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I’ve done a few Word Associations with you over the last while, and today it’s time for another one – This time with the theme ‘Sports’! I’m sure we all have our favourite sports, or ones we’re not so keen on, or maybe even ones we don’t understand. As usual I’ll throw the names of some sports at you, and I want you to note down the first word that comes into your mind when you read the name of the sport.

So here goes…

  1. Football (soccer)
  2. American football
  3. Cricket
  4. Darts
  5. Golf
  6. Pool
  7. Tennis
  8. Hockey
  9. Basketball
  10. Swimming

wordsSo how did you get on with those sports? Did you find it easy? Did your answers surprise you or were they just as you expected?

Well here’s my responses to my questions:

  1. Rangers
  2. Confusing
  3. Boring
  4. Dark
  5. Walking
  6. Green
  7. Wimbledon
  8. Ouch
  9. Tall
  10. Loud

I still believe that when we respond with the first words that come into our minds, our answers tell us a lot about our emotional state, and what’s important to us at that particular point in time.

Bearing all this in mind, review your answers, does my theory hold true?

By the way, if you want me to explain any of my answers, just ask!

So we’re now down to the last 16 in the 2018 Football World Cup in Russia – The group stages gave us  moments of shock and surprise at some of the results, and others games thrilled us with the skillful play that was on show. Yes, some will already have lost interest in what’s to come in the next few weeks as their country failed to qualify from the group stage. But for those whose country is still in the competition or those true football fan, I’m sure they are looking forward to some great games, fantastic goals and some silky skills.

But as of Monday, football will not be the only sport on offer for sports fans for a couple of weeks – On Monday Wimbledon starts, so all tennis fans will be glued to their TVs as much as they can to catch a glimpse of their favourite players.

So who’s going to win Wimbledon this year? One of those who’ve won in previous years, such as, in the men’s draw, Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer or Novak Djokovic; or in the ladies draw Serena Williams, Petra Kvitová, Garbiñe Muguruza or Venus Williams?

But with Murray and Federer just finding their way back after injury, Djokovic going from playing his best tennis to his worst all within one match, is it really set up for Nadal to succeed again? But then it’s Wimbledon and he’s not done too well there in the last few year, is it really his time again, or will one of the outsiders rise to the occasion?

When the comes to the women’s draw, I think it’s quite open again, as there hasn’t been the one or two players who’ve dominated tournaments for a while. So a previous winner to triumph again, or will we get a new champion for 2018?

Who do you think is going to win the Wimbledon singles titles this year?

I’ve done a few Word Associations and Places Associations with you, and several other UK specific Places Association which, as the title suggests, is all about places in the UK. i.e. cities, countries, towns etc.

So instead of throwing words at you and responding with the first word that comes into your mind, today I’m going to throw names of places in the UK at you, and this time I want you to respond with whatever comes into your mind first about that place.

So here goes…cities

  1. Slough
  2. Bristol
  3. York
  4. Preston
  5. Wimbledon
  6. Darlington
  7. Oban
  8. St Andrews
  9. Sheffield
  10. Derry

So how did you get on with those words? Did you find it easy? Did your answers surprise you or were they just as you expected?

Well here’s my responses to my questions:

  1. The Office
  2. Airport
  3. B&B
  4. Train
  5. Tennis
  6. Car
  7. Sea
  8. University
  9. Cutlery
  10. Boots

Were any of your answers the same as mine? Did you understand all my answers? Did any of your own answers surprise you?

I’ve said in previous word association posts that I find I get a bit stressed when I’m doing them as I put a lot of pressure on myself not to over think my answers! Are you relaxed when you do them or do you find it stressful too?

I still believe that when we respond to any of these words or place association games, with the first things that come into our minds, our answers tell us a lot about our emotional state and our true feelings about a place.

Bearing all this in mind, review your answers, does my theory hold true?

I’ve done a few Word Associations and Places Associations with you, and several other UK specific Places Association which, as the title suggests, is all about places in the UK. i.e. cities, countries, towns etc.

So instead of throwing words at you and responding with the first word that comes into your mind, today I’m going to throw names of places in the UK at you, and this time I want you to respond with whatever comes into your mind first about that place.

So here goes…cities

  1. Margate
  2. Carlisle
  3. Prestwick
  4. Taunton
  5. Llandudno
  6. Milton Keynes
  7. Forfar
  8. Penzance
  9. Blackburn
  10. Crieff

So how did you get on with those words? Did you find it easy? Did your answers surprise you or were they just as you expected?

Well here’s my responses to my questions:

  1. Only Fools and Horses
  2. Border
  3. Airport
  4. Tennis
  5. Holiday
  6. Roundabouts
  7. Bridie
  8. Train
  9. Phone call
  10. Hydro

Were any of your answers the same as mine? Did you understand all my answers? Did any of your own answers surprise you?

I’ve said in previous word association posts that I find I get a bit stressed when I’m doing them as I put a lot of pressure on myself not to over think my answers! Are you relaxed when you do them or do you find it stressful too?

I still believe that when we respond to any of these words or place association games, with the first things that come into our minds, our answers tell us a lot about our emotional state and our true feelings about a place.

Bearing all this in mind, review your answers, does my theory hold true?

Much to my delight, and if I’m honest, my surprise, we have another grand slam final between Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer.

rafa-v-roger

I’m been a big Rafa fan for a while, and have enjoyed the rivalry between him and Roger over the years. However due to injuries and a dip in form from both players over the last few years, we’ve not had this match-up for a while.

Neither of them has really showed their best form coming into the Australian Open, so I have been pleasantly surprised that Rafa has done so well…although was a little bit concerned he wasn’t going to make it through the semi final at one point!

I hope both players are well rested and injury free so that we can have a great and memorable final tomorrow. Of course I am hoping Rafa wins and this is just the start of him playing is best tennis once again.

Who do you think is going to win?

I’ve done a few Word Associations with you over the last while, and today it’s time for another one. So as usual I’m going to throw some words at you  and I want you to note down the first word that comes into your mind when you read each word.

So here goes…

  1. Line
  2. Teapotwords
  3. Logo
  4. Park
  5. Pothole
  6. Eyebrow
  7. Foil
  8. Tissue
  9. Jacket
  10. Candle

 

So how did you get on with those words? Did you find it easy? Did your answers surprise you or were they just as you expected?

Well here’s my responses to my questions:

  1. Tennis
  2. Brew
  3. Sign
  4. None
  5. Hundreds
  6. Brown
  7. Oven
  8. Sneeze
  9. Winter
  10. Light

I still believe that when we respond with the first words that come into our minds, our answers tell us a lot about our emotional state, and what’s important to us at that particular point in time.

Bearing all this in mind, review your answers, does my theory hold true?

By the way, if you want me to explain any of my answers, just ask!

I’ve done a few Word Associations with you over the last while, and today it’s time for another one. So as usual I’m going to throw some words at you  and I want you to note down the first word that comes into your mind when you read each word.

So here goes…

  1. wordsGrass
  2. Sports hall
  3. Envelope
  4. Deluxe
  5. Font
  6. Model
  7. Tin
  8. Celebration
  9. Bracelet
  10. Darkness

 

So how did you get on with those words? Did you find it easy? Did your answers surprise you or were they just as you expected?

Well here’s my responses to my questions:

  1. Tennis
  2. Sweaty
  3. Post office
  4. Expensive
  5. Format
  6. Size
  7. Beans
  8. Birthday
  9. Bling
  10. Light

 

Were any of your answers the same as mine? Did any of my answers confuse you? Did any of your own answers confuse you?

I’ve said in previous word association posts that I find I get a bit stressed when I’m doing them as I put a lot of pressure on myself not to over think my answers! Are you relaxed when you do them or do you find it stressful too?

I still believe that when we respond with the first words that come into our minds, our answers tell us a lot about our emotional state, and what’s important to us at that particular point in time.

Bearing all this in mind, review your answers, does my theory hold true?

By the way, if you want me to explain any of my answers, just ask!

I’ve done a few Word Associations with you over the last while, and today, it’s time for another one. So as usual I’m going to throw some words at you  and I want you to note down the first word that comes into your mind when you read each word.

So here goes…

  1. wordsDisability
  2. Language
  3. Theatre
  4. Museum
  5. Exam
  6. Spy
  7. Mirror
  8. Bone
  9. Crime
  10. Handbrake

 

So how did you get on with those words? Did you find it easy? Did your answers surprise you or were they just as you expected?

Well here’s my responses to my questions:

  1. Restrictions
  2. Understanding
  3. Price
  4. Relics
  5. Stress
  6. Secrets
  7. Make-up
  8. Broken
  9. TV
  10. Rolling

 

Were any of your answers the same as mine? Did any of my answers confuse you? Did any of your own answers confuse you?

I’ve said in previous word association posts that I find I get a bit stressed when I’m doing them as I put a lot of pressure on myself not to over think my answers! Are you relaxed when you do them or do you find it stressful too?

I still believe that when we respond with the first words that come into our minds, our answers tell us a lot about our emotional state, and what’s important to us at that particular point in time.

Bearing all this in mind, review your answers, does my theory hold true?

By the way, if you want me to explain any of my answers, just ask!

I’ve done a few Word Associations with you over the last while, and today, it’s time for another one. So as usual I’m going to throw some words at you  and I want you to note down the first word that comes into your mind when you read each word.

So here goes…

  1. wordsDVD
  2. Sweets
  3. Wimbledon
  4. Satellite
  5. Nintendo
  6. Headphones
  7. Confess
  8. Lanyard
  9. Boxing
  10. Garage

So how did you get on with those words? Did you find it easy? Did your answers surprise you or were they just as you expected?

Well here’s my responses to my questions:

  1. Films
  2. Chocolate
  3. Tennis
  4. Sky
  5. Gaming
  6. Sennheiser
  7. Sin
  8. Work
  9. Nose
  10. New car

Were any of your answers the same as mine? Did any of my answers confuse you? Did any of your own answers confuse you?

I’ve said in previous word association posts that I find I get a bit stressed when I’m doing them as I put a lot of pressure on myself not to over think my answers! Are you relaxed when you do them or do you find it stressful too?

I still believe that when we respond with the first words that come into our minds, our answers tell us a lot about our emotional state, and what’s important to us at that particular point in time.

Bearing all this in mind, review your answers, does my theory hold true?

By the way, if you want me to explain any of my answers, just ask!

Today is all about options again – I’m going to give you two items at a time, and you have to choose which either best describes you or which you prefer:

  1. On demand tv or satellite tv?
  2. Andre Agassi or Boris Becker?
  3. Blue or green?
  4. Lemonade or Sprite?
  5. Renault or Peugeot cars?
  6. Chicken or beef?
  7. Spaghetti bolognaise or spaghetti carbonara?
  8. Curly or straight hair?
  9. John Grisham or Patricia Cornwell?
  10. Strictly Come Dancing or Dancing On Ice?

A variety of questions, some about your personality, some about your preferences. Whatever your answers, together they define who you are.

In case you’re wondering here’s my answerslogo_your_preferences_final

  1. Satellite tv
  2. Andre Agassi
  3. Blue
  4. Lemonade
  5. Renault
  6. Chicken
  7. Spaghetti carbonara
  8. Straight hair
  9. Patricia Cornwell
  10. Strictly Come Dancing