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Last Online: August 15, 2015

Country: Australia
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About Me

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I'm a primary school teacher in Australia who enjoys travelling, music, photography, volunteering/charity work, swapping, crafting, reading and trying to live a more sustainable, ethical & environmentally friendly lifestyle.

Please note that I prefer to recycle packaging whenever possible - thanks :) If you upload photos of your swaps, please use my screen name - memtree, thanks :)

I reuse packaging! Save the environment!

I ❤ ...

  • nature/environment
  • organic, local, fair trade, ethical and eco friendly products
  • sustainable living
  • recycling
  • charity
  • RAKs (random acts of kindness)
  • photography, DSLR, polaroids/fujifilm instax, lomography
  • trees (big branchy/leafy ones!)
  • clouds, especially rain clouds
  • snowflakes, circles, spots and polka dots
  • animals, especially baby orangutans, otters, alpacas and sloths
  • scuba diving
  • daily clicks at care2
  • children of the world, different cultures, unicef christmas card with children on them
  • japanese washi masking tape
  • kawaii/cartoon looking eskimo girls/inuit, space cadets (retro), babushka dolls
  • whimsical woodland creatures (deer, fawn, hedgehog, mushroom, owl, gnomes, bunny etc)
  • maps
  • typewriters
  • paper products like letter press items, gocco, greeting cards, kirigami, origami, paper cranes, paper items, paper shape cutters, rubber stamps,
  • stationery by kikki-k, moleskin, o-check
  • magazines like the simple things (UK), peppermint (AU), extra curricular (NZ), uppercase (CAN), anthology (US), kinfolk (US), papier (japanese), Green lifestyle (AU), frankie (AU)
  • handmade items
  • opp shopping/thrift shopping
  • freecycling, bookcrossing, bookmooching, ebaying
  • The School of St Jude in Tanzania, Africa (fighting poverty through education!)
  • artists/crafters/designers such as beci orpin aka princess tina, kozyndan, emily green, jill bliss, rachel castle, apak, hello sandwich, saelee oh, dawn tan, stampel, oktoberdee, beth emily, &O design, joost, harvest workroom
  • oliver jeffers childrens books & illustrations, anna walker (children's picture book illustrator), hervé morvan (french ad poster artist), ed emberyley, michael roberts (illustrations), mary blair (illustrations)
  • clothing brands like gorman (fave!), tsumori chisato, people tree, obus
  • music, dancing
  • growing my own vegies, my worm farm, composting/bokashi bin
  • mint chocolate (cocolo premium's organic dark mint, mint patties, junior mints, darrell lea's choc peppermint nougat bar, divine mint dark choc, mint slice...yum!), lindt chocolate
  • positive inspirational quotes
  • kawaii (YES TO sanrio and other japanese characters. NO TO mickey mouse and gang, looney tunes characters like tweety, cartoon network characters like powderpuff girls, snoopy and diddl)
  • japanese items and craft books
  • miyazaki films (arrietty, ponyo, spirited away's makkuro kurosuke aka soot balls, totoro)
  • african culture (except for the scary masks)
  • ikea, swedish design, nordic style
  • simple nature inspired patterns or cultural patterns
  • colourful patterns...check out my pinterest to find out more :)

I don't like things with...

  • scented items
  • coffee or coffee/banana/orange flavoured items
  • tea or other drink sachets
  • incense sticks
  • gothic themed items
  • wizards, fantasy/sci-fi, clowns, spiders
  • horoscope related items
  • religious themed items
  • tombstone, cemeteries, skulls
  • general horror, negative, tacky, cheap stuff etc
  • fake tattoos
  • alcohol related items
  • cigarette smoke smell on items
  • things with my name on it
  • lipstick, make-up, cosmetics or perfume

My wishlist...

  • vintage ephemera
  • airmail labels from different countries
  • vintage or nature related postcard with a list of things that make you happy or what you are grateful for or an inspirational quote or a RAK (random act of kindness) you have done
  • used postage stamps (particularly nature/environment/child related, old vintage ones)
  • fabric bunting banner or confetti system sort of banner
  • personalised address labels
  • magazines on sustainable living, fashion (like frankie) or design (like uppercase)
  • japanese craft books
  • good quality children's picture story books (particularly with an environmental aspect to it) and other books on my http://www.librarything.com/catalog/memtree/wishlist wishlist
  • washi tape...
  • things from my etsy wishlist or inspired from there :)

Australian quarantine

Please keep in mind Australia has strict quarantine! Items not allowed include tea, dried flowers, seeds, toys filled with sand or soil, goods made with animal products such as raw hide, feathers etc. For more info check the AIS website. Thanks :)

Favorite Music

  • lior
  • jason mraz
  • brooke fraser
  • john mayer

and... kina grannis, coldplay, the falls, lupe fiasco, jane lui, conor maynard, dido, sarah mclachlan, swell season, city & colour, the script, two spot gobi, one republic, the fray, damien rice, teitur, fort minor, nelly furtado, scribe, jem, imogen heap, froufrou, michael buble, U2, maroon 5...and more!

Flaked on...

can you help angel me, please? thanks :)

Angelled by the lovely and generous @roaddummy - HUGE THANK YOU! - Earth Day Celebration Package 2011 by@angelslater (fully suspended)...flaked on my own swap :( - Make a difference flaked by @Jadeypop - Ephemerenvelope - THRIFTY FINDS flaked by @jhibbs1969 - Used Postage Stamps #1 by @Doll


Comment: Great job!
Comment: Great RAKs! I am sorry for the delay in rating, very busy lately.
Comment: Hello Em! You are such a kind and generous person. Thank you for sharing your RAK. Hope to run into you again on sb. Thank you for hosting. :)
Response: Thank you so much for joining and sharing your RAKs with me.
Comment: What alot of kindness you spread this week! And thanks for the ted talk link!
Response: thanks! hope you enjoyed the ted talk! i find them fascinating!
Comment: You did quite a number of RAKs! Thanks for hosting this swap, too!
Response: no worries! it's been a busy week :)
Response: thanks for the heart :)
Comment: Great RAKs as always!! Be blessed!
Response: thank you so much :)
Comment: Sorry for the delayin rating!
Response: that's ok! thanks for rating!
Comment: Any RAKS done for parents count extra:)
Response: thanks :)
Response: thanks for rating and for the heart :)
Comment: Sorry for the delay in rating!
Response: np, thanks for rating :)
Comment: You did a lot of nice things this week! Awesome!!!
Response: aww thank you so much :)
Gaelan rated for My dear mom turns 60 on May 30, 2013
Comment: I LOVED the cemetery pamphlet- it was amazing and wonderful to find it in my mailbox. :) Thank you so much!
Response: np, glad i could pass it onto someone who would appreciate it :)
Comment: ❤
Response: thanks for the heart :)
Comment: Great answers... and like the You Tube link too:)
Response: no worries :) thanks for rating!
Response: thanks for rating
Comment: Haha what did your friend think of the note from 10 years ago? That's funny the stuff we hold onto:) Great RAKs!
Response: she had a great laugh about it and it was perfect timing - she needed some cheering up so it made her week. funny how timing works...everything happens for a reason :)

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sugaraddict on May 27, 2013:

Hi Hi!! I'm hosting a Foodie Pen Pal Swap which I thought might interest you :) Do swing by and check it out yea.. We would love to have you swap with us! :) Thanks!!

roaddummy on Mar 21, 2013:

Sorry to take so long, but I just wanted to say thank you very much for the angel on the Wacky holidays swap. I loved everything and will be able to use it in one way or another!!! You are AWESOME!!!!!

tigerlilly327 on Jan 22, 2013:

Thank you so much for the great january wishlist RAK! I was wondering about the street party BBQ until I remembered it's actually hot where you are right now! =) Thank you again!

sweetpea22 on Jan 19, 2013:

Thank you so much for the lanyard, stickers and stationery! Great January RAK!!

renate on Jan 18, 2013:

Daniek enjoys the postcard of the zoo that you send to him via RAK list. Thanks

darzy30 on Jan 11, 2013:

P.S. The Buddha from Thailand PC is amazing. I love it.

darzy30 on Jan 11, 2013:

Thank you for being an angel for me for the Winter Cheer PC swap!

yomousey on Jan 1, 2013:

renate on Dec 18, 2012:

thanks for the random envie from rak list.The magazine page I already used on a Snail Mail. :)

ladyaries7 on Dec 12, 2012:

thanks so much for the winter themed postcards! it doesnt snow where i live so i enjoy the scenery where i can find it. :) (HSB RAK Nov/Dec)

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