November 22, 2020

Getting organised this Christmas with a printable Christmas planner!

If your anything like me, I love to plan for Christmas well in advance.  With three children and a large family, I like to get organised and prepare for what I am gifting who, months in advance!  I am a lister – I love to write things down.  So when I can across Satin Journals who offer printable planners, I knew that this was perfect…

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November 19, 2020

Supporting your child with building their self esteem – Part 2

*Please read Part 1 of our Mindscreen Experience before reading this blog post* We have had the pleasure of taking part in the Mindscreen Experience with our 10 year old son.   In part one, we completed the free self esteem test and began the Full Mindscreen Experience.  Following on from answering several questions about personality, thoughts and feelings and gave an insight into my…

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November 16, 2020

Best advent calendars for Kids 2020: Toys, sweets and beauty!

With 3 children aged between 10 and 3, we’ve had our fair share of kids advent calendars over the years.  Therefore I’d like to share with you our best advent calendars for kids 2020, and what stands out for us!  Whether your looking for a toddler advent calendar, the best sweets advent calendar or something for them tweens, here’s out best picks! Toy Advent Calendars…

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November 14, 2020

Top 10 French Ski Resorts For Families

Fancy swapping your regular sun, sea and sand family holiday for snow, skis and slopes?  A French skiing holiday can be the perfect cathartic break for families and while the current climate means it might be a little while before you hit the pistes, it’s never to early to plan the perfect break.  So sit back and enjoy blast of fresh mountain air with our…

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November 13, 2020

Tips for First-Time Travellers to Tokyo

Are you planning to visit Tokyo, Japan, on your next holiday vacation? If your straightforward answer to this inquiry is affirmative, then there are a few things you will need to know before you can embark on your trip.  Tokyo, Japan, is a big city that can get a new traveler stranded.  The city has very many attractions and a huge amount of tourists coming…

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Paw Patrol On a Roll PS4 Game *Review*

The Paw Patrol Team (Paw Patrol pups as we know and love them!) have joined the gaming world and it was to my 3 year olds delight, that we got asked to review the PS4 version of the game.  Paw Patrol on a Roll is also available on Nintendo Switch, PC, and Xbox One. Mr K absolutely adores Paw Patrol and whilst he is not…

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November 12, 2020

How to brighten up a room in your home using Wall Art

Wall Art is a fantastic way to brighten up a room in your home, whether that be a bedroom, lounge or even a tiny downstairs WC.  Many people immediately think they have to a completely redecorate when it comes to changing up a room, however choosing some bright simply wall art could be the answer.  This post is all about tips to brighten up a…

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November 5, 2020

Posterlounge wall art for the home *Review*

With this year being a year of staying at home more than ever, we have tackled many house updates here and there as the months have sailed by.  One of the tasks I have tackled these last few weeks is bedroom and bathroom updates and have introduced some new wall art into the kids bedrooms and our downstairs toilet.  Posterlounge have been on hand with…

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November 4, 2020

Christmas is coming with MoonPig Virtual Event

Christmas is now only 7 weeks away can you believe!  Now that Halloween is over, I already feel in the festive spirit and may have watched the odd Christmas Movie (or two already!)  When Moonpig reached out to see if I wanted to attend their Festive Virtual Christmas Event I immediately jumped at the chance as let’s face it, anything for a celebration right?! Who…

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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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