A winning streak

On 7 December I received a tweet from @BeingBlackSilk about an e-mail that she has sent me. That e-mail has never reached me, or rather, it got held back by the server of my hosting company. After I contacted them it took only five minutes for them to fix the problem. But by then I already knew what BlackSilk wanted to tell me. I have won a prize in her Fifth Bloggiversary Giveaway.

I have won a We-Vibe 3.


The We-Vibe is a toy that I have looked at many times, but I never got to the point where I just clicked the ‘buy’ button. I have read several positive reviews, but still I did not go ahead and just bought it. One thing that definitely made me hesitate, was the price. This is no cheap toy and somehow I did not want to buy an expensive toy and come to the conclusion that it’s not what I expected it to be. However, knowing myself I think I would eventually have come to the point where I would have thought ‘what the heck‘ and would have just gone ahead to buy it.

Also, I have never entered any giveaway before. I have seen the giveaways on several blogs, but I have mostly just continued to the next blog, not taking the time to follow all the steps in said giveaway. And sometimes I did not participate because the giveaway was only for people in the US or the UK. The first ever giveaway I have entered, was this one of BlackSilk.

And there I was, the proud winner of a We-Vibe 3. It was like receiving an unexpected Christmas present. Very appropriate for the month of giving and caring.

But that was not the last of the unexpected Christmas presents I have received. After entering Blacksilk’s giveaway I stumbled across another giveaway on another blog I follow. I decided to enter again. Every evening that I switched my computer on, the screen with @pennysblog popped up. I tweeted about the giveaway and commented on a post. I have no idea how many evenings I have done this.

Then on the Saturday morning just before Christmas I slept in. While still in bed I checked my email. The first I saw was the email that alerted me about a new blog post on A Penny For Your Dirty Thoughts. Of course I was curious to see who has won Penny’s first giveaway. I squealed when I saw my own name in the blog post and only after that I saw the email that Penny had sent me.

I have won a set of Lelo Luna Beads Noir!


Thank you, BlackSilk and Penny, for hosting those wonderful giveaways! I bet I will have fun with the prizes I won and of course I will blog about it too in 2013!

And then on the last day of 2012 – I admit I only saw this on the first day of 2013 –  I was mentioned on Red Inferno’s Blog as one of the sexiest blogs of 2012. This is Red Inferno’s personal list, but still I feel so very privileged to be mentioned on it and to be between all those other blogs, many of which I read and admire too. Thank you, Red Inferno, for the mention and I hope my blog can keep your attention for many years to come!


© Rebel’s Notes

The prompt for this week’s Wicked Wednesday was #2013.
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