Post Comment Love and Newbie Showcase 3rd to 5th January 2014

 photo 3050e876-5d08-44fa-b416-1e09c2490383_zpse12fd438.jpgWelcome, welcome one and all to the first Post Comment Love of 2014.  I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and enjoyed your New Years Eve celebrations whatever you decided to do. Happy New Year!

I had a wonderful time with both mine and Ross’ family and, apart from me suffering from a bit of a bug in between, we all had a great time. Yesterday was Grace’s birthday and over on Prose for Thought I wrote her a poem. We had a wonderful time and went to watch ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ in the afternoon. I did think that Grace would turn her allegiance and start to prefer Tauriel but no, she has stayed true to Legolas! This afternoon we are off to Build-a-Bear in Exeter with 5 of Grace’s school friends for a little bit of a party.

This weekend sees us getting all our affairs in order ready for the return to school, work and whatever is classed as normality in this house! I am really looking forward to reading lots of lovely blog posts courtesy of #PoCoLo too.

In case you haven’t seen it yet, Cathie from Wicked World of Lucas and I set up a new blog written in the words of our children – and Cathie’s dog, Ash – called ‘kidGLloves’. We hope that you will show it some Love :). And over on BritMums, I have edited  last months round-up for all those talented poetry and prose writers out there.

Also, a little bit of a shameless plug – I would love it and appreciate it immensely if you would consider my blog for a vote in the UK Blogging Awards. My blog is up for the Lifestyle award. I doubt very much that I will win but I would love a few votes at least.  The link is here or you can click on the image in the side bar.

Apologies if you have written to me about being a newbie showcase and I haven’t written back to you yet – I will make sure I do that this weekend.

Because #PoCoLo is so busy now – thank you so much to all of you for making it such a success – 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 haven’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 don’t have a ‘special theme’ to have to write about, the post can be personal, sponsored, a photo, a review, a competition, your own linky, something you’ve linked to a linky….WHATEVER you like – it’s one you’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, don’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 August 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.

For the first newbie showcase of the year, I would like to introduce one of the lesser known bloggers. Lystra over at Two Years Old and Rising. I am looking forward to reading more about her this weekend.
My name is Lystra and I am mum to Raffie, who’s three in April. I’d been warned about the terrible twos, so decided to start my blog the month after his second birthday. I was hoping it would be a chance to share my own experiences but also to hear some words of wisdom from others in the same parenting boat. So far it’s embraced taking an egg to the park, why mummies don’t have winkies, and the joys of joke telling.

I also like to include other blogs I like in my regular Blogarama. We live in Gloucestershire and since starting to blog I’ve been lucky enough to make online friends with people from all over the world-and most of them don’t get much sleep either!

My blog is called Two Years Old and Rising, with a tagline The Terrible Twos-the good, the bad and the ugly.

Here is the website


Two Years Old and Rising

The Terrible Twos- the good, the bad, the ugly

and my Twitter handle is @lystramaisey

Welcome Lystra as this week’s newbie showcase and please pay some of your fellow linkers a visit. Thanks for linking to this week’s #PoCoLo. Have a great weekend xx

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  1. January 6, 2014 / 10:34 am

    Belated birthday wishes to the lovely Grace – hope you had a fabulous party! Happy New Year to you Vic and thanks for hosting as always x

    Lovely to meet you Lystra, welcome to Newbie Showcase.
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  2. January 3, 2014 / 10:46 pm

    After three months of sleep deprivation, I have finally linked up, and put on your lovely badge. Happy Birthday to Grace, we took four of ours to see The Hobbit last week, two are on the Tauriel side, two for Legolas, I even had to give two of our girls Legolas plaits before we went to the cinema!! Happy new Year xx
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  3. January 3, 2014 / 5:12 pm

    Linked up and about to go off commenting 😉 Glad you had a good one! happy new year xx

  4. sweettoothnim
    January 3, 2014 / 4:29 pm

    Happy New year! Now our house move is done and dusted. Hopefully i will very able to link up again. 🙂

  5. January 3, 2014 / 3:34 pm

    Thanks for hosting and Happy New Year! This is my first link up, I have added a link to your blog on my post, but I couldn’t get the badge code to work when I copied it across x
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  6. January 3, 2014 / 1:49 pm

    Thanks for the chance to join in again – have definitely voted for you now 😉

  7. January 3, 2014 / 11:49 am

    So glad you had a lovely Christmas – aside from that naughty bug! Such a fabulous year you’ve had, I’m sure this one will be even better. Happy New Year! I’ve linked up the review of our year in pictures so an easy read 🙂
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  8. January 3, 2014 / 11:33 am

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and Happy Birthday to Grace. Here’s to an exciting 2014. x
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  9. January 3, 2014 / 9:57 am

    A very happy new year to you honey. Hope you’re fighting fit again after the bug, so annoying to be ill over Xmas! Sounds like Grace had a lovely birthday, I’m sure Build-A-Bear will be lots of fun. I look forward to reading yours & Cathie’s new blog xx
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  10. January 3, 2014 / 9:14 am

    Happy birthday Grace!! Hope she had a great day. Happy new year to you – so excited for yours and Cathie’s new blog venture! I loved Grace’s first post – what a clever girl. Thanks for hosting darling and here’s to a happy year of PoCoLo! xxx
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  11. January 3, 2014 / 9:03 am

    Too many bugs around over the Christmas period nowadays. Hope it didn’t impact your Christmas/new year too much.

    Great to be back into the routine again though…and I guess lots of bloggers with resolutions and plans for this year’s blogging. Glad to be linking up again.

    Happy new year
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  12. January 3, 2014 / 9:01 am

    happy new year! will be back later for some reads when i’m not on a phone in a car blllurrrghhhhhhhh x
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  13. January 3, 2014 / 7:24 am

    Happy New Year to you all – I’ve popped over and voted for you!

  14. January 3, 2014 / 7:11 am

    Morning Vic!My big boy has started back work today,so I find myself up at ridiculous o’clock.Hmmm,what to do with myself I think…I know lets Pocolo!
    Glad to hear that you had a great Christmas and that Grace had a lovely birthday. Wishing you lots of fun at the bear factory this afternoon 🙂 x

  15. January 3, 2014 / 6:34 am

    Just turned my phone on at 6.28 am and got your twitter message 🙂 will check back later to post some comments 🙂 Happy New Year, thanks for hosting x
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