Welcome to the first Saturday Six of 2013! And I’ll already be breaking the rules because I will be listing more than six posts that inspired or delighted me during the holiday break.
I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday. As for me, I did a mixture of things. I went to San Diego for a few days, did some spring cleaning at home, caught up on magazine reading, watched some movies and read a book as well as many blogs, which is why I have more than six picks this week. So, we better get started!
 The lovely Jennifer James of Are You There God? It’s Me Generation X is doing a series of posts highlighting some of the amazing photographs she took in 2012. Since there are so many of them, and she has an ongoing color project, she has broken them down by glorious hues, each post making it harder and harder to select a favorite! So far there is red and white and pink and orange and purple and browns/yellows and blacks/greens. See what I mean? Impossible to choose just one to love!
 And speaking of colors, have you ever wondered if months had personalities or could be described as colors, what would they be? Well Delia of World in Words certainly has, and quite humorously if you ask me. Sadly, January gets a bad rap for many, many (valid) reasons and I loved reading just exactly why!
 I have written before about the decision I made more than ten years ago to be happy. It is not an easy path to follow, but it is a good one. Trying to find the good in everything and staying positive, as well as trying to remain drama-free has really made me a much happier person. It is something that Julochka is experimenting with and I enjoyed reading about one of her first forays into changing her mindset and “deciding to be happy.”
 The title of this post, “We spent the night together” from Sheri Silver writing on Go Mighty certainly is provocative, enough to capture my attention, but it is the sentiment that captured my heart and I love the idea that dreams never die, even when you think they do.
 I am a romantic at heart. And a foodie too. So I fell head over heels with this “love story in 15 cookies” written by David on The David Blahg (or Leite’s Culinara). It’s heart-warming and beautiful.
 I am also smitten by Paris (that’s nothing new) in particular the food (okay, I love everything!). There are still restaurants I would like to try but can’t get into because everyone wants to try them. One of those restaurants is L’Ami Jean. I couldn’t resist a moment of green reading Mimi from Manger (eat in French) post about a meal there and shared the recipe for what she had. I know I will get to that restaurant some day and when I do, it is going to be worth the wait.
 I have a thing for dumplings and dimsum, my favorite food after Japanese/sushi. So when Meg of De quelle planète es-tu? wrote about a gyoza bar in Paris, and that it’s located in one of those beautiful Paris passages, it went immediately to the top of the list as a spot to try on next trip!
 If I did have a restaurant bucket list, the number one restaurant in the world, Noma in Copenhagen, would be at the top. I had the immense pleasure of enjoying a hint of what a meal there would be like when I visited The Willows on Lummi Island last year and had an amazing dinner created by former Noma sous chef, Blaine Wetzel. I can only imagine what the real thing would be like. Until I can satisfy my curiousity, I will continue to enjoy posts like the one Maggie of Eat Boutique wrote about her own experience.
 I have been regaling you with all my #Trafalgar2012 wine country adventures, but I can’t help include posts from fellow bloggers (and friends) who attended as well. One reason is that I did not attend every activity, so there were spots I didn’t visit, but mainly I love seeing the totally different perspective on the same location. It is so interesting that you can have twenty people on the same trip and you will get twenty different stories. It fascinates me! So here are some posts about our days in San Francisco with Andi of My Beautiful Adventures (Day 1 and Day 2 Part 1 and Day 2 Part 2) as well as new friend Abby of The Jungle Princess‘s thoughts on our Haight-Ashbury tour.
My birthday also happened this past week which I gave up for charity. Sadly, the dog I had with my first husband passed away on that very day. I am sure he is in dog heaven doing a lot of good.
That’s it for this week!
How about you? Have any good posts you discovered in your blogosphere journeys that you want to share? How do you discover new blogs?