August 6, 2019

A family trip to Warwick castle

Last week we were kindly invited to Warwick Castle for a family day out.  The last time we visited, Baby K was only 5 months old, so I was really looking forward to his reaction to ‘Castle Men’ now he was 2!  Living only 30 minutes away, I know how lucky we are to be so close to many Merlin Attractions.  And Warwick Castle is…

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August 2, 2019

What to wear to the Airport

With an airport trip on the horizon, I thought I would create a post with an outfit haul for what to wear to the airport.  For me  its all about comfort, but there are several factors to consider when it comes to what to wear. Things to consider when it comes to what to wear at the Airport – Are you travelling with kids (then…

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July 31, 2019

Disneyland Paris Cheyenne Hotel Review

Hotel Cheyenne is a value Disneyland Paris hotel and one in which we stayed in during our second visit to Disneyland Paris.  We have also stayed at Newport Bay Hotel and Sante Fe Hotel.  All these hotels mentioned are onsite Disneyland Paris hotels.  This means that they are situated on Disney property and are all walking distance to the parks.  They are also a short…

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July 29, 2019

Finding local childcare with

What’s one of the biggest challenges of being a parent?  I would put finding the best childcare provider for  my children quite high up there.  Whether that be the best nursery or school, it can be hard to find the perfect place for your child.   For some, it may be finding someone you trust to care for your children whilst they are at home.…

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July 25, 2019

Big Blue Hotel Blackpool – Deluxe Family Room Tour

Following on from my post of our experience at The Big Blue Hotel, I now wanted to share with you a room tour of a Deluxe Family room.  As I mentioned in my other post, The Big Blue Hotel is a four star hotel located in Blackpool right next to Blackpool Pleasure Beach.  This was our second visit to The Big Blue and our third…

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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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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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