October 26, 2020

Supporting Your Child with building their self esteem

As a Mum to three children, ensuring I raise confident children is key.  As a child, it is so important to ensure that they value themselves.  Many children have low expectations of themselves, and proceed to take this into their adult life.  Becoming confident and having a high level of self esteem should start in childhood, but many factors such as social media, peers and…

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October 23, 2020

10 Tips for a Magical Malta Holiday

One of the jewels of the Mediterranean, Malta’s strategic position has made it highly-prized for many civilisations over the ages, hence the fascinating mix of cultures evident in everything from its architecture to cuisine.  With a coastline that boasts rugged limestone cliffs, hidden coves and golden sand beaches, towns oozing unique historical attractions, and plenty of family-friendly resort hotels, all the ingredients are here for…

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October 22, 2020

5 Great Jobs You can do while Travelling and How to get them

Searching for a job while travelling might be your best option for funding your travel expenses. It is because most people struggle with saving up for travel, and they often have to forget about their dream to explore the world. It should not have to be the case as there are many job opportunities wherever you travel.  That is why we have put this article…

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October 19, 2020

How to Pack for a Stress Free Family Vacation: Must Have Items

Kids Travel Packing List: Family Vacation Essentials. Planning any vacation can be difficult, especially when kids are added into the mix. When you are planning a vacation for your family there are far more things to take into consideration than when travelling as a couple or even solo and you really need to think about the bigger picture, which means your holiday experience will often…

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October 13, 2020

How we made our hallway look bigger

We are super lucky to have quite a large hallway, which I think becomes the focal point for when we arrive into our home.  The hallway is quite wide, and over the years we’ve moved furniture around and added the odd decor item to make it feel larger than it is.  I really do love this area of our home, and we have worked hard…

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October 12, 2020

Review – Trollhunters: Defenders of Arcadia PS4

Trollhunters: Defenders of Arcadia is a newly released game on the PS4 and this month, I was asked to review it with my children.  As an adult, I am not a huge gamer, however I was when I was younger and was an avid fan of all the classics: Super Mario Kart, Zelda and Tomb Raider to name a few.  So when this game was…

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October 9, 2020

Katch me clothing haul and review

Katch Me Clothing is an online store selling fashionable women’s clothing.  I became aware of Katch Me in September 2020 (where have I been!) and realise that this was another place to go to when trying to source items you love for your wardrobe.   So, before we go any further, I imagine than many of you are wondering who Katch Me Clothing are and…

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October 7, 2020

Wolverhampton Adventure Golf Review- Dinosaur themed!

Wolverhampton Adventure golf is a Dinosaur themed crazy golf course that is perfect for families.  We decided to take a trip over to that side of Birmingham for a family day out as I have a dinosaur obsessed son!  He adores dinosaurs and after our trip to a dinosaur themed restaurant called Jurassic Grill, we went on the hunt to find other dinosaur themed places…

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October 5, 2020

Protest Launches their Fall/Winter Collection 2020/21

Autumn is here and winter is around the corner!  With that in mind, I am sure many of us are either pulling out our winter clothing items from the back of the wardrobe, or are on the hunt for warmer clothes to add to our clothing shopping lists.  Protest have now launched their new Fall/Winter Collection for this season and after reviewing their swimwear collection…

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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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