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  • About Us

    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.

    Hello!

    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.

     

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