Washington, D.C. 20549

                                  SCHEDULE 13D
                    Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
                            (Amendment No. ________)*

                                (Name of Issuer)
                               Spark Networks PLC
                         (Title of Class of Securities)
                                 (CUSIP Number)

            (Name, Address and Telephone Number of Person Authorized
                     to Receive Notices and Communications)
  Todd M. Ficeto 9300 Wilshire Blvd., Penthouse Suite, Beverly Hills, CA 90212
                                 310. 286.2211.

             (Date of Event which Requires Filing of this Statement)
                                 August 16, 2006

If the filing person has previously filed a statement on Schedule 13G to report
the acquisition that is the subject of this Schedule 13D, and is filing this
schedule because of ss.ss.240.13d-1(e), 240.13d-1(f) or 240.13d-1(g), check the
following box. |_|

Note: Schedules filed in paper format shall include a signed original and five
copies of the schedule, including all exhibits. See ss.240.13d-7 for other
parties to whom copies are to be sent.

* The remainder of this cover page shall be filled out for a reporting person's
initial filing on this form with respect to the subject class of securities, and
for any subsequent amendment containing information which would alter
disclosures provided in a prior cover page.

The information required on the remainder of this cover page shall not be deemed
to be "filed" for the purpose of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of
1934 ("Act") or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section of the Act
but shall be subject to all other provisions of the Act (however, see the

                                  SCHEDULE 13D

CUSIP No.  846513208
(1)  Names of Reporting Persons
     I.R.S. Identification Nos. of above persons (entities only)
           Absolute Return Europe Fund
(2)  Check the Appropriate Box if a                           (A) |_|
     Member of a Group (See Instructions)                     (B) |_|
(3)  SEC Use Only
(4)  Source of Funds (See Instructions)   PF
(5)  Check if Disclosure Of Legal Proceedings Is Required         |_|
     Pursuant to Items 2(d) OR 2(e)
(6)  Citizenship or Place of Organization   Cayman Islands
Number of Shares       (7)  Sole Voting Power
Owned by Each                       1,627,088
Reporting Person       ----------------------------------------------
With                   (8)  Shared Voting Power

                       (9)  Sole Dispositive Power
                       (10) Shared Dispositive Power

(11)  Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned By Each Reporting
(12)  Check if the Aggregate Amount In Row (11)                   |_|
      Excludes Certain Shares (See Instructions)
(13)  Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (11)
(14)  Type of Reporting Person (See Instructions)  CO


State the title of the class of equity securities to which this statement
relates and the name and address of the principal executive offices of the
issuer of such securities.


If the person filing this statement or any person enumerated in Instruction C of
this statement is a corporation, general partnership, limited partnership,
syndicate or other group of persons, state its name, the state or other place of
its organization, its principal business, the address of its principal office
and the information required by (d) and (e) of this Item.

If the person filing this statement or any person enumerated in Instruction C is
a natural person, provide the information specified in (a) through (f) of this
Item with respect to such person(s).


(b) Residence or business address; C/O 9300 WILSHIRE BLVD., PENTHOUSE SUITE,

(c) Present principal occupation or employment and the name, principal business
and address of any corporation or other organization in which such employment is

(d) Whether or not, during the last five years, such person has been convicted
in a criminal proceeding (excluding traffic violations or similar misdemeanors)
and, if so, give the dates, nature of conviction, name and location of court,
and penalty imposed, or other disposition of the case; NO

(e) Whether or not, during the last five years, such person was a party to a
civil proceeding of a judicial or administrative body of competent jurisdiction
and as a result of such proceeding was or is subject to a judgment, decree or
final order enjoining future violations of, or prohibiting or mandating
activities subject to, federal or state securities laws or finding any violation
with respect to such laws; and, if so, identify and describe such proceedings
and summarize the terms of such judgment, decree or final order; and NO

(f) Citizenship. CAYMAN ISLANDS


State the source and the amount of funds or other consideration used or to be
used in making the purchases, and if any part of the purchase price is or will
be represented by funds or other consideration borrowed or otherwise obtained
for the purpose of acquiring, holding, trading or voting the securities, a
description of the transaction and the names of the parties thereto. Where
material, such information should also be provided with respect to prior
acquisitions not previously reported pursuant to this regulation. If the source
of all or any part of the funds is a loan made in the ordinary course of
business by a bank, as defined in Section 3(a)(6) of the Act, the name of the
bank shall not be made available to the public if the person at the time of
filing the statement so requests in writing and files such request, naming such
bank, with the Secretary of the Commission. If the securities were acquired
other than by purchase, describe the method of acquisition. OPEN MARKET PURCHASE


State the purpose or purposes of the acquisition of securities of the issuer.
Describe any plans or proposals which the reporting persons may have which
relate to or would result in: INVESTMENT

(a) The acquisition by any person of additional securities of the issuer, or the
disposition of securities of the issuer;

(b) An extraordinary corporate transaction, such as a merger, reorganization or
liquidation, involving the issuer or any of its subsidiaries;

(c) A sale or transfer of a material amount of assets of the issuer or any of
its subsidiaries;

(d) Any change in the present board of directors or management of the issuer,
including any plans or proposals to change the number or term of directors or to
fill any existing vacancies on the board;

(e) Any material change in the present capitalization or dividend policy of the

(f) Any other material change in the issuer's business or corporate structure
including but not limited to, if the issuer is a registered closed-end
investment company, any plans or proposals to make any changes in its investment
policy for which a vote is required by section 13 of the Investment Company Act
of 1940;

(g) Changes in the issuer's charter, bylaws or instruments corresponding thereto
or other actions which may impede the acquisition of control of the issuer by
any person;

(h) Causing a class of securities of the issuer to be delisted from a national
securities exchange or to cease to be authorized to be quoted in an inter-dealer
quotation system of a registered national securities association;

(i) A class of equity securities of the issuer becoming eligible for termination
of registration pursuant to Section 12(g)(4) of the Act; or

(j) Any action similar to any of those enumerated above.


(a) State the aggregate number and percentage of the class of securities
identified pursuant to Item 1 (which may be based on the number of securities
outstanding as contained in the most recently available filing with the
Commission by the issuer unless the filing person has reason to believe such
information is not current) beneficially owned (identifying those shares which
there is a right to acquire) by each person named in Item 2. 5.38%

The above mentioned information should also be furnished with respect to persons
who, together with any of the persons named in Item 2, comprise a group within
the meaning of Section 13(d)(3) of the Act;

(b) For each person named in response to paragraph (a), indicate the number of
shares as to which there is sole power to vote or to direct the vote, shared
power to vote or to direct the vote, sole power to dispose or to direct the
disposition, or shared power to dispose or to direct the disposition. Provide
the applicable information required by Item 2 with respect to each person with
whom the power to vote or to direct the vote or to dispose or direct the
disposition is shared; 1,627,088

(c) Describe any transactions in the class of securities reported on that were
effected during the past sixty days or since the most recent filing of Schedule
13D (ss.240.13d-191), whichever is less, by the persons named in response to
paragraph (a). NONE

(d) If any other person is known to have the right to receive or the power to
direct the receipt of dividends from, or the proceeds from the sale of, such
securities, a statement to that effect should be included in response to this
item and, if such interest relates to more than five percent of the class, such
person should be identified. A listing of the shareholders of an investment
company registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940 or the beneficiaries
of an employee benefit plan, pension fund or endowment fund is not required.

(e) If applicable, state the date on which the reporting person ceased to be the
beneficial owner of more than five percent of the class of securities.


Describe any contracts, arrangements, understandings or relationships (legal or
otherwise) among the persons named in Item 2 and between such persons and any
person with respect to any securities of the issuer, including but not limited
to transfer or voting of any of the securities, finder's fees, joint ventures,
loan or option arrangements, puts or calls, guarantees of profits, division of
profits or loss, or the giving or withholding of proxies, naming the persons
with whom such contracts, arrangements, understandings or relationships have
been entered into. Include such information for any of the securities that are
pledged or otherwise subject to a contingency the occurrence of which would give
another person voting power or investment power over such securities except that
disclosure of standard default and similar provisions contained in loan
agreements need not be included.


The following shall be filed as exhibits: copies of written agreements relating
to the filing of joint acquisition statements as required by ss.240.13d-1(k) and
copies of all written agreements, contracts, arrangements, understandings, plans
or proposals relating to: (1) the borrowing of funds to finance the acquisition
as disclosed in Item 3; (2) the acquisition of issuer control, liquidation, sale
of assets, merger, or change in business or corporate structure or any other
matter as disclosed in Item 4; and (3) the transfer or voting of the securities,
finder's fees, joint ventures, options, puts, calls, guarantees of loans,
guarantees against loss or of profit, or the giving or withholding of any proxy
as disclosed in Item 6.


After reasonable inquiry and to the best of my knowledge and belief, I certify
that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and correct.

Date:       September 13, 2006

Signature:  /s/Florian Homm

The original statement shall be signed by each person on whose behalf the
statement is filed or his authorized representative. If the statement is signed
on behalf of a person by his authorized representative (other than an executive
officer or general partner of the filing person), evidence of the
representative's authority to sign on behalf of such person shall be filed with
the statement: provided, however, that a power of attorney for this purpose
which is already on file with the Commission may be incorporated by reference.
The name and any title of each person who signs the statement shall be typed or
printed beneath his signature.

Attention: Intentional misstatements or omissions of fact constitute Federal
criminal violations (See 18 U.S.C. 1001)