Post Comment Love and Newbie Showcase 6th to 8th December 2013

Christmas PoCoLo BadgeSo, here we are. A full week into December and back round to Post Comment Love again! Welcome regulars. And, to anyone who is new here, you will be made to feel very welcome in our friendly community of linkers. If you are looking for blog post variety then you have come to the right place. Whilst I remember, there will be no PoCoLo on the weekend of 27th December – I shall be spending the time with my wonderful family.

This last week hasn’t been easy for me. Around 4 weeks ago I reached around in the car to help Grace with something. I strained my left shoulder and it has been getting worse. So much so that on Tuesday this week I paid a visit to the doctor who told me that I have damaged the ligaments and tendons and now need to take anti-inflamatorys as well as have physio. I went to my first appointment yesterday and nearly passed out it hurt so much! (and if you know me, that is not my style! Normally I can take pain!).

My shoulder isn’t stopping me from another busy weekend! This morning is Grace’s school Carol service at the Church where she is playing the sheep – a part she is also proud of having in the nativity in a couple of weeks – and is making the most of cracking sheep jokes ‘come baaaa-ck shepherds’ ‘they’ve gone to see the special baaaa-by’ – you get the picture! Ross is off to two singing gigs and we are meeting up with him on Sunday when, with some of my family, we pay a visit to London Zoo to see Father Christmas and meet his reindeers ๐Ÿ™‚

This week, my posts have included a fabulous Guest What from Mama and More about working mums, a competition from Jelly Jamm, our trip to the Moshi Monster Movie Preview, a discount code to use in creating a special Father Christmas video from the Portable North Pole, and my first two posts in my Good Gift Guide including Paramount Box Sets and Wentworth jigsaw puzzles. I am also crossing my fingers BIG time as we would love to become a Mark Warner Blogging Family and I wrote a post about Holiday Memories as our entry.

Because #PoCoLo is so busy now โ€“ thank you so much to all of you for making it such a success โ€“ I will be commenting on all posts (even if it takes me to the following PoCoLo and beyond!) BUT I will only be tweeting your post if you either are displaying the PoCoLo badge or linking back to my blog. This is by way of a thank you from me to you for supporting the linky.

If you are a regular here then it would be great if you spread the #PoCoLo word. However, if you are new here then welcome! Post Comment Love is all about sharing posts which you have written this week which just havenโ€™t got the attention they deserve and, with them all in one place, we can help each other share the comment love. This is one of the easiest links EVER. You donโ€™t have a โ€˜special themeโ€™ to have to write about, the post can be personal, sponsored, a photo, a review, a competition, your own linky, something youโ€™ve linked to a linkyโ€ฆ.WHATEVER you like โ€“ itโ€™s one youโ€™ve already written this week! If you want some publicity and attention, then you are in the right place!

The only rules are that you comment on at least two of the other posts in the link (maybe the one above and one below yours?!) and then spread the #PoCoLo about this link up on Twitter. The post you link up has to have been written in the last week. The link will go up every Friday at 6.30am and close on Sunday evening at 8pm.

Remember, the more people who link up, the more attention your post is likely to get so please spread the Post Comment Love word and #PoCoLo. Also, donโ€™t forget to display the PoCoLo Badge (code below), again the more people who see it, the more attention your lonely post will get.

I have a list for the Newbie Showcase running into July 2014! If you would like to be featured then please email me at so I can put you on the rota. Remember, your blog needs to be under a year old to feature.

This week’s newbie showcase is the turn of the wonderful Mummy Tries. I have been a regular reader of her blog and she is an avid supporter of my linkies. She has been through some very trying times and is someone who has turned her life around for the better. It is fantastic to see how well she is doing.

Be who you are... Dr SeussHello, and a huge thank you to thelovelyvicwelton (yes that is her full name) for having me here. I remember emailing back in the summer asking if I could be added to the schedule and being given this slot, I thought ‘wow that’s months away’ but here we are. Time just disappears when you’re raising kids does it?! I really enjoy linkys (especially PoCoLo) and have connected with so many other blogs because of it.

I’ve been writing Mummy Tries since April, and can also be found on Twitter @MummyTries, and have recently set up a GooglePlus account, although I’m still trying to figure out how it works. I blog mainly about my gorgeous hubby and our two little princesses. We also have a wee man joining us in February, and are super excited about meeting him. My blog has a fun side where I talk about my family and what we get up to. It also has a serious side, where I write about my dysfunctional upbringing and its effect on my life. Writing has become my form of counselling, and has been very cathartic for me. Eventually I’d like to write a book, to help others who are going through what I’ve been through in the past. Another thing to add to the to-do list whilst on mat leave!

I hope you enjoy reading mine, and all the other awesome blogs showcased here today. Have a great weekend and wonderful Christmas everyone xx

Thank you so much lovely lady – I really appreciate the new title ๐Ÿ˜‰ x Please go across and read her inspiring posts as well as those of the beautiful people below. Have a great weekend all x

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  1. December 7, 2013 / 12:23 pm

    This is only my second time to link-up and I’m late to the party! Grrโ€ฆ My fault. Hope your shoulder gets better soon! All the best, Dean.
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  2. December 6, 2013 / 11:27 pm

    Firstly im so sorry i have posted twice. It said on the linky my first post was unable to submit so I tried a different blog post and now both are featured. :/ sorry Victoria. U have had such an amazingly busy week, sounds fab. I hope u shoulder is healing and easing up on pain. Have great weekend. Thank u for hosting such a great linky :):):)
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  3. December 6, 2013 / 10:33 pm

    Hope your shoulder is better soon. I know someone else who’s been through something similar and it sounds really unpleasant. Thanks for hosting this link up, I’ve really enjoyed reading through quite a lot of the posts this evening.
    Jonathan recently posted..UK Paternity Leave Changes: 5 key issuesMy Profile

  4. December 6, 2013 / 7:10 pm

    That sounds horrible, hope your shoulder gets better soon. I follow A Mummy Tries on Twitter already, hers is one of the many blogs I’m trying to get around to more often. I WILL fit more hours in the day ๐Ÿ˜‰ x
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  5. December 6, 2013 / 3:19 pm

    Sorry you’re in such pain, I have a recurring shoulder issue and it’s horrid! I’m finally back pocoloing after life took over for a few weeks ๐Ÿ™‚
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  6. December 6, 2013 / 2:17 pm

    Hope the pain eases before Sunday and you can make the most of the London Zoo trip, sounds great.

    Grace seems to have this acting lark cracked already, no need to tell her to baa-reak a leg! x
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  7. Emma from over at LIFE AS IT IS
    December 6, 2013 / 12:17 pm

    Vicky, poor you, what a nightmare before Christmas. Ah, you see what I did there? Hopefully made you smile! xxx
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  8. December 6, 2013 / 11:21 am

    Sounds like you have another fab weekend ahead! LOVE your Christmas card, Grace looks so happy ๐Ÿ™‚ Must check out your PNP discount, we did it last year and 4yo was blown away by the video. Really hope your shoulder is on the mend soon xx
    MummyTries recently posted..Caught between a rock and a hard place #PoCoLoMy Profile

  9. December 6, 2013 / 10:48 am

    Poor you with your shoulder ๐Ÿ™ I’m glad it’s not stopping you from blogging though! I lovely ‘Mummy Tries’ great blog ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. December 6, 2013 / 8:47 am

    That shoulder sounds painful Vicky, make sure you look after yourself. Enjoy Grace’s carol service, it will be brilliant I’m sure, and have a lovely weekend ๐Ÿ™‚
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  11. December 6, 2013 / 7:04 am

    Hope your shoulder gets better soon Vic and Grace….Baaaaa – I’m sure you’ll be an awesome sheep! (Can’t wait to see the pics).

    Welcome to Newbie Showcase ‘Mummy Tries,’ I’m already a huge fan of your blog.
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  12. December 6, 2013 / 6:55 am

    Great to see Mummy Tries as the newbie showcase. I discovered her through PoCoLo and think she’s a great writer, although the posts often make tough reading ๐Ÿ™ Sorry to hear about your shoulder. X
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  13. December 6, 2013 / 6:46 am

    Ouch!! Your shoulder sounds so painful, hope it eases soon. Thanks as ever for hosting xx

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