* Track of the little sparkles *

Daily log of childcare, cooking, gardening, sewing, and so on.

2022-01-20

This is "Okonomiyaki" which my husband's colleague in Japan sent the cooking set to us 3 months ago. It was soooooo nice, especially the source which was named "Otafuku source"! Our daughters ate quickly and had second helpingsAnd so did I…

2022-01-19

From the first day of this year, my 5y daughter began to write the diary. Not every day, but 3~4 times a week. This day, she wrote about her dream which she found eggs at her favorite park and they hatched. We don't care about the spelling…

2022-01-18

At Stanmer park, there are people who was making apple juice or cider. Children can drink fresh apple juice for free! And, I bought one bottle of apple mulled cider which I became to like in the UK. My daughters enjoyed watching them durin…

2022-01-17

We went to Stanmer Park which is near to our city. It was a sunny day, but because of the morning dew and humidity, the ground of the forest and lawn were very muddy. So it was good that we wore the wellies! Daughters did a lot of running …

2022-01-16

It was a cold day, but we went to the beach yesterday. There is a nice playground and my daughters enjoyed playing for a couple of hours. And, of course, they enjoyed picking and piling up the stones In the sea, there were some people who …

2022-01-15

My 5y daughter wanted to make a "mobile for baby" by herself. She saw it in Peppa Pig and found that it would be nice to see it while she is trying to sleep. I helped her by giving her the idea of structure and materials. Then, she made th…

2022-01-14

There is still on Christmas! Since it seems no culture for new year's decorations in the UK, we can see many Christmas decorations in the city yet. I ordered the chai latte and read the book BFG for a while. To tell the truth, I fell aslee…

2022-01-13

The day before yesterday was a foggy day. Everything was white. Yesterday, the sun appeared! Was a clear and comfortable day. Since both my husband and I had born and grew up in the sunny area, the looooong cloudy days in the UK make us gl…

2022-01-12

We bought this smoked mackerel at the supermarket. It was a new taste for us, but was nice My daughters ate them well. It has been a long time since we ate the grilled mackerel, so it recalled the dinner of Japan. Of course, we ate them wi…

2022-01-11

My husband's colleague sent us these foods from Japan. He sent them in September, but arrived yesterday! Some of them were expired, but we'll eat them Because they are expensive in the UK, we are very happy to eat Japanese food! We'll make…

2022-01-10

The Christmas tree disposal point. We had disposed our tree at 27th December, and there were few trees then. Now, the site is full of trees!!!! A woman came to me and threw her big tree to top of the pile They will be collected today. My 2…

2022-01-09

My 5years-old daughter and my husband made the muffin❤️ These days, my 5y daughter has discovered the joy of making sweets! She always put on the apron which I made for her last year, to get in the mood‍ When should I start asking her to h…

2022-01-08

It's an activity book for Christmas! There are 28 pages and was sold at Poundland (like 100均 in the UK). My 5y daughter like it very much, and tried it with joy. I was surprised at her drawings because it was much better than usual. What …

2022-01-07

There had been around 11℃, but yesterday's lowest temperature was -1℃. My daughters found the frozen leaves on the way to school and picked up frozen fallen leaves. 2y daughter wanted to show them to her teacher, but the leave has melted w…

2022-01-06

Daily life has returned! Holidays have over!! My daughters went to school and nursery and met their friends, played with them. There was a little bit chilly, but the sky was clear. So we could go and play at the park. And I had enough time…

2022-01-05

We also played the traditional Japanese New Year's game "Fukuwarai"! I drew a tiger face, and made the parts of the face. With closing our eyes, we try to set the parts to the right places. It usually turns to funny face, so it's Happy Lau…

2022-01-04

Since it was rainy and the school was not opened yet, my 5y daughter tried Origami yesterday. The above ones are my daughter's, and the bottom ones are mine. She did it well! These are wreaths in the style of a Japanese New Year's decorati…

2022-01-03

The Japanese New Year food "Zouni"... ?! I saw too many photos of delicious Japanese New Year foods like Osechi, Zouni, etc... So I became to want to eat! Fortunately, we got the dried Wakame, so first we enjoyed Zouni with mochi, and next…

2022-01-02

We spent time in the park on the first day of this year 2022! It was a super rare clear morning and was a breath of fresh air for the New Year. We call our relatives in Japan and celebrated the New Year. I want to meet them because we have…

2022-01-01

Happy New Year! The New Year Eve dinner was the spare lib. It was toooo greasy for me and I had a headache after supper. My 5y daughter and my husband baked the "New Year Eve" pound cake because just they want to make and eat. That was sup…

2021-12-31

This is the final day of this year. We are still decorating our bedroom with my daughters' Christmas arts, but it's time to tidy up. Today, we'll eat SOBA for New Year's Eve (we eat SOBA on this day in Japan), and clean up our flat. Happy …

2021-12-30

Granny gave this Peppa Pig's Monopoly to my daughter(5). She still loves Peppa (almost all of her school friends are graduating from Peppa), but there are few toys related to Peppa for 5 years-old girls. Monopoly is one of the best choices…

2021-12-29

It's raining all day for a week☔️ In the UK, we can dispose of our real Christmas tree in the specified places like the map below. There are many points to tree collection, so we dispose of our tree yesterday (in rain). The tree will be re…

2021-12-28

I bought and drank this mulled cider at the WinterWonderland! It was specially matched for the cold weather, and sooooo nice! After that, I looked for the mulled cider at the supermarket, and finally, I found one! We drank the mulled cider…

2021-12-27

I bought these Christmas or winter-related picture books. Almost all the books I bought at the charity shop, so it costs about £24 ≒ ¥3600. Some of them are difficult for us to read because they are too poetic like "谷川俊太郎"'s books. Bu…

2021-12-26

They have eaten all! https://t.co/VYBRoyVCv4 26 December 2021 14:50 Santa has come! For my 2y daughter, he gave her the Pow Patrol Mega Block witch is compatible with the LEGO Duplo. Because she loves Zooma, Santa gave her Zooma & Marchal …

2021-12-25

"SANTA, come here. we have some Food for you.♡ LOVE from xxxx And xxxx. Merry christmas SANTA" My 5y daughter wrote it by herself. She thought the sentence, and I sometimes helped her spelling. And we prepared the food and drink for Santa …

2021-12-24

Yesterday, my 5y daughter and I went to the Climbing studio with her friend. That was incredible, brilliant, awesome!!! It was the first climb for both girls, but they did it! Since she is very light & tough, she reached the top stone of a…

2021-12-23

With Santa & Elf at Winter Wonderland How big Santa is! Recently, the indoor events are canceled because of the rapid spreading of new COVID, such as having lunch with Santa, or handshaking with him So, that was a wonderful and rare experi…

2021-12-22

Look at this BIG cooking stove!! Here is the Christmas market of the Hyde Park Winter Wonderland. He was rolling this hanged steel mesh, over the charcoal fire. They smelled very very well. Unfortunately, we had had our lunch (were also ho…