* Track of the little sparkles *

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

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…

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…