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!

Monday, 22 November 2010

Rains and Clay Pots

We both have lots to say this week! Yesterday we had a very big rain storm. We huddled round our solar light on the dining room table doing some Christmas crafts for advent while the power was out! The office in Andrew and Miriam’s house was flooded and it also leaked in Ben and Sam’s bedroom, and Daddy went to help sort it out. A tree fell down in our garden and some of the steps have broken. When we went out this morning to investigate, we found two hu-u-u-uge snails and lots and lots of big ants!

Measuring for the foundations
On Friday, we both went with Daddy to a village. We went to measure foundations for a new church building. We also went to a river to get sort out getting some sand for some clay for our stoves. We saw a lady making lots of lovely pots. We made our own pots last week when we were making our first stove! It is really fun and very dirty! In the village, we visited the pastor’s house and had yummy honey bread and sweet chai (tea). We had ugali and beans for lunch which we both liked. We saw a puppy and a little pig and lots of chicks! When we left, a man gave us a present of a chicken! It flapped about a lot, and when we put it in the back of the EI land rover with Louisa, she freaked out! Then the chicken flapped about even more and did a a poo! We had to clean it up and put the chicken in a box!

Making pots

Our clay pots!

The old church building

The other day when we went to get the milk, we saw some baboons on the road! They were very noisy! At school we have been learning about poems and I (Amisadai) have written some of my own. We have also been learning about life during the war, and we got a very interesting letter from our Great Grandpa all about it. We already know all about rationing, because we do that with our oats and with the chocolates Auntie Carleen sent us and the sweets James and Dan sent us!

Monday, 8 November 2010

Amisadai’s News!

Our first two eggs!
I am enjoying my new Chickins ! Last week we bought nine hens and a cock. But sadly one of the hens died. But Today we got our first egg!!! We have called the cock R2D2 (thanks Sebastien!) and we will try to get photos of the other chickens that some of our friends have named for us! We love them, especially Maisy!
Me relaxing in the hammock!

Me and baby Happy!
At shule “shoolay” (that’s school in Swahili) we are learning about electricity with our circuit kit. In our house, our electricity goes off a lot. Even in the middle of making a cake or cooking porridge for breakfast! I can see how the circuit cuts! We are going to get a solar light so we can use energy from the sun to light a bulb. I am doing a book study on a book called “A New Coat for Anna” and learning about World War II. It is Remembrance Day on Thursday. I am going to make some poppies.

Learning about electricity!
Today we were excited to get a postcard from Great Grandma and Great Grandad and also a very exciting-looking parcel from Grandma. We are waiting to open it when Daddy gets home!
The little gecko in our bathroom! (we see lots of these and frogs too!)

We had to push the land cruiser in after it got towed home!