Weekly Photo Challenge: Treasure

My wife is a Geordie. Pam speaks a language that, even after these many years, I sometimes struggle to interpret.  She is a constant source of amusement and surprise. She does a fine impression of Kate Bush which, at its best, might shatter glass. She is a rare treasure:

Pam - Todi Cathedral

The photograph was taken in Todi Cathedral. We had driven there from Perugia in a searing July heat so the cool shadows of the Duomo provided welcome relief. The bright summer sun pierced the dark interior as shafts of dusty light from high windows. You could choose your moment and step into the limelight – anyone could do it – the good, the bad, the rich, the poor, the loveliest and the best.


  1. Sreejith Nair · February 19, 2014

    It’s something special and wonderful, that you consider your wife as treasure.

    Beautiful image and you are guaranteed with a wonderful time in life 🙂

  2. derwentvalley · February 19, 2014

    Geordie is the greatest language in the world ;-).

  3. timwolverson · February 19, 2014

    Great photography!

  4. restlessjo · February 19, 2014

    She obviously has a good Geordie sense of humour to cope with you, Robin 🙂 She looks beautiful.

    • northumbrianlight · February 19, 2014

      Absolutely essential – and endless patience 🙂 If you have ever watched it, think Gina McKee in Hebburn 🙂

  5. suej · February 19, 2014

    Great post Robin, very heart warming that you consider your wife a treasure….great light, and your wife has great bone structure….

    • northumbrianlight · February 19, 2014

      Many thanks Sue – I am not passing this on, it could go to someone’s head 🙂

      • suej · February 19, 2014


  6. litadoolan · February 19, 2014

    Beautiful face, lighting and contrast in the photograph.

  7. Tish Farrell · February 19, 2014

    Simply lovely, Robin – you and Pam both.

    • northumbrianlight · February 20, 2014

      Thanks Tish – I am at the other end of the scale from lovely 🙂

  8. greenmackenzie · February 20, 2014

    What a powerful post….and so personal….I love it….words and portrait 🙂

  9. mark · February 20, 2014

    It’s a bonny photo leik man. Ah divvent knaa what yee mean when yee syah tha canna knaa geordie leik. Ye knaa what ah mean leik. Mebees this will help yee leik.

    • northumbrianlight · February 20, 2014

      Mint! That’s geet bonny lad.

    • northumbrianlight · February 21, 2014

      Here is a test Mark – can you deciper: “kween’s wanty”

      • mark · February 24, 2014

        Sorry, but you’ve lost me with that one there. My Granda might know it, older Geordies have got words and phrases that only they know.

      • northumbrianlight · February 27, 2014

        In plain English it refers to being particularly fortunate or dressing up to the nines i.e. (you must think the) Queen is your Auntie. You see, I am almost fluent 🙂

  10. Malin H · February 20, 2014

    Beautiful wife and a beautiful post, Robin.

  11. LaVagabonde · February 20, 2014

    She is gorgeous. I had to look up what a Geordie is. 🙂

  12. Fractions of the world · February 20, 2014

    What a lovely thought of choosing her as your treasure!

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  14. mybeautfulthings · February 21, 2014

    Your treasure is the best of all! 🙂

  15. emeraldwake · February 21, 2014

    Amazing Blog,i enjoyed so much ,Regards

  16. coffeeandpolaroids · February 28, 2014

    Stunning photo.

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  18. janemorley2014 · September 8, 2015

    How very lovely Northumbrianlight ……….

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