Thursday, 31 January 2019

Trip to Bakewell / Newcastle 31-01-2019
















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MIB 797FentonBakewellCharterCopeland's Tours
MIB 797BakewellFentonCharterCopeland's Tours
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Today Matthew was in the residential unit and he was going to his day service. He was also going out on the bus later. Matthew got up around 08:00 and had toast for breakfast. before Matthew went to the day centre he watched buses out of the window. whilst waiting for the time to go to the day centre, we saw Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX.


Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX in Fenton
We went downstairs and we set off to the day centre. We walked onto Temple Street and right onto Christchurch street. Transport for the trip to Bakewell was Copeland's Tours MIB 797. We got on the coach and we set off along Christchurch street. We turned right onto Station Bridge Road and we followed the road around onto Heron Street. We we forwards onto Blurton Road and we turned left onto the Eastbound A50. We ran for around 15 miles near to Uttoxeter and we turned left onto the Northbound A515. We ran North for around 8 miles and we ran close to the centre of Ashbourne. We continued North for another 10 miles or so to Moneyash. We turned right and we ran the last few miles into Bakewell. We were dropped off in the centre of Bakewell and we headed to a cafe. Matthew had a breakfast washed down with a can of Coke. Afterwards he had a Bakewell Tart. When we had finished there we returned to the coach. We returned to Fenton on Copeland's Tours MIB 797. We set off out of Bakewell along the B5055. At Moneyash we turned left onto the A515. We ran Southwards close to Ashbourne and down to the A50. We joined the Westbound A50 and we ran through the Uttoxeter area and a further 10 or so miles to Meir. We went through Meir tunnel and Normacot and through Longton. We came off the A50 at Heron Cross and we turned right onto Blurton Road. We went through the lights onto Heron Street and we followed the road around onto Station Bridge Road. We turned left into Christchurch Street and we got up and got off the coach. Once off the coach we returned to the residential unit. We turned left onto temple Street and up the stairs. Mathew went to his room to chill out and watch buses from the window. We saw Intercity DV10 JCZ going towards Heron Cross.


Intercity DV10 JCZ in Fenton
A short while later we saw Z Carz GK02 NWJ going towards Heron Cross.


Z Carz GK02 NWJ in Fenton
Another vehicle seen was First Potteries 42552 on a #11 to Newcastle.


First Potteries 42552 in Fenton
After a while we saw D&G Bus 112 on a #1A to Meir.


D&G 112 in Fenton
Also seen was First Potteries 67643 on a #11 to Hanley.


First Potteries 67643 in Fenton
Afterwards we saw Stanton's of Stoke minibus HXZ 9939 going towards Hanley.


Stanton's of Stoke HXZ 9939 in Fenton
Across the road we saw Intercity taxi minibus YT67 NWL going towards Stoke.


Intercity YT67 NWL in Fenton
Later on we went out on the bus to Newcastle. We went downstairs and we set off onto City Road. We waited at the bus stop opposite the flats. Whilst we waited we saw First Potteries 42553 on a #23 to Newstead.


First Potteries 42553 in Fenton
A few minutes later we saw First Potteries 63096 on a #11 to Hanley.


First Potteries 63096 in Fenton
I'm not sure if the staff member with Matthew is familiar with the buses, because they ended up crossing over the road and waiting at the correct bus stop for Newcastle. A few minutes later we saw a bus approaching. As it got closer we saw that it was D&G 114 on a #1 to Park Site.


D&G 114 in Fenton
We got on the bus and we booked to Newcastle before sitting down towards the back of the bus. The bus set off down City Road and we ran down the hill over the old railway line to Leek and onto the A52. We ran under the railway line and over the A500 and straight into Stoke town centre along Church Street. After a brief stop in Stoke we continued along Church Street and forwards onto Hartshill Road. We ran up the hill and into Hartshill. We ran forwards onto George Street and we ran down the hill into Newcastle. We turned left at the roundabout onto Barracks Road and into the bus station where we got up and got off the bus. Once off the bus we walked across onto Castle Walk and up onto Ironmarket. We stopped at Yates and Matthew had a burger and chips washed down with a glass of Coke, For afters he had chocolate fudge cake and ice cream. When we had finished we walked along Ironmarket and down Castle walk to the bus station. We waited at the bus station for a bus back to Fenton. A few minutes later a bus appeared. It was D&G Bus 44 on a #1 to Meir.


D&G 44 in Newcastle bus station
We got on the bus and we booked to Fenton before sitting down towards the back of the bus. We set off out of the bus station onto Barracks Road and we ran up to the Jubilee roundabout. We ran onto the A53 and around the one-way system onto the A52. We ran up George Street into Hartshill and we ran down the hill into Stoke town centre. After a brief stop we continued along Church Street out of Stoke and over the A500. We ran under the railway line and we continued onto City Road. At the top of the hill we got up and got off the bus. We got off the bus by the shops and we cross over City Road. We through the passage onto Christchurch Street and down temple Street and back to the residential unit. Matthew went upstairs to chill out. Matthew chilled out in his room watching television and using his computer. 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.

Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Trip to Newcastle / Stafford 30-01-2019
















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67664Stafford BSNewcastle BS101First Potteries
67665Newcastle BSFenton, Christchurch Street11First Potteries


Today Matthew was in the residential unit and he was going to his day service. He was also going to Stafford on the bus later on. Matthew got up around 08:00 and had toast for breakfast. before Matthew went to the day centre he watched buses out of the window. whilst waiting for the time to go to the day centre, we saw Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX.


Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX in Fenton
When it was time to go out we set off on foot onto City Road and we walked down to the stop outside the flats. A few minutes later we saw a bus approaching. As it was First Potteries 41502 on a #11 to Newcastle. We got on the bus and we booked to Newcastle before sitting down towards the back of the bus. The bus set off down City Road and we ran down the hill over the old railway line to Leek and onto the A52. We ran under the railway line and over the A500 and straight into Stoke town centre along Church Street. After a brief stop in Stoke we continued along church Street and forwards onto Hartshill Road. We ran up the hill and into Hartshill. We ran forwards onto George Street and we ran down the hill into Newcastle. We turned left at the roundabout onto Barracks Road and into the bus station where we got up and got off the bus. Once off the bus we waited for the next bus to Stafford. A few minutes later we saw First Potteries 65036 on a #101 to Stafford. We got on the bus and we booked to Stafford before going upstairs and sitting down. We set off out of the bus station onto Barracks Road. We ran Southwards onto the A34 and we ran down through Trent Vale and into Hanford. We continued down through to Trentham and then we got onto the fast section of the A34. We ran through Tittensor to Darlaston pas the Darlaston Inn which closed. We continued down the A34 to the North end of Stone. We Veered left onto Newcastle Road and we ran into Stone town centre. After going around the one-way system and onto Stafford Road. We crossed over the A34 onto Eccleshall Road. We turned left onto Tilling Drive and we ran onto the industrial estate. We saw former Western Greyhound minibus WK53 EUT. We rejoined the A34 at the roundabout where the A51 goes Eastwards and we ran Southwards through the fast section on the A34 to the A513 roundabout. We ran the last couple of miles into town down the A34 onto Foregate Street and we turned right onto Chell Road where we got up and got off the bus. Once off the bus we walked through Balk Passage onto Broad Street and to Theo's cafe. In the Cafe we ordered a breakfast and a can of Coke. Once we had finished we set off onto Broad Street and around the corner onto Stafford Street. We turned left onto Gaolgate Street and at the end we turned sharp right and into the bus station. A few minutes later the bus appeared and it was First Potteries 67664 on a #101 to Hanley. We got on the bus and we gooked to Newcastle before we sat down towards the back of the bus. We set off along Station Road and at the end we turned left onto the A518. We ran around the South end of town and over the river onto Cope Street. We ran up Eastgate and along North Walls and into the Gaol Square bus station. We left the bus station onto the A34 and we ran Northwards to the edge of town. We continued up the fast section of the A34 to the edge of Stone and then we turned left onto the industrial estate. We ran around the estate and onto Tiling Drive. We turned right onto Eccleshall Road and we crossed the A34 onto Stafford Road. We turned left onto Crown Street and we stopped at the main stop in Stone. We ran North up Newcastle Road and we re-joined the Northbound A34. We ran Morth through Meaford and Tittensor and up into Trentham. We continued North through Hanford and Trent Vale and we past the City General hospital before going into Newcastle. We turned right onto Barracks Road and we entered the bus station from the South end. We got up and got off the bus and we saw First Potteries 67661 on a #4A to Hanley. There was a short wait for the bus back to Fenton so we walked along Hassels Street to McDonalds. Matthew had a cup of Coke and then went to the toilet. We returned to the bus station along Hassell Street. A short while later we saw First Potteries 67665 on a #11 to Hanley. We got on the bus and we booked to Fenton before we sat down towards then back of the bus. We set off onto Barracks Road and we ran up to the Jubilee roundabout. We ran onto the A53 and around the one-way system onto the A52. We ran up George Street into Hartshill and we ran down the hill into Stoke town centre. After a brief stop we continued along Church Street out of Stoke and over the A500. We ran under the railway line and we continued onto City Road. At the top of the hill we got up and got off the bus. We crossed over City Road and we walked across to Temple Street and back to the residential unit. Matthew went up to his room to chill out and use is computer. He also watched buses out of the window. We saw Copeland's Tours MIB 520 going towards Stoke.


Copeland's Tours MIB 520 in Fenton
A short time later we saw Copeland's Tours MIB 986 going towards Stoke.


Copeland's Tours MIB 986 in Fenton
Also seen was Copeland's Tours MIB 978 also going towards Stoke.


Copeland's Tours MIB 978 in Fenton
After a while we saw First Potteries 63100 on a #11 to Newcastle.


First Potteries 63100 in Fenton
Later on we went downstairs and out onto Temple Street. We went in a car to Bentilee. We set off onto along Temple Street and onto Christchurch Street. We turned right up Baker Street and left onto Glebdale Road. We turned right onto City Road and at the roundabout we turned sharp left onto Victoria Road. We ran down the hill to Joiners Square and and we went forwards on Lichfield Street. At Hanley joined the anti-clockwise ring road and we turned right onto Bucknall New Road. We crossed over the traffic lights and forwards onto the A52. We veered right and we joined the A5272. We ran to the other end of Bentilee and we turned left onto Beverley Drive. We turned right onto Cowley Way and left onto Waverton Road. We stopped in the estate and we stopped at a house. Matthew went to a themed party. After the party Matthew returned to Fenton by car We set off onto Waverton Street and we turned onto Cowley Way. We turned left onto Beverley Drive and left onto the A5272. We turned left onto the A5272 and at Adderley Green we turned right onto Anchor Road. We ran up the hill and down the other side and into Longton town centre. We joined the one way system and due to the road been closed eastbound from Market Street to Commercial Street we turned right into Chadwick Street. We turned right into Normacot Road and we crossed the roundabout onto The Strand. We ran under the railway line and forwards onto King Street. We ran through Foley into Fenton and forwards onto City Road. We turned left onto Smithpool Road and left onto Temple Street and back to the residential unit. Matthew went upstairs and to his room to chill out. He watched television and used his computer. Later on he had a bath. After his bath he had some toast for supper. He chilled out in his room until bedtime around 23:00... Mark

Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Trip to Hull / Newcastle 29-01-2019
















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EGZ 1850FentonHullCharterStanways
EGZ 1850HullFentonCharterStanways


Today Matthew was in the residential unit and he was going to his day service. He was also going to Hull later on. Matthew got up around 08:00 and had toast for breakfast. before Matthew went to the day centre he watched buses out of the window. whilst waiting for the time to go to the day centre, we saw Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX.


Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX in Fenton
We went downstairs and out of the residential unit. We set off on foot onto Temple Street and we turned right onto Christchurch Street. We waited for the coach to appear. When the coach came it was Stanways Coaches coach EGZ 1850. We got on the coach and we sat down. We set off onto Glebdale Road and we turned left onto City Road. We ran down the hill onto the A52. We crossed over the A500 and we got onto the Northbound A500. We ran North up the the motorway and we joined the Northbound M6. We ran Northwards to junction 21A and we got onto the Eastbound M62. After passing around North Manchester on the M60 we continued along the M62. We continued Eastwards along the M62 to the South of Leeds and near to Goole. At the end of the M62 we ran forwards onto the A63. We followed the A63 right into centre of hull and we were dropped of outside the shopping centre. We went into the shopping centre and Matthew went for some food. We went to Burger King and Matthew used the toilet. Afterwards Matthew had a burger and fries washed down with a cup of Coke. After spend a few hours in Hull we were picked up by our return transport. It was Stanways EGZ 1850. We got on the coach and we set of out of town on the the A63. We continued forwards onto the M62 and we ran Near to Goole and the Southern side of Leeds. We stopped at Birch service and Matthew went to the toilet. We continued westwards along the M62 and we rounded the North side of Manchester on the M60. We continued onto the Westbound M62 and we joined the Southbound M6. We came off the M6 at junction 16 and we joined the Southbound A500. We travelled South through Longport and Etruria and we cam off the A500 at Stoke. We turned left onto the A52 and we ran forwards up City Road into Fenton. We stooped on Christchurch Street and we got off the coach. Matthew returned to the residential unit. We turned left onto Temple Street. We went upstairs and Matthew went to his room. Matthew chilled out on his computer and watched buses out of the window. We saw Z Carz GK02 NWJ going towards Hanley.


Z Carz GK02 NWJ in Fenton
Also seen was First Potteries 41501 on a #11 Newcastle.


First Potteries 41501 in Fenton
After a while we saw white minibus MM64 ??? going towards .


MM64 in Fenton
Another vehicle seen was City Cabs white LDV minibus GN08 DCZ going towards Stoke.


City Cabs GN08 DCZ in Fenton
Also seen was Blackfriars minibus EU55 KVZ going towards Longton.


Blackfriars EU55 KVZ 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 Christchurch 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. He also saw his old friend Daniel there and it was his birthday. 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

Monday, 28 January 2019

Trip to Hanley / Bradwell 28-01-2019
















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63174Fenton, Victoria PlaceHanley BS6First Potteries
67152Hanley BSFenton, opp Albert Square23First Potteries


Today Matthew was in the residential unit and he was going to his day service. He was also going to Hanley on the bus today and out for tea with me and uncle Dave later on. Matthew got up around 08:00 and had toast for breakfast. before Matthew went to the day centre he watched buses out of the window. whilst waiting for the time to go to the day centre, we saw Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX.


Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX in Fenton
we set off on foot to the day centre. We walked onto Temple Street and right onto Christchurch Street and into the day centre. In the morning we went to Hanley on the bus. We set off onto Glebedale Road and we turned right. We walked up City Road and we saw Copeland's Tours MIB 520. we walked up to the roundabout and around the corner onto Victoria Road to wait for the bus to Hanley. Whilst we waited we saw Crescent Academy HX68 BXM. A few minutes later we saw First Potteries 63174 on a #6 to Hanley.


First Potteries 63174 in Fenton
We got on the bus and we booked to Hanley before we sat down. We set off down Victoria Road and we saw First Potteries 67603 on a #6 to Weston Coyney and FL15. crossed over the A52 at Joiners Square. We ran up Lichfield Street instead of going to the bus stops outside the bus station, we turned left onto the ring road we saw we saw First Potteries 63175 on a #6A to Blythe Bridge. We turned right onto Bethesda Street and right onto John Street and into the bus station. We got up and got off the bus and Matthew used the toilet. We visited the Spar shop and Matthew bought a can of Coke. Once we had finished in the shop we set of onto Lichfield Street and we went forwards onto Tontine Street. We stopped at pub and Matthew and Matthew had some food. For dinner he had a burger and chips followed by chocolate fudge cake and ice cream. Once we had finished in the pub we set off up Tontine Street and into Tontine Square. We walked through the square and we came out on Stafford Street opposite to CEX. We headed along Stafford Street and we walked forwards onto Lichfield Street and back to the bus station. We waited for a bus back to Fenton. Whilst we waited we saw First Potteries 67664 on a #3 to Crewe. After a short time we saw First Potteries 67152 on a #23 to Newstead.


First Potteries 67152 in Hanley bus station
We got on the bus and we booked to Fenton. As the bus was empty Matthew took a picture inside First Potteries 67152 before we sat down.


Inside First Potteries 67152
We set off out of the bus station and onto John Street. At the bottom of the hill we turned left onto Bethesda Street and we crossed over the ring road. We continued to the end of Bethedsa Street and we turned right onto Regent Road. We ran forwards onto College Road and we ran down the hill through Shelton. We turned left onto Station Road and we stopped briefly outside the railway station. At the end of station road we turned right onto Glebe Street. We ran onto the one-way system and we followed it onto Church Street. After crossing over the A500 we ran under the railway line onto City Road. We ran up the hill and we turned right onto Christchurch Street. When we got to Albert Square we got up and got off the bus. We walked back to the residential unit. Matthew went upstairs to his room. He used his computer and he watched buses out of the window. We saw First Potteries 67665 on a #11 to Newcastle.


First Potteries 67665 in Fenton
Also seen was Stoke-on-Trent city council welfare bus LK17 DXB going towards Heron Cross.


Stoke-on-Trent city council LK17 DXB in Fenton
After a while we saw D&G Bus 43 on a #1 to Meir.


D&G 43 in Fenton
A short while later me and uncle Dave appeared to take Matthew out for tea. we went downstairs and got in the car. As we went down to the car we saw D&G Bus 148 on the #40 Mount Pleasant circular. We set off onto Temple Street and we turned left onto Christchurch Street. We turned left onto City Road we saw Lucky Seven ML64 HGZ and we headed down the road into Stoke. We ran under the railway line and we crossed the A500. We ran forwards onto Church Street and we ran around Stoke town centre on the one-way system. We turned left onto Lonsdale Street and we turned right onto Flemming Road. We turned right onto Campbell Place and we ran forwards onto Church Street. We ran forwards onto Hartshill Road and we went up the hill through Hartshill. We ran forwards onto George Street and we ran down the hill onto the one-way system. At the roundabout we turned right onto the A527. We ran through May Bank. We continued into Wolstanton and at the top of Porthill Bank and we saw MT Travel LO17 FKH. We ran forwards into Bradwell and we stopped at the pub. We stopped at the pub and Matthew went to the toilet. For tea Matthew had a burger and fries washed down with a glass of Coke. For dessert Matthew had chocolate fudge cake and ice cream. Whilst we ate we saw D&G 10 on a #94 to Congleton and Premier Travel AK59 ZKV. When it was time to go we returned to the car for the trip back to Fenton. We set off onto Bradwell Lane and we crossed over the roundabout and ran through Wolstanton. We ran along the A527 through May Bank. We continued along the A527 and into Newcastle. We turned left onto Ryecroft and right onto Barracks Road. We ran past the bus station and onto the A34. We turned left at the Avenue and we ran up to Hartshill Road. We ran down to Stoke and onto the one way system. We turned right onto Elenora Street and we followed the road around onto Copeland Street. We ran forwards onto Glebe Street and we followed the one way system onto Church Street. We crossed over the A500 onto City Road and we went under the railway line. We ran up the hill into Fenton and we turned right onto Smithpool Road. We turned left into Temple Street and back to the residential unit. We went up to Matthew's room and we wrote some of the Blog. Matthew also drank a can of Irn Bru. After doing a couple of entries I left and Matthew chilled out in his room watching television and using his computer. 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.

Saturday, 26 January 2019

Trip to Long Stratton / Great Yarmouth 26-01-2019
















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DY08 FFXCaisterGreat YarmouthCharterShelton Care Group
DY08 FFXGreat YarmouthFentonCharterShelton Care Group


Today Matthew was in the residential unit and he was going to his day service. He was also going out on the bus to East Anglia. Matthew got up around 08:00 and had toast for breakfast. before Matthew went to the day centre he watched buses out of the window. whilst waiting for the time to go to the day centre, we saw Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX.


Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX in Fenton
Also seen was silver minibus N17 MGJ which stopped briefly in Manor Street.


N17 MGJ in Fenton
Another vehicle seen was First Potteries 67151 on a #23 to Hanley.


First Potteries 67151 in Fenton
When it was time to go out We went downstairs to wait for the transport. Matthew then went to Aldi to do some shopping on Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX. We set off onto Temple Street and we turned left onto Christchurch Street. We crossed City Road onto Manor Street and we ran to the end where we turned left onto Victoria Road. In the shop Matthew picked up his weekly shopping and went out for tea on Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX. We ran down Victoria Road to Joiners Square and we turned left onto Warrington Road. We turned left onto the A52 and we ran towards Stoke. We ran forwards onto Glebe Street and we followed the one-way system onto Church Street. We crossed over the A500 and we got onto the Southbound A500. We ran Southwards to Sideway and we got onto the Eastbound A50. We ran Eastwards for around 40 miles and we got onto the Southbound M1. We ran South for around 30 miles and we joined the Eastbound A14. We continued Eastwards for a few miles and we joined the Northbound A605. We joined the A47 near to Peterborough and we continued Eastwards near to Kings Lynn and round the Southern end of Norwich. We turned right onto the A140 and we ran Southwards to Long Stratton. We stopped at the leisure centre and Matthew went to the toilet. Afterwards we continued to Great Yarmouth on Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX. We ran Northwards up the A140 and we joined the Eastbound A47. We ran to Great Yarmouth we turned right onto Pasteur Road. We crossed over the Yare and we turned right onto the Southbound A4123. We ran Southwards for a short wile and we parked up. Once off the bus we went for a walk. We set off along Queens Road and forwards onto Kings Road. We crossed South Beach Parade and we stopped at a tearoom. Matthew went to the toilet and afterwards had a breakfast washed down with a can of Coke. Afterwards we cross over the road and along Kings Road. We continued onto Queen's Road and back to the minibus. We continued to Caister on Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX. We turned around and we headed Northwards up the A4123. We continued onto North Quay and we kept going Northwards up onto Caister Road and past Tesco onto Yarmouth Road. We ran through Caister and we stopped at the holiday park. Matthew went to the toilet and then had a glass of Coke. We saw First Eastern Counties 30960 on a #8 to New Paget Hospital. When we had finished we returned to Great Yarmouth on Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX. We ran Southwards down Yarmouth Road and we ran forwards onto Caister Road. We veered left onto Northgate Street and we turned left onto Fullers Hill. We followed the one way system though the bus station and we saw First Eastern Counties 66334 on a #6 to Bradwell. We stopped for a short while and we Afterwards we returned to Fenton on Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX. We ran forwards onto Alexandra Road and we ran around the one-way system onto Yarmouth Way. We turned right onto the A4123 and we ran forwards onto North Quay and New Acle Road. At the roundabout we went forwards onto the A47. We travelled East past the South end of Norwich and Kings Lynn and we ran North of Peterborough. We continued to the edge of Leicester and we took the Southern by-pass. We past Fosse Park and we joined the Nothbound M6. We ran North for around 20 miles and we got onto the Westbound A50. We ran to near to Uttoxeter and into Stoke-on-Trent. We came off the A50 at Heron Cross and we turned right onto Blurton Road. We ran through Heron Cross onto Heron Street and we followed the road around onto Station Bridge Road. We turned left onto Christchurch street and left again onto Masterson Street. We turned right onto Watkin Street and right onto Temple Street and back to the residential unit. Matthew went up to his room and chilled out on his computer. For a late tea Matthew had chicken nuggets & chips followed by a Bakewell Tart. 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.

Friday, 25 January 2019

Trip to Kidsgrove / Hanley 25-01-2019
















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Today Matthew was in the residential unit and he was going to his day service. He was also going to Kidsgrove and Hanley later on. Matthew got up around 08:00 and had toast and orange juice for breakfast. Whilst he was waiting to out we saw First Potteries 63179 on a #11 to Newcastle. we went downstairs and out of the unit. We set off on foot to the day centre. We walked onto Temple Street and right onto Christchurch Street. At the day centre we saw Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX.


Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX in Fenton
In the morning we went to Kidsgrove. Transport for the trip was Stanton's of Stoke FJ13 CUU. We got on the bus and we sat down. We set off onto Glebedale Road and we turned left onto City Road. We ran down the hill towards Stoke and we went under the railway line. We turned right on to the A500 and we ran through Etruria and Longport. We came off the A500 onto the A527 and we ran up the hill towards the top end of Tunstall. We turned left onto the Northbound A50 and we ran through Goldenhill and down the bank into Kidsgrove. We turned right into Heathcote Street and we parked up. We walked onto The Mount and we went to the chip shop cafe. Matthew went to the toilets and afterwards had a can of Coke. Matthew had sausage chips and gravy. Afterwards we returned to the day centre on Stanton's of Stoke FJ13 CUU. We set off onto Heathcote Street and we turned left onto The Mount. We turned right onto Mount Street and left on to the Southbound A50. We ran up the hill into Goldenhill and at the top end of Tunstall we turned right onto the A500. We down down into the Chatterley Valley and we joined the Southbound A500. We ran through Longport & Etruria and we came off the A500 at Stoke. We turned left onto City Road and we ran under the railway line and up the hill into Fenton. We turned right into Glebedale Road and back to the day centre. In the afternoon 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. Matthew went upstairs to his room and chilled out whilst he wait ed to go out. He used his computer and and he watched buses out of the window. We saw First Potteries 67631 on a #11 to Newcastle.


First Potteries 67631 in Fenton
Also seen was D&G 115 on a #1 to Park Site.


D&G 115 in Fenton
Later we went to Hanley on the bus. We went downstairs and we set off onto City Road and down to the stop outside the flats. We waited for a bus to Hanley. Whilst we waited we saw First Potteries 63173 on a #11 to Newcastle.


First Potteries 63173 in Fenton
Also seen was D&G Bus 113 on a #1A to Wood Lane.


D&G 113 in Fenton
A few minutes later we aw a bus turned the corner. As it got closer we saw that it was First Potteries 67152 on a #23 to Hanley.


First Potteries 67152 in Fenton
We got on the bus and we booked to Hanley before we sat down towards the back of the bus. We set off down City Road and we joined the A52 to go under the railway line and over the A500. We continued onto Church Street. and into the centre of Stoke. After a brief stop we continued around the one-way system onto Elenora Steet and right onto Copeland street. We turned left onto Glebe Street and we went under the railway line before turning left onto Station Road. We went past the railway station we turned right onto College Road. After running the hill through Shelton we continued onto Cleveland Road and forwards onto Regent Road. We turned left onto Lower Bethesda Street and we crossed over the ring road onto Bethesda Street. We turned right onto John Street. We entered the bus station and we got up and got off the bus. Once off the bus we walked up Lichfield Street we continued forwards onto Stafford Street. We walked past the spikey man and onto Quadrant Road. We turned left onto Bryan Street and we visited the cinema. In the cinema went to the toilet and afterwards had a hot dog. He went to see Mary Queen of Scots. When the film had finished we walked back along Bryan Street and onto Quadrant Road. We walked along Stafford Street and forwards onto Lichfield Street and back to the bus station. We waited for a bus back to Fenton. Whilst we waited we saw First Potteries 43876 on a #11 to Newcaastle.


First Potteries 43876 in Hanley bus station
A short while later we saw First Potteries 67652 on a #6 to Meir Square.


First Potteries 67652 in Hanley bus station
We got on the bus and we booked to Fenton before sitting down towards the back of the bus. Whilst we waited for departure time we saw First Potteries 65705 on a #3 to Crewe. We set off out of the bus station onto John Street and we turned left onto Bethesda Street. We turned left onto the ring road and we turned right onto Lichfield Street and we ran down the hill to Joiners Square. We crossed the roundabout onto Victoria Road and we ran up the hill into Fenton. We ran forwards onto King Street we got up and got off the bus at the Duke Street stop. Once off the bus we set off on foot along King Street onto City Road and we turned left onto Christchurch Street. We turned right onto Temple Street and we returned to the residential unit. Matthew went upstairs to his room to chill out and watch buses out of the window. Later on Matthew had a bath and had toast for supper. Matthew went on his computer until bedtime around 23:00... Mark.

Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Trip to Stoke / Dimsdale 23-01-2019
















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42554Fenton, adj Travers CourtStoke, adj stop Q23First Potteries
63176Stoke, adj stop AFenton, Smithpool Road11First Potteries
HK65 HPYFentonDimsdaleCharterRoseville
HK65 HPYDimsdaleFentonCharterRoseville


Today Matthew was in the residential unit and he was going to his day service. He was also going to visit uncle Dave later on. Matthew got up around 08:00 and had toast for breakfast. before Matthew went to the day centre he watched buses out of the window. whilst waiting for the time to go to the day centre, we saw Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX.


Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX in Fenton
In the morning Matthew went to Stoke on the bus. We went downstairs and we set off onto City Road and down to the bus stop by the flats. We waited for a First Bus to Stoke. A few minutes later we saw a First Potteries dart turn the corner. As it got closer we saw that it was First Potteries 42554 on a #23 to Hanley.


First Potteries 42554 in Fenton
We got on the bus and we booked to Stoke before sitting down towards the back of the bus. The bus set off down City Road and we ran down the hill over the old railway line to Leek and onto the A52. We ran under the railway line and over the A500 and straight into Stoke town centre along Church Street where we got up and got off the bus. Once off the bus we went to the One Stop Shop and Matthew used their computers. When we had finished we went out onto Church Street and we crossed over the road to wait for a bus back to Fenton. A few minutes later we saw a bus approaching. As it got closer we saw it was First Potteries 63176 on a #11 to Hanley.


First Potteries 63176 in Stoke
We got on the bus and we booked to Fenton before we sat down towards the back of the bus. We set off onto Church Street out of Stoke and over the A500. We ran under the railway line and we continued onto City Road. At the top of the hill we got up and got off the bus. We crossed over City Road and onto Christchurch Street and back to the residential unit. Matthew went up to his room to chill out and watch buses out of the window. A few minutes later we went to Dimsdale. We went downstairs and we went to Dimsdale on it was Roseville HK65 HPY. We set off down Temple Street and right onto Smithpool Road. We turned left onto City Road we saw Roseville BG07 XCN. We ran down the hill and under the railway line into Stoke. We crossed over the A500 and we went around the one-way system. We ran up the hill into Hartshill and we continued to the edge of Newcastle. We turned right into Albert Street and we crossed over the A53 onto Sandy Lane. At the roundabout we turned right onto the A527. We ran through Wolstanton and we turned left onto the B5369. After around 1/2 mile we stopped at the pub. Matthew went to the toilet and then had a glass of Coke. For dinner Matthew had a burger and fries followed by chocolate fudge cake and ice cream. When we had finished we returned to Fenton in Roseville HK65 HPY. We set off onto the B5369 and at the light we turned right onto the A527. We turned left onto Sandy lane and we crossed the A53 onto Albert street. We joined the A52 and we ran through Hartshill into Stoke. We ran down to Stoke and onto the one way system. We turned right onto Elenora Street and we followed the road around onto Copeland Street. We ran forwards onto Glebe Street and we followed the one way system onto Church Street. We crossed over the A500 onto City Road and we went under the railway line. We ran up the hill into Fenton and we turned right onto Smithpool Road. We turned left into Temple Street and back to the residential unit. Matthew went up to his room to wait for time before going to uncle Dave's. Matthew used his computer and watched buses out of the window. we saw blue minibus SF14 BXH going towards Heron Cross.


SF14 BXH in Fenton
After Matthew went for a walk to Aldi to get some shopping. We went downstairs and we set off onto City Road and we crossed over and onto Manor Street. We saw Fox Shox white minibus BP05 YDO parked up.


Fox Shox BP05 YDO in Fenton
At the end of Manor Street we turned left onto Victoria Road and and we stopped at Aldi to pickup Matthew's weekly shop. Once Matthew had finished shopping we returned to the residential unit in Autocabs taxi. We set off up Victoria Road and we turned onto Manor Street. We turned right onto City Road and left onto Smithpool Road. We turned left onto Temple Street past the new building under construction and back to the residential unit. Matthew went back upstairs. When it was time to go to uncle Dave's we went downstairs and we set off onto Temple Street and at the end we turned left onto Smithpool Road. We went across the spare ground onto Willowdale Avenue and onto Whieldon Road and into uncle Dave's. Matthew had some cheesecake and a can of Tango orange. For tea Matthew had chicken potatoes and carrots. Later on he had another slice of cheesecake and a few digestive biscuits and custard creams. Uncle Dave now has a biscuit tin. Matthew chilled out in uncle Dave's house using his computer and watching television. Uncle Dave also did his DJ set. A couple of hours later staff came to escort Matthew back home. We set off onto Whieldon Road and we turned onto Smithpool Road. We turned right onto Temple Street past the new building under construction, which is now getting near to completion. We continued back to the residential unit. Matthew went back to the room and went on his computer. 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.

Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Trip to Emersons Green / Stoke 22-01-2019
















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DY08 FFXFentonEmersons GreenCharterShelton Care Group
DY08 FFXEmersons GreenFentonCharterShelton Care Group
41502Fenton, adj Travers CourtStoke, adj stop Q23First Potteries
63101Stoke, adj stop MFenton, Smithpool Road11First Potteries


Today Matthew was in the residential unit and he was going to his day service. He was also going to Emerson Green and Stoke. Matthew got up around 08:00 and had toast and orange juice for breakfast. Whilst waiting to go to the day service we saw D&G 112.


D&G 112 in Fenton
Around 09:00 we set off on foot to the day centre. We walked onto Temple Street and we turned right onto Christchurch Street and to the day centre. At the day centre we saw Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX parked outside.


Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX in Fenton
In the morning Matthew went out on Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX. We set off onto Christchurch Street We ran forwards onto Station Bridge Road. At Heron Cross we joined the Westbound A50 and we ran down to Sideway. We turned left onto the Southbound A500 and we ran down to the motorway. We got onto the Southbound M6 we ran through Staffordshire and the West Midlands down to junction 8. We joined the Southbound M5 and we ran for 80 miles or so down to the M4. We got onto the Eastbound M4 and we cam off at junction 19 onto the M32. At junction 1 we joined the Southbound A4174 . We travelled around 4 miles and we came of the A4174 by the Emerson Green retail park. We parked up and we went to The Mill House pub. Matthew went to the toilet and afterwards he had a glass of Coke. For dinner Matthew had a burger and chips followed by chocolate fudge cake and ice cream. Once we had finished eating e returned to Fenton on Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX. We set off out of the retail park and onto the Northbound A4174. We turned right onto the Northbound M32 and at the end of the motorway we turned left onto the Westbound M4. We ran to junction 20 and we turned right onto the Northbound M5. We ran through the Midlands for around 80 miles and we joined the Northbound M6. We ran along the M6 through the West Midlands and Staffordshire as far as junction 15 where we cam off onto the A500. We travelled North up to Sideway and then we joined the Eastbound A50. We came off the A50 at Heron Cross and we turned left onto Blurton Road. We went through the traffic lights onto Heron Steeet. We carried on forwards onto Station Bridge Road and we turned left onto Christchurch Street. We turned left onto Masterson Street and we turned right onto Watkin Street. We continued onto Temple Street and back to the residential unit. Mathew went upstairs to use his computer and chill out. Until it was time to go out Matthew watched buses out of the window. Later on we went out on the bus. We went downstairs and we set off onto foot to the bus stop. We walked through onto city Road and we waited at the bus stop outside the flats. A few minutes later we saw a bus approaching. As it got closer we saw it was First Potteries 41502 on a #23 to Hanley. We got on the bus and we booked to Stoke before we sat down towards the back of the bus. We set off down City Road and we joined the A52 to go under the railway line and over the A500. We continued onto Church Street and we got up and got off the bus. Once off the bus Matthew took a picture of First Potteries 41502 before it carried on towards Hanley.


First Potteries 41502 in Stoke
We walked up Church Street and we turned left onto Honeywall. We walked down pump Street and we turned right onto London Road. We walked into the west End and we stopped at the Chemist. After buying something in the Chemist we walked back along London Road and forwards onto Campbell Place. We crossed over Church Street and we waited for a bus back up to Fenton. A few minutes later the bus turned up and it was First Potteries 63101 on a #11 to Hanley. We got on the bus and we booked to Fenton before we sat down towards the back of the bus. We set off onto Church Street out of Stoke and over the A500. We ran under the railway line and we continued onto City Road. At the top of the hill we got up and got off the bus.


First Potteries 63101 in Fenton
We crossed over City Road and onto Christchurch Street and back to the residential unit. For tea Matthew had chips and beans followed by a Bakewell Tart. Matthew then went to his room to get ready to go out. Whilst we waited we saw First Potteries 67636 on a #11 to Hanley. Tonight Matthew went out to the disco in a car. We set off onto Temple Street and we turned right onto Christchurch Street. We turned left onto Baker Street and left onto Glebedale Road. At the end we turned right onto City Road. At the roundabout we turned sharp left onto Victoria Road. We ran down the hill to Joiners Square and we saw First Potteries 67654 on a #6 to Weston Coyney. We turned right onto the a52 and we ran up to Bucknall. At the lights we went straight on, forwards onto the A5009 and we ran through Abbey Hulton. We turned left onto Birches Head Road and we stopped at the disco. Matthew went to the toilet and had a drink of Coke and did some dancing. When it was time to go back to Fenton we travelled back on car. We set off onto Birches Head Road and we turned right onto the A5009. We ran down though Abbey Hulton and into Bucknall where we went straight onto the A52. We ran through Joiners Square and towards Stoke railway station we continued along the A52 along side the railway line and we then turned left onto City Road. We turned right onto Smithpool Road and left onto Temple Street and back to the residential unit. Matthew went up to his room to chill out. He 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