Boddie Prince Charlie's Bad Boy Challenges - The Finale: Arthur's Seat

All good things must come to an end, annoyingly, and it's my final challenge.

Now, this challenge is a little different to the others. It's not really stereotypically Scottish because... well, it's just climbing a big hill. Nevertheless, Arthur's seat is a pretty big part of Edinburgh (literally and metaphorically) and so it seems an apt conclusion to the end of Boddie Prince Charlie's Bad Boy Scottish Challenges. It's almost as if physically walking up the hill and looking over the city represents also my attempts to mentally 'climb' and get to grips with the challenges of working for nabokov, prior to looking back over my time with the company before I depart...

Dammit they told me not to be sentimental.

Anyway, without telling anyone that I initially, mistakenly, said “So when are we heading up to Andrew's Chair?” (Look, that sounds quite similar) it was time to face my challenge.

And look – here's Arthur's Seat at Sunset!


Man that's beautiful. I'm so glad I was there to take that picture. I'd really have been annoyed to miss such a spectacular photo opportunity....

Okay, I'll level with you guys – I didn't take the photo. It's from the internet.

The weather on the day I was meant to go up was absolutely miserable – dark skies chucking it down with rain. Honestly, the photo would have been rubbish. Not that it matters to you, dear readers! You've still got a great picture. In fact, the picture you've got here is WAY better than anything I would have taken on my crappy camera... So, whilst some of you may say I technically 'failed' the last challenge, I think we should all agree that, actually, I was just doing everyone a great favour. Go me.

But on an honest note, scenic beauty really isn't a rare thing in Edinburgh – the city itself is full of amazing architecture, as well as a great big beautiful castle slap bang in the middle. It's hard not to fall in love with the place.

So... This is it.

I don't want to start with the sentimentality again, but to say I've enjoyed my time with nabokov couldn't be more of an understatement. I've LOVED it. I've had such a great experience and to be given the opportunity is something I'll always be extremely grateful for. (Thanks guys!) Whilst I know I'm kind of 'meant' to say it, I'm genuinely so proud (if pride is the right emotion) of 'Young Pretender' and truly think that it's an amazing play. EVERYONE involved has done such a superb job.

Feel free to follow me on twitter @CharlieWarley8 (I deserve some sort of self-promotion, right?) and, of course, keep up to date with nabokov as per with the social networking stuff below!

I hope you enjoyed my challenges. And even if you didn't, I did, so... swings and roundabouts.

Peace and love.

Boddie Prince Charlie.

Young Pretender 

Underbelly (Belly Button), Cowgate. 

4-28 August


1 Hour 


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