Welcome back to #KCACOLS. I hope you are all enjoying the last week of the summer holidays! We had 32 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! 🙂
The last couple of weeks have been intense. Bella was unwell. She had an asthma attack and she struggled a lot for a week. She had to stay at home to rest. She is now okay and back to normal. I always get scared when she gets this because I never know if we will end up at the hospital. Thankfully this time we didn’t need to do that.
I was invited to a few events last week. I went to a lovely press breakfast for the launch of Kimberly Walsh’s new collection with Regatta Outdoors at Soho Hotel. It was a lovely collection. On the same day, I met Nick at the Magnum Pleasure Store in Regent Street. We were invited to their Chef’s Table. They were offering the opportunity to prepare our own ice cream and try Ruby Chocolate for the first time. I also went to another pampering event with Mammalo last weekend. We had a Spanish Cuisine Workshop, Manicure and Makeup. It was super relaxing. Finally, I went to a fab private screening of Judy at the Hippodrome Casino in Leicester Square. The movie was about Judy Garland performed by Renee Zellweger. Her performance was outstanding.
I also had some bad news. My blog was hacked on Monday. I was panicking a lot because I have never been hacked like that. My site got hacked and was redirected to a spam website. I really felt so vulnerable. Thankfully, Nick managed to resolve it and I got my blog back on the same day. But the bad news didn’t stop there. On Wednesday, I realised that I was unable to share my blog URL on Facebook. So apparently my blog was flagged by Facebook as an unsafe site (Presumably because it was hacked). I have been trying to fix this since I realised and I have had no luck! I honestly don’t know what to do make Facebook listen to me and unblock my blog. It is all so frustrating. I feel demotivated since then.
Each linkup, 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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Ad-PressEvent | ✨THE KIMBERLEY WALSH COLLECTION✨ This morning I went to Soho Hotel to meet @kimberleywalshofficial for her official AW19 collection with @regattaoutdoors. It is a lovely collection of 6 jackets and 3 layering pieces showcasing this seasons jewel colours. I especially love the Andel Jacket Prussian Blue and the Women's Harriett Ankle Wellingtons in Black. Swipe left to see more images. I had the chance to have some photos with Kimberley and even had a lovely chat about the collection and her favourite pieces as well as her new role as Susan Lawrence at the new production of the 1996 Broadway musical @bigthemusicaluk. We also had some yummy pastries, sandwiches and drinks. And to make it even better, the day was glorious today! 𝘼𝙧𝙚 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙙𝙮 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝘼𝙪𝙩𝙪𝙢𝙣? #TheKimberleyWalshCollection #regattaoutdoors @labelpr
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Ad-Event | ✨EXCLUSIVE EVENING CELEBRATION OF JUDY ✨ If you have watched my stories, you probably know that last night I went to a lovely event to celebrate the release of @judygarlandfilm, a movie about Judy Garland. 🎥 The night was full of surprises. We were transported back to the 60s which was fabulous. The venue was the @hippodromecasino where the Talk Of The Town show was recreated for the night and a theatre were Judy herself performed. They have movie customs, prompts as well as a photo session where we were able to play with the same feathers that were used for filming. It was so much fun! 😃 There were yummy canapes and drinks followed by a welcome speech by Rosalyn Wilder who was Judy Garland’s assistant during the time she was in London for The Talk of The Town show. Her character was played by Jessie Buckley. We also watched a performance by @shayshayshow doing one of his acts from his show Good Judy. It was a Drag Queen show. We then had a lovely introduction to the movie by Renee Zellweger followed by an exclusive first-look of the movie. This was one of the best movies I have watched in a long time. I really didn’t know all the details of Judy Garland life so I found it so heartbreaking. The performance by Renee Zellweger is out of this world. She is AMAZING. She really transported me back to the 60s and I felt I was looking at Judy Garland. She has an impeccable performance. I am so impressed. It is a great movie which I think deserves lots of nominations. Please go and watch it but let me warn you that lot of crying will be involved! It is an emotional movie. Judy is on cinemas on 2nd Octubre. If you go and watch it, please let me know your thoughts. I hope you like it as much as I did. ❤️ @judythefilm #JudyTheFilm #judygarlandfilm
#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 13.1k 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 BETH from Life As Mum. See her photo below:
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Oh my gosh. Look how small my two boys are 😮?! Especially Ollie! Deciding on getting a dog was one huge decision and in all honesty it’s bloody difficult. Slightly easier now that he is house trained and trained on a few other bits too. But still hard work in some other ways. But saying that, I wouldn’t change him for the world ❤️ he really is a huge part of our family now. • • • • #lifecloseup #themagicineveryday #pbloggersuk #parentbloggersuk #kcacols #mummybloggersuk #mumblogsuk #channelmum #channelmumvillage #littlesnippetsofus #labradorpuppy
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NOW BACK TO THE LINKY
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We had 32 linkups! So we had fewer linkers this time around. I never understand why this changes so much week after week. Anyway, on Thursday we had 12 posts that needed more comments. Today we reduced this number to 3. I am happy to see that we reduced a fair amount this time. So 29 posts had more than 4 comments.
Regarding the people that have not commented on the post before theirs, we got 4 people on Thursday. Today, we managed to reduce this number to 2 people. I am glad we manage to reduce both numbers. Thanks, guys for commenting.
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 CASSIE from Gorgeous Georges Mama. Cassie has already co-hosted this linky a couple of times, so she is not new to this but she has not done it for the last year! She is so lovely and very supportive of this linky so I am so happy to have her here again. She has a parenting and lifestyle blog. She is very honest. She likes to share the fun days, days out, crap days, etc. She writes honest but diplomatic reviews of their experiences and products they tried. 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 (@GorgeousGsmama) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, Making Early Years School Runs A More Positive Experience 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 EMMA from Me and B Make Tea. Emma has co-hosted many times and she has been featured and mentioned lots of times too. She is now a mummy of 2 boys. She blogs about fun food ideas, days out, random thoughts and the bits in between! She is happily married and she is lucky to live nearby the beach. 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 (@meandbmaketea) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, 11 Ideas for Your Stranger Things Themed Halloween Party! 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 love you Jo! Thanks for keep spreading so much love within this linky. 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 29 posts! One of her posts from the last link-up was Second Hand September – Could Your Wardrobe Be More Sustainable?. Please go to the post and give some more love if you can.
The second person who commented a lot was ELLA from Typical Mummy I am so excited to see Ella back within the top 3 commenters too. She hasn’t linked up for a few months so it is lovely to see her joining us again and to make it even better to come back and be featured! She is so lovely! She has done a great job commenting on many of your lovely posts. She has commented on 22 posts! One of her posts from the last linkup was Review: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – Crewe Lyceum. 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 before too so it is lovely to see her within the top commenting again. She has done a great job commenting on your lovely posts. She has commented on 17 posts! One of her posts from the last linkup was The Gin To My Tonic Show, Liverpool 2019 Please go to the post and give some more love if you can.
FEATURED POSTS – TOP 6
Behind Jo, Ella and Tracey were FIONA from Coombemill with 13 comments, MADELINE from This Glorious Life with 11 comments and KAREN from Twicemicrowaved Tea with 10 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 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, CASSIE @GorgeousGsmama and EMMA @meandbmaketea 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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