January 18, 2019

Doutzen DK1985 Sportswear Range from Hunkemoller

January arrives, and an email lands in my inbox from Hunkemoller, featuring the launch of the new Doutzen DK1985 sportswear range.  Perfect timing right?!  Admittedly, I do not exercise.  With three children under my belt, where do I have the time?!  However, that is not to say I am not active.  I walk every day and am often running around the house doing housework or chasing…

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January 17, 2019

A day at Legoland Discovery Centre Birmingham

Around 6 months ago, Birmingham welcomed a new addition to the city in the shape of Legoland Discovery Centre.  I just love family days out, especially in and around Birmingham as we live so close by.  And it’s great to see our city we live in develop and add new family attractions to it’s already fabulous mix such as SeaLife Centre, which is only a…

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January 15, 2019

Life with a toddler

This is my third time round being a Mum to a toddler and it really does bring such joyful moments to experience.  Don’t get me wrong, it can also bring tough times especially when they hit the ‘terrible twos!’  This time round, I thought I would document the highs and lows of life with a toddler.  It really is a lot of fun but mixed…

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January 11, 2019

Disneyland Paris Trip Report 2018 – Day 3 and 4

If you haven’t already, don’t forget to read Day 1 and 2 Travel Day Trip report  Day 3 Today is Halloween!!!!!  It is always great visiting Disneyland Paris over a celebration, as Halloween this year really didn’t disappoint.  Last year, due to the 25th Anniversary celebration, Frontierland was the only area that was decorated Halloween themed.  This year, the theming began as you walked into…

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January 8, 2019

Happy 1st Blogging Birthday!!!

Happy birthday to meeeeeeee!!!  1 year ago today, I wrote and published my first ever bog post on positive thinking for the New Year!!! (you can read that here if you wish)  I cannot believe a whole year has gone by and it sure has been a crazy year!!  Before I reflect on this incredible experience over the past 12 months, I just want to…

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January 6, 2019

Review – The Tiger Who came to Tea at The Town Hall Birmingham

A new year – a new family show! We kicked off the new year with a visit to the Town Hall Birmingham last weekend to see and review the wonderful show The Tiger who came to Tea.  This is a much loved classic book (over 50 years old might I add!) that has now been transformed into a stage production for families to enjoy.  Imagine…

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January 4, 2019

Buckt – Activity Subscription box in November

Another month, another Buckt box.  It has now been 6 months since I began receiving Birmingham’s only activity subscription box and we have achieved so much in this time frame.  (If you are unsure of what Buckt is, head over to my recent blog posts or visit Buckt!) We’ve enjoyed new adventures such as The Butterfly Farm, Skytrail and meditation classes over the past few…

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January 3, 2019

Kids Pyjamas: Jammie Doodles

Oh I love a good set of pyjamas.  If fact, we all do in our house! Jammie Doodles came to our rescue when the kids seemed to have been running low on pyjamas and it was perfect timing really with Christmas.  As I am sure most of you agree, its best to be comfy at home.  Recently, we have come to the agreement that we…

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December 27, 2018

Emily Brown and The Thing at Birmingham Hippodrome

On Saturday 23rd December, we headed into Birmingham City Centre to see Emily Brown and The Thing at The Hippodrome.  I love going to the theatre and think its such as lovely day out, as it is fun for all of the family no matter what age.  Emily Brown and The Thing is one of many books that is written by Cressida Cowel and Neal…

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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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