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!

Friday, 28 January 2011

Village Work by Amisadai

On Wednesday we went to Kilolo and another village and St. Michael’s School. We were building a foundation for a church building. I was digging the cement sand into a pile and then they poured water on it and tipped the rocks in and mixed it up. We found a bamboo stick and wrote A+L in the foundations to stay forever! Then we went to another building project foundation in another village and Louisa and I chased each other in the trenches! They were cutting down big trees there, we had to make sure we were not underneath when it fell down. Then we had a chai break. We had mandazis which are like donuts but without a hole and a bit puffy. One of the old churches had two walls which had pictures painted on. Louisa stood at the front and pretended to preach a sermon and I pretended to translate into Swahili. We left were gone all day!

The old church building where we had our chai

Pumziko (find out what this means!)


Yesterday we had a fun science lesson with Andy (another EI worker). He tipped his bike upside down and we sat on the grass and he told us about brakes, oiling (because we are learning about lubricating when we don’t want friction) and gears. He told us all about the chains and the grips on the tires.
Forces and movement with Andy

Tomorrow we are going on a long bus ride to Mbeya to visit Pastor Sunday and his family. If you look at a map it is at the bottom of Tanzania, not so far from Lake Malawi. We come back home on Monday and will put some photos up when we get home!

Monday, 17 January 2011

Pulleys, Levers and Wheels (by Amisadai)

At school I am learning about Forces and Movement . We made a flag pole with a tanzanian flag on a pulley. I made it out of 2 old cds and a toilet roll with a stick for the axle. You can try it at home!

We made a seesaw which is a type off Lever. It was a force magnifier for lifting heavy buckets.

This week we are learning about wheels and ramps and here are some photos of me and Louisa on wheels! Louisa has been learning to ride her bike with two wheels - NO stabilizers!!!

Saturday, 1 January 2011

My Birthday! by Amisadai

Hello! Now I am seven! For my birthday I got some Swahili books and some African flip flops and a dress made from a Khanga. Ruth gave me huge chocolate buttons that turned into a big chocolate bar! Yummy! With my birthday money, I went to the Sisters shop and bought a blue batik hair band. We went into town and went to check our post box. The post takes a long time! Then we went to Hasty Tasty for samosas and sodas! After lunch we got ready for my Simba and Friends party! I had a lion cake (the lions had done a poo on the cake! Grandma sent little chocolate balls to decorate with). We made animal biscuits and animal sandwiches. The Galvins and Laura came to my party. We had a safari hunt outside and played Pin the Tail on the Lion. Speditio came for tea too. It was lots of fun! Thank you for all your messages! I love reading messages!

My Simba cake!

At the Post Box #962

Hasty Tasty

Check the Swahili page to find out what siku ya kuzaliwa means (a clue: siku means day).