July 24, 2019

Things I miss whilst on holiday

Who doesn’t love going on holiday!!  But, with that being said, there is things we can miss whilst on holiday – I know I do!  This got me thinking and reflecting back on times we have been away and what I have most enjoyed coming back to. So without further ado, let’s see if you agree!   My own bed Ahhh, my own bed!  There…

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July 22, 2019

Blackpool – The Big Blue Hotel

  During May half term 2019, we decided to take a visit to the ever so bright and colourful Blackpool.  We have visited Blackpool several times before.  Once we stayed at a Haven site, and the other was at The Big Blue Hotel.  We had such a wonderful experience here that we decided to return again.  We took advantage of the offer the hotel seems…

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July 19, 2019

3 Places worth visiting in Laos

A relatively new destination for the more intrepid traveler, Laos has an abundance of natural beauty and a unique charm that distinguishes itself from any other country in the region. Laos has relatively recently opened its doors to tourists and the people that get off the beaten track in this country are richly rewarded. A word of warning: during the Vietnam war Laos was bombed…

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July 13, 2019

Things to consider when booking your holiday to Florida

It’s only a matter of weeks before our first visit as a family of 5 to Florida, USA.  And with that it mind, it got me thinking about what we considered when booking our holiday.   Summer holidays can be the best time of the year.   Everyone is feeling relaxed, happy and exited for an adventure in a place far from home.  BUT, it…

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July 10, 2019

Wicksteed Park *Review*

If you know my family well, you’ll know that we love a great day out.  We have visited many places over the years.  Some places have included nationwide popular attractions such as Peppa Pig World, Shrek’s Adventure and Legoland Discovery Centre.  Other places have been what I like to call hidden gems  perhaps more local and secluded to the public. One place that isn’t to…

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July 6, 2019

Femme Luxe Haul ~ All in black

As an ambassador for Femme Luxe Finery, I want to pick the best of the crop!  Without even realising, I found my latest haul to be following a theme – the colour black!  It wasn’t on purpose and I certainly choose to not wear much black in the summer!  However, I absolutely love all the items I chose and will 100% be wearing these over…

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June 30, 2019

Sudio Niva Wireless Headphones Review

When it comes to travelling, entertainment is important.  And with that being said, owing a pair of great quality headphones may be on the top of your agenda when it comes to a good travel experience.  As we have a long haul flight only a few short months away, I was super chuffed to be sent a pair of Sudio wireless headphones to review. Whether…

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June 28, 2019

My Favourite summer dresses

With the sun out and the heat firing up, I thought I would share a post on my favourite summer dresses that I have in my wardrobe.  Some are new and ready for this summer, and some are stable dresses I wear each year (if the weather lets me!) So without further ado, let’s check out my favourite summer dresses!   Another Reason Smock Mini…

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June 25, 2019

The Gruffalo Live on Stage Review The Hippodrome

‘A mouse took a stroll through the deep, dark wood.  A fox saw the saw the mouse and the mouse looked good…’  If your a parent or grandparent to a child of any age, then you’ll know the story of The Gruffalo.  Not only have us parents read the lines over and over from the famous and award winning book written by Julia Donaldson.  But…

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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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