March 29, 2020

I’m sorry I took it all for granted

With life completely upside down at the moment due to the Covid 19 outbreak, it has made me realise a few things.  Well, actually, quite a lot of things.  Life can easily be taken for granted, and it’s all those little things that I miss, even after only a short time on lock down. I’m sorry I took it all for granted. I’m sorry for…

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March 22, 2020

What to watch on Disney+ whilst self isolating!

Disney+ launches in the UK in just a matter of days, and we as a family cannot wait.  Of course, our excitement is slightly dulled by the ongoings around the world at the moment, however, we are trying to bring as much happiness, normality and positivity into our home at the moment whilst we self isolate.  And I feel that having Disney+ in our lives…

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March 5, 2020

Disney on Ice: Magical Ice Festival comes to Birmingham

Outside of London, Birmingham is the place to be when it comes to show productions, concerts and conventions.  Living not to far from Resorts World and the National Exhibition Centre, it is obvious that Birmingham is the city to visit when it comes to events. As a family of 5, we love family days out, and seeing a show is always on the list of…

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March 3, 2020

Letting Loose: 5 Awesome Live Musical Festivals in California

Music festivals have been popular in the U.S. since Woodstock. Annual festivals are a booming business, and no state hosts more of them than California. Here is a guide to some of California’s festivals. Carlsbad The 17th annual Carlsbad Music Festival will be held July 31st through August 2nd. This is truly an adventure by the beach. Carlsbad features nationally and internationally known artists from…

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March 2, 2020

Win a Mrs Hinch Spring Clean Bundle worth £100

Are you a fan of cleaning?  Do you love to give your house the once over – every day?!  Is a duster, a multipack of zoflora and a Minky cloth on your wish list?!  Today I bring you yet another giveaway for all those who love to clean!  If you are a massive fan of Mrs Hinch and love to Hinch your home, then this…

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Win a Mothers Day Prize bundle from Top UK parent bloggers

Mothers Day is quickly approaching as Spring is nearly upon us. And this is one of my favourite times of year as the days get longer and the nights get lighter.  This is why a Mother’s Day giveaway was 100% on the cards for this year on my blog.  It gives me great pleasure to have teamed up with some other amazing bloggers to host…

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February 24, 2020

Top Bars in Disneyland Paris

We’ve not long returned from our fourth trip to Disneyland Paris as a family of 5.  Some of you may be questioning the title: Top Bars in Disneyland Paris?  Disneyland Paris is so much more that rides; its the food, the hotels, the characters and yes, even the bars!  Dont get me wrong, it’s not at the forefront of our Disney holidays, but on some…

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February 22, 2020

Competition The Mighty Kids Beatbox Comedy Tour 2020

Calling all kids aged 5 – 1o years old!  Between the months of February – May, the sensational kids interactive show The Mightly Kids Beatbox Comedy Tour is perfect for families who love comedy, fun and mind-blowing music! Featuring the award winning comedian and star of CBBC’s The Dog Ate my Homework Jarred Christmas  and member of the World Champion Beatbox Collective and UK LoopStation…

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February 20, 2020

Dreamimals DayDreamimals Key Charm Review

Last week we had the pleasure of reviewing the Dreamimals DayDreamimals Key chain – a helpful sleep aid for children. And it came at a perfect time to test out during our latest adventure to Disneyland Paris.  Taking ourselves off into a new environment with the kids can be daunting, especially when it comes to sleep.  Some children really struggle to adapt to sleeping 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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