Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Trip to Matlock / Newcastle 09-10-2018


DV10 JCUFentonMatlockCharterShelton Care Group
DV10 JCUMatlockFentonCharterShelton Care Group

Today Matthew was in the residential unit and he was going to his day service. Matthew was also going to Matlock. Matthew got up and had toast and orange juice for breakfast. Whilst we waited for time to go out Matthew watched buses from his window, We saw Z Carz PO55 URU going towards Heron Cross.

Z Carz PO55 URU in Fenton
Matthew chilled out in his room for a while whilst waiting to go out. We saw First Potteries 67639 on a #11 to Hanley. After spending a short while in his room, we went downstairs to find transport for the trip was Shelton Care Group DV10 JCU. We got on the bus and sat down. We set off onto Christchurch Street and right onto City Road. We ran forwards onto King Street and we ran under the railway bridge into Longton. We ran forwards onto Market Street. We followed the road around onto Anchor Road and we turned right onto Sutherland Road. We ran up to near the end and then we turned left onto Weston Coyney Road. We ran to the end and we turned left onto the A520. We ran up to Cellarhead and then we turned right onto the A52. We ran through Kingsley and over the railway and through Cauldon up to Calton Moor. We continued to Ashbourne and continued Eastwards over to Matlock. We stopped in the town centre and we went into a pub. Matthew went to the toilet and then had a glass of Coke. For dinner Matthew had Chicken burger and fries followed by chocolate fudge cake and ice cream. Highlights of the sightings included Stagecoach Yorkshire 11119 on a X17 to Barnsley. when it was time to go back to Fenton we set off in Shelton Care Group DV10 JCU. We ran Westwards across to Ashbourne and then we got onto the Westbound A52. We travelled through Cauldon and Froghall. We ran to Cellarhead and then we turned left onto the A520. We ran down through Weston Coyney. At Meir we turned right onto A50 which we did to Heron Cross. We did the link road to City Road and then we ran towards Stoke. We turned left onto Smithpool Road and left again onto Temple Street and into the residential unit. Matthew went up to his room to chill out and watched buses. We saw Copeland's Tours MIB 797.

Copeland's Tours MIB 797 in Fenton
A short time later we saw Meadows DX65 DMF going towards Longton.

Meadows DX65 DMF in Fenton
Later on Matthew went to Grandma's. Matthew went downstairs and out of the residential unit. We went to Grandma's in a car. We set off onto Temple Street and we turned left onto Chrsitchurch Street. We turned left onto City Road and we ran down to the A52. We went under the railway line and over the A500 into Stoke. We went around the one-way system and up Hartshill Road and into Harshill. We turned left onto the Avenue and we ran to the end where we turned right onto the A34. We turned off the A34 and we stopped at Grandma's house. Matthew went on the computer and had a can of Irn Bru. For tea Matthew had shepherds pie followed by treacle tart and custard. Staff came to pick Matthew up in the car and Matthew said goodbye to Grandma and we set off onto Occupation Street. We turned onto the A34 and we ran past Newcastle. Near to the KFC we turned left onto Robertson Avenue. We crossed forwards onto Douglas Road and forwards to the disco. We spent some time at the disco. Matthew went to the toilet and a glass of coke. God knows what your teeth are like! You are forever eating chocolate, cake and drinking Coke. Eat some proper food for a change. After doing some dancing we returned to Fenton. We ran back to the A34 and we went South into Newcastle. We turned left onto the A527 and we ran up to the Jubilee Roundabout. We ran around the one-way system onto George Street and we ran into Hartshill. We ran down Hartshill Road into Stoke and we went around the one-way system onto Church Street. We crossed over the A500 and onto City Road before going under the railway line. We climbed the hill and we turned right onto Smithpool Road. We turned left onto Temple Street and back to the residential unit. Later on Matthew chilled out in his room. Matthew used his computer and watched music videos on the television. Later on Matthew had a bath and then had toast for supper. He then chilled out in his room until bedtime around 23:00... Mark

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