Balmoral castle

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  1. Flyingscotsman2

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    Leaving Friday morning at stupid o clock to leave for balmoral in Scotland. Sat nav says 7 and a half hrs. Don't think so me thinks can u trust your sat nav?
     
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    just tried Birmingham to Braemar on Google maps, they say you will be there in 6 1/2 hours :Eeek: :Rofl1:

    385 miles using M6

    I don't think so, mileage must be right, not time though

    have fun
     
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    i know stupid times I'll get there wen I get there lol
     
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    I always recon it takes about 1.5 times the time the satnav says.... plus stops.

    If I get a few cars behind me I pull over - same if a car has been following me for a couple of miles. I'm in no hurry but they may be and better very late than just a late puddleduck.

    On the motorway I chug along with the trucks in the left hand lane unless one really is slow. I find my comfort speed and keep to it as safely as I can.
     
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    Hope you have a nice time up there, my sister met the Balmoral factor last week, he was on a walking holiday with a friend and she was high up in the hills looking after sons animals while he was on holiday. The men had lost a tent in bad weather so she put them up in a sheep shed with an old carpet but when she found out who it was she offered to upgrade but they wouldn't hear of it :BigGrin: nice guys and proves its a small world as he knew our brother. :Smile:
     
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    The Balmoral Factor ? Think I missed that episode, was her maj tap dancing ? :Laughing:
     
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    Great story, but I have absolutely no idea who your friend put up for the night, do you need to be Scottish to understand? :Doh:
     
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    Suppose a factor is the same as Estate Manager, you never watched Take the High Road:BigGrin:6
     
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    New Year's Eve last year found us on t'front at Albufeira listening to a pop concert and waiting for the fireworks at midnight. At midnight and a few of us singing Auld Lang Syne, the bloke next to us - resplendent in large tartan Tam - after he'd kissed his wife got his phone out, fiddled with it to find a picture he wanted and kissed that.

    Then turned to us and said, 'It's a photo of my Lady and I'm missing her this year' and showed us a pic of the Queen. Turned out he was the Catering Manager at Balmoral and it was the first time he'd had Hogmanay off in 20 years!
     
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    Strange bloke..... kissing an old queen like that.......
     
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