The all-new – what’s it all about? is a terrific domain name but the website before this re-design wasn’t so great. It was taken over with spam (the bane of all our lives) and was generally left to gather moss, grubs and dirty socks. It was a national disgrace. So much so the Queen herself sent word that Blimey! should rise from the ashes and become a true symbol for all that’s great about Great Britain*

So here we all, dear reader, in April 2014.. A soft launch for the website as we slowly lurch towards its summer relaunch. Nothing grand is happening in the summer, mind. But I have bought a packet of Hobnobs to celebrate and will be drinking some PG tips from a very FANCY CUP.

My promise to you: Provide articles that really inform. Make them as fun as possible. Don’t go crazy with “lists” of things. Don’t just focus on London. Give away lots of British goodies. And… most of all.. No spam. Apart from the meaty spam which is rather tasty with egg and chips.

Can you do me a favour please? Join The Blimey! Facebook page. Share the articles. Join in the conversation. I promise to bring lots of goodies to you all in the coming months and (hopefully!) years.

(*The very last bit is not true. But it could be. She likes**)

(**That’s not true. She has no opinion on it.)

Blimey! is your daily dose of British news and features for anglophiles everywhere. This article was carefully written by Tim Holt, a British actor and author based in North Carolina. He misses England very much indeed, but also loves America too. Forever torn between two magnificent slices of sod.