January 13, 2021

Top winter skiing destinations in Europe

Europe, and especially its central part, relies heavily on winter tourism, where its economy depends to a large extent on it every tourist season. In fact, many countries in Central Europe have Winter Half Term holidays, during which even schools are closed for a week so that children and parents can enjoy their ice skating rides. Of course, in other European countries, this love for…

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January 12, 2021

Lola’s House Blend Coffee Bags *Review*

I love a good cup of coffee and over the years I’ve enjoyed trying a variety of different brands, strengths and flavours.  We’ve recently been trying out Lola’s House Blend Coffee bags at home, which are a wonderful and unique idea and take on a way to make a coffee.  So, if your a lover of coffee and fancy reading about The Specialist Coffee Company,…

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January 10, 2021

Top 4 days out with the kids in Brisbane

With one of my best friends living in Australia, it’s now become one of my places to visit on our family bucket list!  And whilst travel may be off the agenda at the moment, that doesn’t mean we have to stop dreaming of our family travels! Whether you are living in Brisbane or simply enjoying a holiday in the sunshine city, there are plenty of…

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December 21, 2020

Supporting your child with building their self esteem Part 3

It has now been several weeks since my last update on our review of the Mindscreen experience. We began sharing the start of our process in Part 1 before sharing with your the first half of the online lessons in Part 2.  In this blog post, I’ll be sharing with you our final journey with Mindscreen and how we feel the process has helped when…

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December 13, 2020

Elf on a Shelf Ideas with Elvis the Elf!

Following on from my first Elf on a self idea post I created 2 years ago, I’ve decided to dedicate a new post to Elvis – our new Elf.  He has come along to our house along with Snowy, Sugar and Socks to share some more fun and exciting elf on a shelf ideas for the festive season.  Now, our elves can be naughty, but…

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December 11, 2020

North Pole Breakfast Ideas

On the 1st December we normally have a North Pole breakfast as part of our Christmas traditions.  We’ve been doing this for a few years now but the last 2 years it has really become a ‘thing’ and more and more families are having them.  Now of course, you don’t have to have them on the 1st December. You can chose to have them on…

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December 9, 2020

Staying warm with Femme Luxe

The cold is setting in and with spending more time at home that ever, I want to stay warm and cosy.  Being comfortable is high on my agenda especially as I work from home.  Since the first lockdown began in March 2020, I have found a love for joggers and wanted to share on my blog today a few items from Femme Luxe that I…

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toucanBox Review – A Kids Craft box

toucanBox Review My youngest two children aged 6 and 3 love arts and crafts.  So when toucanBox offered to send out a couple of their kids crafts subscriptions boxes, I jumped at the chance for them to experience it and share with my readers.  With the second lockdown leaving us and being in a Tier 3 area, staying at home seems to be on our…

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November 25, 2020

Dinosaur themed bedroom makeover!

Now my youngest is 3 and a half years old, I felt we needed to move forward from his cloud themed nursery, and turn his bedroom into a dinosaur themed room!  He absolutely loves dinosaurs, and I have been planning to turn his bedroom into a more toddler themed room for quite some time.  Over the last month or two, I have been collecting dinosaur…

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Hi and welcome to The Willow Tree. I’m Michelle, also known as Shel and I am a mama to three beautiful crazy kids – I have two handsome boys and a wild and wonderful girl.

I really wanted a concrete place to share my love for travel, in particular Disney and offer my readers a chance to gain some knowledge around what we love to do as a family of 5.

I share our family adventures which include days out, travel advice and tips, holiday reviews, restaurant visits and of course, our love for Disney, including Disneyland Paris and Walt Disney World.

Life is about creating memories, and here we are sharing them with you




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