A geek at home. A web and mobile Apps Developer at Bella Design in Cheshire. A man united fan all day long.

Throwback Thursday: Subway

April 17th, 2014

I started working at Subway when I was 17 and left at 20 (I know…. I look younger, I was probably even 18/19 in this picture). This place taught me a lot of basic professional and simple life skills, and I’m not referring to making sandwiches, the experience made me appreciate the working life and what it entailed. It also financed many other things that most people wouldn’t have done using their own income till much later i.e. owning a car, managing credit cards etc.

Subway Piccadilly Manchester

Good times


I learned how to manage relationships with colleagues of all backgrounds. The majority of the people I worked with I became good friends with and those that I didn’t we still had good mutual respect, I don’t think I’d have stayed so long if didn’t. Being comfortable with your colleagues is one of the keys to enjoying work or else the working environment will soon become a depressing place to be.

Night shifts 6pm-1am on weekdays, 6pm-7am Friday and Saturday. The actual work I enjoyed to be honest, it wasn’t really work to me after a while haha, just something that had to be done. It was others that reminded me that it was supposed to be work by making comments about over-working etc. I was in college Tues-friday 9-5 and doing 30-40hour weeks in Subway like it was nothing all because I counted every freaking hour as £££. I thought I was living life haha.

So those that wonder why I apparently never sleep, now you know. Its a standard thing for me to be working on a project to 3am and still make the office for 9.30am


Outlook 2013 Inbox not showing emails

March 4th, 2014

My colleague had a strange issue with Outlook 2013 were her all her custom IMAP folders had synced with their emails in but her actual Inbox was empty.

After some extensive searching and trying, the solution to her problem was on


To set the root folder path for your IMAP account:

  1. File-> Account Settings-> Account Settings…
  2. Double click on your IMAP account.
  3. Button: More Settings…
  4. Tab: Advanced
  5. Option: Root folder path
  6. Usually setting this to “Inbox” will do the trick.
  7. OK yourself out all of the opened dialogs.

Manchester United vs Sunderland: That Penalty Shootout

January 23rd, 2014

I’ve been a United fan since they day I can remember. I’ve witnessed us win lose to a Ronaldo hat trick, I’ve watched us get slaughtered by bitter rivals Manchester City, I’ve watched us get played of the pitch against Barcelona; twice, I’ve watched us get humbled by Chelsea in ’99.

But damn, this is the first time i’ve actually felt [INSERT PROFANITY HERE] embarrassed.

We look far beyond a top 4 side, and more like a side likely to struggle for a Euro Cup finish.



A humbled Red Devil.