thebluestar profile image

Annette Donaldson (thebluestar)

Joined 4 years ago from Northern Ireland





Life is going on and I am yet another year older, turned 57 at the beginning of March. Twenty years ago I could not imagine trying to write articles for Hub Pages; or any other site for that matter, but I am glad to be here.

 I have met so many inspiring people, some I now like to call friends, and actually life is not so bad at all.

I have finally finished writing my memoirs, A Lancashire Rose, Born to be a Thorn, which is also available on kindle from Amazon world wide. This project has been one of the hardest tasks that I have ever accomplished. To say that it has taken me on a rollercoaster ride of emotions is an uderstatement. But I am so pleased that it is finished and I hope my story will be inspirational to other young children who were in the same circumstances as I was.

My second projectm Grandpa Miller, is finally in print and also avialble on Kindle from Amazon world wide.   It is a novella described as factual fiction. It is a story of one man's experience of country and Island life in the early 19th centuary. So far the critique and reviews has been very encouraging, and I am delighted that this story has been so well received.

I live with my toy boy taxi driver, who keeps me grounded and is fiercely supportive of my writing. We have one dog at the moment, an ex-racing greyhound whom we adopted from an animal sanctuary, and he has brought so much joy into our lives.

I still have my fantastic best friend J.J. Blue Star, my handsome appaloosa stallion. Oh I am such a proud mum, love him to bits.

And I have now two adorable grandsons, Callum and Thomas, two of the cutest baby boys in the whole of Ireland to keep me forever young.

Life is good and I am glad to be here. Come and join me on the rest of my journey. You are very welcome.




















My Content: Hubs, Answers, and Forums

Show: All
  • All
  • HubPages Tutorials and Community (5)
  • Technology (1)
  • All
  • Books, Literature, and Writing (1)
  • Gender and Relationships (4)
  • Health (2)
  • Religion and Philosophy (2)
  • All
  • Books, Literature, and Writing (11)
  • Family and Parenting (2)
  • Health (2)
  • Pets and Animals (1)
  • Travel and Places (1)
  • 24

    Emotional Thoughts Of You

    2 years ago

    The magic of the fireflies google images The dandelion clock floats gently on the summer breeze As your voice captivates my attention with whispers Like the fire fly on a damp summer evening My eyes are wide...

  • 26

    Happy Birthday Little One.

    3 years ago

    The reason for my day and night. The special little man in my life, I love you little one. xx My own photo. Little did I realise when my son was born that he would give me the most precious gift in life, a grandson. It...

  • 28

    Fat Choice

    3 years ago

    This little poem does not show the seriousness of obesity, but I hope it will touch the heart of many who are in the same place. Next time you see an obese person, don't just dismiss them as fat. For many it is as much...

  • 16

    The Daughter -In-Law

    3 years ago

    My two babies. My own Photo If I could choose a daughter in law, I would never change you, For our friendship and trust means more to me, than the early morning dew, Which nurtures our grass to grow, and fills...

  • 25

    Puppy Love, and Golden Dreams.

    3 years ago

    Golden Labrador Puppy Walking home from school today, I did spy in the shadows, by the tree, a golden puppy on display. So shy was he, but wagged his tail, and rolled...

  • 5

    The Irish Currach, An example of an early fishing vessel.

    3 years ago


  • 8

    Do You Really Care?

    3 years ago

    I wrote this poem several months ago, but have revised it to read how I feel today. Please take your time to consider an elderly relative, look through their eyes and ask yourself "Can I do any more?" oh my...

  • 20

    First Love Never Dies, It Just Fades With Memories

    4 years ago

    NB. Before I start to write this hub which is taken from a chapter in my memoirs, that I am currently writing, I would like to explain that, I have changed names to protect the identity's of some of the people...

  • 20

    Poverty in Elizabethan England

    4 years ago

    Speak of Elizabethan England and one conjures up images of splendid costumes worn at the Royal Courts, extravagant entertainment and banquets. But alas, for many people life was very difficult. In the 16th century the...

  • 5

    COMFREY: Friend or Foe, A Herbalists Friend.

    4 years ago

    Comfrey plant showing flowers Comfrey plant showing chopped and dried root Comfrey (Symphytum officinale), the herbalist friend. Also more commonly known as knitbone, is a plant belonging to the Borage family. Comfrey...

  • 14

    Anyone Can Be a Father, It Takes A Man To Be A Dad

    4 years ago

    Let me introduce you to Stan. Not the most impressive man to look at, standing 5' 6" tall, with what used to be a head full of shocking red hair. Stocky in build, others would say wiry, in fact just a normal...

  • 10

    Life Is Like A Tree, Stand Tall And Weep

    4 years ago

    Lookin out of the window, at everything green Life is just a challenge, growing like a tree Strong dark trunk, leaves blowing in the wind Birds feathers flutter, chirping in the spring Limbs long and straight,...

  • 7

    A Black Cloud Day, Depression But Not As We Know It.

    4 years ago

    The glorious sunshine is coming through the bedroom curtains, and is playing the light fantastic, bouncing wonderful colours back from the wallpaper and the mirrored wardrobe doors. It hints at the beautiful day...

  • 26

    So Proud To Be A Granny, But Life Is Now A Nightmare!

    4 years ago

    7th December 2010, 2.42am, he is here. At last this long awaited event has arrived, I am a grandmother. Craig, my son is just off the phone, "HI Ma, your a granny, it's a boy, 5lb 11oz and both Callum and Rebecca...

  • 3

    Portinatx, Ibiza, Our Best Holiday Yet!

    4 years ago

    Portinatx Bay from the Mexican restaurant View from hotel restaurant Bay used in the film South Pacific View of hotel and private beach from bus terminal Visiting yachts to Portinatx harbour Sitting at the computer...

  • 11

    My Stallion, My Star.

    4 years ago

    J J Blue Star triple registered blanket appaloosa stallion Welcome to my world. A world of spotted bottoms, with endless colours shapes and sizes. I am introducing you to my blanket appaloosa stallion Blue Star. My...

      Please wait working