* Track of the little sparkles *

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

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2022-06-02

2y/o daughter found this backpack at the Charity shop. "I want this one!" "Oh, that's cool! Why do you want?" "Because,,, the aeroplane is orange!" "Oh, I see. that's your favorite color!" "And, it's the color of Blippi!!!" Yes, I bou…

2022-06-01

We walked the nearest footpath. Since my 5y/o daughter had a fever for several days and tested slightly positive, she couldn't go out for a week. So she was so happy that she looked flying We found many bugs and flowers. What's this bubble…

2022-05-31

I packed for moving and found this "gift box" which my 5y/o made last year. This has 5 letters which have a heart on each envelope. I felt nostalgic and don't want to get rid of it, but we have to. She wrote the letters to all of her famil…

2022-05-30

I found this beef jerky at the Sainsburys. It says "Wagyu(和牛)" with the UK flag It was super soft and delicious. I love it!!!! I found also named "Bacon" which is pork jerky next to this. I'll try it as well https://t.co/CKpEwjH7rP 30 Ma…

2022-05-29

Since Friday, my 5y/o daughter has had a high fever. She recovered a little yesterday and wanted to play. So I bought this "Blippi" alphabet toy for her. Since she is addicted to him these days, she was very happy It's very suited for her …

2022-05-28

My daughter's school and nursery held a celebration party for Queen's 70th enthronement yesterday. The celebration in the UK lasts until the end of next month, so there are many celebration arts, flags, signs, and events in the town We are…

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…