Friday, 5 February 2016

Trip to Joiners Square / Trent Vale 05-02-2016


DV10 JCUBlurtonFentonCharterShelton Care Group
WJ12 NKXFentonJoiners SquareCharterIntercity
DY08 FFXJoiners SquareBlurtonCharterShelton Care Group
67632Magdalen Road, BlurtonTrent Vale, opp Chubb Way22First Potteries

Today Matthew was going to the pub for his tea, but not before he had been to his day service. Matthew got up around 08:00 to find that it was raining. He got dressed and had toast and orange juice for breakfast. Just before 09:00 his transport to his day service turned up and it was Shelton Care Group DV10 JCU.

Shelton Care Group DV10 JCU in Blurton
We got on to the bus and the bus set off onto the A5035. We headed over the railway line into Trentham and we turned right into New Inn Lane. After picking up a service user we headed back onto new Inn Lane and back onto the A5035. We returned through Hem Heath and we turned left onto Church Road. We carried on down to Blurton Road and we ran through Blurton into Heron Cross. We turned right onto the A50 and we went along the A50 Link Road onto City Road where we turned left. We turned left into Glebedale Road and to our destination. In the morning Matthew went into the sensory room and used the computer. For dinner Matthew had sausage chips and gravy from the chips shop. After dinner they were going to the pub. Outside the Day Centre was Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX.

Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX in Fenton
Today we were going to the pub in a taxi minibus. It turned up and it was Intercity Volkswagen minibus WJ12 NKX.

Intercity WJ12 NKX in Fenton
We got on the bus and the bus set off onto Glebedale Road. We went straight across onto Fountain Street and then left onto William Street. We turned right onto Manor Street and at the end we turned left onto Victoria Road. At the bottom of Victoria Road we crossed the roundabout at Joiners Square and we went onto Lichfield Street and to our destination. Matthew went to the toilet and then had a drink of Coke. Highlights of the bus sighting included Robin Hood YJ08 NSN and First Potteries 63179 on a #6A to Hanley.

First Potteries 63179 in Joiners Square
Matthew listened to some music on the Jukebox. Tracks included Uptown Girl by Billy Joel and Homely Girl by UB40... When it was time to go home we were picked up by Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX. We set off onto Palmerston Street and then right onto the A52. We turned left onto Victoria Road and went straight to the top and onto the A50 link Road. We turned right onto the A50 and came off at Heron Cross. We turned left on to Blurton Road and we ran forwards onto Church Street. After turning right onto Beaconsfield Drive they attempted to drop matthew off but they we ere early and I hadn't got home yet. So we had and extra run out. We went forwards onto the A5035 and over the railway Line and into Trentham. We turned right into New Inn Lane and we dropped another service user off in Trentham before returning onto New Inn Lane and back onto the A5035. We came back into Blurton and we got home around 14:40. Matthew had toast and a drink of orangeade whilst he waited for the time to go out and catch the bus. Today we went to catch the 16:26 to Newcastle. We set off on foot to the bus stop all the way onto Magdalen Road. I had seen the turn earlier in the day and it was booked to be dud First Potteries 67632. It turned the corner and as expected it was dud First Potteries 67632.

First Potteries 67632 in Blurton
We got on the bus and booked to Harpfields Road before we sat down towards the back of the bus. The bus set off onto the A5035 and we turned right. We crossed over the railway an we entered Trentham. As we turned into New Inn Lane we saw First Potteries 53063 on a #21 to the Trentham Hotel. We went along New Inn Lane and we turned right into Wilson Road. As we traveled towards Church lane we passed required First Potteries 67635 on a #22 to Longton. At the bottom of Church lane we joined the A34 and we saw MT Travel DK60 CWY. We crossed under the A500 into Trent Vale and we saw Paul's of Stoke L232 BUT going in the opposite direction. Before we turned into Harpfields Road we saw dud First Potteries 67638 on the other #22 turn to Longton. We turned into the road and we got up and got off the bus. Matthew took another picture of First Potteries 67632 as it carried on towards Newcastle.

First Potteries 67632 in Trent Vale
Once off the bus we walked back onto the A34 and to the pub. As we got to the car park mum arrived at the pub. Matthew had a brunch with bread and butter followed by toffee sponge pudding with ice cream. Whilst we ate highlights of the passing buses included ABC Supreme minibus P881 RND, Stanton's of Stoke ONZ 1128 going Northwards again and First Potteries 37156 on a #10 to Stafford. After we had finished eating we went to the car and Matthew called uncle Dave to tell him we were on the way. We set off down the A34 and then went onto the Northbound A500. At Sideway we went Eastwards on the A50. We headed though Heron Cross and we went into Fenton. We then saw First Potteries 53041 on a #23A to Hanley. After picking uncle Dave up we went back up to Heron Cross. We crossed the A50 into Blurton and we saw Lucky Seven SA08 WCK & PK09 JFX. We traveled through Blurton along Blurton Road and forwards onto Church Road. We turned into Beaconsfield Drive and we got home around 18:00. Matthew then chilled out on his computer and had a couple of Viscount biscuits. Matthew went bedtime around 00:00... Mark

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