Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, how is a black cab driver safer than a UBER driver?
Fridays decision by the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and Transport for London to stop UBER running a taxi service in London over claims that it is not safe, is truly the worst decision they have ever made. London is meant to be one of…
California Road Trip – Carmel Highlands, Big Sur, Bixby Creek Bridge.
Day 3 – From Scotts Valley we drove via Santa Cruz, Monterey, Carmel-By-The-Sea to the Big Sur coastline. According to Wikipedia… Big Sur is one of the most beautiful coastlines anywhere in the world. The coast is frequently praised for its rugged coastline and mountain views. As the…
California Road Trip – Scotts Valley, Santa Cruz, Monterey, Carmel-By-The-Sea.
Day 1 & 2 of our California road trip, we based ourselves in Scotts Valley, because on the map it looked like it was close to Santa Cruz, Monterey and Carmel-By-The-Sea. It wasn’t close enough to the last two and we weren’t impressed with Santa…
British Airways and AVIS Car rental customer service are very poor indeed!
British Airways could have made our Californian holiday start on a good note by letting my wife and mother-in-law into the executive lounge at terminal 5. I called customer services two weeks ago, tweeted them again a couple of days ago and embaressingly asked again…
I created my first slider using the WordPress plugin ‘Slider Revolution’.
Recently I noticed a plugin called Revolution Slider, which came with my Jevelin theme. I activated it but didn’t really know what it was about or how I could use it, so I spent a few hours watching some videos on it and all I…
Yubikey is a USB multi-factor authentication device for LastPass etc.
Last August I did a post on the password manager LastPass, you can read about it here. I recently purchased the Yubikey, which compliments this awesome password manager and other online websites. What does multi-factor authentication mean? Multifactor authentication (MFA) is a security system that requires…
The countdown has started to the Bowen road trip around California.
The countdown has begun! Our road trip around California starts in a few weeks time. I quite like this new theme and all the features it has built into it, the countdown being one of them. The excitement is growing day by day. We have…
Bowen rode the 2017 Prudential RideLondon FreeCycle on a Brompton bicycle.
On Saturday we joined thousands of cyclists in London for the 2017 Prudential RideLondon FreeCycle. The 8 mile route took us past many famous landmarks. Jo and I rode the route twice, once in the sun and again in the rain, which wasn’t too bad…
Rediscover this day – 12th July 2011 – Camping at Bedgeberry Kent.
3 years ago to the day Jo and I were camping in Bedgeberry in Kent. It was a great weekend, although it started off somewhat damp. There is nothing worse arriving at your patch in a field in the rain and having to put up…
Bowen bought a beautiful blue black Brompton Bike…
… but bruised his balls on the bell by bouncing over a bump without braking… How is that for an alliteration? The subject was mine, the bruising his balls bit was from my colleague Adam 😉 Jo and I have been wanting new bicycles for years and…
We are Mike and Jo Bowen. Originally from South Africa, we now live & work in the United Kingdom. Mike is the blogger, beer drinker, gadget man, investor and Jo is the proofreader, wine drinker, cat lady, sanity checker and “don’t you dare put that on lookatbowen.com“. Together we travel the world and have fun wherever possible. If you are new to this website and want to know more about us, check out the the longer version.
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