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Roowhip
Posted on: 18.Mar.2009, 10:26 PM





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Hey Furu, I can't recall if you mentioned what type of injury you had however when I had severe back problems when I first moved here (one year after the birth of my son), a Norwegian friend suggested a NAPRAPAT. They apparently only practice in USA and Scandinavia so being from Australia I thought he meant a Naturapath and said I didn't think the hippy treatment would work. However I am convinced now as they worked miracles on me as after 3 sessions (without having to do any exercises between) I was completely fine although I had been worried I would never walk (let alone run) without pain again. I would say they are a combination of chiroprachtor/physio- they usually begin with massage and gentle maniplulation and then a few "cracks" at the end. I have used physios in the past however I find that you need to do a lot of exercises and the progress is slow. The treatment is private and more costly than a physio (and not part of the "frikort" mentioned in posts above) however I think it is worth it considering the time/cost factor as well as the fact that it really works.
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Posted on: 17.Mar.2009, 11:19 PM





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I just completely lost what I wrote (which would take too long to rewrite) but just wanted to say that your posts skane refugee are the best I have read here in a long time, very relevant to Sweden and also to the situation with my son who is in his first year at a mainstream school (also bored with maths and being disruptive). Despite my son and I asking the teacher to provide him with more difficult exercises,after 30 years work experience (she taught one of my closest friends) she is not quite grasping the simple concept that an unchallenged child is more likely to be disruptive. What is even more frustrating is that he is also being told off for answering questions or answering them in a way that other children can't understand thereby disprupting their learning (best example was when asked to say what numbers make "9" and he said "3 times 3" and was told off for using multiplication when they should keep to addition)

Anyway great comments skane biggrin.gif
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Posted on: 13.Mar.2009, 06:22 PM





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Braderunner Rennuredarb wrote:
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reading comprehension = t3h f41l


Haha it's comforting to know that nothing has changed around here- threads still going off on bizarre tangents biggrin.gif

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Someone who has chosen to come to Sweden is free to leave any time. Economic migrants should really find work before moving here in the first place.

Really, why? How about if you are moving for family ties? It's hard enough finding work once you live in Sweden let alone before you move to Sweden.
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Posted on: 12.Mar.2009, 07:21 PM





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Braderunner whatever your name is these days :roll:
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If you want someone who not only knows the material and how to apply but is TRULY fluent in English and can understand nuances in English language due to my background, then I have a point up

That's assuming the job mainly required english Bradey..your reply would really depend on what you are applying for.

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The statistics also show that those born in the other Nordic countries, EU25, USA, Canada, Switzerland, Australia and New Zealand actually have a slightly lower risk of unemployment than even their Sweden-born counterparts.

I agree with kaze..the article is confusing(or probably trying to get across it's message and be PC at the same time). The above quote indicates that many of us are better off being born outside Sweden.
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Posted on: 29.Oct.2008, 02:06 PM





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Bad luck there mate..

Here in Östergötland we had warnings to put on winter tyres by mid week and it is true it was frosty this morning.

Another suggestion- have you looked at Malmö Aviation which flies to Bromma airport? I took a oneway flight from Bromma to Malmö with work a couple of weeks ago for under 500kr.
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Posted on: 26.May.2008, 09:22 PM





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If true:
- Does the child have to be born in Sweden to qualify?
- How would this (if at all) apply to the 3 year old?

i can't say, but i'd guess the answer to the first is no but i'm very unsure about the second. someone else might be able to chime in.


I can quickly chime in with this one as we arrived in Sweden from Australia with a 9 month old and almost 3 year old. You are qualified to receive benefits for your 3 year old. We had a meeting at out local Försäkringskassan and they asked us what benefits we received in Australia (basically nothing at that time) and they then did a calculation to allocate us days that they would consider were the equivalent of the balance up to the Swedish entitlement (too long ago to recall the actual calculation). The only problem was that as neither of us had worked in Sweden we were not entitled to 80% of much at all..just the basic rate if we were to take out our days directly. We were able to save some days until after I had worked a year and I was able to take about 5 weeks in total at 80% of my pay. A large portion of the days I had had to use at the basic rate however if you can manage on your income (40000 SEK is a lot more than we started out with) until you have worked a year, then you will be entitled to take out days (if you are entitled to them)up to the maximum salary level 007 referred to.
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http://www.flyttatillannanlandomduvillblirrik.se
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Not exactly answering the question but last night I ran the Våruset fun run in Norrköping and at the start line, boomed across the loudspeaker were tips for a healthier lifestyle that included drinking max 1 glass of wine per day. Tthe way it came out (and I am not alone in my thinking..it was discussed at work today) was that you SHOULD drink 1 glass of wine per day to stay healthy. While that may be true, 2 mins before the start of a run seemed rather odd timing for such a statement..obviously Systemet were sponsoring the event.



I'm curious now - I'm running the Umeå Vårruset next week, wonder if they'll have the same thing. Don't remember anything like that last year?

Well it was the first time I have run the Våruset. Listen out for it..it's just after the F&S boys do their thing..
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boomed across the loudspeaker were tips for a healthier lifestyle that included drinking max 1 glass of wine per day. ..obviously Systemet were sponsoring the event.



i've seen you drink. that public service message was meant for you
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I think I should quit my day job and become the Systembolaget poster girl...after last nights effort I can even up the anti to running a fun run on 2 glasses of wine per day :wink:

Btw, are we up for a continuation Thursday night (although I have been given the hard word about not missing my flight to London Friday)..my messages are being knocked back from you in messenger
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Not exactly answering the question but last night I ran the Våruset fun run in Norrköping and at the start line, boomed across the loudspeaker were tips for a healthier lifestyle that included drinking max 1 glass of wine per day. Tthe way it came out (and I am not alone in my thinking..it was discussed at work today) was that you SHOULD drink 1 glass of wine per day to stay healthy. While that may be true, 2 mins before the start of a run seemed rather odd timing for such a statement..obviously Systemet were sponsoring the event.

Anyway, the only good thing about Systembolaget is that they still ask for my id everytime I go there even though I'm 35 biggrin.gif
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Any thing personal is off limits unless you are friends for a while.


I don't know, maybe I am just too direct but I have a hard time forging a friendship without asking something at least remotely personal..
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Have I been away too long or am I having reading imcomprehension..??

Tulip, don't you mean "You can do fine without any SWEDISH" and Bradey you shouldn't expect everyone to stumble over themselves to have EVERYTHING in ENGLISH"? :roll:

I understand that Philcan is a Brit wanting to move to Sweden- Anyway, yes it can be hard the first couple of years but as long as you are willing to give it a go, don't take offence when corrected and can see the funny side of language mishaps..you'll have no probs.

(mind you I still can't ask for a buscard or say the word short..not long is preferable..)
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Posted on: 18.Apr.2008, 07:42 PM





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ginny
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this is great thankyou all so much for the information - the british embassy in stockholm seems to be the answer but like all these things they are only open 9-12 !!! anyway we will be there in person in a few weeks so i will do it in person i think !
the driving licence - i definately have to apply for a swedish one now that i am resident here
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Puffin
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That's tough - you'll have to take a Swedish driving test

According to Vägverkets website it is only countries in the EEA plus Japan and Switzerland whose licences are recognised:


Confused (or maybe too many glasses of wine..)..if ginny is an EU citizen (ie I understand from UK since she is looking at applying at Brittish embassy", she doesn't need to take the whole Swedish license again..just go and swap girl! You don't need to go through that whole torturous process (I know..I can whinge about it in detail if you want..) :roll:
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Kang's nearing the 10,000 mark!

(Champers all round.)



...now now Mark, you should know better..Kang reached the 10 000 mark long ago..probably about the time we were having our cat fight..what do you reckan Kang? biggrin.gif
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How old is she and how long have you been trying?
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Hope you had a medium-rare experience Beth. Grattis biggrin.gif
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I'm leaving The Local for good.. :roll:
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Rooo... welcome back to the Great TL. Hope you are doing fine with all new stuff.

Be active here once in a while and come out of your Asylum.

*Roo... you have been to sweden for too long time now.
It's Asylum NOT Asylumn


laugh.gif I'm just waiting for Birthday Beth to send me off to boot camp for that mistake...she has done it before :wink:
Not only have I been in Sweden too long but I worked in an area closely related to asylum seekers..not anymore though..am flying high now..
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What an articulate post?
Puffin, The Great rocks as usual.

Cheers Puffin.


Thanks for your vote of confidence Mr Fishy..I think I might crawl back into my asylumn from the local :roll:
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Welcome to the local Nasta Pasta..I am an oldie making a possibly temporary return to this nut house!


- Is it possible to be a housewife in Sweden?
Anything is possible however you will probably hear many Swedes complaining that it is impossible to live on one income in Sweden but it's a matter of priorities and it can be done for sure


- Will I still receive some kind of pension when I'm old even though I have never worked in Sweden?
I don't think you are entitled to any pension if you don't plan to work..it might be wise to look at private pension alternatives/insurance upon death of you husband.


- Can I receive any help from the government if I become a housewife and something happens to my husband and he gets sick or dies?

Every family is entitled to barnbidrag (there is a rising scale- 1050 per child plus an additional amount for each extra child you have ie 100 for 2, 454 for 3 and 1314 for 4..you get the drift..)

- Can you think of any pros and cons in being a housewife in Sweden?

Don't have time to go into an essay on this now but I would say the main con is that you might be very lonely as there are not many Swedes that choose to stay at home after the child is about 16 months of age. This is due to many factors..culture and the taxation system is set up so as to encourage mothers back into the workforce. This means there are very few organized activities for toddlers at home. Apart from that, if you are new to Sweden, you may feel even more isolated and have a harder time integrating/learning language if you are at home (this was the main reason I went to study then work upon arriving in sweden 6 years ago with a 9mth old and 3 year old after having been home since the birth of my daughter)
pros I would expect you are aware of already..

Good luck!

Btw, although I am usually anti pc, the term housewife is just making me cringe--
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Packing..
I love travelling but hate the process prior so any sane person that has been warned or experienced my psychotic state will keep out of my way. Next time I move country I am leaving everything behind. :roll:

oh..and you can add me to the contingent of tick-phobes.
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I don't know which area you are considering or the daycares you mention however you may like to consider the option of "föräldrakooperativ"- privately run parent cooperative daycare as opposed to the "kommun" daycares. We chose one of these cooperatives when we first arrived in Sweden, mainly because we thought the extra involvement in the daycare would help us as a family integrate. Although we moved our children after 3 years because it wasn't sustainable with both parents working full-time (out cooperative involved looking after the children for 3 to 4 afternoons per month and a cleaning roster), I am glad that we initially chose the cooperative as we got to know the children and parents of the other familes well.
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Let me define the word comprehensive


Personally I prefer my bilingual children to be comprehendible rather than comprehensive, something you might perhaps consider :roll:
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I'm so sorry for your loss..thinking of you all :cry:
**Hugs**
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Missing By Máiréad Tuohy Duffy

Missing?
Vanishing into the space of oblivion
In earth, sea or sky?
Who knows?
Gone into the wilderness
Of the unknown.
Leaving behind;
Fathers, mothers,
Brothers, sisters.
Bewildered Friends.
Watching, waiting,
Hearts aching,
Eyes peering,
Ears listening.
Minds hoping,
The door will open,
The vanished will return.
Like the prodigal son,
The father will say;
"Come into my open arms,
Oh! Child, how we missed you".


..donning green, white and orange ribbons and sending postive thoughts for a resolution today.
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