Howard’s Write Site

My strong, inspiring brother

cheltenham half marathon
Stewart running a half marathon when he was blind.

It’s a few days short of 70 years since I first saw Stewart as a little blue-eyed baby. I was just tall enough, aged 4, to peep over the edge of the carry cot from which he was smiling up at the world.

Within a matter of months, the family realised that Stewart was hard of hearing . . .  more, including poems to honour Stewart


Star-crossed, Crabby, but Blessed

Born in July under the star sign Cancer, I always doubted astrology’s predictions — until  I was told I was living with cancer.

The emotional switchback since then has shown deep lows and surprisingly good highs.  . .   more


This year has been both golden and challenging. . . more


May 2018: singing two of my own song lyrics at a fund-raising concert for Maggie’s Cancer Centre, Cheltenham.

cheltenham 300 squareOctober 2017: reading two of my poems from the anthology Cheltenham 300 at Cheltenham Literature Festival.

May 2017: Oscar Wilde’s Women by Howard Timms & devising team at Cheltenham Playhouse. Two women cheer up Oscar Wilde – who’s dying in Paris. more