* Track of the little sparkles *

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

2022-05-27

Today, the school and nursery will hold the celebration party for Queen's 70th enthronement. They have been prepared for this party this week. This is the work of our 2y/o daughter. She said that is a flag for celebration, and she draw man…

2022-05-26

My daughter and one of her best friends. It's a dangerous place to sit, but they love the place and talk to each other. I never dreamed that she make such friends and speak with pleasure when we were in Japan. The day we move back to Japan…

2022-05-25

My elder daughter is addicted to Frozen, especially Elsa. So recently, she prefers this hairstyle every day. The image is my outcome. I'm not so good at making this hairstyle, but my husband is much better than me. And since he's practicin…

2022-05-24

I have started packing for shipping back to Japan. I began with the books, and I'm trying to organize them with App "Handy Library" at the same time. I can manage what books I have by only reading barcodes. It's pretty easy to register boo…

2022-05-23

This is a small lake near the church we visited yesterday. There are many lakes and forests in the UK, and there are always ducks in the lake. Also, there are always some benches beside the lake, and people are chatting or reading books on…

2022-05-22

We went to the concert, performed by the mother of my 5y/o daughter's classmate. That was a flute quartet at a church. That was amazing My 5y/o daughter offered to see from the front sheet, and enjoyed the concert very well. She told me wh…

2022-05-21

This is a toy that my husband bought at the British Museum. It's a model of a helicopter designed by Leonardo De Vinci. He and our 5y/o daughter assembled the toy and it worked! if you pull the string, the wing is rotating rapidly. I wonde…

2022-05-20

Girls are digging in the sandpit. I was shocked that many kids were digging in the sandpit like a dog, and unless the sand didn't hit other people, no one attention to that play. I guess that's the very normal way to play in the UK... Anyw…

2022-05-19

Yesterday, my 5y/o daughter's class had a short school trip to a forest. They went there by train, walked into the forest, and had a packed lunch. They made such paper bags the day before, and collected forest treasures like leaves, flower…

2022-05-18

I made this "three colored rice bowl" for holiday lunch. My children liked it a lot and ate it all so quickly It's super easy to cook even with ingredients sold in the UK if you can get the soy source, ginger, and Mirin. You can use peas i…

2022-05-17

At the emergency vehicle event last weekend. They had a lifesaving experience with a model of a human body. Most of them are my daughter's friends and they are so variable in the country of origin. British, Asian, Indian, European(I can't …

2022-05-16

We walked around the town to find souvenirs for Japan. Since my mother-in-law said that they wanted the cheddar cheese, I went to the small grocery shop and asked the clerk which cheese is recommended as a souvenir for abroad. She showed t…

2022-05-15

At the nearest park, there was a police fair yesterday. Fire engines, Ambulances, and police cars were there and open to children. They also could ride on the emergency vehicles and touch the inside of the car There were many kids at the p…

2022-05-14

I bought this "How to draw Dinosaurs" at the charity shop. My 5y/o daughter became liked this book and tried to draw the baby dinosaur is hatching. Well done! But it's not a "chik" She prepared the watercolors paints, a cup of water, and a…

2022-05-13

There are many chalk stones on the ground in Brighton. Kids pick up the chalk stones and write everywhere, especially in the park. Our 2y/o daughter started to write some "letters", saying her friend's name imitating her elder sister (Mira…

2022-05-12

My 5y/o daughter and I made this "flower" pencil. This flower imitates narcissus, which can be seen often in the UK in spring. She loves "make and do", which means making something by themselves with paper, cups, cardboard, etc. She has ti…

2022-05-11

The park which we go to every day after school has a small garden. The gardener sometimes invites the children and lets them help with gardening. They clean up the ground, water the flowers, and chase the dog which the gardener has. Childr…

2022-05-10

In front of our flat, there is a large climbing space. It was very old and many parts were broken, but they were renewed!! It is a little bit hard for our 5y/o daughter because she is only 100cm now, but she enjoyed it. How lucky we are th…

2022-05-09

The traveling fair was coming to our nearest park! We visited the fair and enjoyed it. My daughters chose this Mega Slider and Soft Play. Yes, they didn't ride any vehicles. 5y/o daughter helped her 2y/o sister climbing this long step, and…

2022-05-08

Now, Brighton is holding the Fringe! There are many performances every day, all day!!! We went to the family picnic event and saw several shows. The one in the picture is the storytelling. He read "Three little pigs (black humor version)" …

2022-05-07

My 2y/o daughter's treasure She loves to pluck the wildflowers, pick up some stones, sticks, feathers, leaves, and so on. She picks up something every morning and gives them to her nursery teacher who greets us in front of the nursery. Tea…

2022-05-06

I bought Whittard's tea as souvenirs. They gave me some flavor of sample teabags. I like the "Afternoon tea" of this shop the most, which contains black tea, jasmine tea, and flowers, but these flavors were also nice. I'll buy more for mys…

2022-05-05

We saw a little cute mouse on the way to the school yesterday morning. We chased the mouse and my 5y/o daughter was late for the school We had seen this kind of mouse in the Lake District during Easter Holidays, and in Peter Rabbit's stori…

2022-05-04

This is the "sausage roll" which was sold by the small shop in front of the playground. Someone said that every young in the UK likes it. And, this is offered also at school. The sausage roll which is sold in Japan is very different from i…

2022-05-03

After Natural History Museum, my 5y/o daughter and my husband went to see the musical FROZEN. She can't watch the movie because there are many dark and scary scenes so she feels scared. But she could watch the musical except for the last s…

2022-05-02

We visited the Natural History Museum in London. First, we went to the Dinosaur zone and saw many bones and imitations. This one was moving!! My second daughter who is usually a fearless girl, scared and ran away It was a good opportunity …

2022-05-01

We went to the Brighton Pier and enjoyed the softplay yesterday. It's a view from the pier. How nice weather!! We arrived and started to play at 10:30, and left there at 15:30. Without lunch time, we played 4 hours in the softplay!!! Well …

2022-04-30

I found these black tulips on the way to the school. It was the first time to see the black one for me. I see many people have their own garden in front of their house or their courtyard. I feel there are more flowers than the town where w…

2022-04-29

The new style of denying brushing her teeth... She used to close her mouth or cover her mouth with her hands and run away. But yesterday, she push her face against the sofa. It's a very energy conservation and powerful way. How clever she …

2022-04-28

Yesterday, my husband made this Yorkshire Pudding for dinner. The Pudding is sold in ready-made style, so we have to only warm it in the oven (and make beef stew). The pudding which we ate in the restaurant was an enormous one, but the one…