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.

  • Memories of Susan and David Whybrew
    by Stella Budrikis on February 8, 2021 at 10:00 am

    John Street, ColchesterI'd like to share some of the fascinating information that was sent to me recently with the photo of Susan Mason. It was recorded from a conversation with […]

  • A wonderful photo surprise
    by Stella Budrikis on January 17, 2021 at 9:08 am

     (Click to enlarge)This stunning image was sent to me by a lady who had just read my book 'Susan'. The original belonged to her grandmother, Ada. When it arrived by email it felt […]

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.
  • Leaping in the dark
    by Stella Budrikis on May 6, 2020 at 2:54 am

    Are you afraid of letting God get a grip on you? Do you stand at a distance, too scared to let him get close? Do you fear what he might do with you, or ask you […]

  • Faith in Crisis - free ebook to download
    by Stella Budrikis on April 3, 2020 at 2:34 am

    I've recently put together some of the articles from this blog and my archives that seem relevant to the present times. They cover topics such as faith, trust, […]

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.
  • The Edward Street Baby Farm
    by Stella Budrikis on September 3, 2020 at 11:32 am

    It's five years since I penned "When will normal life resume?" So much has happened in that time, both to me personally and in the world. In terms of […]