Thank you for your request to prolong your contract. We regret to inform you that, although you have performed remakably, we already have a replacement lined up.
For the last months, we were glad to use your cold days as an excuse to bundle up in blankets on the sofa to read for hours and watch movies, only going out when strictly necessary. The snow you offered us occasionally was also much appreciated (as well as that one day when the ice was thick enough to skate on the Amsterdam canals). Your crisp air and blue skies are stunning, however at the moment we are in need of something slightly different.
We are asking Spring to step in for a while. She comes with a strong experience in longer daylight hours and improving the weather. She will encourage sap to flow through trees, bushes to grow new leaves and flowers to show their brightest colours. Thanks to her contribution, it will soon be possible to leave hats and gloves at home, to enjoy after-work drinks outdoors and go for long sunny hikes in the dunes on the weekends.
Please rest assured that we value your efforts and look forward to collaborating again in 8 months or so. In the meantime, we are glad to write a reference if you need it for the Southern Hemisphere. Enjoy being Down Under!