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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!

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Hot by the Little Ruaha River

It was very, very hot in Kimande! It was like you were boiling in a kettle! But these neck coolers that Mrs Beard sent us from Canada are very good! You need to put the strips of fabric in water and there are some little beads inside and they get bigger after an hour. Then you put the puffy neck cooler on your neck. It feels very nice when you are very hot! We dried them and can use them again next time.

The neck coolers  before they puffed up!
Mum wearing her neck cooler to cook the lunch when it was so hot.
This is my friend Diana. Diana and I are drinking a sprite which is also good when it is too hot. Diana is my best friend.

As well as being very hot, it is also very dry! We were down at the river (The Little Ruaha River) which is about a 15 minute walk from our house. We like it because there are islands at the moment and I like islands. Why is this river so much lower now than it was in July? Look at the picture from July - the river is fall of water!  Do you know why it is so different? We are learning about rivers at the moment. Do you know that rivers always go down hill and go to sea? This river goes to the Indian Ocean. We will tell you more about rivers in the next blog after our River Investigation field trip on Friday.           

The river last week in November
The same bit of river in July

We think we saw a crocodile so ran away, but we are not too sure!
Do you think it looks like a crocodile in the middle of the photo?

Here is Amisadai walking back from the river. We went with Mama Sungura and we brought back mchicha (like spinach) from her garden! I think Amisadai looks like a pink carrot.
And here are some fish that a man caught in the river. He was going round the village with a bucket selling them.


  1. I think the crocodile must be asleep because it's lying on the river bed. Lol Papaxxx

  2. Or it has a lot of money because it is going to the river bank.