Clogs and Clippers is my family history blog, where I share stories about the people I’m researching, information about the places and times in which they lived, and my ruminations on the ups and downs of genealogical research.

  • How did Harriet find her family?
    by Stella Budrikis on April 12, 2018 at 12:29 am

    One of the things I most enjoy about having a family history blog is the contact it provides with people from far and wide. It's always a thrill to find an email in my inbox from […]

  • Where do Grace and Anne fit in?
    by Stella Budrikis on March 19, 2018 at 8:21 am

    Market Place, Garstang  Sometimes the best way to solve a mystery is to think laterally. If you can't find the information you want about someone by a direct route, discover all […]

Rumours of Hope is really a website masquerading as a blog. It features articles written to inspire anyone who is looking for encouragement, especially those struggling with their Christian faith.
  • Are you more like Timorous, or Mr Fearing?
    by Stella Budrikis on April 20, 2018 at 4:14 am

    Timorous and Mr Fearing are two of the characters described by John Bunyan in his allegorical story, The Pilgrim's Progress. Despite the similarity of their […]

  • Holding on to faith
    by Stella Budrikis on June 12, 2017 at 4:54 am

    Most of us have probably wondered at some stage whether we can really go on being a Christian until the end of our lives. Our faith seems so weak and wobbly at […]

Not the Doctor is about “life, the universe and everything except medical advice”.
I haven’t posted there for a while, but you may still find something worth reading in the archives.
  • When will normal life resume?
    by Stella Budrikis on November 16, 2015 at 4:25 am

    Once, when my mother was older than I am now, she told me that she’d been waiting all her life for life to become ‘normal’. She wasn't even sure what […]