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.

  • Manchester
    by Unknown on August 23, 2019 at 8:48 am

    Bee mosaic in Manchester Town Hall Image from wikipedia. Everywhere you go in Manchester, you’ll find bees - carved into buildings, decorating bollards and fountains, printed […]

  • Sydney in New South Wales
    by Unknown on July 16, 2019 at 8:24 am

    On 2 March 1834, the Parmelia sailed through the sandstone heads of Port Jackson in New South Wales. Author Thomas Keneally describes the Parmelia's voyage and arrival in his […]

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 grace
    by Unknown on June 4, 2019 at 3:38 am

    "May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all." (2 Corinthians 13:14) I once […]

  • What does it mean to trust God?
    by Unknown on April 1, 2019 at 9:05 am

    Trust is important in any relationship. But there are two levels of trust. The first involves our expectation that the other person will do us good rather than […]

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 […]