July 24, 2018

#Spendorsave – Giffgaff Gameplan Event

On the 12th July, I was invited along to the #spendorsave Giffgaff Gameplan event.  There are two things that appealed to me here.  One was the fact it was a gaming event.  I am partial to a game or two (computer or board game!) and secondly, I was drawn to how this event would be about saving money.  No matter if you are a live…

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July 22, 2018

Hopster Kids TV and Learning App Review

Hopster is a children’s development app (ages 2-6). It combines streaming award winning TV shows, fun & educational learning games, audio & ebooks, plus music – all in a safe and ad-free app for £4.99 per month.  Whilst I am all for outdoor play, I also think that children do need to have their ‘down time’.   W loves to watch TV and play games.…

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July 19, 2018

Morse Toad – Chocolate Puns in the post

When I was asked to review a chocolate message…delivered in the post…personalised…how could I say no!  I am always on the hunt for unique gifts and when it comes to chocolate, a lot of gifts can be similar or just a little boring.  Well not with Morse Toad. Morse Toad Morse Toad offer an array of chocolate gifts with a difference.  You can choose your…

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July 17, 2018

Smokey Barrels Birmingham Restaurant review

Smokey Barrels is an American themed restaurant based in Birmingham on the Coventry Road.   The American Smoke house is all on trend at the moment.  More and more restaurants of this kind are popping up here, there and everywhere and is taking over the restaurant lifestyle by storm .   This is the kind of restaurant you need to head to if your enjoy…

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July 8, 2018

The Irish Fairy Door Company – No More Worries Kit Review

Anybody who know me, knows I am a worrier. I don’t know where I got it from, as both my parents are not over worriers.  But its apart of me and I have to accept it.  As my children are getting older, I have to take into consideration they may become worriers too.  I can already see this in my 8 year old son B.…

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July 6, 2018

Butler and Grace ID bracelet review

As a parent, we always worry about being out and about with our children.  Whether you child is a ‘runner’ or not, it is so easy to lose sight of them in busy places or they can lose sight of you.  It can take seconds.  When I was asked to review Butler and Grace‘s ID bracelet range, I knew this would be perfect for my…

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July 2, 2018

Auberge de Cendrillon – Princess dining at Disneyland Paris

  This was our second visit to Disneyland Paris and my daughter was now 3 years old.  I knew that this was on the list we had to dine at, considering she adored Disney princess films!  And of course, so do I!  Auberge de Cendrillon is a premium character dining restaurant.  You can find this located in the Disneyland park within Fantasy Land. It is…

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June 30, 2018

Personalised Football Book – The Magic of FC Barcelona

I love book reviews as I love reading myself.  So any books are welcomed with open arms in our house!  And it seemed quite fitting what with the World Cup that we were asked to review a personalised football book from the My Magic Story range by The Magic of Barcelona . My Magic Story My Magic Story offers personalised stories for children across a…

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June 20, 2018

Buckt – Activity subscription box in May

Who doesn’t love trying new things and going out of your comfort zone?  Who doesn’t love having fun with friends or your partner? Now you can do all this with a monthly subscription box with Buckt, full of activities you can try! What is Buckt? Fed up of doing the same thing week in week out?  Now is time to make change!  Buckt is the…

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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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