* Track of the little sparkles *

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

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2021-12-02

14:40 in our town. It looks as almost sunset time. The actual sunset time around here is 16:00. We can fo the park after school now, but it becomes darker in several days. Anyway, we love this view near our house. I think especially before…

2021-12-01

My 5y daughter and I went for our haircut✂️ Before moving here, I thought that we wouldn't go for a haircut in the UK. But there are some Japanese hairdressers in this town and one of them is my daughter's classmate's mom. We had a great t…

2021-11-30

My 5y daughter and her school friends went to the softplay yesterday. They were very excited and enjoyed there. My 2y daughter played there together, and bigsisters were willing to taking care of her. They held the little one's hand and to…

2021-11-29

We went to the Christmas market! Because of the other day's strong wind and coldness, we went in the daytime. That was a small event than we thought, but we enjoyed listening to the live Christmas songs, Christmas shops, and foods If we ha…

2021-11-28

It's time for thicker clothes. The lowest temperature of yesterday was 1℃, the highest was 5℃. We went to the Christmas market held in our town from this year, but because of the strong wind, it was closed... We will try to go also today. …

2021-11-27

The wall looks like Elmar's picture books. In this town, there are many colorful walls like this. The advertisement of this city says that these walls are one of the characteristics of this city. Sometimes we can see the visitors taking th…

2021-11-26

Yesterday, I went out at night and have an early year-end party with Japanese mothers. It was my first time going out at night without children in the UK, and I was soooooooo enjoyed the party The meals and alcohol were very nice I also en…

2021-11-25

My 5y daughter is addicted to this book. I bought it about one month ago for 50p. At that time, I thought it's enough that we read only once because I never imagined this book is interesting (sorry). But she is learning to read the words a…

2021-11-24

My 2y daughter drew this "smiling face". She loves the brown crayon, and drawing I think the elder daughter didn't draw the face until she became 3years-old, so it's their personality. 2y daughter also likes to draw tulips and something li…

2021-11-23

Well done! This playground equipment looks for age 1y~3y, but is very difficult to climb My 2y daughter is lighter than normal 2y kids, so she is good at climbing something It was an awesome chilly day, but my mother friends said children …

2021-11-22

Yesterday was a very clear day. We went to the regular park, and our children played swing and hammock. But because it was awesomely chilly, we left the park for 40 min even we all wore down-jacket. It was much shorter than usual. We shoul…

2021-11-21

Yesterday, we participated in a Japanese-English half girl's birthday party! It was held in the outside park, and we enjoyed it a lot! Dancing with music, turning the multi-layered gift, and running with friends' hands hold, and eating the…

2021-11-20

I feel the autumn atmosphere by the scent of the fallen leaves and chilly morning air. Because here are plenty of parks and trees, we can see fallen leaves than where we lived in Japan. My daughters love to pick up, stomp, and throw the fa…

2021-11-19

My 5y daughter is enjoying her Christmas preparations! Here are the gifts for her mommy and daddy that she made at her school. She creates gifts for her family or friends every day She also wrote Christmas cards to her relatives who live i…

2021-11-18

I'm preparing Christmas gifts for our 4 relative families in Japan The main is Christmas tea and coffee. I wish they like them. Now, my 5y daughter is writing Christmas cards for them. She is an obsessiveness person, so I'm waiting I wish …

2021-11-17

I like these words This was displayed in front of the bar in the hotel. It helps also tell the question to someone https://t.co/caAk6C2slT 17 November 2021 14:33 The announcement for vaccination for my 5y daughter has come from NHS. We are…

2021-11-16

Usually, I buy bread at the nearest supermarket. There are sold "fresh baked bread" which baked at the shop. I prefer the ones which are cut into small slices, but the edge of the bread's slices are varied! Sometimes too small, sometimes t…

2021-11-15

Yesterday was my 5y daughter's classmate's birthday party at a big soft play! It was the first time for us. How a nice place! All children looked as they had wings They were so excited and literally their feet didn't touch the ground I was…

2021-11-14

We made the butter from double cream and salt yesterday. My 5y daughter shook the bin for about 15 min! Well done!!! We ate the butter with the toast, and it was especially delicious My daughter read the retweeted book and wanted to try to…

2021-11-13

I ate this at Canterbury last month. The name of this plate is Fish Cake. I imagined that we would get a brown clump which is fried fish and white source. But it was like a gratin with fish and shrimps and white source. Anyway, that was ve…

2021-11-12

Wow! I haven't noticed this shop until yesterday! The shop is at the center of our town, and I walked in front of this shop many times I want to eat DORAYAKI and MOCHI!! The rest left side of this menu is drink menu, but it's not Japanese …

2021-11-11

My 2y daughter joined a birthday party for her friend at the nursery. She told me whose birthday that was The pic is the birthday cake she brought home. I bit a little and was surprised at how sweet that is! But I let my 2y daughter eat it…

2021-11-10

Morning sky! I found this cirrocumulus. There are several names of these kinds of clouds in Japan, like sardine, mackerel, and scale. This cloud looks like scales, so we call this "scale cloud". Recently, the sun rises around 7:00. The tim…

2021-11-09

On the way to the school, we saw this big pot. The smell was bad, but I feel nostalgic. The ingredient of this pot is asphalt and they were melting it for roadwork. I smelled the same flavor when I was a child. Anyway, my 5y daughter watch…

2021-11-08

I sewed the elastic of my 5y daughter's pajama because it was completely stretched. It often occurs that the trouser is too big for her because she is too thin. And the elastic is also often stretched out because I use the dryer. Anyway, i…

2021-11-07

We hear the sounds of fireworks recently at night. Everyday...! We found the fireworks in the direction of a large park, so we thought there's a firework festival. ...But every night? We heard that the fireworks are launched by general peo…

2021-11-06

We are making autumn wreath with these picked up items. It's difficult to make the foundation circle with only follen items. How many times I wish if we had readymade one or have some ivy plants in our garden! Anyway, we are trying only fa…

2021-11-05

Still Halloween! Since some people carve the pumpkin on Halloween day, some Jack-o-Lanterns were born on 31st Oct. So there are still many pumpkins in this town in early Nov. We can still enjoy finding and watching them. My 2y daughter lov…

2021-11-04

This is a big mushroom which we found in a botanical garden. We often see the mushrooms in the UK, but don't touch them. I want the skill of distinguishing poison mushrooms for our safety and daughters' curiosity. But, but, it looks very t…

2021-11-03

We found this shop at Covent Garden. Since my daughters are addicted to collecting fallen leaves and so am I, this fallen leave accessory was very attractive for me. My 5y daughter and I choose our best leaves from here and bought. These w…