For Hayley

Today is my fellow blogmistress Hayley’s last day at ABC. She’s heading back to the UK after spending thirteen years with us, in many capacities, the most recent of which were: Children’s Books Buyer, Newsletter Writer, Twitter Bird, Facebook Updater, and, of course, Blogmistress.

I can’t let this occasion go by without celebrating her many, many contributions to the amalgam that is ABC. So much of what you’ve read here, and here, and here, has been thought up by her – not just the words, but often the concepts, too. She will be a very tough act to follow.  We didn’t see a lot of each other (Hayley works in Amsterdam, and I in The Hague), but we had a great behind-the-posts system set up that made working on this blog a true pleasure.

Hayley, I will miss you and your sunny and easy way with words. I’m sure all of our readers will miss you terribly as well. All the best wishes for your new life back home, and please come back now and then, in person and virtually!

With love,

P.S. If you’re in the UK and need a truly excellent copy writer – just drop me a line ( and I’ll get you in touch with Hayley. :-)


3 Responses to “For Hayley”

  1. Sophie says:

    Glad you like it. :-) And also very glad you’ll still be writing for us from time to time.

    Enjoy your last Thursday with Tiemen! Blast those Barenaked Ladies, I say…

  2. Hayley says:

    Sophie, you rock! This post was a lovely surprise! Thank you for your kind words. :-)

    I’m incredibly lucky to have had such a great job, tailor made just for me, and I’ve honestly enjoyed every single minute of it. Especially because you made my life so much easier so very often!

    If I’m a tough act to follow I’m completely confident that you are the perfect person to follow me. I know you’ll ace it, and have fun at the same time. Well we’ve had fun already, haven’t we? :-)

    My words will appear on the blog from time to time when I turn in commissioned posts on a freelance basis. And so I won’t be entirely gone, which makes it a little easier to go for now.

  3. Ester says:

    Thanks for everything you have done for the ABC.
    Enjoy your ‘new’ life in the UK.