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by DMC
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Moving To Finland
Topic: Anybody moved from UK to Finland
Replies: 5
Views: 111

Re: Anybody moved from UK to Finland

How old is your car? There can be extra work needed to bring an old car up to spec.
by DMC
Sat Jun 30, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: Car Hire Insurance: Any Finnish companies cover this?
Replies: 9
Views: 2085

Re: Car Hire Insurance: Any Finnish companies cover this?

I don't hire cars too often, but do so occasionally. Twice this year so far, for example. I have hired cars in various countries since the 1980s and have never taken additional insurance, despite the "hard sell" from some companies. I have never had to pay for any damage to a hire car and never had ...
by DMC
Tue Dec 26, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: Visiting Oulu Tips for Winter
Replies: 7
Views: 790

Re: Visiting Oulu Tips for Winter

sasayins wrote:
Mon Dec 25, 2017 4:35 pm
And do you know any good store that sell quality puukku knives and some wood mugs?
Almost anywhere sells that sort of thing. For example, my local opticians carries a range of knives.

I don't know Oulu but many places have a "craft work" store and you can get some good pieces in those places.
by DMC
Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Culture & Cuisine
Topic: What's Up With Joulukinkku?
Replies: 12
Views: 1557

Re: What's Up With Joulukinkku?

The meat in your photo does look appetising, and no, that does not look like the joulukinkku I have had. I don't know how the meat I have been served has been cooked, so can't comment on that.
by DMC
Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Culture & Cuisine
Topic: What's Up With Joulukinkku?
Replies: 12
Views: 1557

Re: What's Up With Joulukinkku?

Technically Finnish Christmas ham and British gammon are both cured pork from the hind leg of the beast. In the UK, Gammon is rarely sold as a whole ham, rather it is sold in smaller pieces - thick 'slices', off the bone. In my experience, UK gammon is very pink and as salty as bacon, not particula...
by DMC
Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Culture & Cuisine
Topic: What's Up With Joulukinkku?
Replies: 12
Views: 1557

Re: What's Up With Joulukinkku?

That's called "juicy". That and "tender" are two words I wouldn't associate with meat in the UK. Tastes & experiences obviously differ but I would describe Finnish Christmas ham as more slimy than juicy. It just isn't something I care for at all. As far as meat in the UK goes, I think there is quit...
by DMC
Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Culture & Cuisine
Topic: What's Up With Joulukinkku?
Replies: 12
Views: 1557

Re: What's Up With Joulukinkku?

Each year it's a challenge to find a good ham that meets the high standard that joulukinkku sets with regard to taste. At this point I thought your post might be a joke. I hate Finnish Christmas ham - it really turns my stomach. I'm of the position the "typical" Finnish ham is wet-cured (brined) Yo...
by DMC
Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: Smart Home
Replies: 3
Views: 861

Re: Smart Home

We regularly see poor quality questionnaires posted here but this one has to be the worst I have yet seen.
by DMC
Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Modelling/photography
Replies: 3
Views: 1433

Re: Modelling/photography

w.kiki wrote:hello, what's your
email address ?
You can send the poster an email by clicking the envelope icon to the right of the post.
by DMC
Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: Cashing in cheques
Replies: 6
Views: 1246

Re: Cashing in cheques

When I have paid foreign cheques into my Finnish (OP) account there has been a flat fee rather than a percentage. The fee has been 11 or 12 euro from memory. For an amount like 1000 euro I would not consider that significant.
by DMC
Sun Jul 09, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Jobs and Entrepreneurship in Finland
Topic: English business owner moving to Finland
Replies: 9
Views: 1792

Re: English business owner moving to Finland

Why would you prefer NOT to register as a limited company in Finland? What is the overriding advantage of running your business through a UK entity? I don't know about the OP but for me there were 2 reasons. 1: I already had a UK-registered company with existing customer contracts and I saw no reas...
by DMC
Sun Jul 09, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Jobs and Entrepreneurship in Finland
Topic: English business owner moving to Finland
Replies: 9
Views: 1792

Re: English business owner moving to Finland

For several years I worked as the owner and sole employee of a UK-registered company. I did not have a Finnish company at that time. I just filled out my tax returns in both countries as you would expect and it all came out in the wash. At least I don't recall any issues after the first year when th...
by DMC
Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: Moving To Finland
Topic: American family moving to Finland
Replies: 48
Views: 40625

Re: American family moving to Finland

So, welcome to Finland for a safer, gun-free, secure, egalitarian community. Finland feels like a safe & secure place where violence, especially gun crime, is rare. This doesn't mean it is gun-free though. Look up the figures for gun ownership per capita for different countries. Topping the list is...
by DMC
Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: Looking for.local lumber supplier
Replies: 1
Views: 761

Re: Looking for.local lumber supplier

Local to where? What sort of lumber? There seem to be plenty of small sawmills around in the countryside. I always get good timber and good service at the supplier I use for my occasional needs. The only real issue is the limited range of native species, which can be a problem if you want something ...
by DMC
Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Jobs and Entrepreneurship in Finland
Topic: WANTED: Automotive Detailer
Replies: 2
Views: 1157

Re: WANTED: Automotive Detailer

I suggest you state the location where you need someone.