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.

  • St Osyth in Essex
    by Unknown on May 26, 2019 at 12:23 pm

    The strangely-named village of St Osyth lies about twelve miles (19 km) from Colchester, heading south-east towards the coast of Essex in southern Englad. It's named after a […]

  • Colchester, Essex
    by Unknown on May 2, 2019 at 7:05 am

    In this series of posts on places where my ancestors once lived, we now travel across many counties, from Lancashire in the north-west of England to Colchester, in the […]

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 […]