July 13, 2019

Things to consider when booking your holiday to Florida

It’s only a matter of weeks before our first visit as a family of 5 to Florida, USA.  And with that it mind, it got me thinking about what we considered when booking our holiday.   Summer holidays can be the best time of the year.   Everyone is feeling relaxed, happy and exited for an adventure in a place far from home.  BUT, it…

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July 6, 2019

Femme Luxe Haul ~ All in black

As an ambassador for Femme Luxe Finery, I want to pick the best of the crop!  Without even realising, I found my latest haul to be following a theme – the colour black!  It wasn’t on purpose and I certainly choose to not wear much black in the summer!  However, I absolutely love all the items I chose and will 100% be wearing these over…

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June 30, 2019

Sudio Niva Wireless Headphones Review

When it comes to travelling, entertainment is important.  And with that being said, owing a pair of great quality headphones may be on the top of your agenda when it comes to a good travel experience.  As we have a long haul flight only a few short months away, I was super chuffed to be sent a pair of Sudio wireless headphones to review. Whether…

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June 28, 2019

My Favourite summer dresses

With the sun out and the heat firing up, I thought I would share a post on my favourite summer dresses that I have in my wardrobe.  Some are new and ready for this summer, and some are stable dresses I wear each year (if the weather lets me!) So without further ado, let’s check out my favourite summer dresses!   Another Reason Smock Mini…

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June 25, 2019

The Gruffalo Live on Stage Review The Hippodrome

‘A mouse took a stroll through the deep, dark wood.  A fox saw the saw the mouse and the mouse looked good…’  If your a parent or grandparent to a child of any age, then you’ll know the story of The Gruffalo.  Not only have us parents read the lines over and over from the famous and award winning book written by Julia Donaldson.  But…

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June 19, 2019

My Top 5 UK Theme Parks to Visit with Young Children

We’ve always been theme park fans, even before we had kids!  I think whether you love thrill rides or not, the atmosphere, smell and pure excitement at any theme park is just amazing!  With that being said, I thought I’d share my top 5 UK theme parks that we have visited with the kids and that we all love! 1. Alton Towers (Cbeebies land) This…

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June 16, 2019

Femme Luxe Finery Leggings Haul

My latest Femme Luxe Finery haul happened purely by accident – leggings!  I think every woman must own a pair of leggings (or three thousand!) and there is a huge range of them on the Femme Luxe online store.  They practically go with every outfit, are comfortable and if you throw in a high waisted pair, then they suck in all them bits that need…

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June 10, 2019

Booking our Advanced Dining Reservations at Walt Disney World

We are taking our first family Disney World holiday later this summer, and the Disney planning is in full swing in the O household, including booked our advanced dining reservations!  Any Disney holiday takes serious planning, whether it’s the decision to stay on or off site, what characters you want to meet, or simply how long you want to stay, there is A LOT to…

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June 7, 2019

Coral Island Blackpool Review

There’s something pretty special about going on holiday to a british seaside resort.  It not only brings back serious childhood memories, but the kids seem to love them just as much as we did back in the day!  The smell of the sea air, sandy toes and yes – the arcades(!) seem to draw the kids in…and quickly!  This is where Coral Island comes in……

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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 thoughts, ideas and my ups and downs on family life, sharing our family adventures and love for fashion. I’d love for it to be a community of support and advice for others too.

I chat everything from Disney, parenting hacks to the latest haul from Primark! I love going on family breaks and holidays and love to document these times of creating special memories.

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