Welcome back to #KCACOLS. I hope you are all well! We had 59 link ups! 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 in the #KCACOLS linky page! 🙂
I have had the busiest 2 weeks ever. We were invited to some really cool events. These are one of the things I love about blogging, the chance to be invited to places that you wouldn’t even have dreamt of before! I love it and I’m also very grateful for all the opportunities we get!
I had the chance to learn how to cook my own bread at Jamie Oliver’s Cooking School in Westfield London. This is actually located at the back of his restaurant, Jamie’s Italian. This was a really interesting experience! Then, Nick and I had the amazing opportunity of attending the World Premiere of Goodbye Christopher Robin! This was our first proper red carpet experience and it was surreal! I loved this experience. The movie was great! I cried a lot because it has some very sad parts but overall it is a fantastic movie. My girls were in the news with their first appearance in the papers thanks to their involvement in a World Child Cancer campaign. This was just amazing! I felt very proud of them!
Last weekend I travelled on my own to Manchester to attend BlogOn. This was my first time attending so I was really excited! It was great to see so many familiar faces and also to finally meet some of you for the first time! I came home shattered! While I was in Manchester, Nick and the girls had an amazing experience of meeting British Olympic Gold Medal swimmer, Rebecca Adlington for the launch of a new special ‘learn to swim’ Annabel doll. They had a swimming lesson with her at the London Acquatics Centre which was built for the London 2012 swimming events. They had an amazing time, and it was great for the girls to meet such an inspirational, role model.
Yesterday I went to a wonderful afternoon tea at the Waldorf Hilton with some other lovely bloggers. I loved it! After that I went to a fab Next blogger event where I met more lovely bloggers. The best part was meeting Lily Pebbles and Anna Gardner. If you don’t know them you are missing out as they are two of the biggest Youtubers at the moment. The best part is that they are very down to earth. I really enjoyed my evening. Finally, today we went to London Zoo for an event organised by the people behind the movie Goodbye Christopher Robin. We had a special tour about Winnie The Pooh. My girls had a blast!
Each link up, I love sharing a couple of photos from my last 2 weeks on Instagram, so here are two of my favourites:
*Photo taken by Andy Whelan* My little ones are in the news today! 😍😍 So proud of my little models being part of such a good cause. They took part in a photoshoot for @wchildcancer for their #giftofgrowingup campaign! They did a great job! 😍😍 Here we have Sienna. When I asked her what she wants to be when she is older she replied: " I would like to be a ballerina mummy". I know she is only 3 and she is too little to know what she wants to be when she is older but it is so nice that she had a chance to think about and tell me what her dream will be! Not all children get to grow up to live out their dreams and sadly, every 3 minutes a child dies of cancer in a developing country. That is why this campaign is so important, It really touched my heart reading Andy Whelan's story. Please, to donate £3 to World Child Cancer just text GROW35 £3 to 70070, or visit their website – for every £1 donated the Government will match it as part of their UK Aid Match scheme. You can read the article from the Metro here http://bit.ly/2wBUJI8
*Photo taken by Andy Whelan* My little ones are in the news today! 😍😍 So proud of my little models being part of such a good cause. They took part in a photoshoot for @wchildcancer for their #giftofgrowingup campaign! They did a great job! 😍😍 Here we have Bella. When I asked her what she wants to be when she is older she replied: " I would like to be a fashion stylist". I was super impressed and surprised that she had an idea already! Not all children get to grow up to live out their dreams and sadly, every 3 minutes a child dies of cancer in a developing country. That is why this campaign is so important, It really touched my heart reading Andy Whelan's story. Please, to donate £3 to World Child Cancer just text GROW35 £3 to 70070, or visit their website – for every £1 donated the Government will match it as part of their UK Aid Match scheme. #UKaid You can read the article from the Metro here http://bit.ly/2wBUJI8
#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 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 2 photos from the community that have caught my eye since the last link up.
This time I’m featuring photos by:
- KIM from Odd Hogg
We had a little visitor this morning. Piglets cousin is only 13 months older than him and the rivalry is strong! Thankfully they weren't too manic today, and this happy chap enjoyed using Piglets puzzles . . . #oddhogg #perfectandproud #mydarlingmemory #rememberingthesedays #noordinarykids #totsphoto #themagicofchildhood #takemyheartdear #kcacols #pinklinker #happylittlebuttons #lionessmama #thismamaloves #capturingtheday #snaphappybritmums #developinglife #littleandfierce #simply_children #myweekofhappiness #bornin2016 #lifecloseup #worldoflittles #curiouslittleexplorers #littlefierceones #lifeofaparent #celebratingmotherhoodig
2. SINEAD from Shinners and the Brood
KCACOLS CROWD FACEBOOK GROUP
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NOW BACK TO THE LINKY
We didn’t get 4 comments on all post as I was hoping for like the last link up! What a shame! There were 10 posts that still needed one more comment to reach 4 but the positive part is that 3 comments are still great!
We got about 10 people that missed commenting on the post before theirs. I have reminded them about it today but I was a little bit late so not sure if all of them will manage to comment today but I hope they will do soon.
DON’T FORGET ABOUT THE CHANGES TO THE LINKY
The linky is a fortnightly linky. It will be open for 2 weeks until the second Wednesday at 8 pm or until we reach 100 link ups, whichever comes first.
The rules will be the same, the only difference is the amount of time that the linky will be open for. 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 Facebook Group, pin it on my Twitter account and on my Facebook page together with some generic tweets. And of course, I will 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).
MONTHLY GUEST CO-HOST
This week the “monthly” guest co-host will be MARIA from Suburban Mum. These are her social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, & Pinterest). She will also be re-tweeting your tweets this week so please add her twitter handle (@suburb4nmum) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, #EveryMomentCounts Challenge with Families Online linked up too. Please if you could go there and add a comment it would be AWESOME!
GUEST CO-HOSTS FROM THE PREVIOUS LINK UP
I would like to say THANK YOU so much to EPRIL & AMY from Eps and Amy and BREAD from Queer Little Family for helping me with the commenting this week! Eps & Amy have not co-hosted before but didn’t notice it as they did a fab job! Bread has helped me before and did a great job as ever! I enjoyed co-hosting with them! 🙂
GUEST CO-HOSTS FOR THIS WEEK
My first guest co-hosts this week are HELEN from Talking Mums. Helen has not co-hosted with me before but you might be familiar with her blog because I have mentioned her a couple of times due to her commenting and also I have featured a few times her photos on Instagram. She always has beautiful photos of her kids there. She has been a regular linker since the start of this year and she is lovely! I’m very excited to have her! She has a family, travel and lifestyle blog. She is a mummy of two gorgeous kids and she is a registered midwife. Her blog is a place for her rants, thoughts and experiences. A place to share her joys, laughs, tears and parenting highs and lows. Please give some love to her social media accounts which are (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook & Pinterest). She will also be retweeting your tweets this week so please add her twitter handle (@Talking_mums) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, UK Road Trip Diary: Alnwick Castle linked up too. Please if you could go there and add a comment it would be AWESOME!
My second guest co-host this week is ALANA from Burnished Chaos. Alana has already co-hosted this linky before back in April. She had a good time co-hosting so now she is back to help me again! I actually met Alana last weekend in Manchester and she is so lovely! She blogs about family and lifestyle. She has to kids, age 7 and 3 years old and also owns 2 cats and 2 dogs! She loves blogging about family life, the ups and downs, the issues she faces as a parent and any tips and tricks she discovers. Please give some love to her social media accounts which are (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook & Pinterest). She will also be retweeting your tweets this week so please add her twitter handle (@BurnishedChaos) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, 12 Top Potty Training Tips 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 was BETH from Life as Mum. I am so happy to have Beth at the top of the commenting this time! I actually met her for the first time last weekend in Manchester and she was lovely too! We didn’t manage to chat too much but we promised each other that we will make more time next time! 🙂 She has commented on 31 posts!! Yay! Thank you so much lovely! Her post from last week was Family Day Out at Gypsy Wood, Bontnewydd. Please go to her post and give her more love if you can.
The second person who commented a lot was ALI from Ali’s Upside Down World. I am so excited to have Ali in the top 3 commenters! Hurrah! I am sure you are familiar with her blog because I have mentioned her several times and also she has co-hosted the linky before. She is really suppoerter of this linky and I am very grateful for that. She was GREAT commenting on 12 posts! Thank you so much, ALI! Her post from last week was Eating Healthy With Red Meat. Please go to her post and give her more love if you can.
The third-person who commented a lot was AMIE from Mums the Word. It is a lovely surprise to have Amie in the top 3 commenters list. She joined the linky again after a few months so it is really nice to see her back like this! She did well spreading some love to this linky! She commented on 11 posts! Her post from the last link up was Review: “Appy Kids” Minions Kids’ Juices. Please go to the post and give some more love if you can.
FEATURED POSTS – TOP 6
Behind Beth, Ali and Amie were RACHEL from LISA from Lisa Pomerantzster with 11 comments, BECKY from Educating Roversi with 10 comments and KATE from Along Came Poppy with 8 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 within the linky. Three will be featured and another three will be mentioned on 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 monthly guest co-host post.
- 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, MARIA @suburb4nmum, HELEN @Talking_mums and ALANA @BurnishedChaos and we will retweet it. Please remember to use the hashtag #KCACOLS.
I look forward to reading and commenting your posts!! 🙂
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