March 24th, 2011
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Love at First Brew

This is what happened when Yorkshire Tea paid us a visit with Little Urn which is a converted Ice cream van from the UK.

March 24th, 2011

It’s just the way I speak

When Americans say they love the English accent, don’t they really mean they love how Hugh Grant and Kate Winslet speak? How many Americans are aware that Brits have countless dialects and many of them would be as difficult to understand as a foreign language?

Take the Glasgow Accent for starters, even I have trouble with that and I am a true Londoner. I don’t believe the strong Newcastle accent would tempt to many Yanks to that part of the world, sorry Cheryl Cole, as pretty as you are your accent is decidedly ugly.

The upper class Queens accent is the one Americans find appealing and that is probably because TV portrays us Brits as running around drinking tea at 3 and yelling TA Ta to all and sundry. Please tell me your comments on what accents make you melt and the accents you find irritating.

Ta Ta for now.


March 17th, 2011
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You’re Invited to our 1st Birthday Party!

Please join us to celebrate our 1st year Birthday March 19th, 2011 at 8:30pm till late. We welcome friends, old and new.

Don’t just say “I love your accent”, be a part of it.

February 15th, 2011
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Congratulations to our Birthday Contest Winners!


Sonsofthegods & Martin_here

Winners of ILYA Birthday flights!

February 10th, 2011
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Hurry up, there are only a few more days left to enter our fabulous Valentines/Birthday competition. All premium members can be in with a chance to win one of 2 flights plus many other prizes. It couldn’t be easier, just answer one simple question, let us know your profile name and you will be entered.
Two lucky winners will be taking to the skies and it could be you.
You’ve got to be in it to win it.
Sign up today, don’t just say I Love your accent, be a part of it.

February 9th, 2011
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The last thing she needs is Chocolates!

So Valentines Day is here again and so are the chocolates. Every time there is a commercial for V Day out comes the red heart shaped box of Chocs. Quite frankly its time to think outside the Chocolate box and come up with something smarter. OK Chocs can satisfy your craving for a few minutes but in all honestly aren’t they the gift you purchase when you cant be bothered or left it too late to buy anything else?
A CD she loves or tickets to a concert are both thoughtful presents as is a beautifully framed picture of the two of you. With most women permanently on some kind of diet or at least trying to keep the pounds off, why would you go and buy Chocolates? Why not 4 pound of potatoes or a bag of sugar? So my advice is stay away from the Cocoa Plant this year and think outside that Chocolate Box.

Happy Valentines Day to Everyone.

Rochelle x

January 14th, 2011

Premium Members: Win a FREE Flight!!

Valentine’s Day is soon approaching and we want to send YOU on a FREE flight across the pond!

ILYA will be celebrating our first birthday on Feb 14th and as its Valentines day too we are giving away 2 flights.

A flight from NYC to London and a flight from London to NYC.

Enter now to be in with a chance to win a fight or a host of other fabulous prizes!

It’s free to enter and it could not be any simpler. Please keep in mind, you must be a premium member to enter.

Just answer the following question and e-mail your answer to And PLEASE also include your username.

Who is the founder of

Don’t forget to include your username with your answer so we can make sure the prizes get to the right hands!

Good Luck! And don’t just say “I Love Your Accent” — be a part of it!

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Win a pink hoodie

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January 8th, 2011
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Make it a wonderful Valentines Day

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December 7th, 2010

A Royal Wedding: How Prince William and Kate’s wedding will affect small business


The rumour mill has just confirmed that Will and Kate will tie the knot on April 29th in Westminster Abbey. But will the Royal Wedding really boost the UK economy? These business owners share their views.

Over 30 million overseas tourists visited Britain last year, bringing in revenue worth £16 billion to the UK economy. Latest research from VisitBritain shows that the British Monarchy pulls in a fair wedge of this custom – over £500m worth, in fact. Next year, with a wedding on the cards, this figure could leap to well over £620m.

But are these figures over-inflated? How much impact can a Royal Wedding really have on British businesses?

Well, there has already been one major winner in the Royal Wedding stakes. The Epiphany Platinum Clad Diamonique Oval Cluster Ring, a replica of the late Princess Diana’s ring, received an overnight sales increase of more than 800%. Home and internet shopping channel QVC priced their version of Kate’s engagement ring at £34.42 – a bargain for fans of the Royal couple. Sue Leeson from QVC said, “The huge demand for Kate’s replica ring shows that she is blossoming into a real trend setter. As the media intensity increases in the run up to the wedding, it will be interesting to see what impact she has on British style.”

Rottingdean based jewellers FSDS also jumped on the engagement ring bandwagon. They released a £99 version of Kate’s ring and sold two within 24 hours.

Indeed, fashion houses and designers will soon be lining up to dress the Royal bride and cash in on her kudos. But Kate’s influence extends beyond fashion. After the wedding, Will and Kate are moving to North Wales where the Prince is serving with the RAF. Property prices in the area are likely to sky-rocket, and tourist hotspots like the Dee Valley, the market town of Llangollen, the Snowdonia National Park and the medieval fortress Caernarfon Castle will see a sharp uplift in visitors.

“The Royal Wedding is set to deliver a welcome boost not just to the tourism industry in London but across Britain,” says VisitBritain chief executive Sandie Dawe. “The couple studied at St Andrews and
spend time at Balmoral so that is a wonderful boost for Scotland. They will live in Wales which has fantastic scenery and awe-inspiring castles. And William and Kate are a modern couple. They go to nightclubs and they are outdoor people, which gives us the chance to talk about these activities to overseas visitors. Kate seems to shop on the high street which is very accessible. The wedding dress will give us a chance to highlight our designers while the wedding gifts will showcase our outstanding craftspeople, potters, glass and textiles. All of this helps us tell the story of contemporary Britain. It is the most wonderful publicity boost for the country.” general manager Tim Boughton agrees that the impact of the Royal Wedding could be considerable. “We have been tracking the growing demand for rental properties around key
events,” he says. “In the run-up to the 2010 World Cup, booking enquiries to South Africa spiked by over 1,000% compared to the same period during in 2009. The average weekly income generated
per property during the event soared by almost 150 per cent, making this an extremely profitable period for private holiday home owners and property managers alike.

“We expect London home owners to experience similar trends around the time of the Royal Wedding and the Olympics,” continues Boughton. “We anticipate owners and managers listing on our site will be able to increase their rates by at least 100%, maybe even more, around the time of these two key events.”

Rochelle Peachey, founder of transatlantic dating site is also anticipating a boost. She is using the Royal wedding to encourage new sign-ups to the site. “When something like
this happens, people feel the need to get their act together and find a partner,” she says. “So we will use the wedding as promo for our service.”

But not everyone is sold on the benefits of the Royal Wedding. George Shaw, founder of Avocado Media says: “It’s nonsense! Propaganda put out by royalists and a good diversion from cuts in public spending. A lot of people might like to jump on the publicity bandwagon, but in reality other than a few importers of Chinese-made union jacks, bunting and commemoration mugs, there’s no evidence that previous royal weddings have done any long term good for the economy or to boost tourism.”

But Shaw has been overruled. Many businesses are expecting the Royal Wedding to make a positive impact on their bottom line. Cumbria-based bed manufacturer Sealy has even created a limited edition bed to celebrate the event. The Crown Jewel bed was launched earlier this month, promising “the sweetest of dreams. You will feel like you have been swept off to slumber by a handsome prince or beautiful princess and will most definitely sleep happily ever after!” It might sound like hyperbole, but at £799 a pop and predicted sales of well over 1,000 units, these gimmicky beds will have a hugely positive effect on Sealy’s 2010 turnover.

Smarta will leave you with another Royal-Wedding-inspired marketing ploy. This one’s from Drambuie – a cocktail no less. The wonderfully named ‘Engaging Dram’ was released to celebrate the announcement of Prince William’s engagement to Kate earlier this month. Jamie Stephenson, brand ambassador for Drambuie Liqueur and inventor of the Engaging Dram, says: “The Engaging Dram’s ingredients represent the Royal heritage, perfectly paired with modern, stylish flavours and
presented in an elegant and beautiful way – just like the couple themselves. You never know they may even serve it at the wedding – I’ll leave a message on the Queen’s Facebook wall and see what
she thinks of it.”

And here’s the recipe:

Engaging Dram

20ml Drambuie Royal Legacy 1745

5ml Lemon Juice

Dash Orange Bitters

100ml Rosé Champagne

Stir gently in a mixing glass and pour into a chilled flute. Garnish with a twist of orange

December 6th, 2010
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Dave & Bill Love Your Accent, Rochelle Peachey – Safe Digital Dating Online…

Via: CyberHood Watch

Sometimes, the Internet seems like walking through a mind field. Unfortunately, when you are consistently looking for the next nefarious misuse or some misguided individual whose moral compass is skewed, it is nice to see some sunshine in the digital forest.

The idea of half a billion individuals coming together to socialize on one platform, seems a pretty good indication that people are social and many are looking or wondering how to meet someone safely and develop a relationship. Online dating is white noise for me after years of marriage; however, for many it is how relationships occur. That is how a good friend of mine met his wife, online.

I remember thinking, when he first told me he had met someone online and was dating how strange that might be. That was at least eight years ago, today I guess it is not so different than calling someone on the phone to introduce yourself, as it was during my college days. However, these digital times are different, if you are looking for a relationship online; you do need to recognize what a legitimate dating site looks like, and how to spot a con man.

Rochelle Peachey is the owner of a dating site called, “I Love Your Accent”. Rochelle, is connecting Brits with Americans, and knows firsthand why so often dating sites receive a bad rap. Unfortunately, dating sits are notorious for con men for targeting lonely individuals. To add insult to injury not only are the lonely targeted but also the site owners.

For example, when Rochelle first began, she was approached online by an individual, complimenting her on the site. Which was more a ploy than compliments that eventually lead to asking, Rochelle, if she would be interested in buying Facebook profiles for her “I Love Your Accent” dating website? Anyone just starting out online understands the importance of building a community, maybe more so for an online dating site. These hijacked Facebook profiles were complete with personal information. Other than, the obvious, selling stolen Facebook profiles is wrong. Nonetheless, Rochelle points out some solid business reasoning why that kind of thinking would put them out of business before they got started.

Both Rochelle and her husband tried to bring this to the attention of the authorities, but no one seemed interested. At one point, they had the interest of Good Morning America who might air the story, but eventually backed out without an explanation.

Any law enforcement or agency interested to know of a site that sells stolen Facebook profiles, including the evidence that verifies you can buy stolen Facebook profiles complete with personal information, then contact The CyberHood Watch partners. We would like to stop this, and we will put you in touch with Rochelle.


Note: Dave & Bill had two interviews today. The first hour was with Krystle Nicole Russin and you can read about in the The CyberHood Watch community here. The second interview starts at the sixty minute time stamp.

Listen to internet radio with Dave and Bill on Blog Talk Radio

Rochelle wants our readers of The CyberHood Watch, our listeners of CHWR to understand that there are good and bad dating sites, and you can tell the difference. It seems the number one red flag is when you are asked for money…Time to move on – dates over.

Here are a few other tips:

• Know whom you are speaking to – Skype – cam

• Know where you are going – If you decide to meet get an address and details where someone can find you.

• Both parties should be willing to give up information about each other – there has to be some trust – but do backgrounds searches.

Another good tip when considering a dating site is to invest financially a small fee – SCAMMERS WON’T PAY! There is value in paying for a good dating site.

This December, look for Rochelle’s SPEED DATING ACROSS THE POND.

Your CyberHood Watch Partner,

david c ballard

Radio Security Journalist