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!

Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Bunnies and Eggs for Christmas!

This morning  we had a good  surprise. Our rabbit, Mousey  had  some  BABIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
She had five! They are 8cm. long and cute. They don't  have any fur yet. You can give us some names to choose for them! We are still waiting for Louisa's rabbit to have her babies.

Three bunnies

Two more bunnies

The other good news is that one of our new chickens is laying eggs! We have two new chickens called Hollie (Thanks, Hollie!) and Snowy (because she is white and it is snowing for Christmas in England).

We went to the market today and got treats for my birthday, apple juice, crisps and wafer biscuits and lots of plums. I had an apple in my stocking and ate it yesterday. My first apple for ages. It was good!

By Amisadai

Friday, 24 December 2010

Happy Christmas from Amisadai and Louisa

We want to say HAPPY CHRISTMAS to all our friends all over the world!

We hope you have a very fun Christmas! We are having fun here. We have made Christmas crackers and we have made stuffing to go with the chicken. We made granola and had raisins on it for breakfast! We have two rabbits that are going to have babies very soon and we have been making a run for them. We have been busy making presents.

Lots of love from Mims and Louisa xxxxx

"English-Canadian" Christmas Dinner with Laura
Mama Kiri and her family came for tea and Christmas cakes this afternoon!

Pulling crackers!
Stockings are hung! (added by Mum!)

Monday, 13 December 2010

All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth!

I lost another tooth! And guess who pulled it out? ME!! Now I have a big gap! And I had another visit from the Tanzania tooth fairy and got 1000 shillings! I went to a craft fair on Saturday and bought Louisa a lovely Christmas present! But it is a secret.

Science Fun! We made batteries. We had three jars and filled them with vinegar. And guess what, we used up the whole bottle!! We cut wire and put it in a loop and put it in the jars. We put a light bulb on the end of the wire and it worked!!! We also made a loop game with wire which buzzed if you touched the wire with the wire loop holder.

Making batteries!

Rabbits! Last Saturday we borrowed a boy rabbit. It had a week with Mousy and then a week with Louisa’s rabbit and we hope we will have baby bunnies soon!

Christmas! We have a Christmas tree! Speditio and Lucy have helped us decorate! We made paperchains and playdough ornaments.

Spedito cut the top off a tree for us! Yay!!
Art! In art we pretended we were Beatrix Potter and went in the garden to do "naturalist art." I drew lettuces and rhubarb and also chickens.

See our Swahili page to find out the Swahili word for "tooth"! (Lots of teeth is "meno.")

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Louisa's Bugs n' Things

kumbi kumbi

It has been raining hard today and so there are lots of bugs everywhere. We saw three big snails and lots of "senene" and so so many ants outside and lots and lots of flying things called kumbikumbi (we find the ground on our porch covered in their lost wings in the morning!). I have lots of bites!

Yesterday I ground up peanuts in our kinu. First we roast the nuts, then grind them to big bits and tiny bits which get sorted in our cheka ckeka which is like a sieve. We like peanut sauce!

The cheka cheka

The kinu

On Sunday we went to an Advent afternoon at the Danish Mission. We sang carols (two in Danish!) and we made paper decorations and candle holders. This is good because we didn't have any and as the power keeps going out, we often need candles at bedtime. 
Danish Paper Cut-outs


Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Pigs! by Amisadai

On sataday I went to swap my cocks for hens.
When we got there we saw a pig. Gues what? we saw piglets been born!!!!!!!!!!!!! I saw the mummy pigs bottom get big and then legs popped out. Something yellow was all stuck to the piglets and brown bits too. They were very cute about the size of my two hands. There were nine piglets. They tried to get some milk, but sometimes they couldn't find it. One piglet fell out of the stall when he popped out, so the man had to push him back in. He was squealing. One got stuck under the mummy and squealed very loudly. also I
saw a new   puppy and lots&lots of chicks!!!

Piglets try to get the milk

This this little piggy went the wrong way!

On Saturday we also got wood to fix our fence. We got it at the Kihesa market.

I love going up on the roof!

On Sunday, we had our first Advent Sunday. We made a wreeth and lit the first candle.

Our Advent Wreath

See our Swahili Page formy new word today! Can you guess what it is? It is very hard to say.