February 21, 2022

DoodleJamz – a sensory mess free drawing pad

DoodleJamz is currently taking the shops by storm with its fabulous creative aspect!  My kids love anything sensory and DoodleJamz is the latest craze with its mess free and fun sensory drawing pads that are perfect for children of all ages! I’ve also been having a go, and love how addictive it is! DoodleJamz offer 2 different drawing pads that are filled with non toxic…

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February 17, 2022

5 must-visit Attractions in Lisbon, Portugal

Often overlooked for the beaches of the Algarve, Lisbon is becoming an increasingly popular destination for tourists from all over the world. The city is steeped in history, evident in the wide array of art and architecture for those after a more cultural holiday. And for those looking to kick back and relax, the beach is only a short train ride away. If you’re considering…

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February 15, 2022

Ultimate List of Gifts for Men in their 30s

*This gift guide includes some gifted items*   With a husband who has recently turned 37 years in age, I thought it would be a good idea to share with my readers some of the top gifts for men in their 30s!  It can be difficult trying to browse the shops and internet for the right gift for a man, especially when they are in…

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February 2, 2022

4 Indulgent Valentine’s Gifts to Spoil Your significant other with

Valentine’s day is one of the most popular days of the year that many look forward to. It’s a day for expressing your love and affection for your significant other and people often tend to go all out, especially when it comes to Valentine’s day chocolates and gifts. While this isn’t a necessity as there are many ways of showing someone you love them, if…

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January 2, 2022

GAMMA: The all weather heated jacket *Review*

If anyone knows me well, understands that I feel the cold. BAD!  I always say that I must have thin blood haha but on a serious note and I am sure many will agree, it can be miserable when your cold. In recent years, a few brands have introduced a way to keep us cold ones warm with their technological magic, including GAMMA, whose invention…

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December 11, 2021

Night ZooKeeper Personalised book review with a difference!

All my life I’ve had a love for reading, ever since I was a little girl.  I loved it without really knowing the importance of reading, but now that I am a parent to three children, I understand that reading can be both enjoyable and educational.  It’s this reason why I encourage the children as much as possible to read, every day if they can. …

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December 9, 2021

Asai Mace Moonphase Watch *Review*

With Christmas round the corner, I imagine many of us ladies are perusing the online stores to find something for that special man in your life.  I always love to purchase something that’s really special and sometime that will last a long time, as well as being something impressive to look at!  I was really pleased to be asked to review this unusual Asai Mace…

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December 2, 2021

Christmas Gift Ideas for the Foodies in your life

Christmas is all about food right!  And with that in mind, it is always great to gift food during the festive season!  Whether its a present under the Christmas Tree, or your visiting friends or family and don’t want to turn up empty handed, I’ve selected some exclusive food gifts for you to peruse this Christmas! Christmas is definitely the season to enjoy yourself, and…

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Win Personalised Letters from Santa

It’s December 1st and with that brings our Elf on a shelf back into the household!  This year the elves have arrived each with a letter to the children from Lapland Letters, including loads of extras!  The kids were ecstatic when they saw their Elves at the front door, with a letter for each of them. We adore Christmas Time and it really kicks off…

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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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