March 21, 2023

Desenio Prints and Frames Review plus Discount code!

Making changes to a room in your home can take a lot of work; or perhaps not when you consider some easy and simple ways to add a little difference.  Desenio can do just add, with a huge offering of prints and frames, adding a little ‘pop’ to any room in your home. Here, I will be reviewing the Desenio prints and frames that I…

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March 18, 2023

The Blazing Donkey Hotel Review

Raising three children and with both us parents working full time, it can be hard to snatch time together during term time.  So this February half term, we managed to get away for a few days down to Kent, an  area that we have yet to explore.  I love exploring new places (as well as visiting old haunts = ahem Disney!) so I was really…

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February 28, 2023

Diggerland Kent Review

We all know how hard it is to please children of multiple ages.  For us, that’s trying to please a 5 year old all the way up to a 12 year old.  So when I spotted that the UK had 4 theme parks dedicated to diggers, I knew this was a place we had to visit. What is Diggerland? Diggerland is an adventure park where…

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February 21, 2023

A Mother’s Day Dinner to Remember: Recipes and Decor Ideas

Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity to show the important women in our lives just how much we appreciate them. What better way to do this than by hosting a beautiful and memorable Mother’s Day dinner? From elegant decor to delicious food, a well-planned and thoughtful dinner can make any mum feel loved and appreciated. Moreover, as you’re likely to know your mother better than…

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February 1, 2023

Valentines Gift Guide for Men and Women 2023

It’s that time of year where the shop windows are full of Valentines displays and the panic sets in as to what to buy your other half (or if you are a singleton, what to buy yourself!)  I love any excuse for a celebration, and I love to give, whether it’s a small token or something that is really special and sentimental or even fun…

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January 31, 2023

Pyms Kitchen Disneyland Paris Review

During our last family holiday to Disneyland Paris, we booked a reservation at the new restaurant Pyms kitchen.  This family buffet restaurant located in Walt Disney Studios opened in July 2022 when the new Avengers Campus opened within the park.  We were super excited to try this dining experience as the restaurant is based on Ant Man and the kids were psyched to try the…

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January 23, 2023

Best Historical Places in Scotland

If you are planning a trip to Scotland, what are the sites on your wishlist? How do you plan on spending your trip there? Are you planning on having a night stay in an ancient stone village of Neolithic times or a walk through the streets of Victorian Edinburgh? To take you around Scotland, you can take service of Scotland coach hiring services. If you…

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December 19, 2022

Orelle Restaurent Review with Opentable

Orelle is one of the latest restaurant’s to hit Birmingham’s food and drink scene, with the restaurant immediately standing out due to its position on the 24th floor.  Guests who enjoy a visit here are welcomed with amazing 360 degree views over Birmingham, delicate trendy interior and impeccable service.  If you didn’t know, you think you were enjoying some time in the capital.  But no,…

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December 14, 2022

Enchanted Forest Board Game Review

With Autumn slowly leaving us and the winter months draw ahead, I like to stock up on fun games to do with the kids whilst we while away the shorter days.  I’ve always been a fan of boardgames since I was a little girl and loved how it brings all the family together! During Covid we introduced games night each Friday and we continue to…

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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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