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.

  • Milnrow
    by Stella Budrikis on March 31, 2019 at 9:23 am

    John Ward and his family left Rastrick in Yorkshire, sometime before 1901, and returned to Lancashire. They settled in Milnrow, not far from Littleborough, where they'd been […]

  • Littleborough in Lancashire
    by Stella Budrikis on March 9, 2019 at 9:01 am

    The so-called Roman Road on Blackstone Edge near Littleborough.Photo by Humphrey Bolton Let's follow John and Mary Ward, as they leave Walton le Dale in the 1870s and move to […]

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.
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 […]