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, 25 June 2012

Attack of the African Bees!

Last week we were invaded and attacked by bees!  I heard the piglets yelping and screaming and I ran out to see if any thing was wrong. Something was!!  The bees in our garden had been stinging our piglets and obveselisly the pigs had annoyed them. I am very used to the flies that are always around the pigs and flies all over me but this was a very loud buzzing. A moment later, I was running and screaming back to mummy with bee stings and bees all over me. In my top, in my skirt , my bandana, and my hair. All over!! Mum striped all my clothes off and put cream every where. My worst sting was on my finger, a bee had got stuck between my fingers and it’s all swollen but it’s getting better slowly.

(To finish the story ... Mummy and Rachel ran outside and realised that all the pigs were loose. With Spedito, they tried to catch the pigs. The dogs were chasing the pigs and the bees were chasing everybody. Everybody was getting bees on them and there was a lot of flapping, shouting, yelping, snorting and rolling about in the dirt. Mummy called Daddy at the office to come and help and they bundled up against the bees and worked on getting all the pigs into the garage. Daddy and Rachel were stung and Mummy escaped. There was a lot of squealing. There were so many bees everywhere. Auntie Ann found Amisadai and Louisa huddled under a blanket on the top bunk and read them a story. Five of the seven piglets were found and rescued but the last piglet was not found until that evening. She was huddled in the ground, stung and rather poorly. But all the pigs survived and two days later were safely in their own banda again. We had an interesting time getting them all back again).

Bee Protection later in the day
From Louisa
On Wednesday we went to Kilolo. It is  very cold  in  Kilolo, we had our sweaters on. It is not  like Magozi, Magozi  is  very hot! We went to a conference and we did cooking on the jiko.
Getting ready for the cooking demonstration in Kilolo

Sharing the bread rolls with everyone at the conference

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Sewing, Planting and a Theatre Performance

We are having fun with Auntie Ann and Rachel staying! We love doing sewing with Rachel! We are, at the moment, sewing quilts, dolls and having lots of fun!! Rachel has sewn a whole blanket by hand wich turns into a pillow and has lots of pretty patterns! I love the flowers and colors.

Sewing our quilts
We went to Magozi and planted lots of trees. We have given out 2 trees out to Mendrad, 2 for Kalista, Yuda (Judah) and Lucy, 2 for Ezekiel who helped with Mama Mirrisianna and 2 for Mama Juliana. I loved planting them with our new pack up spades!!

Fun with bubbles! The kids were scared of the first ones because
they hadn't seen them before and didn't know what they were!

Today we performed our play, "The Drinking Gourd" with our friends, Tianna, Abeni and Kaiya. We had a good audience who came to watch! I was the Father and the US Marshall. Louisa was the Preacher and Little Jeff. It was really fun and we all had to talk like we were from down South! We had popcorn for the intermission and foot and star biscuits for afterwards (to follow the drinking gourd).

Rev.  Louisa

Taking the slaves to freedom in the wagon

The Marshall is looking for runaways

Father says goodnight to Tommy

Monday, 4 June 2012

Diamond Jubilee Celebrations in Tanzania!

Yesterday we celebrated the Queen's Diamond Jubilee here in Iringa! We painted our faces with the Union Jack and we made Union Jack cakes and a lemon cheesecake with union jack strawberries! We took all that and our flags to our friends house and with some other British friends watched the Queen and all the boats. We liked Kate's dress! We had a roast dinner and lots of fun! We hope you all in England are having lots of fun at the parties!
God Save the Queen!