Welcome back to #KCACOLS. I hope you are all enjoying the last week of the summer holidays! We had 28 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! 🙂
I’m so excited to be back! It was lovely to have a couple of weeks off as I really needed it. I was able to relax a little bit more during the weekends. Sometimes it can be difficult to deal with the linky while you are away.
We have been enjoying the last weeks of the holidays. Nick took this last week off so we could spent it together. We went on a last minute trip to Alton Towers Waterpark which was fun but the queues very very long. Then we spent some time with the in-laws.
We also visited Kew Gardens for the first time. I can’t believe I have never been there after 13 years in London! Crazy right? We also went to Cambridge to visit IWM Duxford. It was fun too and we almost took a short flight but Bella was a little bit nervous.
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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✨ALTON TOWERS WATERPARK✨ We had a last-minute trip to @altontowers Waterpark this week. We booked an afternoon slot for Tuesday. So we left mid-morning from London. We stopped on the way for lunch so we were ready to get into our slot straight away. The waterpark is inside the Alton Towers Splash Landings Hotel. The waterpark is not very big but it has enough entertainment for the 4.5 hrs that the slot lasts. We had a lot of fun. We got inside a few of their rides but I must say that the queues to the Master Blaster were forever. It took us about 65 minutes to finally get on this. The ride was actually very fun and I understand why it was so popular but that amount of time for waiting with little kids was very tiring. Luckily the girls got all energetic again after doing this ride that they wanted to keep exploring around. The facilities of the park were good with enough changing rooms, toilets and lockers. Perhaps I would add more showers. We stayed until 8 pm and then we headed towards the in-laws for the night. We ended up all knackered after all the fun! Have you been to Alton Towers Waterpark before? #altontowerswaterpark #altontowers #waterpark #rides
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Ad-Gifted ✨ALICE IN WONDERLAND SHOW AT KEW GARDENS✨ We had a fab time this morning watching Alice in Wonderland at @kewgardens. This is a show in the middle of their famous gardens which makes it even more magical. - It is a lovely family-friendly outdoor theatre production of Lewis Carroll's classic story as it is brought to life in Glenn Elston's highly acclaimed production, performed by the Australian Shakespeare Company. - Their colourful costumes, interactive games and catchy songs were fabulous and it was the perfect way to go on a fantastic adventure with the entire family. - It is recommend to bring a blanket because there are no chairs also it is handy so you can have a picnic while watching the show. - The ticket includes entry to the gardens which makes it a fab family day at Kew Gardens. It is on until this Monday bank holiday. - Have you been to Theatre on Kew at Kew Gardens? #kewgardens #theatreonkew #aliceinwonderland #familydayout #family
#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 13k 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 linkup. This time I’m featuring CLARE from The Pramshed. See her photo below:
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Happy Friday all! It’s always nice to be home, the suitcases are nearly unpacked and the washing machine is already on 🤣🤣🤣. . Here’s another holiday spam shot for you of Freya running through the pretty streets of Javea early this week 😀😀😀. . Have a lovely day all, any exciting plans? Bertie has his first settling in session at nursery this morning, gulp! He’ll be fine, I’m more worried about what he’s going to wear on his feet as he’s hardly worn shoes until now 😂😂😂. . . . . . #javea #spain #espana #familyholiday #familytravel #prettystreets #thepursuitofjoy #lovelylittlesquares #coolmumclub #kcacols #wildandfreechildhood #childofig #childhoodunplugged #worldoflittles #motherhoodrocks #mummyblogger #ukinfluencer #ukmummyblogger #littleloves #letthembelittle #dailyparenting #themagicofchildhood #throughachildseyes #holidayspam #sorrynotsorry
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NOW BACK TO THE LINKY
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We had 28 linkups which seem lower than our standard amount of linkups. Since the day I sent the Thank You email we had 5 posts that needed more comments. I checked the comments again this week and after all this long break we still have the exact same posts needing more comments. It is a little bit disappointing that we didn’t get all our posts with more than 4 comments.
Regarding the people that have not commented on the post before theirs, we got 6 people on Thursday. After the ling break, we only reduced it to 5 people. What a shame. I hope we start improving these numbers now that the summer holidays are almost gone.
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
GUEST CO-HOSTS FOR THIS LINK UP
My second co-host this week is LAURA from Mummy Lauretta. Laura has co-hosted with me several times. It is lovely to have her back. She has a parenting blog. She has 2 identical twins with her Italian partner, Matteo. She started her blog to share her experiences as a mother of twins. I am really looking forward to co-hosting the linky with her again. 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 (@MummyLauretta) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, Banana & Chocolate Bread 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 ROBYN from Peachy and Clementine. Robyn has already co-hosted with me before. I am very happy to have her again! She is from Ontario, Canada. Peachy and Clementine is a lifestyle/family/parenting blog written from the perspective of Peachy the blogging toddler and Clementine the blogging baby, with just a little assist from their Mommy. They share their lives, funny stories, recipes, product reviews, parenting tips, DIY projects, and more. Please give some love to her social media accounts which are (Twitter, Facebook & Pinterest). She will also be retweeting your tweets this week so please add her twitter handle (@peachy_diary) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, What You Missed On Social Media: Spring Came linked up too. Please if you could go there and add a comment it would be AWESOME!
FEATURED POSTS – TOP 3
The first person who commented a lot was JO from A Rose Tinted World. And she is back at the top again! I’m super excited to see JO at the top of the commenting. It is fantastic to see how much love she shares with us! It is lovely to be able to feature her again. So grateful for all her support so far. She is lovely! She has done a great job commenting on many of your lovely posts. She has commented on 26 posts! One of her posts from the last link-up was Free Things To Do In York. Please go to the post and give some more love if you can.
The second person who commented a lot was FIONA from Coombemill. It is lovely to have Fiona within the 3 top commenters! She has been linking with us for a few years and she has always been amazing. She does so many lovely comments every linkup which is really nice. I love having her as part of kcacols! She has commented on 16 posts! One of her posts from last week was How to Create a Dinosaur Dig Kids Love. Please visit her post and give her more love if you can.
The second person who commented a lot was LISA from Little Orange Dog. This is amazing news! It is very exciting to see Lisa in the top 3 commenters for the first time! She has literally just joined the linky so it is fantastic to have her here already. I really like when we have new faces here. She has done a great job commenting on many of your lovely posts. She has commented on 14 posts! Thank you so much, LISA! One of her posts from last week was Vets, Pets and Vaccines. Please go to her post and give her more love if you can.
FEATURED POSTS – TOP 6
Behind Jo, Fiona and Lisa were MADELINE from This Glorious Life with 12 comments, LYDIA from Pandora and Max with 11 comments and VERONICA from Of Mice and Ramen with 10 comments. Thank you so much to all of you! 🙂
For this week’s linky I am linking up B Bakery Afternoon Tea London Bus Tour With Buyagift and Scruff A Luvs Families Review so I hope you like them! 😉
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, LAURA @MummyLauretta and ROBYN @peachy_diary 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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