Welcome to the all-new Blimey.com! This website is dedicated to lovers of Britain, the true anglophiles, who crave as much inside knowledge about the place as possible. Blimey! is owned and operated by Tim Holt. Wait, perhaps I should stop writing in third person. Ahem. That’s me on the right. I wish I could dress like that everyday, but it’s not always convenient popping to the loo with those fancy trousers.
I was born and raised in England and spent over 30 years living in that history-rich rain-soaked country, before moving to America and doing some acting – and so far it’s great. America is a terrific country. But, you know, it’s not quite the same as living in the UK. The obvious disadvantage of being away from such a place means it’s extra special when I return home. That’s a polite way of saying I eat too many cakes and get very fat 3 months of the year.
So… the purpose of Blimey! is the focus on what’s wonderful about Britain from the perspective of a Brit abroad in America – who misses the place like crazy.
Plus, what’s it like being a Brit abroad in America? The land of opportunity and cheesecakes?
Do you love England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland? In other words, for anyone who loves Britain and all things “British”… a real Anglophile website written by an Englishman abroad. And don’t worry, we won’t just focus on London. I’m from the north of England so expect many articles from across the country. Blimey’s focus will be broad.
Any thoughts? Comments or suggestions? Please do contact us! (wait, I mean me…)