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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. 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. Burglar
  2. Random
  3. Patrol
  4. District
  5. Rose
  6. Irn Bru
  7. Heater
  8. Book
  9. Shopping
  10. Punctuation

wordsSo 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. Police
  2. Sweets
  3. Snow
  4. Area
  5. Red
  6. Original
  7. Winter
  8. Kindle
  9. Amazon
  10. Check

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!

January, the first month of the year. Jumpers and jackets needed as it’s a cold month where we have mornings and evenings making January a dark moth for weather and for mood.

Just about half way through the year now we’re into moth six. June brings hopefully some warmer summer weather where jumpers and jackets are not required.

January to June, five full months from start of January to start of June. Just as a lot of days have passed in that time, so I’m sure a lot has happened in your life during that time. Joy or pain, delight or tears I’m sure we’ve each experienced it all.

Joy of a new year in January can often turn to fear as life events throw things at you that you don’t expect, and certainly don’t want. Just as the days of the year keep going by, so we must keep going, whatever life throws our way.

Just keep going, we can face whatever the rest of this year throws our way.

Spring?

Posted: March 24, 2018 in animals, flowers, nature, weather, winter
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Is it spring yet?

I don’t know about you but I’m getting really fed up with one week it being mild and time for a lighter weight jacket. But hen the next week temperatures struggle to get above zero, and we have frost, ice and snow. <sigh> I hate having to scrape the car every morning.

It feels as if winter this year, is lasting much longer than usual, and that is not good.

One thing however that has improved in the last few weeks, is the number of daylight hours we’re getting each day. If there is one thing that really gets me down during winter is getting up in the dark, going to work in the dark, and then coming home from work in the dark – I think it just makes the working day seem even longer which definitely isn’t good!

So just to brighten my day, and hopefully yours too, here are some nice spring pictures. Hopefully we’ll witness these kinds of pictures ourselves for real in the next few weeks.

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. Boots
  2. Post-it
  3. Chargewords
  4. Air conditioning
  5. Cinema
  6. River
  7. Traffic lights
  8. Engine
  9. Pain
  10. Cargo

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. Winter
  2. Yellow
  3. Phone
  4. Cold
  5. Popcorn
  6. Deep
  7. Broken
  8. Car
  9. 999
  10. Trousers

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. Crisps
  2. Check
  3. Boxerwords
  4. Job title
  5. Faithful
  6. Middle
  7. Step
  8. Stripe
  9. Microphone
  10. Water

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. Salt and vinegar
  2. Cross
  3. Critical
  4. Change
  5. Forever
  6. DVD
  7. Count
  8. Black
  9. Singer
  10. Swim

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. 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!

April showers, we’ve had a few.

A chill in the air has been there too.

A month that starts with fools and then fools us into thinking it’s spring, only to be winter the next day.

Always changing temperatures with one day warm, the next cold.

AprilAlways changing weather with rain one day, dry the next and then sleet or snow.

A month of all weathers.

A month that’s no longer winter but not quite spring.

A month of bright nights and light mornings making daytime seem longer and making it easier to get out of bed in the morning.

A month where flowers start to show themselves and gardeners start to tend their gardens following the winter chill.

April, a month of changes, where we look forward to warmer weather (hopefully!) and more hours of daylight.

A time to look forward not just in the weather, but in our lives.

April a time for change.

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. wordsHair
  2. Pig
  3. Bouquet
  4. Swimming
  5. Health
  6. Bank
  7. Jumper
  8. Skyscraper
  9. Litter
  10. Tie

 

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. Colour
  2. Mud
  3. Wedding
  4. Sunshine
  5. Safety
  6. Money
  7. Winter
  8. Scared
  9. Bin
  10. Formal

 

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. wordsShoe
  2. Headphones
  3. Hairdresser
  4. Spreadsheet
  5. Love
  6. Heater
  7. Dishes
  8. Remote
  9. Paper
  10. Black

 

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. Small
  2. Music
  3. Style
  4. Format
  5. Family
  6. Winter
  7. Food
  8. Control
  9. Plane
  10. Bag

 

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!

In the last little while I’ve noticed there are a number of things which many of us will put in the category of either “love them” or “hate them”. So today I thought I’d share with you some more of my love or hate things and see if you can guess which category they fall into for me:

  1. Snow
  2. Curry
  3. Exercise
  4. Flowers
  5. Party political broadcasts
  6. Hospitals
  7. Football
  8. Pepsi Max
  9. Toast
  10. Documentation

A bit of a mixed bag of things there isn’t it, but I wonder how many of them you correctly worked out that I love or hate, and how many we have in common…scroll down to find out my answers…

  1. Love
  2. Love
  3. Love
  4. Love
  5. Hate
  6. Hate
  7. Love
  8. Hate
  9. Love
  10. Hate

So there you go, how many of my answers matched yours?

“Love” and “hate” are two very strong and very different emotions and if we are honest with ourselves I think we will probably find that rather than “loving” or “hating” the items I listed above, we really just “like” or “strongly dislike” them – Does that sound about right?.