December 4, 2018

Donating to Charity this Christmas with Dear Santa Embrace

Let’s spread a little festive fairy dust this year by Donating to Dear Santa Embrace for child victims and witnesses of crime across the UK. Earlier this year, my son Mr B was bitten by a dog whilst we were out at our local park.  Unfortunately, what followed wasn’t really plain sailing and we did have to report the dog bite to our local police.…

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December 2, 2018

Festive Afternoon Tea at Three Church Road Birmingham

The festive season is upon us that can only mean one thing in my eyes…..Festive FOOD!!! Three Church Road Bistro at St George’s place in Edgbaston Birmingham, kindly invited me to their newly launched festive afternoon tea.  Three Church Road is based within Adderley Village which is a private residential village that embodies stylish senior living. However, it is open to the public and for…

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Zimpli Kids Gelli Baff and Slime Baff Review and Giveaway!

Gelli Baff and Slime Baff Fun in the Bath! I think every parent out there knows the obsession with slime, and anything gooey and messy is on the forefront of every child’s mind.  So when Zimpli Kids got in touch asking to see whether my kids wanted to review their Gelli Baff and Slime Baff, how could I say no!  Zimpli Kids kindly send Mr…

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November 28, 2018

Disneys Sante Fe Hotel Review

In October/November 2018 we took our third trip to Disneyland Paris.  We had already stayed at Newport Bay and The Cheyenne, so this time we chose Disneys Sante Fe Hotel for several reasons.  Firstly, it came up as the cheapest and secondly, we had never stayed here before and we wanted to try a new hotel on site. Having Disney car’s fans as kids too, this…

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November 26, 2018

Mint Velvet launches Mintie: clothing for girls

The wonderful and ever so stylish Mint Velvet has been making women’s clothes for over 9 years.  And this Autumn, Mint Velvet launched their children’s wear called Mintie.  This luxury kids wear collection is for Girls aged between 3 years to 10 years old.  If you know Mint Velvet well, you’ll know that the brand offer a relaxed glamour style, giving women the chance to…

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November 23, 2018

Elf on a Shelf Ideas

Elf on a shelf ideas…. Right guys, the time has nearly come to welcome the little Elves back into our homes to cause mischief! Time to panic!  Time to fret!  Time to wake up in the middle of the night and think, Shite I haven’t moved the bloody elf! We’ve been doing Elf on a shelf for a couple of years now so I thought…

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November 21, 2018

Dressing up this Winter with Femme Luxe Finery

You may have noticed that I have recently been showcasing a few items from Femme Luxe Finery both over on instagram and on my blog.  This clothing brand popped into my life a month or two back and my wardrobe is slowly filling up with lovely items for winter from them.  Having recently shared my faves on chunky knits, this time, I decided to share…

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November 19, 2018

Top 6 places to visit in Europe with children

Are you looking for places to visit in Europe with children in tow?  With three kids, finding the right holiday can be tricky.  It has to suit all of our needs and we need to consider location, facilities, accommodation and of course the weather!  I love Europe as it’s close enough to take the children on holiday without the hassle of a long haul flight.…

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November 15, 2018

Jingle Bells: The Santa Claus Experience

It’s now that time of year where the kids start asking to see Santa, right! We’ve visited various Grottos over the years and met some lovely Santa’s, but I am always on the hunt for that something extra special. Something that is affordable, fun and with the bonus of meeting the Big Man himself of course!  This year, Resorts World Birmingham have offered just that, introducing Jingle…

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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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