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!



Saturday, 28 September 2013

Bunnies, Teeth and Firing Fun

We finally have bunnies! And they have stayed alive! We have six babies; one pale beige and five black/grey.  They have grown their whiskers. I am very happy!


This week we fired the first 70 stoves. It was exciting! First we carried lots of wood and you can see Louisa with her big pile on her head! We lit hay and put it in to start the fire. It was very hot. I got up in the middle of the night and went to check on it with Mum! They were having a little party.

Here we are carrying wood for the kiln.


Carrying firewood
We had some girls over and made beaded bracelets. They loved them! Kate brought a rocket with her and we all enjoyed playing with it outside. We also made some pots with the clay.


Bead Bracelets!

Playing with Kate's rocket!

Making pots out of clay
 Louisa is very gappy now! Since last week she has lost three teeth! And another one is about to come out very soon! They just keep coming out!



Look at all these stoves fired!


Monday, 23 September 2013

Louisa Lays Bricks

Last week we made two big stoves for the William Lukuvi school in Magozi. One stove is for cooking the ugali and one is for the beans. I helped with the jobs. I crushed bricks, mixed cement, put down bricks and made bricks the right size with cracks in between. It was very hot. Amisadai and I were also playing in the trees. And we found some pots and pretended to cook with them. We went to the staff room and did some homework there. I thought I was like the teachers ticking the work of the students!

Here I am mixing cement

Students looking at the photos of our school in England


I am a brick fundi! I learned how to lay bricks!

We did some homework in the staff room! We pretended we were teachers doing our marking!

When we came back from the village, we went to pick up our metalwork from Ugongo. They had made forty moulds for all the stoves groups for the next three years. It was a lot! We also picked up  all the door cut-outs. While we there the man said "would you like to see what we are making? We are making shoes." And so we went to see the men making shoes and footballs. They are very clever!


This man is making shoes


This man is making a football

Here I am holding a football that the man has made


Here we are with all the stove moulds and door cut-outs!

At the weekend, we went to Masumbo Campsite with lots of friends. We had a special little house and we slept in the roof. We had lovely food. I went across the river on the zipwire rope swing. It was really fun! Across the river, there were little islands in the water - there were lots of rocks. Jan (one of the adults) taught all the kids about Hands - Welcoming Hands, Strong Hands and Reaching Hands. We made a big cross and drew around all our hands on material and stuck them on. We had lots of fun.


Sunday, 15 September 2013

Fun and Games in the Village!

This week, we started school. We are learning about the Tudor Period. It is very interesting. People wore huge puffed sleeves. We have started a long timeline. In science, Kate (mummy's cousin, who has come to visit) taught us about Living Things.
 
Last week in Kimande we taught some of our friends how to play 'What's the time Mr. Wolf?'' But we said "Mr. Lion" because there are not any wolves in Tanzania. They love it. But they say 'What's the time Amisadai?' instead!
 

The last time we went to the village, a duck had six cute little ducklings! I love them. The mum is a bit fierce though!








We had fun playing card games! We played with Salma, Diana, Yosepha and Ibu. They liked it, but it was very hard to explain and they didn't really get it! In Old Maid, they kept leaving their pairs in their hands, so the game didn't work!! But they had fun making houses with the dominoes. 
 



Playing Old Maid ... sort of.
 
On Sunday, we had lunch with Ezekiel and Bora and their little girl, Lightness. Lightness has really grown! She is quite heavy now! 

Louisa and Lightness
 


A big beetle bug we found! Ugh!