DELIGHT or SMITE? (September)


Strong, vibrant, smack-in-the-kisser nailpolish. I recently bought some OPI shapes I had been lusting over, & I am ga-ga about them. Clickez-vous! Left to right, they are: Do You Lilac It?, Glamour (Designer Series) & Russian Navy. Do You Lilac It? is going to be fabulous for spring, Glamour makes my knees weak (& matches my new purple headscarf), & Russian Navy is (I imagine) the colour of octopi ink. Beautiful.

On that note: observing nature. I’m not saying you have to go on a hike (no, please, anything but that!), but sometimes just sitting back & watching — whether that’s animals, trees, clouds or people — is really good for you, mentally, emotionally & spiritually. Turn your brain off & just soak up the glory. I have been meaning to go to the Melbourne Aquarium ever since I moved here, & I think this might be the month it happens…

Dressing (almost) in spite of the season. Thematically, anyway! You can wear boots & sparkle & dark lips in summer, just like you can wear pale yellows & lip gloss & your hair in a bun in winter. Don’t let the mood of your city affect how you dress!

Vintage clip-on earrings! Browse Ebay for the best ones…

Generosity. Got something you don’t use, want or need? Give it to someone else who would appreciate it!

Achieving your goals, then setting new ones. ‘Nuff said!

Documenting your life — in a way which appeals to you. Journalling, taking pictures, video monologues, whatever. No matter how banal it may seem at times, you will come to a point where looking back on your old self, & seeing how far you’ve come, will be a great joy.

Amazing dance which makes you stop & think. & TEDtalks in general!

Super-sized afro hairstyles with equally enormous accessories to go with them. Think The Flintstones on drugs.

Lithium Picnic, aka Philip Warner. He is a brilliant artist & currently fighting a legal battle against SuicideGirls which threatens to bankrupt him. As well as selling his house, studio & photographic gear, he is offering the public prints of his amazing photography & t-shirts (I am going to buy one of these soon). He needs your help! Please give him as much support as you possibly can!

Dreaming about the future in super-bright technicolour… Using grand plans & lofty heights to propel you to the next stage.

Carrying around a stash of markers in your favourite colours. (Mine are fuschia pink, royal purple & glorious aqua green.)

Having visitors come to stay from overseas, appointing yourself as Queen (or King) of the city, & plotting the best places to take them!

Free numerology name meanings & your September horoscope!

Feeling your life shift in a very real way… & not long after receiving this Note From The Universe: “Very often, Gala, when tides start turning, great gears begin shifting, and gusting winds start blowing at the onset of a really wonderful dream’s alignment with your present life, there is commotion, unpredictability, even turmoil. So, hey, let’s always assume that’s the case whenever you experience commotion, unpredictability, even turmoil. K? Whhh-hhh-hh-h-h-h-ishh, The Universe.”

Big blue skies, juicy flowers, warm breezes & coconut milk.


Feeling visible on days when you just want to disappear… Though I guess that’s why I wrote this column!

Grumpiness for no reason which limits your day!

People who say one thing, but do another.

Sudden weather changes which ruin your outfit (or your wonderfully-coiffed hair)!

Slagging off celebrities (or anyone, really) — it just makes you look nasty & insecure…

Cable television! No matter how much I may want it, I will NOT give in!

What makes your DELIGHT or SMITE? list this month?