We’re Still Here!
The Love Barrow Awards nominations will be open in January 2018. We’ve pushed the date back to give us a chance to make some improvements to the awards.
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The Carpenter and his Saw
It’s sometimes good to pause and look around. It’s easy to get caught in routines and not taking a moment to look at the horizon. Anyone who has suffered from stress or burnout knows that you are allowed to take a breath once in a while. In fact, you have to!
Ever heard of the story of the carpenter and his saw?
When a carpenter first started he could keep cutting through a huge amount of wood. Yet over time, he found that the amount of wood he could cut kept dropping. It worried him.
He worked harder and harder. But the harder he worked the less wood he could cut till eventually he asked a friend what he could do. The friend looked around the carpenter’s workshop and pointed at the saw.
“When is the last time you sharpened your saw?”
The carpenter scratched his head, “but if I sharpen my saw I’m not cutting wood”
“But if you don’t take time to sharpen your saw, you won’t cut the wood as quickly or as easily. It won’t matter how hard you work”, the friend replied.
We’re sharpening our tools and taking some time to look at what we’ve achieved… and where the Awards are going next.
Living up to ‘the Barrow Oscars’
When we started there only used to be 3 awards. There are now 12! The awards have grown from a small party into a show that is a highlight of the community calendar and we are really proud of the phrase ‘the Barrow Oscars’. We want to live up to that!
There are some exciting plans which we can’t wait to share with you but we’d love to hear about what you think of the Love Barrow Awards. If you have 2 minutes pop over to our Facebook page and leave us a rating out of 5 stars. And if you’ve got time, leave a review about what you think or share a favourite memory connected to the Awards.
Are you passionate about the Love Barrow Awards? Have some spare time and want to help in the community? We are looking for people to get involved to help make the Awards the best it can be.
Let us know via the contact form:
1. That you’re over 18
2. That you are based in Barrow
3. That you want to help in the community
4. What skills and abilities you can contribute
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