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Award-winning blogger Jennie creator behind GinGin & Roo
Hi, I’m Jennie. Award-winning blogger and mummy to GinGin & Roo

GinGin & Roo is an award-winning UK parenting and lifestyle blog.


Hi, I’m Jennie. It’s great that you’re here. Let me tell you a little about me and the GinGin & Roo me and the award-winning GinGin & Roo blog.

I’m lucky enough to live in Cornwall with my two daughters – GinGin and Roo – and their daddy, Jon. We love playing outdoors. Whether that’s a day at the beach or a stroll in the woods, we love to be outside. We love reading. We love playing board games. We love exploring nature. And I quite like Gin.

We’re slowly making home improvements to our 1970s house. Make that VERY slow progress!

Officially, I’m a doctor. Not a medical doctor. I can’t diagnose your illnesses – I mean I can have a good guess – but I’m not that sort of doctor.

I have a PhD in History and, once upon a time, I used it properly. Yep, I used to be a university lecturer. I held posts at various universities in the UK. I had stuff published. And I was well-known in my field of expertise.

A couple of years after having our first baby – GinGin – I decided I wanted to spend more time as a mummy and made the difficult decision to leave the academic world behind. I took a job as an A-Level lecturer at our local college. It was definitely challenging, but gave me a little more family time.

Then our second baby – Roo – arrived! I felt I’d missed too much of GinGin’s childhood and I didn’t want to do that again with Roo. So after taking a year of maternity leave I returned to my job at the college, but only two days a week.

Now, facing redundancy, I plan to make blogging and freelance writing my main source of income.

GinGin & Roo Blog

To be completely honest I started the GinGin & Roo blog by accident. It began over on Instagram, where I wanted to document GinGin and Roo’s childhood. I often went over the character limit in my descriptions and realised that I needed more space to write.

So this blog was born. I write about GinGin & Roo. Their exploits. And their adventures. But I also write about other “mummy blogger” type stuff: babies, toddlerhood, things kids love, parenting hacks, and places to go with kids in Cornwall. Most importantly, I write about raising two strong, independently-minded girls, as well as the struggles – and massive rewards – of motherhood.

What Next?

If you’re new to the blog, here are a couple of my most popular blog posts which give you a flavour of what GinGin & Roo is all about:

Get Social

Come and join us over on Instagram – the place where the GinGin & Roo blog was born – where I share snippets of our daily lives on the grid and in my stories.

If Twitter is more your cup of tea you can find us there too 🙂

Or why not head on over to my Facebook page, where I share lots of fabulousness I find from across the internet (you’ll see it’s mostly about sustainability and strong female role models – two things I’m massively passionate about!)

For any PR companies looking to connect with me, head over to my contact page.

Join My Mummy Community

Come and join my Facebook Community for mums to share experiences of parenting. We chat about the highs, the lows and everything in-between of this little rollercoaster called motherhood. I like to think of it as a place for the school-run-mummy-chats, without the hassle of the school run.

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