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I took very early retirement from teaching in '06 and did some traveling in Europe and the UK before settling down to do some private tutoring. As a voracious reader, I have many books waiting in line for me to read. Tell me I shouldn't read something, and I will. I'm a happy, optimistic person and I love to travel and through that believe that life can be a continuous learning experience. I'm looking forward to traveling more some day. I enjoy walking, cycling, water aerobics & and sports like tennis, volleyball, and fastpitch/baseball. I'm just getting into photography as a hobby and I'm enjoying learning all the bits and bobs of my digital camera. My family is everything to me and I'm delighted to be the mother of two girls and the Gramma of a boy and a girl. I may be a Gramma, but I'm at heart just a girl who wants to have fun.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

A is for THAT'S AMORE

For Round 5 of ABC Wednesdays, I'm going to try to think of something akin to my new life now that I've found true love again and am planning to get married next year. So how else could I possibly begin but with the song "That's Amore," made famous by Dean Martin. In Italian, "amore" means "love" and I'm here to say that you're never too old for love. And in honour of "amore," here's a photo of my first rose that bloomed just this morning. This is one of the 5 rose bushes that mi amore planted for me just a few weeks ago. La vita รจ bella - Life is beautiful.


(In Napoli where love is king
When boy meets girl here's what they say)

When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie
That's amore
When the world seems to shine like you've had too much wine
That's amore
Bells will ring ting-a-ling-a-ling, ting-a-ling-a-ling
And you'll sing "Vita Bella"
Hearts will play tippy-tippy-tay, tippy-tippy-tay
Like a gay tarantella

When the stars make you drool just like a pasta fagiole
That's amore
When you dance down the street with a cloud at your feet
You're in love
When you walk in a dream but you know you're not
Dreaming signore
Scuzza me, but you see, back in old Napoli
That's amore

When the moon hits you eye like a big pizza pie
That's amore(That's amore)
When the world seems to shine like you've had too much wine
That's amore(That's amore)
Bells will ring ting-a-ling-a-ling, ting-a-ling-a-ling
And you'll sing "Vita bella"
Hearts will play tippy-tippy-tay, tippy-tippy-tay
Like a gay tarantella(Lucky fella)

When the stars make you drool just like a pasta fagiole
That's amore
When you dance down the street with a cloud at your feet
You're in love
When you walk in a dream but you know you're not
Dreaming signore
Scuzza me, but you see, back in old Napoli
That's amore(Amore)
That's amore



This is also an appropriate song because mi amore has promised me two weeks in Tuscany! (okay, I know Naples isn't in Tuscany, but it's close enough...) And where else could one possibly celebrate the lives of two people who are so in love but in romantic Italia!

23 comments:

Brit Gal Sarah said...

Ah one of my all time fave songs.

Maggie May said...

Tuscany is a lovely place. had a brilliant holiday there a few years ago.
Amore, amore...... soak it up. You deserve it!

Babooshka said...

A beautiful song you can't fail to smile at when you here. Apologises for Linky still be naughty.

Moannie said...

Deano, Frankie, Sammy,Sara, Ella,Bobby...the list goes on and on. Great song for lovers...enjoy.

Mickle in NZ said...

'Amore' you so deserve. I still get big smiles and a happy feeling every time I read another post from Leslie about your wonderful love with Lorne.

Go over the Tuscany and explore a bit, sit back and relax a bit, eat and drink more than a bit, then explore and/or relax some more.

Huggles, Michelle and Zebbycat, xxxx and purrypurr

jay said...

Oh, how lovely! Congratulations!

Your rose looks like my 'Beautiful James' rose, which I had named for my beloved first greyhound!

RuneE said...

Where would we be without a bit of Amore?

Hildred and Charles said...

Lovely happy post, - so pleased for you!

Life with Kaishon said...

I am in love with that rose. So pretty.

Maria Berg said...

I am happy for you that you found love!!!

Yes the toilet experiens can be like you told it, MB

Shrinky said...

Oh Leslie, your happiness simply SHINES through every word. It makes my heart smile to visit with you.. your joy is contagious!

Mara said...

Well, from Tuscany to Verona might be less of a stretch. And Verona was made famous by the famous couple Romeo and Juliet!
Have a great holiday

Carol said...

Great song...congrats to you and your love....your happiness is in your posting! My Dad used to sing this song and I love it.

nonizamboni said...

Love is great and I'm so, so happy for you. Now, about the pizza. . .

aims said...

Ahh! No wonder you want to spend the gray days of Delta in Italy!

You know Delta is very beautiful and has wonderful temps compared to the rest of Canada - you know that!

However - I'm with you girl. I truly am.

A man who asked me to marry him on the same day as another got on a train to come across Canada and live with me - he came from Trieste. I have always said I would love to go to Trieste so that I/we could lay flowers anywhere in honour of Cid. Because I/we miss him and feel it is something I/we should do.

As for the rest of Italy - it beckons - not as much as New Orleans now beckons - but it comes in a very close second.

Follow your dreams girl. Follow them with a smile on your face and joy in your heart. Tuck the trepidation behind your ear and go for it.

richies said...

When I was a kid I had the Dean Martin 45 single of "That's Amore"

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Tumblewords: said...

I always liked that song - but I think I might be too old for love. Darn. Beautiful rose, too!

Liz said...

I love that song!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

It's a great song and no one sings it like Dino! Totally agree - the only place to go for your honeymoon!

Rose said...

I can hear Dean Martin singing this song in my head:) A great choice for A, and congratulations on your plans--Tuscany sounds heavenly! And a man who plants roses for you...well, you just can't ask for more!

kml said...

Absolutely nothing like the crooning voice of Dean Martin! Great choice!

Q said...

Amore....perfect for beginning round 5! Amore....ahhhh...we are never too old for love! Beautiful rose. I am so happy for you!
Sherry

Babooshka said...

That is interesting. We have a Spanish Head with many varied reason why. Always adored this song too.