Friday, 28 April 2017

Trip to Fenton / Trent Vale 28-04-2017


67649Magdalen 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 was also returning to Blurton for the weekend. Matthew got up around 08:00 and had toast and orange juice for breakfast. Whilst waiting to go to the day service we saw First Potteries 67152 on a #11 to Hanley. Around 09:00 we set off on foot to the day centre. We walked onto Temple Street and onto Christchurch Street. At the day centre in the morning Matthew watched a DVD. For dinner Matthew had sausage chips and gravy. In the afternoon Matthew went for a walk. We set off on foot onto Christchurch Street and we turned left onto Temple Street. We turned right onto Smithpool Road and right again onto Masterson Street. We walked to the end and we turned right onto Christchurch Street again.Matthew went into the pub and then went to the toilet. He also had a glass of Coke. When it was time to go we set off along Christchurch Street and back to the day centre. At the day centre Matthew ate a slice of Cake. When it was time to go back back to the residential unit Matthew set off on foot onto Christchurch Street and left onto Temple Street. Mum was waiting at the residential unit. Matthew went to the room and we saw First Potteries 63100 on a #11 to Hanley.

First Potteries 63100 in Fenton
Matthew got his batteries and bus pass and went down to the car. This was the first time that Matthew had been in the 'new' car. We set off onto Temple Street and on to Christchurch Street. At the end we turned right onto Station Bridge Road and we followed the road onto Heron Street. After crossing through the traffic lights we went over the A50 we saw Lightning Travel W2 DLT. We continued into Blurton along Blurton Road and forwards onto Church Street. We turned right onto Beaconsfield Drive and left onto Finstock Avenue. We stopped at Finstock Avenue to pick up some supplies for next week. We returned to the car and and we ran Finstock Avenue. and we saw Z Carz LV52 TZY. Matthew got home around 15:20. Matthew had toast and a can of Fanta orange. 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. As we hadn't seen any of the buses earlier we did not know what bus to expect. A few minutes later we saw the bus turn the corner and it was First Potteries 67649 on a #22 to Newcastle.

First Potteries 67649 in Blurton
We got on the bus and we booked to Trent Vale and we sat down towards the back of the bus. We set off onto the A5035 and we ran over the railway line into Trentham and we saw First Potteries 67638 on a #22 to Longton. We turned right into New Inn Lane and we ran up the hill and we entered Hanford. We turned right into Wilson Road and we passed First Potteries 67152 on #21A to Trentham Gardens. We turned left into Church Lane and we joined the A34 and we saw First Potteries 65034 on the #101 to Stafford. We then headed into Trent Vale and we turned right into Harpfields Road and we got up and got off the bus. Matthew took another picture of First Potteries 67649 as it carried on towards the bus station.

First Potteries 67649 in Trent Vale
Once off the bus we walked back onto the A34 and we saw First Potteries 65041 on a #101 to Stafford.

First Potteries 65041 in Trent Vale
We continued along the A34 and we stopped outside the bus. We turned to see First Potteries 67603 on the final #22 turn to Longton.

First Potteries 67603 in Trent Vale
We sat outside the pub and we waited for a short while for mum to arrive. When mum arrived we went inside the pub. 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 65042 on a #101 to Hanley. ABC Supreme KX13 DXL on a Southbound hospital shuttle and Stanton's of Stoke 3093 RU going Northwards. We also saw Premier Travel blue minibus LS58 EYB going Southwards. When it was time to go we got in the car to go pick up uncle Dave. We ran down the A34 and we got onto the Northbound A500. We went Eastwards along the A50 and we came off the A50 at Heron Cross and dropped down into Fenton to pick up uncle Dave where we saw white minibus DU64 RXA. Once we had picked him up we returned to Heron Cross and we crossed the A50. We ran along Blurton Road and right onto Church Road. We turned right into Beaconsfield Drive. We got home around 18:15. Matthew chilled out on his computer and we composed a few e-mails and sorted a few things out. We then chilled out on the sofa until bedtime around 00:00... Mark

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