Welcome back to #KCACOLS. I hope you are all well! We had 52 link ups last time! THANK YOU ALL so much for being part of the linky! I really appreciate your support. For new people joining us this week, I really hope you like #KCACOLS and that you come back again next time! You can also find out more about this linky on the #KCACOLS linky page! 🙂
First, I wanted to say HAPPY 3RD ANNIVERSARY TO KCACOLS! I can’t believe that I have been hosting this linky for so long. I remember our first link up like it was yesterday. I have enjoyed a lot getting know all of you during these years. The best part of all has been to actually meet a fair amount of you in person! It is so exciting to be able to put a face to the person behind the keyboards of all of your lovely blogs. I really hope one day I get to know all of you in person! 🙂
A few things happened to us these last couple of weeks. We changed our car after 11 years! Amazing right? We were so attached to our car that we didn’t change it for a long time but it was finally time to do it! We are super excited and ready to keep making new family memories!
I was invited to the launch of the latest addition to the Hatchimals family. They are the Hatchibabies and they are super cute! My girls love them and I can say that they are the best so far! We also went to a Little Tikes event at the V&A Museum of Childhood on a Saturday morning and then in the afternoon we visited Cutty Sark in Greenwich. We had a great time despite it raining a lot. The following day we went to the multimedia screening of SmallFoot in Central London. We loved this movie. It is out now and I recommend you to take your kids to watch it. They would love it and have a great time. It is very funny. Lastly, we were asked to be the 1st Kidzania Ambassador Bloggers and we have been over the moon about that. It is such an honour! So I will be occasionally telling you about Kidzania events over the next 12 months!
Each link up, I love sharing a couple of photos from my last 2 weeks on Instagram, so here are two of my favourites:
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"NEW CAR AFTER MORE THAN 10 YEARS!" 😃 If you follow my insta stories you probably saw that we have recently changed our car. We had the same car for more than 10 years, in fact for 11 years now! We really loved our car. We had so many memories with it. It was a Honda Civic Hybrid and it was the most reliable car that we have ever had (Swipe left to see a photo 😉). I think we had it so many years because of that. We were so happy with it that we didn't want to change it. We actually got the car before we were married. I remember clearly that my mum was visiting us when we got the car. We brought our 2 girls back home from hospital when they were just born in that car and we have travelled to so many places in it together. During the spring we drove to the Isle of Wight and during the summer we drove to France. So we have had so many amazing memories. But during the last year we started thinking that the time to change it was coming but for some reason we kept delaying it. This month we finally agreed it is definitely time to do it now so we just did it! We went to Car Giant to check their cars and we saw a lovely Audi A3 and we just fell in love and bought it! Hurrah! It's actually a little bit smaller than the one we had but the girls are older and we don't need as much space as before so we went for it. The girls love it too and we are so excited to start new adventures together with our new family car! Happy times! How often do you change you car? Do you get attached with your cars? #gettinganewcar #newcar #goodbyeoldcar #hellonewcar #audiA3
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*SMALLFOOT IN UK CINEMAS ON 12TH OCTOBER* If you follow my stories, you have probably noticed that we have been talking a lot about @smallfootmovie If you haven't heard of it yet, It is the latest @warnerbrosuk animated movie featuring an all-star voice cast including Channing Tatum, James Corden, Zendaya, Common, LeBron James, Danny DeVito and more! We were invited to their multimedia screening on Sunday and we had the chance to watch the movie before it hits the cinemas tomorrow 12th October. The screening was in Central London at @cineworld and they also had some fun in the foyer. The girls love when the screenings have that. This time, only Sienna came with us. Bella had a birthday party so she didn't come. Before we went into the cinema, Sienna and I had the opportunity to take some photos with Migo and Meechee which are two of the main characters. Inside the cinema, they had some food and drinks as well as fun activities such as face painting, balloon making, photo taking, colouring, etc. Smallfoot is an animated adventure for all ages, with original music and an all-star cast. Smallfoot turns the Bigfoot legend upside down when a bright young Yeti finds something he thought didn’t exist—a human. We really enjoyed the movie, its a nice story with some great songs and some good messages too. There are plenty of laughs which will keep adults as well as kids entertained. It felt a bit like Trolls meets Frozen. It is a great movie for half term and the lead up to Christmas. We were also gifted with a Google Home Mini so we can go on a SmallFoot adventure. Warner Bros. have collaborated with Google Home to create a bespoke Smalffoot app, whereby users of the device can go on a Smallfoot adventure, including; learning to speak Yeti, listening to Yeti bedtime stories and playing Musical Yaks (chairs). The girls have been playing with the app since we got it and they had so much fun. Swipe left to see a couple of videos of this as well as more photos of the screening. Are you looking forward to watching SmallFoot? #Smallfoot #multimediascreening #warnerbrossmovie #familymovie #googleassistant #event
#KCACOLS ON INSTAGRAM
Thank you so much for using the #KCACOLS hashtag on Instagram for all your photos. It is lovely to see your photos there! I am so excited that we have more than 11.2k photos that have used the hashtag! I am thrilled! I would love it if more of you could use the hashtag for your photos and of course it would be even better if we all also spread some love there! I am featuring 1 photo from the community that has caught my eye since the last link up. This time I’m featuring NICOLA from Mummy to Dex. See her photo below:
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Love getting photos like this when he’s at childcare. He did so well in his big boy bed last night. Even though he’s free to get up and leave the room he still shouted for me this morning! MAMA! MAMA! I went in and he said ‘Dexter boat bed...COOOOOL’. 😅 #mumsofinstagram #letthembelittle #toddlersofinstagram #toddlerspam #dexterjames #ig_motherhood #our_everyday_moments #ig_kids #motherhoodunplugged #mummyblogger #toddlermama #realparenting #instafamily #kcacols #perfectandproud #ukparentblogger #theeverydayproject #mumswithcameras #myhappycapture #watchthemlearn #instaparents #momtribe #thismamalife
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NOW BACK TO THE LINKY
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We had 52 link ups. I am very happy to have more linkers this week. I am super excited to tell you that this week we got all the posts with 4 or more comments since Thursday which I think it is the first time that we have ever had this in 3 years! Hurrah! Thank you so much for being so AWESOME and commenting so much! That really made me super happy!
Regarding the people that have not commented on the post before theirs, we got 9 people on Thursday. By Saturday we reduced this number to 3!
Also, remember to comment on the co-hosts posts. Please also be aware that I’m BLOCKING URLs/Emails of people that have joined the linky and have not commented on any posts for consecutive weeks. If you find I have blocked you by mistake, please contact me.
The linky will be open for 2 weeks until the second Wednesday at 8 pm or until we reach 100 link ups, whichever comes first.
The co-hosts and I will be allowed to change our posts on the following Saturday after the linky is live. Please be aware of these changes during the second week.
I would suggest that you link up one post each week so you will be able to share something different and current each week. I will also be more strict regarding commenting on the post before yours.
I’m not tweeting individual people once the linky is live but I will tweet the people that have been featured and mentioned. I’ll also post a link to the new linky post on the KCACOLS Facebook Group, pin it on my Twitter account and on my Facebook page together with some generic tweets. I will of course, email all of you the link. If you could also share it by clicking the link below that would be FABULOUS!
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR NEW LINKERS:
PLEASE START by commenting on the post linked up before yours FIRST and then comment on any other posts as much as you would like. Also, use the hashtag #KCACOLS when commenting (this is indeed very important so I can then see how many comments you are doing and then be able to feature you in my linky post which is always great for you as you get a backlink which helps improve your DA).
Thank you so much for all your comments on the host posts and the linky post. As always, I have read and liked all your comments! We will do our best for you to receive a comment from someone on behalf of the linky (either the co-hosts or me).
GUEST CO-HOSTS FROM THE PREVIOUS LINK UP
I would like to say THANK YOU so much to EMMA from Me and B Make Tea and ALI from Ali’s Upside Down World for helping me with the commenting this week! They have done a fantastic job! It was lovely co-hosting with them!
GUEST CO-HOSTS FOR THIS LINK UP
My first guest co-host this week is ANN from Rainbows are too Beautiful. I’m very excited to have Ann as my co-host again. She helped me co-host the linky back in February. She has been a great supporter of this linky for a long time which is lovely. Ann has a parenting blog. She writes positive thoughts, ideas and experiences of life with her autistic and neurotypical kids and their greater family. Her children have also been diagnosed with ADHD, hypermobility, SPD, dyspraxia, anxiety and sleep issues. Her blog is a great source for people who are going through the same experiences. She is really nice! Please give her social media accounts some love (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, & Pinterest). She will also be retweeting your tweets this week so please add her twitter handle (@rainbowsaretoo) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, What Roald Dahl reveals to my autistic son linked up too. If you could please go there and add a comment it would be AWESOME!!
My second guest co-host this week is KATE from Along Came Poppy. I’m very excited to also have KATE co-hosting with me again. She also helped back in February, so it is lovely to have her back. She has been mentioned before and also she is a great supporter of the linky. Kate has a parenting blog. She started her blog in 2016 and with the help of her 3 mini reviewers (her lovely kids), she kept track of their “366 books in 366 days reading challenge”. They have now completed the challenge but they still love sharing their recommendations for the best children books as well as sharing plays ideas, parenting tips and product reviews. She is lovely! Please give her some love to her social media accounts which are (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram & Pinterest). She will also be retweeting your tweets this week so please add her twitter handle (@KEEccles) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, Blog Tour: Sign Here linked up too. Please if you could go there and add a comment it would be AWESOME!!
FEATURED POSTS – TOP 3
The person who commented the most this week was CAROL from Virtually All Sorts. WOW! I don’t have more words to say! It is just amazing to have her at the top for so long! She has been here 15 times now! Hurra for that! As always, I am very grateful for her support and for all her kind comments to all of your lovely posts. She has commented on 52 posts! So every single post! BRILLIANT! Thank you so much, CAROL! Her post from last week was Review – Hypnosis Ninja For Hypnosis Downloads. Please visit her post and give her more love if you can.
The second person who commented a lot this week was MALIN from Sensational Learning With Penguin. I am so excited about this! She has been linking with us on and off for a little while and it is nice to see her at the top of the commenting. She has done a fantastic job commenting so many of your lovely posts! Hurrah! She has commented on 38 posts! Thank you so much MALIN! Her post from last week was A Visit to Wingham Wildlife Park Please visit her post and give her more love if you can.
The third-person who commented a lot was SHAN from Shan Ellis Williams, Mam Rants and Reviews. It is lovely to have Shan back to the top again. This is the 5th time that Shan is within the 3 top commenters! I love having Shan. She is a lovely supporter of the linky!She was great commenting on 35 posts!One of her posts from the last link up was Living with a Chronic illness long term.Please go to the post and give some more love if you can.
FEATURED POSTS – TOP 6
Behind Carol, Malin and Shan were JO from A Rose Tinted World with 31 comments, Christy from Welshmum of One with 30 comments and LANA from Finding Inspiration in the Chaos with 21 comments.Thank you so much to all of you! 🙂
Please do not forget to follow and check out the #KCACOLS Pinterest Board. We have pinned all your posts from last week’s linky so please go and have a look. There are some great posts that deserve a read!
Now let’s carry on with the linky:
Every 2 weeks I will choose 6 people who have commented A LOT on the linky. Three will be featured and another three will be mentioned in my fortnightly Saturday linky post. This means that 6 people will get a backlink on my new linky post every other Saturday!
1. Be sure to grab the #KCACOLS badge which can be found below or on my sidebar. Simply copy the code from the box below the badge and add it to the text/html at the bottom of your post or place it on your blog sidebar.
2. You can link up to 2 posts. I recommend you to link up one post each week to get the most of the linky.
3. You can share anything that you would like. It is open to absolutely any subject and also you can link up posts that are old or new. You are allowed to link up another linky ONLY if it is a promotional post about the linky and you can do this only once and I expect you to put my badge or a link to my linky and of course to follow the rules regarding commenting.
4. Comment on:
- one of the hosts’ posts (choose one that you would like to comment).
- the guest co-hosts posts.
- the post which is linked up immediately before yours.
- and finally, any other post that you would like to comment on.
That way everybody receives at least two comments (one from the host/guest co-hosts and one from others).
5. This linky will be open every other Saturday from 10 pm and will remain open until the following 2nd Wednesday at 08.00 pm or until we reach 100 link ups, whichever comes first.
6. If you would like us to tweet your post that is absolutely fine, just tweet your link to me @WithFranca, ANN @rainbowsaretoo and KATE @KEEccles and we will retweet it. Please remember to use the hashtag #KCACOLS.
I look forward to reading and commenting on your posts!! 🙂
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