Welcome back to #KCACOLS. I hope you are all well! We had 35 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 hectic. The first week we had half term so the girls and I kept ourselves busy. We had a couple of celebrations too. These were the last two of the month. So first my blog turned 4 years old! I can’t believe I have been doing this for so long now. And the last celebration was our 11th wedding anniversary. We celebrated on a high as we were invited to a Michael Bublé Concert at the O2 which was amazing.
And the last week, Nick and I have been away without the girls exploring Rhodes. There are so many lovely beaches and gorgeous villages to visit. Today we took a boat to another island, Symi. It took us 1 hour and 40 minutes to get there. We spent the day there. It was absolutely beautiful. The houses are all decorated in different pastel colours so it feels like you are watching a painting. It was mesmerising. Sadly, tomorrow is our last day and we are back to a possibly wet London on Monday. So back to reality. Although, I can’t wait to see the girls.
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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✨DISCOVERING LINDOS, GREECE✨ Nick and I went to explore Lindos the other day after a lot of recommendations. It was at the top of our list of things to do in Rhodes and I must say that it was AMAZING. 😃 There is an acropolis at the top of the village and you can see the most stunning views from the top of the hill. 👍🏻 You can take a taxi to go to the acropolis and guess what the taxi was? .... a donkey! 😂 yes the donkey takes you up there! We didn’t do it but we thought it was hilarious! 😉 We went around the little streets and they were beautiful. Very typical of Greece so we of course took lots of photos. Swipe left for more! 😃 We then went to the beach which was like a pond, so calm and transparent. 🏖 They also have lots of roofless restaurants with a mesmerising view. 🌊 ☀️ It was fantastic and we enjoyed every single minute we were there. We highly recommend it. So if you are in Rhodes you must visit Lindos! #rhodes #lindos #beach #acropolis #greece
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✨WAVING FROM RHODES✨ If you have watched my stories, you probably know that Nick and I are in Rhodes this week without the girls! 🥳 This is the longest that we have been away on holidays without them! I am not going to lie, we miss them a lot but oh my, how lovely it is to have some time away from the crying, arguments, complaints, asking for this for that, etc! It is such another level of peace! 😆 We arrived very late on Sunday night so we have been exploring the island since yesterday. They have some lovely beaches 🏖 and the food is delicious! 🍽 We are enjoying our time here and we are still celebrating being 11 years together! 🎉 Tomorrow we are off to visit Lindos and then later we’ll possibly explore Rhodes old town and get a lovely dinner there after. 😃 Any more suggestions of what to do in Rhodes? #rhodes #greece #travelling
#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 MAINY from Myrealfairy.com. See her photo below:
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Honeymoon well underway and relaxing totally with my husband! Walked and walked today in the light rain which would be the only way to do it as it was tiring walking up the steps. The coves of Tossa De Mar are so sweet and it’s not busy at all. I expect that to change today with the English half term starting but let’s see. Two more days of honeymoon left... #honeymoon #peaceandquiet #sundaymorning #kcacols #holidaymemories #marriednow #bloggerslife #bmthbloggers
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NOW BACK TO THE LINKY
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We had again 35 link ups. I was super happy to only have 1 post that needed more comments on Thursday. And by today I am so happy to say that we managed to get all posts with more than 4 comments! Hurrah! Thank you so much!
Regarding the people that have not commented on the post before theirs, we got 4 people on Thursday. By Saturday morning we reduced this number to 3 but I think they are comments waiting for approval. So overall it is great.
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 BECKA from Becka’s Bubble. This is the 4th time that BECKA is co-hosting with me. The last time was last year in November. Becka has a parenting blog. She lives in West Yorkshire, she loves all things Disney and she has an obsession with stationery. She shares her day to day life with us and welcome us to her bubble! 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 (@beckasbubble) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, Tumble Tots Wakefield 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 TRACEY from One Frazzled Mum. Tracey has always given me a hand with the linky. She has co-hosted with me so many times. She is a great supporter of this linky which I appreciate so much! Tracey has a parenting blog and also she loves to write fiction stories. Her dream is to be able to publish a fiction book one day. She is a single mum of a beautiful 13-year-old daughter, Olivia. She is a really good friend to me. 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 (@frazzledmumblog) to your tweets as well as mine. Finally, she has a guest co-host post, What You Need To See When You Visit Liverpool 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 JO from A Rose Tinted World. I’m super happy to have JO at the top of the commenting! Hurrah! It is lovely to be able to feature her again. She has been supporting this linky since she joined it which is lovely. I love having her! She is really nice! She has done a great job commenting on many of your lovely posts. She has commented on 31 posts! One of her posts from the last link up was The Simple Sew Zoe Dress and Top Please go to the post and give some more love if you can.
The second person who commented a lot was CRYSTAL from Sharing Life’s Moments. I’m super excited to have Crystal back within the top 3 commenters for this linkup. She has done fantastic with her lovely comments! I really appreciate her support. She has commented on 29 posts! Her post from last week was Making Working From Home Work For You. Please visit her post and give her more love if you can.
The third-person who commented a lot was CHRISTY from Welsh Mum. This is fantastic news! It is lovely to see Christy back in the top 3 commenters! It is really nice that she has commented a lot of posts. She has been featured and mentioned before. She has commented on 26 posts! Her post from last week was Plastic Free Party Bags. Please visit her post and give her more love if you can.
FEATURED POSTS – TOP 6
Behind Jo, Chrystal, and Christy were SARAH-MARIE from Tired But Crafty Mummy with 21 comments, FIONA from Coombemill with 20 comments and TRACEY from The Desperate Housewife with 19 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, BECKA @beckasbubble and TRACEY @frazzledmumblog 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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