Welcome back to #KCACOLS. We had 25 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! 🙂
Please remember that this linky is all about commenting hence the reward of being featured. I cannot chase people individually. That is why I send the “Thank You Email” so people can check the list and also make sure if they have been mentioned so they can go back to the linky and do their commenting.
Happy Valentines Day! Hope you had a lovely day yesterday! And so we are still suffering from this cold and windy weather! A few places within the UK got a little bit of snow but nothing happened in London.
My niece arrived from Peru and we spent the first days of the first week with her. We went shopping, of course, had a lovely meal at Duck & Waffle on the 40th floor of Heron Tower. The views are spectacular. We also went to a media performance of Wicked at The Apollo Victoria and we loved it. We had a yummy breakfast at Gail’s in Queen’s Park.
We have also been ill for a week. It got us all. I started with a lot of fever and shivering. It lasted like 4 days but left me weak for a week. Bella got it immediately after me and then Sienna got it with vomiting. It has been the hardest week. We are now happy it’s half term and we are ready to relax and spend some quality time together.
Each linkup, I love sharing a photo from my last 2 weeks on Instagram, so here is my favourite:
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✨ℂ𝔸ℕ 𝕀 𝔹𝔼 ℍ𝔼ℝ𝔼 ℙ𝕃𝔼𝔸𝕊𝔼 🙏🏻✨ I wish I am sitting down here right now having a delicious afternoon tea in a gorgeous cafe in London but instead I am in bed feeling sorry for myself! 😩 I woke up yesterday feeling rough and unwell but I pushed it and went out to do the school run and even had a coffee with a couple of mums. I then came back home and started feeling awful by the hour. I was sneezing a lot all morning and my nose was so itchy. I also had a strange skin reaction in my neck and eyelids. I wasn’t sure if it was eczema but felt different so I took antihistamine just in case. I didn’t feel better, so I decided to check my temp and it was just 37.4C so I thought to myself I should be okay if I layed down for a little bit but after 1hr I was shivering and feeling super cold. So I took the temp again and I was 38C 🤒 I then had to do the school run again this afternoon and I was panicking because I couldn’t move. Nick of course was at work in Central London so he couldn’t arrive on time to help me, so I called a friend and sorted it out for us. Phew! 𝕎𝕙𝕒𝕥 𝕔𝕠𝕦𝕝𝕕 𝕨𝕖 𝕕𝕠 𝕨𝕚𝕥𝕙𝕠𝕦𝕥 𝕗𝕣𝕚𝕖𝕟𝕕𝕤? I feel so fortunate to be able to rely on friends that will be there for you when you need them! 𝘿𝙤 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙝𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙤𝙨𝙚 𝙩𝙮𝙥𝙚 𝙤𝙛 𝙛𝙧𝙞𝙚𝙣𝙙𝙨 𝙩𝙤𝙤? 𝙒𝙝𝙤 𝙬𝙤𝙪𝙡𝙙 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙘𝙖𝙡𝙡 𝙞𝙛 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙝𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙖 𝙨𝙞𝙩𝙪𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙡𝙞𝙠𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨? Anyway, I have been like this all day today too so fingers crossed that whatever I have goes away by Monday! ✌🏻 #ElanCafe #londoneats #londoncafe
#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! We have more than 13.6k photos that have used the hashtag which is lovely! I love when you use the hashtag. After a lot of consideration, I have decided that I will not do a feature on my post any more. But please keep using the hashtag. I always check it and like all the photos there.
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NOW BACK TO THE LINKY
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We had 25 linkups! Again a very low number compared to previous linkups. On Friday morning (sent the Thank You email late this week) we had 7 posts that needed more comments. By Friday night (deadline for commenting) as I expected, we didn’t manage to reduce this number. I guess there wasn’t much time but I still have hopes that it has improved by the time the new linky is live.
Regarding the people that have not commented on the post before theirs, we got 4 people on Friday morning. By Friday night, we managed to reduce this number to 2 people.
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.
I also wanted to say that I will need all your comments to be done by Friday as I won’t be doing any counting on Saturdays anymore. So Friday Night will be the deadline for all comments for now on.
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
GUEST CO-HOSTS FOR THIS LINK UP
My second guest co-host this week is TRACEY from One Frazzled Mum. Tracey has always given me a hand with the linky. She has co-hosted with me so many times. She is a great supporter of this linky which I appreciate so much! Tracey has a parenting blog and also she loves to write fiction stories. Her dream is to be able to publish a fiction book one day. She is a single mum of a beautiful 13-year-old daughter, Olivia. She is a really good friend to me. 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 (@frazzledmumblog) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, Guest Post: Be Ginspired With These Cocktail Recipes 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 MALIN from Sensational Learning With Penguin. This is the 4th time that Malin is co-hosting with me, so I am super happy to have her back. Since she joined this linky she has been a great supporter of the linky which is lovely. Malin has a parenting blog. Her blog is about Mummy and Penguin which is a place for them to share what they do and why. Penguin has a diagnosis of autism, and they recently opted for home education. She shares their days out, baking, crafts, play dough among other activities. 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 (@senlearnuk) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, Visiting Drusillas Park in Wintertime linked up too. If you could please go there and add a comment it would be AWESOME!
FEATURED POSTS – TOP 3
The second person who commented a lot was CLAIRE from Life Love and Dirty Dishes. This is fantastic news! I am so excited to have Claire at the top of the 3 commenters for the first time. She has linked up with us a few times but I have never mentioned or feature her before. It is really nice to have her joining us. Thank yous so much Claire for your support. She has commented on 18 posts! One of her posts from last week was 10 Things that will happen when your child is ill. Please visit her post and give her more love if you can
The second person who commented a lot was SARAH-MARIE from Tired But Crafty Mummy. It is fantastic to have Sara-Marie back within the 3 commenters again! She has been very supportive of this linky which is so nice. I am very happy to see she get this linky very well. She has done a great job commenting on many of your lovely posts. She has commented on 17 posts! One of her post from last week was Nature Trails With Tracking Signs. Please visit her post and give her more love if you can.
The third person who commented a lot was JO from A Rose Tinted World. She is back within the 3 commenters again! Hurrah! Thanks for keep spreading so much love within this linky. So grateful for all your support so far. She is lovely! She has done a great job commenting on many of your lovely posts. She has commented on 16 posts! One of her posts from the last link-up was Make A Hand Sanitiser Gel Holder – In 5 minutes! Please go to the post and give some more love if you can.
FEATURED POSTS – TOP 6
Behind Claire, Sarah-Marie and Jo were LYDIA from Pandora and Max with 9 comments, FIONA from Coombemill with 8 comments and SHELLEY from Wander and Luxe with 7 comments. Thank you so much to all of you! 🙂
For this week’s linky I am linking up What To Do & Where To Eat in Vallee Du Loir With Kids and Escape From The City so I hope you like it! 😉
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, TRACEY @frazzledmumblog and MALIN @senlearnuk 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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