* Track of the little sparkles *

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

2022-04-27

This rainbow-colored piano is arranged at the station (rainbow is the symbol of Brighton!). I suggested to my daughter to play, but it was locked. I went by the station every day but didn't even notice this piano until last week. Since whe…

2022-04-26

We came back to our town. So, last weekend, we went to the sea of Brighton and played. Here are the seagulls resting My 2nd daughter likes to run after seagulls saying "Baaaaaaaaa!!" like a dinosaur. Daily life has come back. https://t.co/…

2022-04-25

Yesterday was the last day of the looooong Easter holiday! We went to the park which has a beautiful fine sandpit and played for a long time. My daughters love the equipment of this playground and tried many activities like monkey-bar, spi…

2022-04-24

Yippee!!! We went to the Japanese restaurant Goemon yesterday. I love the Kara-age rice bowl!!! Mine was Japanese style Kara-age, and the kids' was Goemon one. They ate much quicker than usual, so did I What a fantastic taste it was!!!✨ (T…

2022-04-23

Sunset in the last town we visited at 20:00. Recently, the sunset time is much later than winter and I seldom see it, because it's time for sleep for our children. But it was a "special" day that the end of the trip, so we saw the sunset a…

2022-04-22

We have came back to our home in Brighton finally. That was a long, long journey from Ravenglass. Normally, it takes 7.5 hours by train, but we inserted 1h walking around time for kids. And more, the train was canceled (I'm not sure why) t…

2022-04-21

Yesterday, we rodw the other steam train at Ravenglass. That was much smaller than previois one and runs slow. But, our reserved cariage was half open, and kids were enjoyed beautiful scenw and open air. We saw the train on the swivel and …

2022-04-20

We visited Keswick which is north direction from Windermere. We cruises and hiked around Lake Darwent, enjoying the nice view and fresh air. Our daughters walked very long! Here is the same scene of one of Peter Rabbit stories. We will rev…

2022-04-19

We cruised The Lake Windermere and took steam train yesterday. It was cloudy and little bit chilly in the morning, but it became sunny and warm in the afternoon. How lucky we are! We enjoyed the fantastic view from ship and sound & smell o…

2022-04-18

We visited Hill Top where Victoria Potter lived and many scenerys are appear on the story of Peter Rabbit. We visited almost no previous knowledge, but there several vooks for lent. So we enjoyed searching the scenenary with reading books …

2022-04-17

We climbed to the top of a hill named Orest Head and viewed the whole lake Windermere. After that, we went to The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction and enjoyed the exhivision. Our daughters haven't read the original books but only baby bo…

2022-04-16

We are traveling around the Lake District, where is the hmetown of Peter Rabbit. Yesterday was the moving day, and the train was soooo crowded. Our 2nd train was delayed because of the crowd, so we missed the next train. We arrived to the …

2022-04-15

This vegan cafe is near our house. I found this cafe was displaying the tulip early in the spring. It looked very nice, so I bought tulips for our house. It was the first time for me to buy tulips. I became to want a nice vase and table as…

2022-04-14

I love my 5y/o daughter's arts. Her favorite animal is a rabbit. And now, we are in the Easter holiday that we can see many products motived rabbits The right art is for her 2y/o sister who likes orange. I want to make something a copy of …

2022-04-13

My 5y/o daughter visited the rock climbing station again with her friend yesterday. They love to climb, and after the 1h session ended, they began to climb the free wall by themselves. I guess I should search for a climbing center in Yokoh…

2022-04-12

Here are daisies in the garden near our house. When we were in Japan and watched the #DWE DVD, I thought it is a bigger and more precious flower. But, I saw people were mowing the lawn involving daisies! Now, I consider the daisy as a wild…

2022-04-11

Yesterday, 2 donkeys came to the school. We went to see it and my daughters touched them. Look! The donkey's hoof is painted I don't know why donkey for the Easter, and asked my 5y daughter. She taught me that Jesus was riding on the donke…

2022-04-10

My second daughter has broken a balloon which contained many sparkly papers inside in the bedroom At first, I tried to vacuum these papers, but my daughters wanted to collect them. Good job They had used them for making their earrings, so …

2022-04-09

There are a lot of cherry blossoms in our town. The kind of cherry trees is also variable. I found this tree in our school garden. It has many petals and looks gorgeous✨ It seems like "Yae" sakura which means many petals are overlapping. W…

2022-04-08

I got this stuff from Amazon with nappies and loo papers. It seems more than 5m, and I wondered how to deal with. Luckily, my daughter's class announced to bring craft materials like cardboard. So, I folded it and brought it to the school!…

2022-04-07

Yesterday, she also made another Easter Hat for today's school event. The flyer says that the event has a competition for the Easter Hat. She will join it with this hat. She made these paper flowers almost by herself. Sometimes the papers …

2022-04-06

It's a nice promenade of Brighton. There are many tulips blooming now. Unlike the Japanese one, there is a lot of wild grass grows together It becomes cooler from today again. Flowers are keeping blooming because of this cold. It is a bit …

2022-04-05

My 5y/o daughter made this Easter hat yesterday At the school, it will be held a competition for Easter hats made without plastics. Because it is a very simple one, I wonder if she can join the competition with this hat. But she will try t…

2022-04-04

Yesterday, our family visited an acquaintance's house. They are an English couple, and older than our parents. And the madam has been suffering from illness for a long time. But, they were hospitable with hand-maid lunch which my daughter …

2022-04-03

I was always wondering about this product sold at the mobile sales wagon near the station. What are these? At first, I thought they are the soles of the shoes because they are sold near the station. But this shop seems a food shop... So ye…

2022-04-02

My 5y/o daughter is addicted to "cartwheel" recently. I don't know where she learned about it at first. She is practicing in the park, living room, at school, and everywhere she goes. Yesterday was so freezing for the park, but she wanted …

2022-04-01

Recently, I'm addicted to making smoked salmon & cream cheese sandwiches. I make it with bagels for breakfast, and with white bread for packed lunch. We can easily obtain bagels, bread, and cream cheese at low prices in the UK. It cost £5 …

2022-03-31

We went to this park for the first time about 6 months ago. At that time, our 2y daughter couldn't climb up the rope, but now she can✨! I felt her growth so much. I remember feeling this equipment as dangerous to her at the first time, but…

2022-03-30

I found this tree near our house. It is maybe Magnolia. How beautiful it is! Of course, I like Cherry blossoms, but I also became to love this one We can see many flowers now. Spring has come! (Though from today, the temperature goes down …

2022-03-29

I created these flower accessories on Sunday at the nature park. We use dandelions, daisies, and lesser celandines that will be cut by the lawnmower. Making 2 daisy chains was tough work for me, but it was necessary to keep the children fr…