania. Tell us some more jokes ! loads of love and blessings. xx

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  2. I like the way you have to dress up as a tea bag to go to a tea factory. Tea hee!!!

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