Friday, 26 October 2018

Trip to Fenton / Newcastle 26-10-2018


67634Magdalen Road, BlurtonNewcastle, Opp Cherry Tree PH22First Potteries

Today Matthew was in the residential unit and he was going to his day service. He was also going to see Grandma later on and going to the pub and returning to Blurton for a long weekend. Matthew got up around 08:00 and had toast and orange juice for breakfast. Whilst waiting to go to the day centre we saw First Potteries 67631 on a #11 to Hanley.

First Potteries 67631 in Fenton
Also seen was Afford rent-a-car PO17 ZXK going towards Hanley.

Afford rent-a-car PO17 ZXK in Fenton
Around 09:00 we set off onto Temple Street and we turned right onto Christchurch Street and we continued to the day centre. In the morning Matthew did some baking, but first he went to the shop to get some supplies. We walked onto Christchurch Street and into the Co-operative Food store. After buying some shop we walked along Christchurch Street and back to the day centre. Matthew made cupcakes. For dinner Matthew had sausage chips and gravy. After dinner Matthew went to the pub. We set off onto Christchurch Street and we stopped at the pub. Matthew went to the toilet and afterwards had a glass of Coke. When it was time to go Matthew walked onto Christchurch Street. We turned left onto Temple Street and back to the residential unit. I turned up around 14:30 at the same time as Matthew. We went upstairs to his room to get ready to leave. We got things ready and we left the residential unit just after 14:50. We went downstairs and we got into the car. We drove onto Temple Street. We turned right onto Christchurch Street and right onto Station Bridge Road. We followed the road around onto Heron Street and into Heron Cross. We went through the traffic lights and forwards onto Blurton Road. We continued through Blurton and we turned right onto Church Street. We turned right onto Beaconsfield Drive. We got home around 15:00. When we got home Matthew had toast and a glass of Cherry Coke. Today we were catching the 15:56 to Newcastle as we were going to the pub via Grandma's House. We set off around 15:45 on foot to the bus stop all the way onto Magdalen Road. Whilst we waited for our bus we saw Plants JP18 NTS going into Blurton.

Plants JP18 NTS in Blurton
A few minutes later we saw a bus come around the corner. As it got closer we saw it was First Potteries 67634 on a #22 to Newcastle.

First Potteries 67634 in Blurton
We got on the bus and we booked to Newcastle and sat down towards the back of the bus. We set off onto the A5035 and we saw First Potteries 67653 on a #22 to Longton. We went over the railway line into Trentham. We ran up the hill into Hanford where we saw Destination Courtesy Travel YE17 AHA parked up. We turned right into Wilson Road. We ran down Church Lane We continued down onto the A34. We crossed under the A500 and we ran into Trent Vale where we saw First Potteries 63100 on the final #22 turn. We turned right into Harpfields Road and white minibus ML63 OCH. We continued forwards on Hilton Road and we turned into the hospital. We ran through and we saw First Potteries 37160 on a #25 to Hanley and ABC Supreme FY52 NSV. We turned right onto the A34. A couple of stops down the road we got up and got off the bus. Matthew took another picture of First Potteries 67634 as it continued towards Newcastle.

First Potteries 67634 in Newcastle
Right behind us was First Potteries 32648 on a #25 to Keele.

First Potteries 32648 in Newcastle
Also seen was Stanton's of Stoke KXZ 2173 going towards Newcastle.

Stanton's of Stoke KXZ 2173 in Newcastle
We set off along the A34 and we crossed over to the middle island. Before we crossed over the to road fully we saw First Potteries 32630 on a #25 to Keele.

First Potteries 32630 in Newcastle
We walked up the hill to Grandma's house. At Grandma's Matthew had a can of Irn Bru and used her computer. When it was time to go we went to the pub in the car. We set off just after 17:40 and we ran down Victoria Street. We turned left onto the A34 and we saw ABC Supreme KX14 EBZ parked up in the retail park. We continued southwards into Trent Vale and we stopped at the pub. We walked into the pub and sat down out our normal tables. Matthew had a brunch with oatcakes followed by toffee sponge pudding with custard. Whilst we ate highlights of the passing buses included First Potteries 65033 on a #101 to Stafford and white minibus P879 MOL. Once we had finished eating we set off to uncle Dave's to pick him up. We ran down the A34 and we joined the A500 at Hanford. We went North up the A500 to Sideway and we went Eastwards along the A50. We came off the A50 at Heron Cross. We dropped down into Fenton to pick uncle Dave up. Once we had picked him up we ran up to Heron Street and we crossed over the A50. We saw Lightning Travel SM06 MVY at the Lightning house. We continued into Blurton along Blurton Road. We turned right onto Church Road and we turned right into Beaconsfield Drive. We got home around 19:30. 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 doing e-mails and writing the until bedtime around 01:00... Mark

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