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.

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.
  • Ruth and Boaz - more than a quaint story
    by Stella Budrikis on October 25, 2018 at 4:51 am

    She was a young, childless widow, an immigrant with no property and no income. He was a respectable land owner in a small town. Their story has a touch of […]

  • Precious gifts
    by Stella Budrikis on July 31, 2018 at 11:36 pm

    Imagine that a friend gives you a present, rather clumsily wrapped. You know that your friend has very different tastes to yours, in fact, if you were quite […]

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 […]