Friday, 15 July 2016

Trip to Fenton / Trent Vale 15-07-2016


DV10 JCUBlurtonFentonCharterShelton Care Group
DV10 JCUFentonBlurtonCharterShelton Care Group
67634Magdalen 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. We had just found out that GHA had gone into administration. Matthew got up around 08:00 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 the bus and we sat down. We set off down to the A5035 and we ran over the railway line into Trentham. We turned right into New Inn Lane and we picked up another service user. We returned onto New Inn Lane and we turned left onto the A5035. We came back into Blurton and we turned left onto Church Road. At the roundabout we turned left onto Blurton Road. We joined the Eastbound A50 and we then turned left onto the A50 link Road and we ran up to City Road. We turned left and we ran to Glebedale Road and turned left and to our destination. In the morning Matthew did some baking. He made cup cake which his covered in icing and edible Star Wars pictures. We then went to JTF. We set off onto City Road and we saw Wint's coach FL02 ZXV. We walked up to the roundabout where we turned left and into the shop. In the shop Matthew brought some Coke. Afterwards we went to MacDonalds. We walked down City Road and turned right at Manor Street. We turned left onto Victoria Road and we walked down to Macdonalds. Matthew went to the toilet and then had a beefburger and fries and a drink of Coke. After we had finished eating we walked back up Victoria Road and we turned right into Manor Street. At the end of Manor Street we turned left onto City Road. We crossed over and walked over the car park and to our destination. After we got back to Fenton we got on the bus for the journey home. It was Shelton Care Group DV10 JCU. We set off onto Glebedale Road and we turned right onto City Road. At the roundabout we turned right onto the A50 link road and then onto the Eastbound A50 and we saw Wint's FN52 MZV. We came off the A50 at Meir and we turned left onto the A520. We turned right onto Leason Road and we went through Meir Square onto South Walk. At the end we turned left onto Colclough Road and right onto Stanton Road. At the end of Stanton Road we turned left onto the A520. At Meir we turned right onto the A50 and we ran down to Heron Cross. We turned left onto Blurton Road and we ran through Blurton onto Church Road. We turned right onto Beaconsfield Drive and they beat me home, so we did another loop around Finstock Avenue and Beaconsfield Drive. Matthew got home just before 15:00. Matthew had toast and a drink of dandeliion & burdock 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. We had seen the turn earlier in the day and it was booked to be dud First Potteries 67634. Whilst we waited we saw First Potteries 67631 on a #22 to Longton.

First Potteries 67631 in Blurton
A few minutes later the bus turned the corner and as expected it was dud First Potteries 67634.

First Potteries 67634 in Blurton
We got on the bus and we booked to Harpfields Road before we sat down towards the back of the bus. We turned right onto the A5035 and we crossed the railway into Trentham. We turned right into New Inn Lane and we saw First Potteries 41521 on a #21A to Hanley outside the Man in Space. We climbed the hill into Hanford and we turned right into Wilson Road. At the end of Wilson Road we turned left onto Church Lane and we ran down the hill to the A34. We crossed under the A500 into Trent Vale. Just before we turned we saw First Potteries 67603 on a #22 to Longton. We turned right into Harpfields Road where we got up and got off the bus. Matthew took another picture of First Potteries 67634 before it carried on towards Newcastle.

First Potteries 67634 in Trent Vale
We headed back onto the A34 and we walked to the pub and we saw freshly re-painted First Potteries 65042 on a #101 to Hanley. Mum Was already parked at the pub so we went straight inside. Matthew had a brunch with oatcakes followed by toffee sponge pudding with ice cream. Whilst we ate highlights of the passing buses included First Potteries 65034 on a Stafford Bound #101 service, Stanton's of Stoke yellow minibus PSU 988 going North as well as ABC Supreme E331 EYC on a South bound shuttle. When it was time to go we got in the car to go home. We went South down the A34 to Trentham and we turned left onto the A5035. We went over the railway line into Blurton and we got home around 18:00. After Matthew spoke with uncle Dave we decided to get him for a couple of hours as they hadn't seen each other since Sunday. We dropped some stuff off at the house from the car and then we went onto Beaconsfield Drive. We turned left onto Church Road and we followed the road around onto Blurton Road. Se ran down through Blurton and we stopped at the shop to drop mum off. We continued to Heron Cross and we dropped down into Fenton to pick uncle Dave up. Once we had picked him up we ran back up to Heron Cross and over the A50. We ran into Blurton and we picked mum back up before turned right into Church Road and right again onto Beaconsfield Drive. We saw First Potteries 53830 on the late #22 turn to Longton. We got home around 18:30. Matthew chilled out on his computer and we sorted things out. Just before 21:00 I took uncle Dave home and Matthew stayed home on his computer. When I got back we ate one of Matthew's cakes and we chilled out on the sofa until bedtime around 00:00... Mark

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