Welcome back to #KCACOLS. I hope you are all well! We had 44 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 can’t believe November will be over in less than a week! These last two weeks have passed very quickly for me. I can feel the Christmas atmosphere everywhere. Our Christmas tree will be delivered next week so we are all super excited about that!
Thanks to Halfords, the girls had new bikes to enjoy as an early Christmas present! They were over the moon about it. We have never bought them bikes before so it has been very special for them. Halfords are currently offering 20% off on kids bikes so have a look if you are thinking of getting bikes for your little ones this Christmas! 🙂
We also went to Dorset for the weekend and it was lovely! It is always great to get out of London and breathe in some fresh air. We stayed at Knoll House Hotel which is perfect for families. They have so many great services to help us with the kids. They are also in front of the beach so the views are gorgeous. It was cold when we stayed there but can’t wait to go back in the summer. It must be lovely at that time of the year.
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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*CREATING ENCHANTING STORIES WITH TONIES* - #Advert There is nothing more fantastic and amazing for kids than letting their imagination run wild. And this is exactly what my girls did with @tonies_uk They have tried out something totally new, essentially a new way for them to play their own audio. It’s one of those things that I didn’t know we needed but after seeing them use it I can’t imagine going back to anything else. My older daughter figured out how to record audio quicker than I did and my youngest spent over 30 minutes coming up with her own imaginative story! It was so much fun to watch! Swipe left to watch some more photos and videos of them trying this out! I think the next Tonie we would get would be The Mermaid because they girls love reading stories about mermaids! They find them fascinating! Check them out here: https://tonies.com/shop/ Do your kids love creating their own stories? #toniesuk #toniebox #tonies #creativetonies #storytime
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*FAMILY TIME* 👨👩👧👧❤️ I love having a good family time with my girls and Nick. The girls are getting older so travelling with them is getting easier than when they were babies. Of course we still have the occasional tantrum to deal with but overall it is nice to travel together. We spent the weekend in Dorset in a lovely hotel @knollhousehotel (blog post is coming soon so watch this space) and we explored the area a little bit. We went for a walk on a woodland trail and the scenery was magical. The colours were gorgeous. We followed the trail which took us out of the woods, eventually leading us to Agglestone Rock. This is an amazing geological formation with a fantastic viewpoint of the sea and the surrounding area. The girls loved the experience! We didn't expect to have such a lovely Saturday afternoon together because it wasn't planned so the whole adventure was even more special. We took this photo at the top of the hill with the sea in the background next to the massive rock. We will treasure this memory forever! ❤️ Do you like exploring with your kids too? Have you been to Studland before? #familytime #familyphoto #exploringtogether #dorset #studland #travelling #familytravel #travellingwithkids #Agglestonerock
#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 11.4k 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 from Digital Motherhood. See her photo below:
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We had a wet and very autumnal walk by the river today. We braved the rain and frizzy hair (and a sandy bum!) and had a lovely time 😂 . . . . . . . . #whatevertheweatherkids #whatevertheweather #outdoorkids #kidsoftheoutdoors #ukexplore #explorerkids #livelifeoutdoors #freespiritedchildhood #countrykids #wanderlustkids #rawchildhood #childhoodunplugged #freerangekids #children_outdoors ##kidsofinstagram #mumswithcameras #documentyourdays #keepitwild #mummyshot #blogstravaganza #kcacols #mbloggers #pbloggers #ukblogger #digitalmotherhood
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NOW BACK TO THE LINKY
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We had 44 link ups. We have 12 that needed more comments on Saturday. But by Saturday morning we managed to reduce this to 6 posts. One of them didn’t have a comment section in please so I shouldn’t count it and the other 5 had 3 comments each so not that bad really. So we got 38 posts with 4 comments or more which is great! Thank you so much for all your comments!
Regarding the people that have not commented on the post before theirs, we got 11 people on Thursday. I haven’t had the chance to check the update for this today because little Sienna hasn’t been very well so I didn’t have the time. Sorry about that.
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
I would like to say THANK YOU so much to CAROL from Virtually All Sorts and BECKA from Becka’s Bubble for helping me with the commenting this week! They have done a fantastic job! It was lovely co-hosting with them!
GUEST CO-HOSTS FOR THIS LINK UP
My first guest co-host this week is MALIN from Sensational Learning With Penguin. This is the first time that Malin is co-hosting with me, so I am super happy that she agreed to help. She has joined the linky not long ago but since then 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, A Charitable RNLI Gift Guide linked up too. If you could please go there and add a comment it would be AWESOME!
My second co-host this week is LAURA from Mummy Lauretta. This is the 3rd time that Laura is co-hosting this linky. 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, The Best Places to Eat in Nottingham 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 LANA from Finding Inspiration In The Chaos. So we have Lana at the top of the commenting again for another week! Hurrah! I am so excited to see her here again/ She is doing great for the last consecutive link ups! It is great to have her! She has been amazing commenting so many posts. She commented on 38 posts! One of her posts from the last link up was Am I Stubborn? Yes And Proud of It! 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. This is great news! I am so happy she is second of the list! She is lovely and she is always very supportive of the linky. It is really nice to have her here again after not so long she joined this linky. She has done a great job commenting on many of your lovely posts. She has commented on 33 posts! One of her posts from the last link up was Padded Fabric Christmas Trees Please go to the post and give some more love if you can.
The third person who commented a lot was TRACEY from One Frazzled Mum. This is fantastic news. Tracey is always helping with the linky and she always comments a lot. I have mentioned her a lot as well as feature her in the past. She has co-hosted with me for a long time so it is lovely to see her at the top of the commenting again. She has done a great job commenting on your lovely posts. She has commented on 14 posts! One of her posts from the last link up was Peter Rabbit Christmas Grotto At Intu Trafford Centre Please go to the post and give some more love if you can.
FEATURED POSTS – TOP 6
Just a quick note to mention that MALIN from Sensational Learning With Penguin was 4th with 13 comments but because she is a co-host this week I am featuring Lisa who was after her)
Behind Lana, Jo and Tracey were LISA from Lisa Pomerantzster Blog with 12 comments, MADELINE from This Glorious Life with 11 comments and LYDIA from Pandora and Max with 8 comments. Thank you so much to all of you! 🙂
For this week’s linky I am linking up How Foobot Can Improve The Air Quality Of Your Home and Healthy Lunches – #GreatLunchBoxChallenge With Pomegreat 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, MALIN @senlearnuk and LAURA @mummylauretta 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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