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!



Tuesday, 27 January 2015

A Trip to Narnia and the Serengeti

Welcome to NARNIA! Last Saturday, I had my birthday party! It was a Narnian theme (because I love all the Narnia books) and we had so much fun! We played "Turned to stone" (similar to wink murderer), The Last Battle, (Capture the Flag) and we did the Narnia Quest (a treasure hunt!). We ate Narnian food, such as Beaver's dam (breadsticks), Witch's Temptations (cakes) Mr Tumnus' Sugar cakes, Susan's horns (bugles) Tarkaan's Wine (rosella) Eustace's cheese sandwiches, Aslan's fruit and Lucy's cordial. (I planned it all out when we were waiting so long for Dad and Louisa to come across on the ferry coming back from Uganda!) Mum made me a gorgeous wardrobe cake, it was really good! I had so much fun playing with my friends and think they enjoyed it too.

Here is a video of my party!
 




Serengeti Trip

Last week I went to Serengeti for 3 days for our school trip! It was the best school trip I've ever been on and it was so cool!

Day 1
We left school at 10:00 am and got onto 5 safari veicles. I was in car 5 with 5 other people. It is a 2 hour journey to Bunda, and we got a little bored at times. We reached Tembeamara at lunch time and we had lunch at the camp. Afterwards we pitched the tents (all the girls slept in one huge tent) and chose our places. We then climbed  Balili Hill, or Bunda Mountain and reached the top after a little walk. We had sodas at the top! For dinner (after we had climbed down) we had spaghetti bolonaise . After dinner, we had evening activities, we played memory and instructing games. We went to bed at 11:00pm!

Day 2
We woke up early in the morning (after a very long night! Nassra my friend, and I couldn't get to sleep until 4 so we did our homework and read a book!). We had seed rolls for breakfast, packed our lunches and set of to the Serengeti! We arrived at the gate and were met by some monkeys, who actually came to the cars and one even stole Nassra's banana! We had a wonderful day, we had our roof up so we could see out and I got some amazing pictures! We had a close call with some charging elephants! And we were so excited to see a leopard! We saw:
  • wilderbeast
  • zebra
  • bufflo
  • heartbeast
  • Thomson's gazzele
  • topi
  • impala
  • a smiling jackel
  • bat-eared-fox
  • elephant
  • 2 leopards
  • mongoose
  • crocodile
  • hippo
  • tortoise
We got back, had spaghetti again and then told scary stories around a campfire.
 
Day 3
Sadly the night before our tent had proved itself NOT waterproof and it was sinking and soaked. We given the rooms! I slept under the bed with another of my friends, Hanan, and we were very comfy!
We woke in the morning, packed up, had breakfast and went back the way we came. We stopped in a village (as planned) to visit a school there. We saw a huge tilapia fish! We arrived back at school at home time and I was so pleased to see mum and dad again!
 

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Turning Eleven!

Thank you everybody for my birthdays wishes! I had a great birthday and really enjoyed myself. We had a lovely breakfast, though a bit delayed because a water engineer and visitors came. Mum made cinnamon buns! We opened my presents and I got a penknife from mum and dad! We had a lovely lunch and went swimming after the rain stopped. Angela and mummy found it very cold!
Birthday Cinnamon Buns!
Thanks Ben, Sam and Bethany!
Cake Time! (It was actually the Christmas cake, with birthday candles on!)
Birthday Pizza!
Andy and Angela brought the last load of our belongings from Iringa with them! It is so exciting having our stuff! Our scooters, toys, arts and crafts box and our books have come! It was like Christmas all over again! The only thing was the clothes I packed last year don't fit me any more! I have so much to read now! We have shown Jackson,  Niko, Wema and Ezra (the kids who live here) our scooters and they were so amazed! They love them and think they are so cool. Niko always pretends it is a bajaj!

Unpacking the Iringa bags!

This photo was taken on Mum's birthday. We took her out for dinner!
Yesterday we went with Peter to Kayenze for church. We often go there, and know the pastor and his family very well. We (Anna, the pastors daughter, and us two) played football, races and we spied on the parents in the maize, but mum saw us hiding! The road to Kayenze was very bumpy; I don't like the journey very much. The runner step on our car came loose and so we had to tie it on with bungee cords on the way home!
Hiding in the maize!

A photo with Anna
 

Monday, 5 January 2015

Hair: Before and After (by Louisa)

                           
BEFORE
AFTER

 
BEFORE
AFTER
We went to have a haircut at Hotel Tilapia. Since I was six I have wanted a fringe (bangs) but never got one. But finally I got one! I was so happy! It was the first time I have been to a hair dressers and was really fun. We had two conditioners and shampoo and she massaged our head. It was lovely hot water! Afterwards we had hot chocolate. I recommend Hotel Tilapia’s hot chocolate. It was a great present!

Relaxing! I could have gone to sleep!
Amisadai getting her hair cut
 
Hot chocolate and chocolate maandazis afterwards
We had a very fun Christmas. We are very thankful for all our presents! We really enjoyed opening them! My best present was my watch from my Mum and Dad!
Stockings!
It was very funny - Amisadai and I both gave each other juice!
After Christmas, Andy and Angela came to visit. They are like our Grandma and Grandad and they live in Iringa. We had lots of fun with them. Here is a picture of Andy playing my pink ukulele!