* Track of the little sparkles *

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

2021-09-22

I bought this cute board book yesterday. The story is the crayons wrote letters to their owners requesting improvement. Some crayons wrote neat and tidy letters. Some crayons wrote in his light, almost vanishing color. It's a little diffic…

2021-09-21

Our elder daughter tries to study "phonics" which is a method of learning English. She likes to study it for now and is happy to do the works. It's a little difficult for us to teach because we didn't do this method. Look at this perfect c…

2021-09-20

My husband made this quiche last night. He likes to cook quiche and bought a big glass heat-resistant bowl for cooking. Of course, this quiche was nice And my husband became happy also our children and I His quiche includes a lot of veges,…

2021-09-19

The pasta of brussels sprouts! I found the brussels sprouts at the supermarket and it's not so expensive, so I bought and cooked this pasta. My husband said that he doesn't like brussels sprouts, but this dish was yummy I guess he ate the …

2021-09-18

I went to the cloth shop to buy the parts of a backpack for my daughter. But there was no quilt cloth. The crew told me "There is no quilt. Why not make them yourself?" Because here is not so large town, the cloth shop is rare. How difficu…

2021-09-17

I bought these strawberries on the street yesterday with my elder daughter. They had brilliant color and looked shinning✨ Taste was not so bad, but some strawberries were a little sour. The sour strawberries are just much with black tea I …

2021-09-16

These white stones are all chalks! We picked up these at a shore of the Seven Sisters. The stones on the cliff were very sharp, and stones on the shore were round. We told about this difference with my 4y daughter After that, we enjoyed co…

2021-09-15

We found this flower in the park yesterday. I googled with picture and found that its name is "purple passionflower". https://t.co/63bEwhA74c The site says that this flower blooms in the US and India, but here is the UK. Are they introduce…

2021-09-14

Yesterday, my daughters practiced jumping rope. My 4y daughter could jump only 2~3 times before moving to the UK. But yesterday, she became to be able to jump over 10 times!! I think it was very good timing for her to practice, she continu…

2021-09-13

We went to the "Seven Sisters" yesterday. This area's land consists of chalk, and the cliff is just white. We can see seven rises of the land in the cliff, so it's called "seven" sisters. We enjoyed the long footpath and our daughters walk…

2021-09-12

A mobile amusement park is coming to the nearest park, so we went there yesterday! There were about 10 kinds of rides or equipment, and our daughters rode 2 rides, revolving train, and flying. It's OK for 2y kids to ride if the elder one r…

2021-09-11

Wow... Is this sunflower is sold? I saw it on a street at the seaside. The price tag didn't exist but so did other vegetables. I guess this sunflower will be used to feed hamsters or other pets Or is it for humans? https://t.co/OtEfXTlILw …

2021-09-10

We went to the nearest church to hear a string quartet. The program was Mozart, Beethoven, and a piece of the composer of this town. It's very lucky for us that the concert allowed us to enter with 2y and 4y children. And the performance w…

2021-09-09

My daughters' nursery & school began this week. This is a menu of lunch. Sounds yummy This week is the settlement term for 2y daughter, and the introduction term for 4y daughter. Both of them said that they enjoyed nursery & school, so it'…

2021-09-08

Yesterday was my ○-th birthday! My husband and elder daughter prepared for my birthday And bought & wrote this birthday card. This card says "Happy birthday♡" & balloon & me! Because she loves Peppa pig now, so she thought that her mommy a…

2021-09-07

Yesterday was the first day of our second daughter's nursery. It was very short and with me all time, but she played almost alone or with teachers. Well done! After that, we dropped in the nearest playground from the nursery. There was als…

2021-09-06

Yesterday was our first and last summer water playing in the UK. This is the nearest park and we saw children players here every day even if the maximum temperature doesn't reach 20°C. My daughters were longing to play here but it was too …

2021-09-05

I bought this "Shakespeare box" for children last week at the charity shop. It was originally £99 ≒ ¥15,000, but I bought it for £10 ≒ ¥1,500!! It consists of 20 stories. To tell the truth, I haven't read Shakespeare's works before. So "I"…

2021-09-04

We found this peacock butterfly during the trip to Scotland. The day before this day, we had seen it in a picture book by coincidence. This butterfly has some big colorful spots like a peacock, so they are named after them. This is a commo…

2021-09-03

Several playgrounds in our town have a sandpit with sand on the beach It's very comfortable so kids take off their shoes usually (even parents). There are several types of equipment for playing with beach sand, like excavators or sand mill…

2021-09-02

This is "Jacket Potato" which we ate at Rye. My husband says this menu is common in the UK. The potato is so huge as the same size as my two fists. The potato was very soft that my daughters were glad to eat. The tuna on the potato was als…

2021-09-01

It was the first time to see "Honeydew melon". It looked like a whole yellow ball at the supermarket. My 4y daughter found this and said that she wanted to eat it, so I bought it. Because it was only 95p (150円), I wonder it's sweet or not…

2021-08-31

It becomes a regular feature that we visit a playground when we trip to other towns. Usually, there are some new types of equipment, and my daughters looking forward to finding and enjoying them. It's the one of Rye. There is a strange sli…

2021-08-30

We went to the "Rye", where remains a lot of medieval buildings or roads. It's quite near from our town Brighton or London, and it takes about 2hours by train. Because Rye is a compact, cute town, the one-day trip from London is preferred.…

2021-08-29

I used to use the "Biore" series for my skincare and used "NIVEA" for children. But there's no Biore in the UK, and I like the flavor of NIVEA, so I became a heavy user of NIVEA now. It's a little difficult to find the favorite items in a …

2021-08-28

One of the breakfasts of trip days. We usually stayed at B&B without breakfast, but this hotel served a hot breakfast! That was the Scottish breakfast, so we enjoyed that much. The black pudding and Haggis are distinctive to the Scottish b…

2021-08-27

This is the best shot of the Highland cows during the trip. I took this photo via binoculars. We excepted that we can meet them many times as sheep, but we met them only 3 times during the 13days trip. The drive was a Highland cow hunting …

2021-08-26

I bought these goods for souvenirs ...yes, too much I noticed that I extremely love the Highland cows. The photo of 10 years ago, which we had been to Edinburgh, shows that I bought a headdress of the Highland cow So I couldnot stop buying…

2021-08-25

The last day of this trip was the city Inverness. Inverness os the central city of the Highland. We walked along the river Ness, and enjoyed the view. That was a long, enjoyable trip The best thing is, all of the member was healthy during …

2021-08-24

She is looking for "Nessie" the monster which is thought to exist in Loch Ness! We visited the Loch Ness and the castle "Urquhart" on the lake. After that, we visited the exhibition center of Neasie. I had known very dew about Nessie, so t…