I’m Jenny and thank you for visiting my blog Monkey and Mouse.  I started Monkey and Mouse in February 2015 as a way to share our daily adventures and kids play ideas with others.  My blogging has developed over time and now also includes many other areas of interest.  I like to write about anything I find relevant, but I especially love writing about travelling and days out as a family, enjoying the countryside and the many places of interest, both in the UK and abroad.  When I’m not off exploring outdoors, I love to relax with a good craft activity, book or a television.

Harry Potter on staircase

‘Mr O’ is our affectionate curly haired 7 year old boy who was born in 2011 and is home educated .  He was our introduction to life with little sleep and has been the main reason I have learnt so much about trains!  Aside loving trains of all shapes and sizes he also particularly loves Lego and STEM activities, messy or outdoor play and he is the main reason we spend so much time outdoors on bikes.

His list of places to visit include Egypt for the pyramids and Russia to go on the Trans-Siberian Express (I think he would enjoy a round the world trip by train!) and find a Siberian tiger.

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In 2014 our second little boy was born ‘Mr A’.  At 5 years old he is a gorgeous bundle of energy, often found singing and dancing to songs and playing with little animals and people.  He has a love for the film Frozen and all colours of the rainbow, but also enjoys racing about outdoors with his friends (he is rather a social butterfly!) and on his bike or newly acquired skateboard!

Littlest has told us he would like to visit Loch Ness to see if the Loch Ness monster is real (he thinks it isn’t and I say it might be…) and he also would like to visit the Taj Mahal in India.  Fingers crossed to tick at least one of these off this year!

family of 4 on Lunga Mull blog

My husband Chris is an arborist (otherwise known as a tree surgeon) and loves climbing impressive trees.  Luckily he has time off at the weekends so we can enjoy some well deserved family time together as the boys love it when daddy is with them too!  Chris, being a fan of trees, would love to visit Canada in the Fall, which would be a fun way to incorporate another train trip in for our eldest!

We are lucky enough to live in our gorgeous country of Scotland with so much beautiful countryside to explore.  Although I have definitely got the travel bug, I also love to explore the remote corners of Scotland, particularly our many islands.

If you would like to contact me or download my media pack, then please visit my contact page .  Thank you!



  1. zo ep
    February 4, 2015 / 11:02 pm

    Hey Jenny – I love your site! Congratulations on your new venture and wishing you lots of luck. X

    • monsterid
      February 5, 2015 / 7:18 am

      Thanks Zoe! 🙂 x

  2. May 11, 2015 / 7:38 pm

    Well you sound pretty darn awesome! I bet the boys think their mum has the coolest job in the world x

    • May 11, 2015 / 8:35 pm

      Aww, thank you! 🙂 xx

  3. May 13, 2015 / 2:17 pm

    Thanks for hosting a linkup!!

  4. May 13, 2015 / 10:14 pm

    Loving the look of your site :), completely relate to the driving cars through paint, my little one turns 3 in June and he’s obsessed! Look forward to connecting 🙂 #someblogluv xx