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Today has been our 16th wedding anniversary, which we have commemorated in our usual style, by doing nothing different whatsoever!! We don't do a lot about anniversaries, to be honest, and we usually remember the day afterwards, but today, I remembered in time to comment this morning that today was the day!
Wikipedia suggests that the traditional gift for this year would be something made of porcelain. Best not, here, as porcelain wouldn't last five minutes....
I don't feel hard done by in any way, because, actually, we didn't make that big a deal over the wedding: we had a registry office do with some friends and neighbours [no family made the journey], and then went home to a shared lunch which I prepared, and a cake which I had made and a lady in the street had iced for me. We had a snooze in the afternoon with the baby, the EFG, who was 12 weeks old, and then some more friends came round in the evening for a chat and a drink and a few nibbles. And more cake! My outfit came from the Save the Children shop in St Andrews, and cost £10 for the two piece. I wore some shoes I already had, and the FH wore his suit. The rings came from a jewellers in St Andrews as well, and whilst the engagement ring was new, the wedding ring was second hand. It is a lovely ring, though.
I feel that it isn't the wedding that needs the time and the effort, but the marriage, and we have certainly done that. We have been through a lot - lots of medical upheavals, house moves, two children, family woes, financial cramp [as the FH calls it] and still we can say we love each other and are happy to be together. That, to us, is worth everything.