July 7, 2020

Exploring Moseley Bog, Birmingham

I really enjoyed writing about the best Solihull Parks, so I thought I would share our experience of our afternoon out at Moseley Bog in Birmingham.  Moseley Bog is a natural attraction in Birmingham, located in the Village of Moseley just on Yardley Wood Road.  Moseley Bog was formally known as The Dell and is a local nature reserve, offering a series of trails and…

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July 3, 2020

Family Crafts with Viking Direct

On a rainy Saturday morning, the kids and I had the opportunity to join a virtual crafts session with Viking Direct via Zoom.  This was a first for us and we were all really excited to take part!  Viking sent us a huge box of items in preparation for our virtual crafts event; many items that families would already have at home.  Items included toilet…

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July 1, 2020

Win £20 to spend at SockShop!

We love a great pair of socks in our house and I am a sucker for online stores that sell items for all the family in one place!  This is why I have been using Sockshop for some time, and honestly rate it for grabbing your socks for everyone in your household! Sockshop offer a range of diverse socks, from babies to adults and with…

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June 25, 2020

4 Accessible Travel Tips

When you have accessibility issues, travelling can be trickier. Depending on the kind of medical condition or health issue that you have, navigating around a new country or even booking the trip in the first place can come with some obstacles. For this reason, you might need some tips to help you make any travel plans a success. To help you with this, we have…

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June 22, 2020

Win! A personalised chopping board from Personalised Gifts Market

I am so happy to bring to you my latest competition to win a personalised chopping board from Personalised Gifts Market.  Personalised Gifts Market is an online store where shoppers can source many gift items for themselves, friends or family.  Personalised gifts are always extra special, and Personalised Gifts Market don’t hold back.  The online store offer an huge range of gifts from personalised t-shirts…

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June 19, 2020

Best parks in Solihull and beyond

We’ve been visiting a lot of parks these recent weeks, so I wanted to share with you the best parks in Solihull and beyond, that we love to visit as a family.  At the moment, all play areas in the parks are CLOSED.  This list will be updated once the government guidelines state that they can reopen. Elmdon Park Elmdon Park is, I have to…

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June 18, 2020

My favourite beauty products for the season

I don’t normally write about beauty, but I thought it may be a good idea to share what I’ve recently been using whilst staying at home.  With being at home so much, I will admit that I haven’t been wearing that much make up and have enjoyed letting my skin breath.  However, I do love a good beauty product, and since lockdown has eased, I’ve…

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June 14, 2020

Umberslade Estate Walk at Umberslade Farm Park

Umberslade Farm Park unfortunately had to close its doors due to the pandemic.  The Umberslade Estate walk is located in Tamworth-in-Arden, Warwickshire, not far from Solihull.  It now welcomes guests to enjoy a pre-booked walk around their land.   The walk is a fantastic way to not only encourage guests to get out and exercise, but it’s another way that locals can support a local…

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June 9, 2020

Warwick castle is open!

We love Warwick Castle, being so local and such a great family friendly attraction in the midlands.  And now it re-opens its doors again to visitors to visit its grounds and gardens. In line with the Government guidelines, Warwick Castle has opened its grounds and gardens for all to enjoy, whatever the weather.  Warwick Castle have made it clear on their website that the health…

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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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