Welcome back to #KCACOLS. I hope you are all well! We had 42 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! 🙂
We had 2 lovely couple of weeks. The first week my eldest sister visited us from Vienna for a long weekend. It is always nice to have family around. We went to explore Canterbury and Margate on Father’s Day and it was such a lovely day. We had some sun which was fantastic.
Last week I helped with a school trip for Sienna’s class. We went to the London Eye and we also did a boat trip on the Thames. The kids are only 5 years old and were so excited. It was an amazing experience.
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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✨OUR LOVELY ACCOMMODATION IN RHODES✨ As I mentioned before, last week Nick and I were in Rhodes childfree. 🥳 It was amazing to be able to spend time together to celebrate our anniversary. I can't believe we have married for 11 years already! 🎉 .. We booked our accommodation from booking.com and chose Elefteria Apartments. We were so pleased we picked well. We really had the best time and it was an amazing place for us to spend our week. It is a beautiful place and perfect for couples or families. Our apartment had 2 rooms meaning we could have had plenty of space if the girls came too. There was also a bbq and a swimming pool too. 🏊♀️ .. We managed to explore so much of Rhodes which I will share with you in another post but if you want to find out more about where we stayed I have a review on the blog. Check it here https://www.amomentwithfranca.com/elefteria-apartments-our-lovely-accommodation-in-rhodes or by clicking the link in my bio. .. Have you travelled childfree before too? #greece #greekisland #rhodes #travelling
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✨BEAUTIFUL SYMI✨ Oh God, if you have been watching my stories from the weekend you probably can agree with me about Symi! 🇬🇷 It is such a gorgeous place with beautiful pastel coloured houses that look like a painting. 🌈 Nick and I left very early on Saturday morning from Rhodes harbour to take a boat that took us to Symi. It is an under 2 hours trip. 🚤 We had one of the hottest days of the week🥵 but it didn't put us off because the scenery was mesmerising. It is definitely worth the effort. 👍🏻 We walked around the island and took so many photos. Everything was so pretty. I was so impressed. 🏖 We really enjoyed our trip. I will probably be posting more photos of Symi this week, so sorry in advance for the spam but I just have to share. In the meantime, you can swipe left to see some of them 📸😉 Have you been to Symi before? #symi #greece #greekisland
#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 12.6k 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 SARAH-MARIE from Tired But Crafty Mummy. See her photo below:
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Rory had a brilliant time at a Fathers Day event junk modelling with @richardwcollinsuk. He made an amazing Space Shuttle and a hot air balloon. . . . #space #spaceshuttle #nasa #futureastronaut #junkmodelling #creative #creativity #parenting #parenthood #parentingtheshitoutoflife #motherhood #mumlife #mumofboys #raisingboys #stayathomemum #instamum #mumsofinstagram #othermothers #kcacols #snaphappybritmums
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NOW BACK TO THE LINKY
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We had again 42 link ups which is great. On Thursday we had 11 posts that needed more comments and by Saturday we reduced this amount to 2 so most of the posts reached more than 4 comments! Hurrah! Thank you so much!
Regarding the people that have not commented on the post before theirs, we got 11 people on Thursday. By Saturday morning we reduced this number to 5 but I think they are comments waiting for approval. So overall it good.
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 first guest co-host this week is KELLY-ANNE from Mimi Rose And Me. Kelly-Anne has helped me co-host the linky several times. I have also mentioned and featured her before. She is lovely and she supports this linky a lot which is really nice. Kelly-Anne is a writer, blogger and mum to a beautiful girl called Amelia. She is married and together with her husband they have set up their home in the beautiful countryside of Norfolk. She is a self-certified tea addict, a lover of the 50s, stationary and she eats way too much Haribo. I am very excited to have her again. 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 (@Mimiroseandme) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, How To Support Someone With Fertility Problems 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 second 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 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, Growing Plants from Food Scraps! Part I: Pineapple and Avocado linked up too. If you could please go there and add a comment it would be AWESOME!
FEATURED POSTS – TOP 3
The first person who commented a lot was JADE from The Autism Page. I’m super excited to have Jade within the 3 top commenters for the first time! She joined this linky last year in October and since she has linked up with us on an off. It is so nice to feature her this time. She will be helping me to co-host the linky very soon for the first time which I am looking forward to. She has done a great job commenting on many of your lovely posts. She has commented on 37 posts! One of her posts from the last link up was Cooking With Kids Please go to the post and give some more love if you can.
The second person who commented a lot was JO from A Rose Tinted World. I’m super happy to have JO within the 3 top commenters again! Brilliant! 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 28 posts! One of her posts from the last link up was Teacher Gift Guide Ideas Please go to the post and give some more love if you can.
The third-person who commented a lot was TRACEY from The Desperate Housewife. This is amazing news! It is really lovely to see Tracey in the top 3 commenters for the first time! I mentioned her in the last link up but this is the first time that I am actually featuring her! She has joined the linky not long ago so it is fantastic to have her here already. I love having new faces! She has done a great job commenting on many of your lovely posts. She has commented on 26 posts! Her post from last week was ‘I want you to want me’ – The Hidden Insecurities of Being a Parent. Please visit her post and give her more love if you can.
FEATURED POSTS – TOP 6
Behind Jade, Jo, and Tracey were THERESE from ERF Mission with 25 comments, CRYSTAL from Sharing Life’s Moments with 21 comments and JENNA from Northern Bird with 20 comments. Thank you so much to all of you! 🙂
For this week’s linky I am linking up Elefteria Apartments – Our Lovely Accommodation in Rhodes and Car Sleuth – Helping You Buy Your Next Car! 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, KELLY-ANNE @Mimiroseandme and MAILIN @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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