January 2, 2022

GAMMA: The all weather heated jacket *Review*

If anyone knows me well, understands that I feel the cold. BAD!  I always say that I must have thin blood haha but on a serious note and I am sure many will agree, it can be miserable when your cold. In recent years, a few brands have introduced a way to keep us cold ones warm with their technological magic, including GAMMA, whose invention…

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December 11, 2021

Night ZooKeeper Personalised book review with a difference!

All my life I’ve had a love for reading, ever since I was a little girl.  I loved it without really knowing the importance of reading, but now that I am a parent to three children, I understand that reading can be both enjoyable and educational.  It’s this reason why I encourage the children as much as possible to read, every day if they can. …

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December 9, 2021

Asai Mace Moonphase Watch *Review*

With Christmas round the corner, I imagine many of us ladies are perusing the online stores to find something for that special man in your life.  I always love to purchase something that’s really special and sometime that will last a long time, as well as being something impressive to look at!  I was really pleased to be asked to review this unusual Asai Mace…

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December 2, 2021

Christmas Gift Ideas for the Foodies in your life

Christmas is all about food right!  And with that in mind, it is always great to gift food during the festive season!  Whether its a present under the Christmas Tree, or your visiting friends or family and don’t want to turn up empty handed, I’ve selected some exclusive food gifts for you to peruse this Christmas! Christmas is definitely the season to enjoy yourself, and…

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Win Personalised Letters from Santa

It’s December 1st and with that brings our Elf on a shelf back into the household!  This year the elves have arrived each with a letter to the children from Lapland Letters, including loads of extras!  The kids were ecstatic when they saw their Elves at the front door, with a letter for each of them. We adore Christmas Time and it really kicks off…

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November 30, 2021

Women’s budget Smart Watch *Review*

For a while now I have been looking at smart watches.  I’ve had many branded watches over the years but I’ve never ventured over to the ‘smart side’ shall I say.  I’ve admired from afar, but I couldn’t really justify the price when I knew that potentially it might not live up to the hype. When I saw that there were many budget smart watches…

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November 23, 2021

Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide that kids will love!

No matter what time of the year you start shopping for Christmas, it can feel tricky when you have multiple children to buy for.  As I have three children I thought it was be great to draw up a Christmas gift guide to help any readers who may be finding it a struggle in the lead up to Christmas! My children are currently aged 4,…

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November 16, 2021

How to stick to your budget while still enjoying your holidays

It can be very easy to loose track of your budget whilst on holiday – I admit, I’ve done it!  The quick talk you give to yourself that includes ‘Oh stuff it, we’re on holiday’ or ‘We’re on holiday, what’s one more drink!’  Staying on track can be tricky, but with practice, I think it can be done.  Today, I wanted to share with you…

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November 11, 2021

Out of Nowhere: 8 Unexpected Challenges You Might Face as a Young Mum

Out of Nowhere: 8 Unexpected Challenges You Might Face as a Young Mom Preparing for the birth of a first child involves an avalanche of information, which can feel overwhelming, especially for young moms. Doctors, parents, and friends will be constant sources of information on the big things, but there are many unexpected challenges a new mom might not anticipate after the birth of her…

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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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