Hello and welcome back to #KCACOLS. I hope you are all well! We had 48 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! 🙂
Are you all enjoying the World Cup? Tomorrow England is playing so I am wondering if you will be watching. Nick will be glued to the tv of course, but Sienna and I are going to an event tomorrow which happens to be on at the same time so I will miss some of it. But I will be cheering for England for sure! Although, I must admit that my heart is a little bit broken now that Peru has been eliminated. I feel a little bit down and my football spirit is not the same anymore. But I am sure I will get over it and will be back supporting England with my family. That is the benefit of supporting 2 countries, LOL!
For the last couple of weeks we have been supporting a really cool Disney campaign. We have signed up to take part in the #Disney24hourChallenge in which we need to log about 24 hours of physical activity together as a family during the summer. Any kind of activity counts as long as you are doing it all together and you are having fun. We will also be raising some money for Unicef. We have not been very lucky lately so if you would like to support us it will be fantastic. And if you are up to signing up for this challenge too, it will be just brilliant!
Each link up, I love sharing a couple of photos from my last 2 weeks on Instagram, so here are two of my favourites:
*WARS OF THE ROSES* A couple of weeks ago we went to @warwickcastleofficial for a an overnight glamping experience in their Knight's Village. It was certainly quite surreal. We spent 2 days exploring Warwick Castle and I can tell you that this place is amazing! I was so surprised with the amount of things you can do. Your kids will not be bored at all so expect them to be exhausted by the end of the day. We were excited to see their live show, the "Wars of the Roses". It was recommended to us and were told to not miss it. So after this we really didn't want to miss it so the first thing we did when we arrived was to watch the show. We were lucky because while the show was on, the weather was fantastic. It was so sunny and warm but by the time the show ended, storm clouds had appeared! Anyway, the show is amazing. We all loved it and it is a must see if you are visiting Warwick Castle! We can highly recommend it. I shared a few stories about it but if you missed them don't worry, I have put them all in my "Warwick Castle" highlight, so you can watch them at any time. Have you visited Warwick Castle before? Did you see the Wars of the Roses show? #warwickcastle #warsoftheroses #warsoftheroseslive #warwick
Regatta Outdoors – Something For The Whole Family We are big fans of @regattaoutdoors clothes. We love wearing their clothes because they are very comfortable, they are of a high standard, they keep us very warm and dry. But best of all, we love them because we feel great when we are wearing their clothes! 🙂 It is so handy to be able to buy clothes for the whole family in one place and what’s more, they have regular promotions and discounts so you can get the best quality clothes for a reasonable amount which is fantastic! Regatta sent us each a complete outfit from their Spring collection just before we travelled to the Isle of Wight so we were prepared for that trip looking our best! If you would like to see all the clothes we got, you can check them out in my post here https://www.amomentwithfranca.com/regatta-outdoors-something-for-the-whole-family or you can check my stories as I will showcase some outfits there today! 😉 Do you have clothes from Regatta Outdoors? What do you think of their latest collection? #RegattaGreatOutdoors #familyclothes #review
#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 10k 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:
These weeks seem to be flying by. Half way through June already...how? Not much has been happening here, I’ve been busy working in my new branch and Dex has been settling into his new nursery. We’ve had a few mornings where he hasn’t wanted to go and it’s been heartbreaking. He literally tries to drag me in the other direction and starts getting upset when we are two streets away. I’m hoping things get better over the next few weeks. This weekend I’m off to London for the #RSAJune18 which is a works thingy celebrating top performers. My (old) branch is nominated for two awards and it’s being hosted in @londonhiltonparklaneevents and that’s where we are staying too! Getting my hair, tan and eyebrows done on Friday, train to London on Saturday morning and back Sunday afternoon. 😬😬
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NOW BACK TO THE LINKY
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We had 48 link ups and about 14 posts needed more comments when the linky closed. By Saturday we reduced this number to 3 which is really good! From these 4 posts, 2 have 3 comments and one has 2 comments (although I think the latter has 3 comments because it looks like her 3rd comment came from someone who has commented through the linky but forgot to add the hashtag). So we got 45 posts with 4 or more comments.
Regarding the people that have not commented on the post before theirs, we got 16 people on Thursday. By Saturday morning, we only reduced this number to 12! This is not very good. I have started approaching people again to reminder them about the commenting. Hopefully this number will be reduced even more now.
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 ALI from Ali’s Upside Down World. This is the third time that Ali is co-hosting with me. I love having her. As I mentioned before, she is a mother of two who likes to write about the things she does with her family, blogging and life in general. She is really lovel. I’m very excited to co-hosting with her again. 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 (@weirdoA) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, What I’ve Been Reading May/June 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 BREAD from Queer Little Family. BREAD has already co-hosted this linky many times. She is a great supporter of this linky which I really appreciate! She blogs about an LGBTQ family living on the edge of nowhere in Wales. She has a gorgeous little boy called Snappy with her wife Bethend. I am very happy to have her again! Please give 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 (@queerxfamily) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, Queer Pride Flags 101 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. And she did it again! She has been the most at this spot! It is amazing! She has been featured and the top of the commenting for 8 weeks! WOW! She has been AMAZING commenting on so many posts. She has commented on 43 posts! FANTASTIC! Thank you so much, CAROL! Her post from last week was Time for a dose of happiness in #HighlightsofHappy #93. Please visit her post and give her more love if you can.
The second person who commented a lot was SARAH from Mummykind. I am super excited to have Sarah as one of the 3 top commenters! Yay! She has joined the linky not long ago and she has been a good supporter since then which is lovely! It really makes me super happy to see new linkers here. She has always been very kind with her commenting. She has commented on 30 posts! Thank you so much, SARAH! Her post from last week was 8 things I never thought I’d hear myself say when I became a mum!. Please go to her post and give her more love if you can.
The third person who commented a lot was JESSICA from Babi a Fi. She is back again at the top 3 commenters! Hurrah! I am very happy to see her here again. She has been amazing commenting in lots of your lovely posts. She has commented on 27 posts! FANTASTIC! Her post from last week was Sneak Magazine – 2004. Please visit her post and give her more love if you can!
FEATURED POSTS – TOP 6
Behind Carol, Sarah and Jessica were BETH from Life As Mum with 26 comments, TRACEY from One Frazzled Mum with 21 comments and FIONA from Coombemill with 16 comments. Thank you so much to all of you! 🙂
For this week’s linky I am linking up Our Weekend At Rookley Country Park On The Isle Of Wigh and How To Travel To Croatia With Children 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, ALI @weirdoA and BREAD @queerxfamily 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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