I put my foot in it with a colleague, so just to say there will be no more gags about Amber lists and you’re a gem..
The amber threat has had holidaymakers panicking and fretting about getting back from foreign countries and then paying through the nose for self-isolation.
But the fossilised tree resin is something to be treasured as a precious jewel.
And also a healing property for hippies, whom I lean to….ooooohhhhhhm!
You’ll find amber really wherever you’ll find trees, or where trees once were, which is pretty much everywhere.
And among all their magical qualities they also seem to have a magnetic pull on women.
And the evidence is somewhere at the bottom of the Scary One’s Jewellery box.
Though not the 2.2 kilo exhibit… it would only drag her neck down.
Now every day’s a school day when you’re meeting holiday providers from around the world.
And while feeding our bellies with big bowls of Polish soup and warming our hearts with their vodka, our Polish friends gave us the rundown on Gdansk.
And its impressive history with amber.
Amber is brilliant in tone and hue and can act naturally as a receptacle for all the things that can get stuck in trees, like bugs.
While it is a great building block for jewellery yes, but from spoons to chess sets to Fender Stratocaster guitars.
Museum director Waldemar Ossowski said: “Amber items are delicate and sensitive, and the susceptibility to damage increases with the age of the item, which is why many amber masterpieces have survived in fragments and are missing many figurines.”
Something begotten in the state of Denmark
You’ll be taken on a 30-50 million journey and needless to say Denmark is at the heart of it.
And there will be a celebration of Scandinavian forests and their traders.
While there’s also chess too, naturally.
The Russians are coming
Well, like all things Polish, they’ve already settled and are flagging their own museum.
Should you be in the region then lucky you. So have a look around.
Obviously at all the amber and the many exhibitions including the Fifth Russian Contest of Gallery Art.
But also take a guided tour of the rampart to learn about the history of the growth of Konigsberg fortification power.
So that’s our Amber lists and you’re a gem all of you who are called Amber.