* Track of the little sparkles *

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

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2021-08-20

We cruised to the "Stuffa" island which constructed with the volcanic lava. It's famous for its natural shape of hexagonal stone pillars, and the cave which sounds like pipe organ. We like the piece "the cave of Fingal" which modeled after…

2021-08-19

We ate this Mussels at Oban, where is famous for its sea port and fresh sea food. My 4y daughter liked it very much and ate a lot It was soooooo nice. We also ate bread with dipping to Mussels' soup. It was extra aweaome. I want to eat it …

2021-08-18

We visited National Museum of Scotland yesterday. There was so huge and we spend about 5 hours. The collections are not only Scottish ones. The most exciting exhibition for our children was, this animal zone. A variety of animals are intro…

2021-08-17

We joined the boat tour of Scottish Seabord Center yesterday. Look at the picture! The white ones are all seabirds!!️ This rock is a heaven of the seabirds, and we can see the birds flying, nesting, and swimming. My 4y daughter said this t…

2021-08-16

We observed the Royal yacht Britania yesterday. The rooms for king and queen are gorgeous, and machine room, flags, and pilothouse made me fun For kids, they offers the treasure haunt which find and count the hidden stuffed dogs in the shi…

2021-08-15

We enjoyed the boat cruise to see this red old long bridge "Forth bridge". It constructed at 1890, and registered as a world helitage site. We also landed a small island "Inchcolm" and walk around. There were some remnants of the WW1. My d…

2021-08-14

We went to the castle of Edinburgh and Calton hill yesterday. My husband and I had visited the castle and the hill 10 years ago. They looked the same as they did and reminded me of those days. But the hiking with children was extra fun We …

2021-08-13

We are in Edinburgh now. Yesterday was the moving day from Beighton, and we walked around the castle of Edinburgh. We ate the Scottish dish "Hagis" at night. It was amazing. Some street perfoemance were held here, like fiddle or bagpipes, …

2021-08-12

My elder 4y daughter began to learn "Phonics" with this book. I bought it at Poundland for £3≒¥450. Now, she can read almost Single Sounds and their combination, like "cat", "bed", "ant". The next stage is Medial Sounds like "oo", "ea". It…

2021-08-11

Sorry for the half-eaten photo! When we went to the acquaintances' house, they cooked this English pudding for us! The ingredients were many raspberries which were grown in their garden That was so nice. We could eat it with custard or ice…

2021-08-10

PepperPig! We knew it before moving to the UK because my nieces who lived in Sweden liked it. But haven't not so much interest in it. However, once my daughters watched the anime on TV, they are addicted to it. My eldest daughter begged my…

2021-08-09

Look! This is the basement of our acquaintances' house! There was no basement when I visited here 10 years ago. They added this basement because he wants a wine cellar. The temperature is kept around 19℃, and many wines are there Also Chri…

2021-08-08

We visited a small town that our acquaintances are living. The town is so cute and full of green, especially well-kept lawns. We spend time at their home and served lunch & snacks. My husband and I had visited here 10 years ago, and we tol…

2021-08-07

Yesterday, we met the Japanese - UK half kids at the park. They can understand and talk Japanese, and their mother is Japanese. I talked much with her, and the children played together They are the first friends for our daughters in the UK…

2021-08-06

Sticker game✨ My second daughter was gifted the sticker book from her friend of a Japanese nursery before moving to the UK. She takes very good care of it and seldom played. But recently, she is addicted to putting on the stickers on her b…

2021-08-05

These days, I often quick cook sandwiches for lunch after playground. The sold breads much suit for sandwiches and there's a lot of variation. In addition, breads are very cheeper than Japan☺️ We can eat like sesami bread, whole wheat brea…

2021-08-04

We met this small super cute bird at Stanmer Park. It was relatively used to the people and stayed near us for a while. Yesterday, we went to the library and read a bird picture book, and found this bird named "Robin"! How cute name My 4y …

2021-08-03

On the way to Stanmer Park, we found this "perfect" playground near our house. While I checked the google map for playgrounds, I found this green zone, but there were no playground photos. So I thought there's no playground in this area. B…

2021-08-02

We went to Stanmer Park in northern Brighton yesterday. It has large forests and lawns, some cafes and a playground. We hiked and had lunch. We stayed there for about 5 hours! My daughters walked well, and found many plants, bugs, animals,…

2021-08-01

We plan to trip to Scotland this August. But our winter clothes haven't arrived yet. And more, we plan to the 6h boat tour which looks very cold even if in the summer. So, I bought the clothes for "winter mountain" at the shop. It holds cl…

2021-07-31

I went to the "Daunt Books" when we had a short trip to London. The store has a long history. The inside of the shop was lovely I found some beautiful picture books and my daughter also liked them, so we bought one of them. Definitely, one…

2021-07-30

I'm at the vaccination center now. I just booked vaccine yesterday What a convenient system!! Now, I have vaccinated the moderna one. The second time is planed in September. The doctors and staffs are all kind and explain me very politely☺…

2021-07-29

We went to London! We saw the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, and rode on the River Thames cruise. Unfortunately, we had heavy rain several times, but we could have some sunny time so it's ok! My daughters especially enjoyed the jewels of t…

2021-07-28

My husband's acquaintance lent us the keyboard! How nice! My 4y daughter wanted to play the piano, so she enjoyed the keyboard for several hours! She especially wants to play the Electone, which "Ritchan" who she respects plays, and the ke…

2021-07-27

I bought these 12 Peter Rabbit stories and a dictionary at the charity shop. The total cost was £7 (¥1,050) Because we plan to travel to "Lake in the United Kingdom" where Peter's stories are, we want to pre-leaning Peter's stories My daug…

2021-07-26

We bought these plates. There were several designs, and they enjoyed choosing their favorite design. I thought the elder daughter prefers the Marmaid one, and second daughter prefers pink or yellow color. But they chose other ones. I'm gla…

2021-07-25

We entered LEON which offers burgers and rice bowls. It's quite near from the city center, and has kids menu & baby chair They provided us the coloring & sticker book while we're waitin for serving. Our daughters enjoyed them️ The meal wer…

2021-07-24

We ate Udon the day before yesterday. Fortunately, there is a Japanese food shop at very close to our house. We can buy soy-source, sake, udon, japanese rice, and takoyaki! Usually we eat English food and that's enough, but we can eat Japa…

2021-07-23

We are at the Preston park also today. My 4y daughter is addicted in finding WALLY from yesterday️ Today, she wants to find him on the lawn. It's clear sunny day, and at the shade of the tree is very comfortable☺️ https://t.co/HXR2Ezbpsw 2…

2021-07-22

I bought these 11 books at the Charity shop. People donate their unused goods like clothes or books or dishes to the Charity shop, and the shop sells them at low prices. The total cost was £9.3, about ¥1400. Of course, the books are used a…