Friday, 31 May 2019

Trip to Joiners Square / Newcastle 31-05-2019
















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DY08 FFXJoiners SquareFentonCharterShelton Care Group


Today Matthew was in the residential unit and he was going to his day service. He was also going to Apedale. Matthew got up and had toast and orange juice for breakfast. Whilst waiting for time to got to the day centre Matthew spent time in his room watching buses. Whilst waiting to go out we saw D&G Bus 113 on a #1A to Meir.


D&G 113 in Fenton
We went downstairs and out of the unit. We set off onto Temple Street and we turned right onto Christchurch Street and to the day centre where we saw Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX parked up outside.


Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX in Fenton
In the morning Matthew went out to Apedale. Transport for the trip was Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX. We got on and the bus and we went along Glebedale Road and we turned left onto City Road. At the bottom of the road we joined the A52 and we ran into Stoke and onto the Northbound A500. We ran North to Shelton New Road and then we entered Newcastle via George Street where we saw First Potteries 63172 on a #11 to Hanley. We ran around Newcastle on the A52 and we went North up the A34 past the old First Potteries bus garage. At London Road we went West up to the roundabout where we continued West on Loomer Road. We followed this around to the Apedale Heritage Centre. Matthew went to the toilet and then went for a walk around and had a drink of Coke. We then got back on the minibus and went to Sneyd Green to go to MacDonald. We set off onto Loomer Road and we ran back to the A34 via Wolstanton Road. We ran North to Talke and then we took the Southbound A500. We came off the A500 at Etruria and we went East on the A53. At Cobridge we saw First Potteries 67657 on a #3 to Crewe. We continued along the A53 under the A5272 and to the Norton Heights retail park. At MacDoanlds Matthew went to the toilet and then had a burger and fries washed down with a Coke. Once Matthew had finished eating we got back on the minibus for the journey to the pub. We continued North on the A53 and we turned right onto Newford Crescent. We followed the road around and we went to Milton Crossroad. We turned right and went South down the A5009 to Bucknall where we took Bucknall New Road where we saw ISS Labour FE68 ZPG. We ran up to the ring road at Hanley and we turned left. We ran around to Lichfield street and we went towards Joiners Square and to the pub. In the pub Matthew went to the toilet and had a drink of Coke. Highlights of the bus sightings include Stanton's of Stoke 614 WEH and First Potteries 63171 on a #6 to Weston Coyney. When it was time to go we got on Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX for the trip to Fenton. The bus set off down Palmerston Road. We turned right onto the A52 and at Joiners Square we turned left onto Victoria Road. At the top we turned sharp right onto City Road and left onto Temple Street and back to the residential unit. Matthew went upstairs to his room to chill out and watch buses out of his window. We saw First Potteries 67154 on a #23 to Hanley.


First Potteries 67154 in Fenton
Also seen was Lucky Seven BX62 FYP going towards Stoke.


Lucky Seven BX62 FYP in Fenton
Later on we went to Newcastle in a car. We went downstairs and got in the car and set off onto Temple Street. We turned left into Christchurch Street and left onto City Road. We ran down the hill onto the A52 and we went under the railway line. We crossed over the A500 and we ran into Stoke and on the one way system. We followed the road onto Lonsdale Street and right onto Fleming Street. We turned right onto Campbell Place and we followed the road around back onto Church Street. We ran up the hill into Hartshill and edge the edge of Newcastle we ran onto George Street. We went forwards onto the ring road and we crossed the roundabout onto Ironmarket. We parked up and and we went to the pub. Matthew went to the toilet and had a glass of Coke. Matthew had a cheese and bacon beefburger with fries. For dessert he had chocolate fudge cake with ice cream. When we had finished we set off along Ironmarket to the High Street. We turned left onto Hassell Street and we walked past the bus station. We walked onto the ring road and past the new council building and into the park. We got back in the car and we returned to Fenton in a car. We set off onto the roundabout and we turned right onto barracks Road. We joined the Southbound A34 and we ran down to Trent Vale. We turned left onto Harpfields Road and we went forwards onto Keelings Drive. We turned left onto London Road and we ran through Boothen into Stoke. We ran around the one-way system and onto Church Street. We crossed over the A500 and under the railway line into Fenton. We ran up City Road and we turned right into Smithpool Road and left into Temple Street and back to the residential unit. Matthew went back to the room and went on his computer. He watched televsion and he ate a slice of cake. 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.

Thursday, 30 May 2019

Trip to Woore / Nantwich 30-05-2019
















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DY08 FFXFentonWooreCharterShelton Care Group
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DY08 FFXNantwichFentonCharterShelton Care Group


Today Matthew was in the residential unit and he was going to his day service. He was also going to Bridgemere Garden Centre. Matthew got up around 08:00 and had toast and orange juice for breakfast. Around 09:00 we went downstairs. Transport for the trip it was Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX. We got on on the bus and we set off onto Temple Street. We turned left onto Christchurch Street and left onto City Road. We ran down the hill and we joined the A52. We went under the railway bridge and we joined the Northbound A500. We travelled Northwards. We went under the M6 and we continued to the edge of Nantwich. We joined the Southbound A51 and we ran through Stapeley and Walgherton into Bridgemere. We turned into the garden centre and we parked up. Once at the garden centre Matthew went to the toilet. Matthew went to the cafe and had dinner. He had sausage chips and gravy washed down with a bottle of Coke. Afterwards we went to Nantwich on Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX. We got in the bus and we set off onto the Northbound A51. We ran through Walgherton and stapeley. We turned left onto the A530 and we followed the road to the right and Northwards into the town. We ran forwards onto Pillory Street and we parked up. We visited the former RBS which is now closed. It is currently being refurbished. When we had finished we returned to Fenton on Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX. We set off along Pillory Street and we followed the road around onto Hospital Street. We ran forwards onto the B5074 and we went around Nantwich on the A51 by-pas and we joined the Eastbound A500. We skirted the Southern edge of Crewe and crossed under the M6 before continuing the last 8 miles or so down to Stoke. We came off the A500 onto City Road and we saw First Potteries 37158 on a #25 to Keele. We continued up City Road under the railway line up to Smithpool Road and we turned right. We turned left onto Temple Street and we went back to the residential unit. Matthew went upstairs to his room to use his computer and watch buses. We saw Lucky Seven RJ17 YMT heading towards Stoke.


Lucky Seven RJ17 YMT in Fenton
Also seen was First Potteries 42552 on a #11 to Hanley.


First Potteries 42552 in Fenton
Another vehicle seen was Intercity RE12 JWU heading towards Longton.


Intercity RE12 JWU in Fenton
For tea Matthew had Paste and sauce followed by cheesecake. Later on Matthew Matthew went out to the pub. We went downstairs and we set off onto Temple Street. We turned right onto Christchurch Street and we visited the pub. Matthew went to the toilet and afterwards had a glass of Coke. When Matthew had finished his drink he returned to the residential unit. We set off onto Christchurch Street and we turned left onto Temple Street and back to the residential unit. We went upstairs to Matthew's room and Matthew chilled out in his room watching television and using 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.

Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Trip to Wellington / Taunton 29-05-2019
















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YR17 CYLFentonWellingtonCharterHarry Shaw
YR17 CYLWellingtonTauntonCharterHarry Shaw
YR17 CYLTauntonFentonCharterHarry Shaw


Today Matthew was in the residential unit and he was going to his day service. He was also going to uncle Daves for tea. 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 First Potteries 67151 on a #23 to Hanley. We went downstairs and we saw that transport for the trip was Harry Shaw YR17 CYL We got on the coach and we set off onto City Road. We went under the railway line and we turned left onto the Southbound A500 and we ran down to the motorway. We got onto the Southbound M6 and we ran through Staffordshire into the West Midlands. We came off the M6 at junction 8 and we joined the Southbound M5 we ran for around 150 miles, out of the midlands and into the South West. We left the M5 at junction 16 and we turned right onto Taunton Road./ We ran the last few miles into Wellington and the coach stop and Matthew got up and got off. Once off the coach Matthew went to a café for dinner. He visited the toilet and afterwards had a sausage bap washed down with a can of Coke. When Matthew had finished we went outside to meet the coach. We boarded the coach and we set off along Fore Street. We ran forwards onto Taunton Road and at the roundabout we joined the Northbound A38. We continued to Tangier and we ran around the Southern end of the town centre. We continued onto east Reach and we and we ran forwards onto Critchard way. At the roundabout we west Westwards along the A3038. We turned right onto Station Road and we stopped near to the railway station we saw First Somerset and Avon 43202. After a short stop we returned to Fenton on Harry Shaw YR17 CYL. We set off along Station Road and we turned left onto the A3038. We ran forwards onto the Eastbound A358. We ran up to the motorway and we got onto the Northbound M5. We left the South West and we travelled into the Midlands> we ran to the very end of the M5 and we joined the Northbound M6. We ran North out of the West Midlands and into Staffordshire and up to 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. Matthew went upstairs to use his computer and chill out in his room. Whilst there we saw D&G Bus 142 on a #1 to Meir.


D&G 142 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 former BKS double decker coach C363 SVV.


BKS C363 SVV in Fenton
Further along Manor Street we saw grey minibus J88 SRS.


J88 SRS in Fenton
Also seen was ABC Supreme minibus SJ07 LSL.


ABC Supreme SJ07 LSL 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 ran through the private road on which the swimming baths are situated. At the end we turned left onto City Road and right into Smithpool Road. We turned left 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. 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 Fanta 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 by the shop we saw Autocabs KN62 XTR. We turned onto Willowdale Avenue. We crossed the spare ground and we turned left 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, 28 May 2019

Trip to Bucknall / Belper 28-05-2019
















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63172Hanley BSFenton, Victoria Place23First Potteries


Today Matthew was in the residential unit and he was going to his day service. He was also going to Belper later on. Matthew got up around 08:00 and had toast and orange juice for breakfast. Whilst he was waiting to out we saw Christchurch Primary DU56 DNN. we set off on foot to the day centre. we set off on foot to the day centre. We walked onto Temple Street and right onto Christchurch Street where we saw First Potteries 67156 on a #23 to Newstead.


First Potteries 67157 in Fenton
In the morning we went to Belper via Bucknall. Transport for the trip was ABC Supreme HV18 GVR. We got on the bus and we ran onto Glebedale Road and left onto City Road we saw First Potteries 67657 on a #11 to Newcastle. We turned right onto Manor Street and we headed onto Victoria Road. We turned left onto Victoria Road and we ran down to Joiners Square. We turned right onto the A52 and we ran up to Bucknall to go to Farmfoods. Matthew did some shopping and the we continued on our journey on ABC Supreme HV18 GVR. At Bucknall we continued onto the A5009. We ran through Abeey Hulton and Milton and we joined the Northbound A53. We continued North through Endon. We ran through Longsdon and we ran into Leek. In the town centre we continued forwards onto the A53 and we ran out of town. We ran through Blackshaw Moor and then just after the Winking Man pub we turned right and ran to Longnor. We turned right onto the A515 and we ran South for a couple of miles. We then went Eastwards along the A5012 until we got to the A6. We then ran Southwards down the A6 until we got to Belper where we saw Little's B7 on a #142 to Alfreton. Matthew had dinner had the King Street fish and chip shop. He had sausage chips and gravy. We saw Trent Barton 685 on a #6.4 to Derby. When we had finished we set off Northwards up the A6 to Whatstandwell and we turned left onto the A5012. We travelled Eastwards for around 15 miles to Newhaven and we joined the Northbound A515. We ran Westwards from Hurlow through Longnor and we joined the Southbound A53 North of the Winking Man. We travelled south through through Blackshaw Moor and into Leek we ran South through Leek and continued along the A53. We ran through Longsdon and into Endon. We continued South Through Stockton Brook. We passed under the A5272 and past the site of a new building and down to Cobridge. At the lights we turned left onto Waterloo Road. We ran down to the ring Road and then we ran around Hanley before going onto Lichfield Street. We ran down to Joiners Square and we continued onto Victoria Road. We ran up to the top and we turned sharp right onto City Road. We ran down to Smithpool Road we saw Z Carz WX55 OHH. and we turned left. We turned left onto Temple Street and back to the residential unit. Matthew went up to his room to use his computer and watch buses. We saw E-zec patient transport YN15 FJY heading towards Stoke.


E-zec patient transport YN15 FJY in Fenton
Later on Matthew went out for a short walk. We went downstairs and we saw Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX.


Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX in Fenton
We cut through onto City Road. We walked up towards the health centre and we went in. Afterwards we walked onto Glebedale Road and we walked along Baker Street. We turned right onto Christchurch Street. We stopped at the Co-op We saw First Potteries 67151 on a #23 to Hanley. and we turned left Temple Street We walked back to the residential unit. Near to the unit we saw Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX. Matthew went upstairs to his room to chill out and watch buses out of the window. For tea Matthew had a Lamb Mince Pasta Bake Cheese & Bacon with chips followed by cake. Later on we went to Hanley. We went downstairs and onto City Road. We waited for a bus to Hanley. After a short while we saw a bus approaching. As it got closer we saw it was First Potteries 67157 on a #23 to Hanley. We got on the bus and we booked to Hanley before sitting down towards the back of the bus. We set off along Christchurch Street. We turned left onto City Road. down under the railway line and into 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 and 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 and we entered the bus station. We got up and got off the bus and we set off onto Lichfield Street. We continued onto Stafford Street and we went to The Little Dessert Shop. Matthew had a slice of rainbow cake with custard. When he had finished he walked back along Stafford Street and forwards onto Lichfield Street. Back at the bus station we waited for a bus back to Fenton. A short while later we saw it was First Potteries 63172 on a #11 to Newcastle. We got on the bus and we booked to Fenton before we sat down towards the back of the bus. We set off out of the bus station onto John Street and down the hill past the car park. We turned left onto Bethesda Street and we turned left onto the ring road. We ran around the ring road and we turned right onto Bucknall New Road. We ran down the hill through Limekiln lights We ran forwards onto the A52 and we turned right onto Dividy Road. We turned left onto Beverley Drive and right onto Dawlish Drive. We ran through the estate and back onto the A5272. We ran up to Adderley Green. At the roundabout we turned right onto Anchor Road. Due to a road closure the bus was diverted in Longton. We turned left onto Market Street and we ran forwards onto Uttoxeter Road and we turned right into Chadwick Street. We turned right onto Normacot Road and we crossed over the roundabout onto The Strand. After a brief stop we ran down the Strand and under the railway line onto King Street. We continued down through Fenton and forwards onto City Road. We went past KFC and we got up and got off. We walked down City Road and we turned left onto Christchurch Street. We turned right onto Temple Street and back to the residential unit. Matthew had a bath and then chilled out in his room on his computer. For supper Matthew had toast. Matthew went to bed around 23:00... Mark.

Saturday, 25 May 2019

Trip to Trafford Centre / Bolton 25-05-2019









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20160Leigh BSTrafford Centre BS126Rotala Diamond
37367Trafford Centre BSSalford, Rossall Way (stop F)100First Manchester
33831Salford, Rossall Way (stop G)Bolton BS36First Manchester
69147Bolton BSJohnson Fold, Montserrat Road‎501First Manchester
15232Johnson Fold, Montserrat RoadBolton BS125Stagecoach Lancashire
2679Bolton BSHorwich, The Crown (Stop C)575Arriva NW&W
2688Horwich, The Crown (Stop C)Wigan BS575Arriva NW&W


Today we decided to go to Trafford centre. We checked the weather for today and it was for mainly cloudy weather with a slight possibility of rain. We gave Matthew a list of places and from the list he choose to start at Leigh. Matthew got up around 10:00 and had toast and orange juice for breakfast. He also had a glass of Irn Bru. around 11:45 we set off onto the A5035. We continued past Stanley Matthews Way by Accident, so we decided to go up the A34 instead! By the Trentham Gardens roundabout we joined the Northbound A34. As we travelled up the A34 we saw silver minibus BU65 EOE and Aerobright EG16 VME. At Hanford we joined the Northbound A500. Travelling up the A500 we saw Lucky Seven BX60 AXA, Afford rent-a-car MK67 UEL, red minibus MT68 AZC, Global Travel BIG 8768. We got to junction 16 and on the roundabout we saw Crusader EU07 FHX. We joined the M6 and we headed Northwards. Seen on the M6 were white minibus BD14 UAX, an unidentified Bestway Travel coach & S-Line Travel BN11 UGK. We left the M6 at junction 22 onto Winwick lane and we travelled North to Lowton. We turned right onto Newton Road and we crossed over the A580. Newton Road became St Helens Road and we continued North over the A579 and into Leigh town centre. We turned right onto Spinning Jenny Way and we ran around onto gas Street and onto the main car park. We parked up and Matthew sued the toilet in the block outside the shopping centre. We walked through the shopping centre and when we got to the bus station and we saw First Manchester 69136 on a #582 to Bolton.


First Manchester 69136 in Leigh bus station
Matthew went to the toilet. We walked back to the food van for dinner. Matthew had a burger and fries washed down with a can of Coke. When we had finished eating we said goodbye to mum and we headed to the bus station. We spotted required Rotala Diamond 20160 on a #126 to the Trafford Centre.


Rotala Diamond 20160 in Leigh bus station
We got on the bus and we purchased System One bus only tickets from the driver at £5.80 each before we sat down towards the back of the bus. We set off out of the bus station onto Spinning Jenny Way and we headed Eastwards towards Manchester just after passing Tesco we saw Network Warrington 212 on a #19 to Leigh. We continued onto Chapel Street and we turned sharp left onto Manchester Road. We crossed the 2 mini roundabout and we continued Eastwards along Manchester Road. We passed Leigh Cemetary and we continued for around 2 miles and through the centre of Astley. We continued forwards onto Chaddock Lane and we went under the A580. We ran forwards onto Leigh Road for about a mile and we crossed the roundabout onto Worsley Brow. We went under the M60 and at the next roundabout we joined the anti-clockwise M60. We ran fast along the motorway to junction 10 and we cam off onto the Northbound B5214. We turned right at the Bridgewater Circle and we entered the Trafford Centre bus station. Once off the bus we headed through the bus station towards the toilets. On the way we saw Arriva NW&W 2627 about to work the #247 to Altrincham.


Arriva NW&W 2627 in Trafford Centre bus station
Adjacent to the bus station we saw MCT minibus MX17 CGV parked up.


MCT MX17 CGV in Trafford Centre
We headed into the car park and Matthew used the toilet. Once he had finished we headed back into the bus station. Matthew spotted required First Manchester 37367 on a #100 to Manchester and he decided he wanted to do this bus.


First Manchester 37367 in Trafford Centre bus station
We got on the bus and we flashed the System One bus only ticket to the driver before we went upstairs. The rear of the top deck was empty so Matthew took a picture inside First Manchester 37367 before we sat down.


Inside First Manchester 37367
A few minutes later the bus set off out of the bus station and we turned right on to the B5214. At the next roundabout we turned left onto the B5211 and we ran North over the river Manchester Ship Canal. We ran Northwards through Barton upon Irwell and we ran alongside the Bridgewater Canal. We turned right onto the A57 and we crossed over the canal. We ran the 1/2 mile into Eccles. We continued forwards onto Church Street and we entered the Interchange. After a brief stop we we carried on along Regent Street and we joined the Northbound A576. We crossed over the M602 and we ran through Little Bolton and Seedley. We joined the Eastbound A6 and at the next junction by St Thomas' Church Pendleton we turned right onto Belvedere Road. We turned right onto Rossall Way and we stopped outside Salford Shopping Centre where we got up and got off the bus. Once off the bus Matthew took another picture of First Manchester 37367 before it continued towards Manchester.


First Manchester 37367 in Salford
We had a quick walk around the stops outside the shopping centre before we caught the next bus. We saw Rotala Diamond 21221 on a #79 to Swinton.


Rotala Diamond 21221 in Salford
Also seen was Rotala Diamond 30141 on layover. We walked around the corner to the Bolton stop and we waited for the next Northbound service. A few minutes later we saw a bus approaching. As it got closer we saw it was required First Manchester 33831 on a #36 to Bolotn.


First Manchester 33831 in Salford
We got on the bus and we flashed the System One bus only ticket to the driver before we went upstairs. The rear of the top deck was empty so Matthew took a picture inside First Manchester 33831 before we sat down.


Inside First Manchester 33831
We set off from the stop and we headed up to the Westbound A6. We ran alongside the main carriageway in a bus lane for a few hundred yards and we veered left onto Bolton Road. We ran alongside the A6 for a 3/4 of a mile and we cam to a large roundabout. The A580 and the A6 split off from each other and we followed the A6 for around a mile into Swinton. We stopped briefly outside a brutalist Lancastrian Hall in the centre of town and the former RBS bank now open as a shop. We continued Westwards into Walkden. We continued Westwards out of Wakden along the A6 and we turned left into Hilton Lane passing Rotala Diamond 20725 on the VH2 Walkden circular service. We turned right onto Hulton Avenue and we continued forwards onto Madams Wood Road. We crossed the A5082 and we ran forwards onto Kenyon Way. We ran through the estate and we reappeared on the A6. We headed Eastwards for a short distance and we turned left onto the A5082. We crossed over the M61 and we turned left onto Tennyson Road. We ran forwards onto George Street across Highfield Road and forwards onto Laburnam Road. We crossed the B6199 and we ran North up Harper Green Road. We turned left onto Lavender Road and right onto Bradford Road. We crossed Green Lane and we continued north towards Bolton. We ran forwards onto Nelson Street and forwards onto Thynne Street. We turned left onto the A579 and right onto Black Horse Street. We turned right onto Great Moor Street and right into Newport Street and into the bus station. We got up and got off the bus. Once off the bus Matthew visited the toilet. Afterwards we went outside to take a few bus pictures. We saw First Manchester 33742 on a #8 to Manchester.


First Manchester 33742 in Bolton bus station
We went back inside and we spotted First Manchester 69147 which was about to work a #501 to Johnson Fold.


First Manchester 69147 in Bolton bus station
We got on the bus and we flashed the System One Bus Only Day tickets to the driver before we sat down towards the back of the bus. The bus set off out of the bus station and onto the A575. We turned left onto Deansgate and right onto Bridge Street. We turned left onto the B6205 and we crossed the ring road onto the B6226. We veered should have turned right onto Vernon Street, but due to a police incident the bus was diverted further up the B6226 and we turned right onto Gaskell Street. We continued forwards onto Brownlow Way and we re-joined the route at the mini roundabout. At the next mini roundabout we turned left onto Tennyson Street. We turned right into Eskrick Street and left into Elgin Street. We continued onto Church Road and forwards again onto New Church Road. We turned right onto the B6226 and we ran Northwards towards Horwich. A couple of stops u the road before the bus turned into the estate we got up and got off the bus. Matthew took another picture of First Manchester 69147 as it continued towards Johnson Fold.


First Manchester 69147 in Johnson Fold
As we got off the bus we spotted a bus coming the other way. We quickly crossed the road and we flagged the bus down. As it got closer we saw it was dud Stagecoach Lancashire 15232 on a #125 to Bolton.


Stagecoach Lancashire 15232 in Johnson Fold
We got on the bus and we flashed the System One Bus Only Day tickets to the driver before we went upstairs and sat down. We set off Southwards down the B6226 for around 2 miles, past Morrisons and we ran into town. We crossed the ring road and we ran forwards onto the B6205 where we saw Atlas Taxi YN61 CKU. We turned right onto the B6204 and we turned right onto Deansgate by the Fred Dibnah statue. We turned right onto Black Horse Street and we followed the road to the left onto Great Moor Street. We turned right into Newport Street and we entered the bus station. Once off the bus Matthew visited the toilet again and afterwards we went to the shop. Matthew brought some cake and pop as well as a couple of chocolate bars. We took a few bus picture before we caught the next bus. We saw Vision Travel Dart LX06 EZV on layover in between services.


Vision Travel LX06 EZV in Bolton bus station
We walked over to the other side of the bus station to catch something towards Wigan, where mum had driven to. As we got there we saw required Arriva NW&W 2679 on a #575 to Wigan.


Arriva NW&W 2679 in Bolton bus station
We got on the bus and we flashed the System One Bus Only Day tickets to the driver we sat down towards the back of the bus. We set off out of the bus station and onto the A575. We turned left onto Deansgate and right onto Bridge Street. We turned left onto the B6205 and we crossed the ring road onto the B6226. We veered left onto the A673 and we ran Westwards out of town. We ran through Heaton and Lostock and we continued Northwards for the last couple of miles. When we got to the North end of town in familiar territory, we got up and got off the bus. Once off the bus Matthew took a picture of Arriva NW&W 2679 as it continued towards Wigan.


Arriva NW&W 2679 in Horwich
Once off the bus we crossed the road and Matthew visited The Crown pub. He went to say hello to a few of the locals and then went to the toilet. Afterwards we went to the bar and Matthew had a small Coke. Once we had the drink Matthew sat himself down at a table and introduced himself to a few more of the locals. After he finished his drink Matthew said goodbye to his new friends and we met up with uncle Dave again. We crossed over the road and we waited for the next bus to Wigan. A few minutes later we saw a bus approaching. As it got closer we saw it was required Arriva NW&W 2688 on a #575 to Wigan.


Arriva NW&W 2688 in Horwich
We flashed the System One Bus Only Day tickets to the driver for the final time today before we sat down towards the back of the bus. We set off up the road and we turned left onto the B5238. We went under the M61 and past Blackrod railway station. At the end of the Road we turned right onto the A6 and we headed Northwards. We turned left onto the B5408 and Southwards through Blackrod. At the Southern end of Blackrod we turned Scot Lane and we ran into Aspull. We went around the triangle in the centre and we stopped briefly at the bus stop. We headed North up the B5239 and we turned left onto Saint David's Crescent. We turned right onto Holly Road and right onto the B5238. We ran Southwards through New Springs and Whelley and we turned right onto the A573. We crossed the A49 onto Crompton Street and we ran forwards onto Mesnes Street. We turned left onto the B5375 ans we entered the bus station for the North End. We got up and got off the bus and Matthew visited the toilet. We walked with mum towards to car. the walkway at the bottom of the bus station is now labelled us as driver access only, so we walked onto Hallgate and we saw Stagecoach Manchester 27208 on layover.


Stagecoach Manchester 27208 in Wigan
We came out onto Frog Lane and we walked over to the car. Mum had already brought Greggs sausage rolls and a bottle of Irn Bru for Matthew. We got into the car and we set off towards home. We set off onto Frog Lane and we turned left onto Prescot Street. We turned left onto Miry Lane and right into Herbert Street. We joined the Northbound A49 by Wigan Pier and we followed the one way system onto the Southbound A49. We ran around the other side of the Pier and we ran Southwards out of town through Marus Bridge and onto the M6. As we ran Southwards through Cheshire we saw an unidentified Robinsons coach, an unidentified The Traveller Choice coach, Hartley's Travel YN54 WFD, Llew Jones LJI 7211, an unidentified Paul's of Stoke coach, Sky Coaches AT07 GYZ, Alfa 94, Charlton Minicoaches DK08 LSN, an unidentified Tyrers coach and silver minibus WR19 KHD. At junction 16 we joined the Southbound A500. Seen on the A500 were Silverdale MV12 ODT and E-zec patient transport YJ16 GHD. A500 to Sideway. We turned right at the roundabout and we joined the Eastbound A50. We came off the A50 at Longton and we saw Lucky Seven NU61 VJX. We ran up to Z Carz to see what we could see. There was nothing on the spare ground as expected so we turned left onto Willow Row. In the corner of the yards was Z Carz Ford minibus HK57 LGW.


Z Carz HK57 LGW in Longton
Also in the compound was Z Carz silver minibus SJ61 OPK.


Z Carz SJ61 OPK in Longton
Another vehicle seen was Z Carz minibus YE52 UZX.


Z Carz YE52 UZX in Longton
We joined turned the car around and we turned left onto Edensor Road. We turned right onto Greendock Street and we turned left onto Heathcote Street. We continued onto Longton Hall Road and at the bottom we turned right onto Blurton Road. We stopped at St Mary's chip shop and we brought chips for tea and a small bottle of dandelion & burdock for Matthew. Once we had picked up the food we set off onto Blurton Road and we ran through Blurton before turning right onto Church Road. We turned right onto Beaconsfield Drive and we got home around 19:30. When we got home Matthew had 2 small sausages with chips and gravy followed by a jam filled shortcake biscuit. Matthew chilled out on his computer and we did some more of the Blog and out our bus pictures online. Matthew went to bed around 01:00... Mark.

Friday, 24 May 2019

Trip to Trentham / Newcastle 24-05-2019









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39Fenton, Albert SquareLongton Interchange40D&G Bus
63172Longton InterchangeTrentham, Newpark Plantation22First Potteries
67665Trentham, New Inn LaneLongton Interchange22First Potteries
109Longton InterchangeFenton, Railway Bridge40D&G Bus
67649Blurton. Magdalen RoadNewcastle, 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 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 grey minibus DE68 FVC. Around 09:00 Matthew went downstairs and set off to the day centre. We set off onto Temple Street and we turned right onto Christchurch Street and to the day centre where we saw Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX.


Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX in Fenton
In the morning Matthew we to Trentham by bus. We set off on foot onto Christchurch Street and we stood at the bus stop by Albert Square to wait for a bus to Longton. After a short while we saw D&G Bus 39 on a #40 to Longton.


D&G 39 in Fenton
We got on the bus and we booked to Longton before sitting down towards the back of the bus. We set off along Christchurch Street. At the end we turned right onto Station Bridge Road and we crossed over the railway line. We ran forwards Heron Street and we went through Heron Cross and over the A50. We ran into Blurton along Blurton Road and we turned left onto Longton Hall Road. We ran up the hill and we ran forwards onto Heathcote Street. We turned left onto the high level A50 and at the roundabout we turned right onto Baths Road. We ran past Tesco before turning right into Longton Interchange. Once off the bus we waited for the bus to Trentham. A few minutes later we saw First Potteries 63172 on a #22 to Newcastle.


First Potteries 63172 in Longton Interchange
We got on the bus and we booked a First day ticket at £5.00 before sitting down towards the back of the bus. The bus set off out of the Interchange onto Baths Road past Tesco. We cross over the A50 onto Foley Road and at the end we turned right onto Longton Hall Road. We ran down the hill into Blurton and we turned left onto Blurton Road. We ran up the hill and at the roundabout we turned right onto Church Road. We turned right onto Beaconsfield Drive and we ran to the end. We turned right onto Finstock Avenue and we followed the road around onto Magdalen Road. We turned right onto the A5035 and we ran over the railway line into Trentham. At the next stop we got up and got off the bus. Once over the bus we continued over the canal and into the pub. Matthew went to the toilet and afterwards had a glass of Coke. For dinner Matthew had had a carvery. He had beef and gammon with potatoes, carrots and a Yorkshire pudding with gravy. For afters Matthew had chocolate fudge cake with custard. When he had finished Matthew went to the toilet. We set off on foot onto Longton Road and we crossed over onto Brough Lane. We went forwards onto The Lea and at the end we turned right onto New Inn Lane. We stopped at the bus stop and we waited for the next bus to Longton. A few minutes later we saw First Potteries 67665 on a #22 to Longton.


First Potteries 67665 in Trentham
We got on the bus and we placed the First day ticket under the scanner before down towards the back of the bus. The bus set off along New Inn Lane and at the end we turned left onto Longton Road. We crossed over the canal and the railway line and into Blurton and we turned left into Magdalen Road. At the junction we followed the road around to the right onto Finstock Avenue. We turned left onto Beaconsfield Drive and we ran through the estate to the other end. We turned left onto Church Road and at the the roundabout we turned left onto Blurton Road. We ran to the bottom of the hill and we turned right onto Longton Hall Road. We ran up the hill and we ran forwards onto Heathcote Street. We turned left onto the high level A50 and at the roundabout we turned right onto Baths Road. We ran past Tesco before turning right into Longton Interchange. Once off the bus we waited for the bus to Fenton. A few minutes later we saw D&G BUs 109 on a #40 to Fenton.


D&G 109 in Longton Interchange
We got on the bus and we booked to Fenton before sitting down towards the back of the bus. The bus set off out of the Interchange onto Baths Road past Tesco. We cross over the A50 onto Foley Road and at the end we turned right onto Longton Hall Road. We ran down the hill into Blurton and we turned right onto Blurton Road. We ran up the hill and at the roundabout we crossed over the A50. We went through the traffic lights onto Heron Street and we turned left onto Grove Road. We ran into Fenton and forwards onto Whieldon Road. We turned right onto Smithpool Road and we crossed over the railway line where we got up and got off the bus. Once off the bus we turned up Welby Street and we turned left onto Watkin Street. We walked to the end onto Temple Street and back to the resudential unit. Matthew went upstairs to his room to chill out and wait for to appear. I arrived about 14:40 and Matthew got ready to go back to Blurton for the weekend. When we were ready we went by car back to Blurton. We went downstairs and we got in the car. We set off onto Temple Street and we turned right onto Christchurch Street. At the end we turned right onto Station Bridge Road and we crossed over the railway line. We ran forwards Heron Street and we went through Heron Cross and over the A50 we saw Lightning Travel R6 DLT parked up at the Lightning house. We ran into Blurton along Blurton Road and we veered right onto Church Street. We turned right onto Beaconsfield Drive and we got back to Blurton around 15:00. When we got home Matthew had toast and a drink of Irn Bru. We had planned to go to Grandma's on the 15:56. We set off on foot to the bus stop all the way over on Magdalen Road and we waited for the bus to Newcastle. Whilst we waited we saw First Potteries 67665 on a #22 to Longton. A few minutes later the bus turned the corner. As it got closer we saw it was First Potteries 67649 on a #22 to Newcastle.


First Potteries 67649 in Blurton
We got on the bus and we booked to Newcastle 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. We passed Daw2Door Travel EG16 VLX parked in a side street. We turned right into New Inn Lane and we ran up the hill. We entered Hanford and we turned right into Wilson Road. We turned left into Church Lane and we joined the A34 and we saw S-o-T welfare bus LK17 DXD and Free Spirits FJ55 PVY. As we crossed under the A500. We then headed into Trent Vale and we turned right into Harpfields Road we continued onto Hilton Road. We turned left into the hospital and we saw white minibus EA07 LMW, First Potteries 37159 on a #25 to Hanley, silver minibus LK16 VKA and ABC Supreme HV18 GVU. We turned right onto the A34 passing First Potteries 32639 on a #25 to Hanley. A couple of stops down the road we got up to get off the bus. The rear of the bus was empty so Matthew took a picture inside First Potteries 67649.


Inside First Potteries 67649
Once off the bus we set off along the A34. As we walked towards the crossing we saw First Potteries 65033 on a #101 to Hanley.


First Potteries 65033 in Newcastle
We continued up continued up to Grandma's house. At Grandma's Matthew had some toast, a can of Irn Bru and a slice of lemon drizzle cake. He also used her computer. We said goodbye to Grandma around 18:00. We set off onto Occupation Street and we turned left onto the A34. We ran down into Trent Vale and in the retail park we saw ABC Supreme minicoach KX64 AFF. We stopped at the pub and we went 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 65039 on a #101 to Stafford, grey minibus YJ12 EKG, unidentified Shearings coach and Autocabs MT13 PGU. 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. At Sideway we got onto the Eastbound A50. We came of the A50 at Heron Cross and we dropped down into Fenton to pick uncle Dave up. 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 onto 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 until bedtime around 00:00... Mark

Thursday, 23 May 2019

Trip to Norwich / Great Yarmouth 23-05-2019
















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DY08 FFXFentonNorwichCharterShelton Care Group
DY08 FFXNorwichGreat YarmouthCharterShelton Care Group
DY08 FFXGreat YarmouthCaisterCharterShelton Care Group
DY08 FFXCaisterGreat YarmouthCharterShelton Care Group
DY08 FFXGreat YarmouthFentonCharterShelton Care Group


Matthew got up around 08:00 and had toast for breakfast. He was also going out to Norwich and Great Yarmouth later on. 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 E-zec patient transport YJ16 GHK.


E-zec patient transport YJ16 GHK in Fenton
Also seen was First Potteries 67604 on a #11 to Hanley.


First Potteries 67604 in Fenton
In the morning we went for a walk. We went downstairs and we set off onto Temple Street We walked onto Watkin Street and we turned right onto the back of Welby Street alongside the railway line. We turned left onto Smithpool Road and we went into the Park. We walked through the park and near to the cricket ground and we came out on Claud Srteet. We turned left onto Grove Road and we walked into Heron Cross. At the lights we turned left onto Heron Street and we walked forwards onto Station Bridge Road. We turned left onto Christchurch Street and we continued to the day centre. At the day centre we saw Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX parked up outside.


Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX in Fenton
We went to Norwich on Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX. We got on the bus and we set off onto Christchurch Street. We crossed over City Road onto Manor Street and we ran to the end where we turned left onto 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 left onto the A146 and we continued forwards onto the A147. We ran forwards onto King Street and we turned left onto Argyle Street. We stopped and walked into the town centre. We walked up the A147 and Prince of Wales Road. We went past the castle and in to the town centre. We stopped at the market and Matthew went to the toilet. He also had a glass of Coke. When we had finished we walked out of town past along London Street. We joined Prince of Wales Road and we walked down to the A147. We turned right into King Street and back to Argyle Street. We continued to Yarmouth on Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX. We set of onto King street and we ran forwards onto the Southbound A147. We ran forwards onto the Southbound A146 and we joined the Eastbound A47. We ran to Great Yarmouth and went forwards onto New Acle Road. We continued forwards to the coast on Fullers Hill and forwards onto St Nicholas Road. We continued onto Euston Road and to the coast. We parked up and we went to Joyland Childrens Fun Park. After spending a while here we headed up to Caister. We set off onto Euston Road and forwards onto St Nicholas Road. We continued onto Fullers Hill and we turned right onto North Quay. We continued North up to 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 Couties 30954 on a #8 to New Paget Hospital. When we had finished we returned to Great Yarmout 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 area and we wheeled around onto Regent Road. We went up Howards Street. We stopped and we and we went to McDonalds had a burger, fries and a cup of Coke. Highlight of the bus sighting included First Eastern Counties 32059 on the Costal Clipper to Lowestoft. Matthew went to the toilet. Afterwards we returned to Fenton in Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX. We ran South onto Howards Street North and we re-joined Fullers Hill. We crossed over the roundabout onto New Acle Road and we ran 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 Leicester and we took the Southern by-pass. We past Fosse Park and we joined the Northbound 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. 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, 22 May 2019

Trip to Newcastle / Hanley 22-05-2019
















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43875Fenton, adj Travers CourtNewcastle BS11First Potteries
37146Newcastle BSHanley BS25First Potteries
63171Hanley BSFenton, Alfred Street6AFirst Potteries


Today Matthew was in the residential unit and he was going to his day service. He was also going out 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 Afford Rent-a-car HN16 CME. Later on Matthew went out for a short while on the buses. We wen downstairs and we set off on foot through onto City Road. A few minutes later the bus appeared and it was First Potteries 43875 on a #11 to Newcastle.


First Potteries 43875 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. Whilst we decided what to catch next we saw First Potteries 67699 on a #98 to Ball Green. We set off on foot onto Hassell Street and we turned right onto the High Street. We stopped on the corner of Ironmarket and Matthew went to get his hair cut. Across the road Matthew saw that the old RBS bank is now a shop. When Matthew had finished having his haircut we went across the road to the bank and we went to the cash machine. We went onto Ironmarket and we visited a shop. Matthew brought a can of Coke. We walked along the passage next to Greenwoods and on to the High Street. We turned left onto Hassell Street and back to the bus station. We waited for a bus to Hanley. A few minutes later we saw First Potteries 37146 on a #25 to Hanley.


First Potteries 37146 in Newcastle bus station
We got on the bus and we booked to Hanley before we went upstairs. When it was time to go the bus set off out of the bus station and onto Barracks Road. We turned left at the roundabout onto the A34 and we saw First Potteries 67654 on a #22 to Newcastle. we ran South as far as the hospital where we turned left. As we travelled through the hospital we saw ABC Supreme mini coach KX13 DZL and First Potteries 37158 on a #25 to Keele. We came out of the hospital and turned left onto Hilton Road. We ran into Hartshill and we turned right onto the A52. We ran down the hill into Stoke town centre and along Church Street. After a brief stop we continued along the A52, over the A500 and under the railway line. We followed the A52 to the left and we ran alongside the railway and onto Station Road. We passed the railway station and we turned right onto College Road. We ran up the hill through Shelton and we followed the road to the right onto Cleveland Road and Regent Road. We turned left onto Lower Bethesda Street and we crossed over the ring road, continuing onto Bethesda Street. We turned right onto John Street where we got up and got off the bus. we saw First Potteries 67603 on a #4 to Audley. We set off along Bagnall Street and past the town hall. We went forwards onto Old Hall Street and we turned left onto parliament Row. We stopped at The Pound Bakery and Matthew had a sausage roll. Once we had brought the sausage roll we sat on a seat outside Waterstones and Matthew ate his sausage roll. Once we had finished eating we cut through onto Tontine Street and into Tontine Square. We walked down Lamb Street and we turned left onto Stafford Street. We walked along Stafford Street and forwards onto Lichfield Street and back to the bus station. We waited for a bus back to Fenton. A few minutes later we saw First Potteries 63171 on a #6A to Blythe Bridge.


First Potteries 63171 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 65729 on a #3A to Longton. 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. At the top of the hill we got up and got off the bus. Once off the bus we set off on foot on the road at the back of Victoria Road. We turned right onto George Street and left onto Millicent Street. We turned right onto Kent place and we walked down the passage onto William Street and onto Manor Street. We crossed over City Road and we saw Stanton's of Stoke GSU 344. went back to the residential unit. Matthew went to his room to chill out and use his computer. He also watched buses out of the window. 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. At the end of Manor Street we turned left onto Victoria Road and we stopped at Aldi to pickup Matthew's weekly shop. Once Matthew had finished shopping we returned to the residential unit in Magnum 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. bacon and mash. 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.