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.

  • Family history pitfalls (part 2)
    by Unknown on February 17, 2020 at 4:24 am

    This is the second part of an extract from my short book Family History Pitfalls, which is available as a free pdf download to those who subscribe to my newsletter The […]

  • Family history pitfalls (part 1)
    by Unknown on January 28, 2020 at 5:49 am

    A belated Happy New Year! Last year I embarked on a series of posts about places where my ancestors once lived. Over the year we've travelled from rural Essex and industrial […]

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.
  • The Evil That Men Do (review)
    by Unknown on February 20, 2020 at 7:04 am

    The Evil That Men Do, by Marcus K. Paul, (Sacristy Press, 2016) takes an unflinching look at some of the most shameful events in the history of the church, […]

  • Rescued
    by Unknown on December 2, 2019 at 3:06 am

    When I was a child, I went to church with my parents and attended Sunday school every week. By the time I turned fourteen, there were no other kids my age in […]

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 Unknown 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 […]