Friday, March 27, 2020


Our Beautiful Daughter Ursula Passed Away on September 6th, 2018. She was 7-1/2 years old and has been fighting a rare form of brain cancer since she was a baby. This picture of her was taken 4 years ago but shows her spirit beautifully.

We are beyond heartbroken and we miss her every moment of every day.


In Memorium: Ursula Ilien Joy

The Family Network for Deaf Children and Ursula’s family has set up a Family Deaf Camp fund in Ursula’s name. The aim is to financially support families in need to enable them to attend future Family Deaf Camps on Hornby Island - because Ursula was partially deaf and SHE LOVED her time at Family Deaf Camp!

To donate:

(type Ursula’s name in the “in memory” of section).
FNDC will let the family know of your donation.

Sunday, January 13, 2019


Our Open Retail Shop has been Forced to Close its Doors. A Lovely Beer and Wine Store will replace us at our Previous Location.

We will Be on Hiatus for a Year or Two, while we recover from this sudden move and work towards our dream of Building a Gypsy Caravan Bookstore. The image above, by our friend Charles van Sandwyk from the immortal children's book THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS, is a good illustration of our future plans.