Friday, 27 May 2016

Trip to Joiners Square / Trent Vale 27-05-2016


BU05 EWXBlurtonFentonCharterShelton Care Group
BU05 EWXJoiners 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. 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 BU05 EWX.

Shelton Care Group BU05 EWX in Blurton
We got on the bus and it set off onto the A5035. We turned right and crossed the railway line into Trentham. We went right into New Inn Lane and we picked up another service user before returning on to New Inn Lane. We rejoined the A5035 and we ran over the railway into Blurton before turning left into Church Road. We ran down through Blurton along Blurton Road and we crossed the A50 and into Heron Cross. We went straight onto Heron Street and over the railway line into Fenton. We headed left onto Christchurch Street and reached our destination. Once at the day centre. In the morning Matthew spent time in the sensory room and using the computer. He also made some carrots cakes. For dinner Matthew went to MacDonalds... He set off on foot down onto Christchurch Street and across the road to Manor Street. at the end of the road we turned left onto Victoria Road and down to MacDolnalds. We sat outside and Matthew had a burger & fries washed down with a cup of Coke. After we had finished eating we walked down Victoria Road to Joiners Square. We saw First Potteries 63177 on a #6 to Hanley,

First Potteries 63177 in Joiners Square
We crossed over the roundabout and walked up Lichfield Street and to the pub. Matthew used the toilet and had a glass of Coke. highlights of the bus sightings included City Centre Central minibus SD10 BMZ going towards Fenton.

City Centre Central SD10 BMZ in Joiners Square
Matthew chilled out listening to the Jukebox with tracks including Glen Campbell & Eminen! When it was time to go Matthew was picked up by Shelton Care Group BU05 EWX. We set off onto Hampton Street and we joined the Fenton bound Lichfield Street after traveling via Pelham Street and Talbot Street. We turned into Ogden Street and we headed up to Regent Road. We went forwards onto Wellesley Street and we went across Snow Hill onto Shelton New Road. We stopped briefly at the other day centre and we saw Shelton Care Group NX13 XDJ. After the stop we continued West along Shelton New Road and then we joined the Southbound A500. We did the A50o to Stoke and we tuned left onto the A52. After crossing under the railway we continued up City Road and we turned right onto Smithpool Road. We turned left onto Temple Street and right onto Christchurch Street and to our destination. We had another brief stop and then we continued onto Christchurch Street and right onto Station Bridge Road. We followed the road around onto Heron Street and we we through Heron Cross and over the A50. We went through Blurton along Blurton Road and we turned right onto Church Road. At Beaconsfield Drive we turned right and we saw white minibus NX03 BFP. I was a little late getting back today, so they went to drop another service user off. They carried onto the A5035 and right towards Trentham. We crossed the railway line into Trentham and we turned right into New Inn Lane. After dropping off another service user we returned onto New Inn Lane and then left onto the A5035. We crossed back over the railway line into Blurton and Matthew got home a fraction before 15:00. Matthew had toast and a drink of dandelion & burrdock whilst he waited for the time to go out and catch the bus. We saw Stanton's of Stoke KS05 BUS go by whilst we were waiting. 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. A few minutes later the bus turned the corner and as expected it was dud First Potteries 67632.

First Potteries 67632 in Blurton
We got on the bus and we booked to Harpfields Road. The bus set of towards the A5035 and we turned right. We crossed the railway line into Trentham and we turned right into new Inn Lane. As we climbed the hill towards Hanford we passed First Potteries 42893 on a #21 to the Trentham Hotel. We turned right into Wilson Road and we turned left onto Church Lane. At the bottom of the hill we joined the A34. After crossing under the A50 in Trent Vale we turned right into Harpfields Road. We got up and got off the bus and Matthew got another picture of First Potteries 67632 as it carried on towards Newcastle

First Potteries 67632 in Trent Vale
We walked onto the A34 and towards the pub. On the way we saw Lucky Seven minibus SF09 GOE.

Lucky Seven SF09 GOE in Trent Vale
Mum drove past us and parked up in the pub car park and waited for us. In 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 Stanton's of Stoke 5658 RU going Northwards, dud First Potteries 66839 on a Stafford Bound #101 service as well as ABC Supreme N806 CRJ on a North bound shuttle. When it was time to go we got in the car to go and pick up uncle Dave. We went South down the A34 and we turned left onto the A500. At Sideway we went Eastwards up the A50 to Heron Cross and we dropped down into Fenton to pick up uncle Dave, In uncle Dave's street we saw City cabs LL09 SSV. We returned to Heron Cross and we crossed over the A50. As we traveled towards Blurton we saw Lightning Travel T2 DLT. We carried on through Blurton along Blurton Road and we turned right onto Church Road. We turned right onto Beaconsfield Drive getting home just before 18:00. In the evening we spent some time in the garden and Matthew helped with the weeding and doing some digging. He then chilled ut on his computer until bedtime around 00:00... Mark

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