About us!

We are Amisadai and Louisa Monger (aged 15 and 13). 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, 30 September 2010

Paw-paw and Batiks

Here is a photo of us with our first papaya. Woolly is one of our dogs.

We went to see how the ladies make batiks. They use stencils and hot wax and then dye the cloth. They are very pretty.

Friday, 24 September 2010

We have a new house!

At Bagamoya near Dar-es-Salaam

We are now living in our new house in Iringa! We drove here through a safari park and we saw giraffes, zebras, elephants, antelopes, buffulo, warthogs and baboons. It was very exciting. Now we are in our house. I (Amisadai) have a rainbow duvet and mosquito net! We found a dolls house and children's magazines left from the people who lived here before. We have a big area outside with four dogs (Woolly, Waffi, Wuki and Lily) and four rabbits (we will give two to Ben and Sam). We pick cabbage from our garden to feed them. My rabbit is called Mousey. We have chickens and ducks got our first egg yesterday! We have two tortoises which we call Melchizedek (because he is old) and Zaccheus (because he is small). We have a papaya tree in our garden. Daddy tried to climb the tree to pick one and the branch broke! We have been making coffee. Our friends grow coffee beans and you have to soak the beans, shell them, dry them, shell them again and roast them and grind them. It takes a very long time. We went shopping in the market - it is not a bit like Sainsbury's! Lots of little tiny stalls in a big barn with lots of pineapples, coconuts, oranges and also baskets, and kangas.

Outside our new house
I got malaria in Dar-es-Salaam and had to go to the hospital which wasn't fun. I went to the clinic in Iringa to check my blood and I am all better!

I lost my tooth last night. There is a tooth fairy in Tanzania and I got 1000 shillings! Now I have lost one tooth in Canada, one in England and one in Tanzania!
On the way to our new house!

Our new Swahili word is nyambani!