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by sinikala
Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:05 am
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: Looking for a second-hand shop
Replies: 5
Views: 852

Re: Looking for a second-hand shop

There is a large Red Cross warehouse store in Espoo that sells furniture, it's on the other side of the motorway from Ikea.

https://kontti.punainenristi.fi/espoo
by sinikala
Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Culture & Cuisine
Topic: Tesco tea & crisps in S-Market / Prisma
Replies: 11
Views: 3256

Re: Tesco tea & crisps in S-Market / Prisma

Sent S-Market some feedback / a few suggestions of other things available in Tesco that S-Market might consider stocking. Maybe others could also suggest products... https://asiakaspalaute.s-kanava.fi/palaute/?wicket:interface=:9:::: Here's my wishlist Tesco Turkish delight thins https://www.tesco.c...
by sinikala
Sat Jul 15, 2017 2:04 am
Forum: Moving To Finland
Topic: Permanent Residency in Finland for British citizens
Replies: 14
Views: 2435

Re: Permanent Residency in Finland for British citizens

I also have an Oleskelulupa (Residence Permit) card issued on 10.9.2001 but it expired on 9.9.2006. I still carry it around with me as I never received any replacement (and don't remember filling in any forms). It does have a photo and a Client No. It doesn't say anything about "permanent" residenc...
by sinikala
Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Moving To Finland
Topic: Permanent Residency in Finland for British citizens
Replies: 14
Views: 2435

Re: Permanent Residency in Finland for British citizens

I wondered that too. I've been here since 2001. But I don't think the "card" is automatic. Is there a place where you can find out if you already have / still have permanent residency or not? (without queuing) Due to EU law the permanent residence comes out of the sheer fact that you fill the condi...
by sinikala
Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Moving To Finland
Topic: Permanent Residency in Finland for British citizens
Replies: 14
Views: 2435

Re: Permanent Residency in Finland for British citizens

Hi, I am British and have lived in Finland for over 20years and in 2005 was issued with a Permanent Residence Permit Card so where do I stand? Same year as I received my Oleskelulupa card. My understanding is that we have the equivalent in Finland of what the UK is offering the EU http://www.bbc.co...
by sinikala
Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Moving To Finland
Topic: Permanent Residency in Finland for British citizens
Replies: 14
Views: 2435

Re: Permanent Residency in Finland for British citizens

At the Brexit "Town Hall Meeting" (in the crypt of the cathedral in Helsinki) a couple of months ago, the ambassador kept saying that if we (Brits) have been resident in Finland for more than five years, we can make an application for permanent residency. When I looked on Migri, I only found this h...
by sinikala
Sun Jul 09, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: Jobs and Entrepreneurship in Finland
Topic: English business owner moving to Finland
Replies: 9
Views: 1730

Re: English business owner moving to Finland

I can't believe you can be forced to start a company in Finland. You need professional advice, but before that there is some info here abt avoiding double taxation, which I think will be your main task http://europa.eu/youreurope/citizens/work/taxes/double-taxation/index_en.htm?expandable=1 http://e...
by sinikala
Mon Jun 05, 2017 2:59 am
Forum: Culture & Cuisine
Topic: Tesco tea & crisps in S-Market / Prisma
Replies: 11
Views: 3256

Re: Tesco tea & crisps in S-Market / Prisma

if they ever introduce these I will be over the moon https://img.tesco.com/Groceries/pi/250/5031021258250/IDShot_225x225.jpg Almost Kellogs crunchy nut. Never seen in Finland yet. I always buy a couple of packets from the UK. Yeah, meet your mate. Can't understand why Kellog's CNCF aren't sold in F...
by sinikala
Sun Jun 04, 2017 1:49 am
Forum: Culture & Cuisine
Topic: Tesco tea & crisps in S-Market / Prisma
Replies: 11
Views: 3256

Re: Tesco tea & crisps in S-Market / Prisma

Here's the full list of Tesco products now available in Finland https://www.foodie.fi/products/collection/tesco?selected_store=c4c593f72d9cc6c1de83f24cb7da2366&onboarding=0?cm_sp=etusivu-_-paabanneri-_-tesco Quite a nice selection of gluten-free and milk-free products (gluten-free fish fingers, mil...
by sinikala
Sun Jun 04, 2017 1:22 am
Forum: Culture & Cuisine
Topic: Tesco tea & crisps in S-Market / Prisma
Replies: 11
Views: 3256

Re: Tesco tea & crisps in S-Market / Prisma

Seem to be mainly from Tesco finest* range Then they've failed in their market analysis. Looking at the shoit most Finns buy (Rainbow et al), they would have been better off shipping in their Value range. :lol: How very dare you?! Took the pecan and toffee roulade to some friends today, went down w...
by sinikala
Thu Jun 01, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Culture & Cuisine
Topic: Tesco tea & crisps in S-Market / Prisma
Replies: 11
Views: 3256

Re: Tesco tea & crisps in S-Market / Prisma

Nobody it seems, the cheese section looked untouched today.

Salt and vinegar crisps on the other hand were all gone and there was a single lonely looking bag of the steak flavoured crisps left. Flapjack cookies were similalrly wiped out.

The shortbread is rather good.
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by sinikala
Wed May 31, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Culture & Cuisine
Topic: Tesco tea & crisps in S-Market / Prisma
Replies: 11
Views: 3256

Tesco tea & crisps in S-Market / Prisma

No idea if anyone will read this ... all the bored regulars from a few years ago seem to have gone the way of the Oozlum bird. After the demise of the Marks & Spencer Deli Section in selected Sokos department stores earlier this year, I was wondering where I'd get my emergency teabags and biccies. F...
by sinikala
Sun May 21, 2017 2:15 am
Forum: Culture & Cuisine
Topic: Chocolates and candies in Finland
Replies: 2
Views: 2282

Re: Chocolates and candies in Finland

I've tried some Finnish chocolates and I think it's really good, especially for Geisha. I'm curious with another chocolates and candies, if you have any recommendations for another one, let me know :D A bit hard to say, I love chocolate, but don't eat it much here - it's not to my taste. Personally...
by sinikala
Mon May 08, 2017 3:27 am
Forum: Jobs and Entrepreneurship in Finland
Topic: Trying to understand trial periods
Replies: 12
Views: 1919

Re: Trying to understand trial periods

In other places I see someone saying that termination can be effectively arbitrary and the employer may not even be obligated to give the employed a reason for termination. If I actually have to screw up to have employment terminated during a trial period then I won't worry much about it. I am at l...
by sinikala
Thu Jan 26, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: 2 years requirement to get a phone contract
Replies: 62
Views: 6368

Re: 2 years requirement to get a phone contract

I was quite suprised to hear that many foreigners were required to pay a substantial deposit - I only heard about it a few months after I got a Sonera connection myself - so back in 2000 - I was not asked for a deposit, though it was from Stockmann, and I did buy a pricey Nokia at the same time, per...