May 28, 2018

Bodega Cantina – Family Dining Review

Bodega Cantina in Sutton Coldfield opened its doors in March 2018.  If you love South American food, a great atmosphere and a fun vibe, then this place is definitely one to consider, even with the kids! Dining out with the children is by no means an easy feat.  It sometimes can be more stressful than its worth!  But it can help if you chose the…

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May 24, 2018

The Original London Bus Tour – review

I think the best way to get around our capital is to take a hop on hop off London bus tour.  This way, you get to discover London comfortably, safety, see the sights and learn some history about this amazing city! What is Original London Bus Tour  The Original London bus tour ticks all the boxes.  Firstly, you can choose from a 24 hour, 48…

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May 23, 2018

Messy Me Splash Mat review – stylish products made for mess

If you have messy children (who doesn’t!) then Messy Me is the place to go.  I was lucky enough to be sent out an item of my choice to review and honestly, I was spoilt for choice.  With an extremely messy 14 month old Baby K (mostly involving food that goes EVERYWHERE) and an untidy 4-year-old W (mostly involving glitter and trodden play doh into…

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May 18, 2018

How to spruce up your kitchen

We can often want or need to make changes to certain rooms in the house.  But we all know having total transformations or make overs comes at a cost!  More recently, I’ve made some small changes around our home and I’ve really noticed a difference in the feel and layout of certain rooms. Below I’ve come up with tips on ways in which to give…

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May 16, 2018

Shrek’s Adventure, London – My Review

One of the children’s favourite films at the moment is Shrek.  And we all know, what the kids love soon becomes what you love.  They love the humour, Princess Fiona and especially Donkey – me too!  So when we were invited along to review Shrek’s Adventure in London, we were all super excited!  We were off to London for a fun packed weekend and this…

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May 15, 2018

Hartbeeps – a Baby Class Like No Other

For those that haven’t heard of Hartbeeps, they offer baby and toddler classes that specialise in being a little bit different to those standard music classes you come across.  Hartbeeps really does push the boundaries and is a class full of magical surprises, adventures and stimulation!  So when I got asked to go along to review a class for my blog, I was really thrilled…

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May 11, 2018

The best ways to meet Disney characters

You’ve arrived at Disneyland Paris…and you children are desperate to meet their favourites Disney characters PRONTO!  With a bit of preparation, forward planning and scheduling, you can guarantee for you and your children to meet them during your break.  Heres how… Character meet and greets around the Parks.  You’ll find character meet and greets around both Disneyland Park and Disney Studios at scheduled places and…

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May 10, 2018

Date night in with Supermeal

Plans for the weekend? Fancy a night of Netflix and Chill..literally!?  Don’t fancy the hustle bustle of a busy restaurant and bar?!  No, me neither.  That’s why last weekend, my husband and I turned to Supermeal to order a rare takeaway sharing a bottle of the super slimline wine. Let me explain… Supermeal is an online food delivery platform available via their website and as…

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May 9, 2018

Yellow Zebra Safaris – A Wild Event to Remember!

On Saturday 28th April 2018 we were kindly invited to Yellow Zebra Safaris blogger event.  My three children, husband and I were very excited about this event – not only was it in London (East to be precise) but it sounded truly animalistic!  Think escaping critters, jaw biting animals, spectacular food and fun animal creativity – that’s what was in store for us and we…

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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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