I used to be a traditionalist and followed the formula pretty closely:
- Year 1 - Paper - Tickets to a classical music concert (I believe it was a Mahler symphony)
- Year 2 - Cotton - Table cloth and table runner
- Year 3 - Leather (ahem, let's not go there)
In keeping with my habit of making inappropriate appointments for the day that marks our nuptials, I found myself sitting in the orthopaedic surgeon's office on our wedding anniversary discussing some long-running knee issues with the delightful surgeon. That evening, to cheer me up, my lovely husband took me out for a posh dinner.
So, I've gone thoroughly modern this year and ditched the Fruits and Flowers for knee surgery. Surely it is cheaper and less painful to just buy some diamonds.