* Track of the little sparkles *

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

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2021-10-23

My 2y daughter had the flu vaccine yesterday. Unlike in Japan, the flu vaccine for infants is not sticking the needle but spraying the vaccine into the nostrils. So she didn't cry and was given this sticker✨ She chooses tiger one and put o…

2021-10-22

These are sold at the nearest supermarket! They are all for carving Jack-o-Lantern. The price is £1.5 for smaller ones and £3 for bigger ones. Very cheap!! I searched the price of carving pumpkins at a Japanese online site, which were abou…

2021-10-20

Hey, this is the place of garbage collection. From about 3 weeks ago, the rubbish cleaners of this town are on strike. I don't know when the strike will end, but some of my friends said that it may be continued until November, In the worst…

2021-10-19

Preparation for playing Halloween. The left paper was wrapping for my daughter's birthday gift. She tore the wrapping paper but can use again☺️ The candies are easy to make, so my 5y daughter made them by herself. They play like "Trick or …

2021-10-18

My 5y daughter made and played the shadow puppet yesterday. At first, she was surprised that the shadow became big and small, but finally, she mastered them. She made the story of a crocodile, which he just only takes a walk. Doesn't eat a…

2021-10-17

Yesterday we cooked and ate the whole chicken That was marvelous! amazing! awesome! And more, this chicken cost only £2.25 ≒ ¥340. We ate almost all of them with 2 adults and 2 infants. We were all full! Today, we plan to use the bone of t…

2021-10-16

My 5y daughter made these creatures all by herself. She did "Kiri-Gami" which means fold the paper half, cut them, and spread again. I was very surprised that she made the complicated shape like a bat or monster. I think it's difficult to …

2021-10-15

I read the book at the cafe again. This is a book for little children, and I drink Matcha-latte because I can't drink coffee What kind of customer does the shopkeeper consider about me? In any case, reading a book at a cafe in the early mo…

2021-10-14

I met this squirrel while I took a walk yesterday. It's as if she is saying "Wow, I've been found!" But she didn't run away much far and began to find her food soon. The squirrels around here seem to be used to humans. I was so healed with…

2021-10-13

I usually buy the books for children at the charity shop, because I want many books but don't have so much money But, I bought these Halloween books at the top price because the Halloween books are not found in the charity shops. My 5y dau…

2021-10-12

My 5y daughter played hairdresser with a core of a toilet paper roll and color paper. She loved this play and wants more cores. So I decided to collect the cores and papers not only for this play but for many other crafts. I think the bags…

2021-10-11

We bought the pumpkin for carving, and made Jack-o-Lantern!! My 5y daughter drew the draft of his face on the paper, and I draw the draft on the pumpkin, and my husband carved it. My daughter was very looking forward to making one, and she…

2021-10-10

We went to the sea nearby our home. We planed to climb a tall tower that can a panoramic view of the town, but its elevator was maintained all day. So we played on the beach picking and piling up the stones. This stone looks like "Mame Dai…

2021-10-09

I'm trying many kinds of tea since we arrived in the UK. The "extra strong" ones are for milk tea. I found the "black chai" of TWININGS is very nice It tastes like cafe☕️ I like the Earl Gray roast leaf tea of M&S the most now, but I want …

2021-10-08

It was almost the first time for me to wrap the gift box by myself. I didn't think it's so hard work When I fold one side, the previously folded side will collapse... But I did it finally!! Because the wrapped gifts are sooooo nice, so I'l…

2021-10-07

I tried to make "English breakfast" with baked beans and sausages. My 2y daughter loves baked beans, so I'll use baked beans for breakfast more often. Many of my mother friends in the UK say that they don't make such breakfast, but eat cer…

2021-10-06

We made this Jack-o-lantern! We were going to scrape the pumpkin, but this one is for eat, then if we scrape this, the pumpkin would rot soon... So we decided to paste the black paper on it. Now, we can enjoy it for about 1 month. We plan …

2021-10-05

It rained on and off many times. We saw the rainbows twice on the way to school and home One in the morning was the double rainbow, and one in the afternoon was the supernumerary rainbow. I told my 5y daughter that there is a big treasure …

2021-10-04

I repaired the jeans of my husband's back pocket. Because the sewing machine I bought in the UK can't sew jeans, I sewed it by hand. It took quite a long time but I thought I save about £100 (¥15000) by sewing! But why the pocket had broke…

2021-10-03

My 5y daughter drew this at school. This is one of her birthday gifts, and is the cheapest one We didn't know what these are. We saw these at the small souvenir shops. My daughter had wanted it eagerly during the trip, and it became the mo…

2021-10-02

This is the birthday dinner which my elder daughter ordered. Fish & Chips and colorful vegetables She becomes to love fish & chips in the UK! I had heard that the Fish & Chips is not so good at the local restaurant or supermarket, but we l…

2021-10-01

Yesterday was my elder daughter's 5th birthday! Because she is very longing for "Ritchan" who is a super piano girl, she requested us to prepare balloons, gifts, and cake! I prepared also the birthday hat and long gold tinsel That was an a…

2021-09-30

The wall art of one of our favorite groceries. This town Brighton is famous for its colorful wall arts When we entered this shop for the first time, the clue spoke to us in Japanese. We were surprised and talk with him (in English). He als…

2021-09-29

I bought a whole pumpkin!! Halloween is coming I want to join some Halloween events with our daughters but I haven't found one. My 4y daughter is soooo looking forward to being costumed I hope they have an event at school and nursery Anywa…

2021-09-28

Mussels!! Our 4y daughter was addicted into Mussels during previous trip. We found Mussels at the supermarket and try to cook yesterday. That was not bad(Of course it was better one of the restaurant) Today's breakfast is the cooked leftov…

2021-09-27

I bought these cutlery sets for our daughters. When we were invited to our acquittances' house in the UK, we found the knives in the kids' cutlery set. Because we had no knives for kids, I decided to buy them. My daughters will use knives …

2021-09-26

Yesterday, I was slept all day because of the side effect of the COVID vaccine. My husband took our daughters to the park and Macdonald The toys of "Happy meals" aren't used plastic in the UK, so this time, the toy was a cloth ball⚾️ Our d…

2021-09-25

We are preparing for my 4y daughter's birthday! The one thing we shouldn't forget is the "extra" gift for her 2y little sister. So I bought this Peppa Pig's hairband for her Actually, I wanted to buy it for 4y daughter but it's too babyish…

2021-09-24

We found this hole in the tree after school. My 4y daughter said, "Chip & Dale must be living here!!" She tells the same thing whenever she finds a hole in a tree... But, actually, I agree that the hole was the nearest hole to their house …

2021-09-23

This potato-man is the character of chips' chain shops. I saw this man twice in this town. And in the morning, the shop stocks up their potatoes. It's very interesting for my daughters, so they like to see it. But I have never bought the c…