May 13, 2022

Top Best Gifts for 5 year old boys

You’ve come across this post purely for asking yourself the question of what to buy a 5 year old boy?  Whether it be for a birthday gift, Christmas or any other celebration, it can be tough to buy the right present for a child!  Being 5 years old is a funny age in that they are no longer a toddler but yet not quite fully…

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May 8, 2022

Steffi LOVE dolls *Review*

Ah steffi dolls remind me of my youth! So when we were asked to review the latest steffi doll on the market, I couldn’t wait to see it and see how it might have changed over the years!  Steffi Doll Sports Missy has recently turned eight years old and still has a keen interest in dolls. But this particular Steffi doll definitely caught her eye…

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May 1, 2022

*Win* Personalised STEM book for children aged 3-7 by Clever Champs

As you will have seen from other book reviews we have wrote, you’ll know we love personalised books in our house.  There’s something special about seeing your child’s name in a book, making reading with the children even more exciting! Clever Champs offer amazing, personalised stories, delving into the world of science.  I love that their missing is to ignite and spark children’s curiosity by…

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April 15, 2022

Booking our Walt Disney World Holiday 2019

I am so excited to share that we will be going to Walt Disney World this year!!  This is a huge deal for us, as we have been visiting Disneyland Paris for the past couple of years, and have fallen in love with Disney all over again.  The buzz of Paris gave us the need to want to visit WDW even more, and so last…

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April 10, 2022

Dolma Vegan Fragrance Discovery Set *Review*

Whether you have one perfume on your dressing stand or 15, I think every woman loves spraying themselves with a delicious scent.  What I love about perfume the most is how it can make us feel and how it can literally be an amazing memory maker!  Smelling a particular fragrance can literally take me back to certain holidays or times in my life – it…

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April 1, 2022

Top 5 Fun places to visit in San Diego with kids

I first visited San Diego when I was 10 years old and fell in love with the place, taking full advantage for the family fun that the Southern Californian city had to offer.  When I revisited on our honeymoon, I was reminded of how much San Diego is a family friendly place to visit, full of family attractions.  San Diego is located on the western…

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March 17, 2022

*Win* Amazing Extra Curricular Game of your Choice with Oakabooks

With the Easter Half Term approaching, I thought it would be a great idea to run a fun and educational competition with my readers to be in with a chance of winning a fun AND educational board game of your choice from Oakabooks.  We all struggle to entertain the children during breaks from school.  There are only so much cash in ones purse to keep…

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March 15, 2022

Ryan’s Rescue Squad Review * Nintendo Switch*

Who know’s Ryan Toys Review on Youtube?  I am sure most parents will recognise the name from their children coming across his video’s at some point!  Ryan Toys expanded to have his own range of Toys and even Video games in the most recent years!  Ryan’s Rescue Squad is the latest from the franchise and we have had the pleasure of reviewing the latest game…

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February 22, 2022

Disneys Davy Crockett Ranch Review

Our latest visit to Disneyland Paris was to a resort we had yet to visit; Disney’s Davy Crockett Ranch!  This is a self drive Disney property but set about a 7 minute car ride from the parks.  So the first thing to remember is that this resort is not on Disney property, but owed by Disney, therefore you must be driving to benefit from staying…

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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 love for travel, in particular Disney and offer my readers a chance to gain some knowledge around what we love to do as a family of 5.

I share our family adventures which include days out, travel advice and tips, holiday reviews, restaurant visits and of course, our love for Disney, including Disneyland Paris and Walt Disney World.

Life is about creating memories, and here we are sharing them with you




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