Recently I had the absolute pleasure of being a guinea pig for new island business Mountain Biking Flinders Island. We completed the Ride Strz track, which follows the southern coast of Flinders, in the shadow of Mt Strzelecki. (Top tip: the mountain is pronounced “Strezlecki”. The name is of Polish origin 🙂
Like all of us, The Purple Swamphen continually grows & changes. The past four years have seen lots of tweaks and adjustments to the Swamphen’s look, both in store and online. This new website is a great example of that! Massive thanks to Sammi Gowthorp at WhirldWeb for her tech help and encouragement in getting to this point.
Like most islanders, I have several jobs and roles that I need to balance, which means that everything I do needs to be streamlined and scheduled. However, my creative nature means I love spontaneity as well. I love lists and diaries, but hate social media calendars!
You may notice that there is no longer an online shop attached to the site. At this stage I simply don’t have enough hours in my day to maintain it the way I would like. I’m more than happy to chat if you see something you like on my facebook or instagram though. Just send an email via the contact form 🙂
What hasn’t changed is the Swamphen’s twin cores of supporting the island’s creative people, and providing eco-friendly products for home and body. It’s all still delivered in-store with great retro tunes, personalised service, free gift wrapping, and the chance of meeting a baby wombat.
Welcome to The Purple Swamphen 🙂