Sunday, December 4, 2011

Say G'Day Saturday Linky Party ~ Peace on Earth

Welcome to this weekend's Say G'Day Linky Party! I'm so glad you stopped by to visit me in my little corner of the world Down Under.

I just want to start this post by saying a very big "Thank You" to my new friends, followers, pinterest followers, Pinning Bloggers who have linked up to the Master List, bloggers who share some linky love by always linking back to Natasha In Oz and to everyone who takes the time to leave comments on my blog and on everyone else's blogs when you visit them each weekend.

Thank you also to all of my wonderful bloggy friends who had have added this Christmassy button to their blogs!

My 12 Days of Christmas Series started yesterday and I shared some fun Advent ideas. If you haven't visited yet please do! Today's post is all about Candy Canes so if you have shared any great ideas, pictures or recipes that involve candy canes please visit and link up your post! If you would like to see the other posts that I have planned during my 12 Days of Christmas series, Click to here to read more and find out the full program! 

Now onto this week's Party!

This week I am thrilled to welcome a very special blogger as a guest poster. Holly Massie is one of the original members of the Stairwell Carollers, a charitable a cappella Ottawa choir, who sings sacred and secular renaissance music, as well as settings of traditional and contemporary Christmas carols.

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Winner of the 2010 OMFA provincial competition, this non-profit group has raised over $40,000 for local Ottawa/Gatineau charities,through the sale of concert tickets, CDs and cookbooks.

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Recently winning 2nd place in the National Music Festival 2010, they are now ranked amongst the best of Canada's choirs.

Holly is also the author of a few blogs, most notably, The Stairwell Carollers Choir Blog  and  My Ottowa, Canada's Capital, where she plays tourist in her own home-town! These pictures really make me want to visit Ottawa!

Holly is also listed on the Pinning Bloggers Master List.

If you haven't already visited Holly before please do pop by and visit this very fun blogger!


I hope you enjoy Holly's post and I also hope you enjoy the beautiful Christmas music that Holly shares.

I'd like to thank Natasha for inviting me as a guest blogger for this week's party with the theme of Peace On Earth.

Being a part of a charitable choir, The Stairwell Carollers, whose focus from September to November is preparation for Our Christmas concert season gives me a special connection to our theme this week


We spend a lot of time singing the words "peace on earth", but I want to challenge everyone out there to really stop for a moment and think about what those words mean.

Is it peace in your heart from your faith that you share with others as easily as you breath?

Is it the wind whispering through the trees and the leaves whispering back that they are forever one with life?

Is it the knowledge that the cost is so dear because Peace is worth the whole world?

Is it that the Earth's beauty is almost to much to bear?

Or is it that you Love the world and the creatures that are in it?

Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts about love, peace and faith, Holly! I think we all need to take time to pause and reflect on the true meaning of Christmas, especially when we start getting so busy and maybe a little too caught up in the commercialised aspects of Christmas.

If you would like to link up a post, old or new, to this week's Say G'Day Party just add the url of your particular blog post that you would like us to visit to the Linky tool below. Please just link back to me @ NatashaInOz.com or if you would like to Tweet about this weekly Linky Party please add this to your tweets #SayGdayParty

Thanks so much for joining in and linking up! Don't forget to visit some of the lovely bloggers who have linked up and please also try to leave some comment love-you know how much we all love comments!

Why not make someone's day and say a quick G'day!

Before I go I must thank the lovely people who are hosting the following linky parties-thanks so much for having me and hosting your fabulous memes each week:

 Feathered Nest Friday; Common Ground's Vintage Inspiration Friday; Inspiration Friday; Tickled Pink;Fridays Unfolded;  Show and Tell Friday; Home Sweet Home; Flaunt it Friday;  Everything but the Kitchen Sink Party; Fabulous Friday;  Feature Yourself Friday; Free for All Friday;  Weekend wander;  Blissful & Domestic; Pink Saturday with Beverly ; Strut Your Stuff Saturday Show & Tell Saturday; Serenity Saturday; Once upon a Weekend; Saturday show Off; Saturday Seven; Sunday Blog Love;  Sunday Linky Party Sundae Scoop; Amaze me Monday;  More the Merrier Monday; Creative Bloggers party; Making The World Cuter Mondays; Market Yourself Monday; Show and Share Rook no.17;  Take it on Tuesday; One Project at a Time; Tabletop Tuesday; Wow Me Wednesday; Show & Tell; Show and Share;  Whatever Wednesday @Momma Hen's; Whatever Goes Wednesday;  Whatever Wednesday;  Anything Goes Linky party; Simply Link Party; Deck the Halls Friday; Holiday Haven's Christmas Party

Thank you so much for visiting today. Please know that I truly appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to spend time with me!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend and I hope to see you my Christmas blog during the week too!

Best wishes,
Natasha In Oz 


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