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Moving to Sweden in 2022

Trying to get a toe in with forestry/haulage

Mrs Robinsson
post 25.May.2020, 11:13 PM
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QUOTE (at_the_gates @ 25.May.2020, 10:29 PM) *
There is crime (i have had my bike stolen or vandalised here more times in 12 months than the previous 12 years in Hackney),


Who is doing this? Who is sealing and vandalizing? Swedes? Teenagers? Muslim immigrants? Lesbians?
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Gamla Hälsingebock
post 25.May.2020, 11:39 PM
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You nailed it!!!

It was a naturalized young religious female that practices an alternate lifestyle rolleyes.gif
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Gimp
post 26.May.2020, 03:36 AM
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:/
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Gimp
post 26.May.2020, 03:37 AM
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Grommet
post 26.May.2020, 09:33 AM
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JonathanR
post 26.May.2020, 11:01 PM
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I had a really good conversation with a tree surgeon/forestry friend near Uppsala last night. He's actually been slightly busier since lockdown with more people working from home, they've had more time to think about the tree work that they want done. Not that I get involved with domestic work.

What was also encouraging is that there does seem to be a boom in small machine forestry in Sweden. There is a Swedish company called Kranman (I have one of their machines) and they developed and released a small harvester about a year ago. It was initially met with some derision amongst some in the industry as being a 'timber toy' but Kranman have sold in excess of 25 of them in the last year (at 800-900k SEK) so the demand is there.

One of the guys that works for me now in the UK (he's worked for me for over 7 years) is sick to death of the place and would happily come and do 3-4 long days a week for me machine operating, meaning we could keep it going 7 days a week.

I'm feeling positive about the way the plan is developing.
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Mrs Robinsson
post 27.May.2020, 01:31 AM
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Good for you Jon. Get the inertia starting to accumulate now so that once you've arrived you can stay oblivious to the fact that your soul will die a little bit every day you have to interact with Swedes. Once that's gone, start drinking heavily.

Then begin to understand Bergman. None of the locals will be able to grasp this but it's part of a strategy of maintaining one's mental health.
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Gimp
post 27.May.2020, 04:30 AM
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JonathanR
post 27.May.2020, 07:15 AM
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QUOTE (Mrs Robinsson @ 27.May.2020, 01:31 AM) *
Good for you Jon. Get the inertia starting to accumulate now so that once you've arrived you can stay oblivious to the fact that your soul will die a little bit every day ... (show full quote)


Honestly, I'm somewhat misanthropic. I just like forest, lakes, table tennis, fishing and generally not talking to people too much. I think I'll fit in fine. My wife is of a similar mindset.

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TheExpatEagle
post 27.May.2020, 07:31 PM
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QUOTE (JonathanR @ 27.May.2020, 12:01 AM) *
I had a really good conversation with a tree surgeon/forestry friend near Uppsala last night. He's actually been slightly busier since lockdown with more people working fr ... (show full quote)


I don't want to pee on your Cornflakes but he would have to get a work visa to work for you in 2022 and not to look down on your industry but I doubt he would qualify as a special case. That's before he figures out the tax , employee contributions, etc.

If he got a work permit he'd be better off just moving to Sweden as the pay will be less here so he'd need a cheaper living situation.
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Mrs Robinsson
post 27.May.2020, 11:58 PM
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QUOTE (JonathanR @ 27.May.2020, 07:15 AM) *
Honestly, I'm somewhat misanthropic. I just like forest, lakes, table tennis, fishing and generally not talking to people too much. I think I'll fit in fine. My wife is of a similar mindset.. biggrin.gif


I can relate...my spouse and I are the same way. Virus quarantine has been a good thing for us in this hemisphere...

We look forward to hopefully hearing how things go for you.
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JonathanR
post 16.Sep.2020, 10:03 AM
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So, to update you all...

We're popping over to Sweden for a week next month to have a bloody good explore. Flying to Copenhagen and then driving around for a week, going as far north as G?vle. Intending to meet a chap from the Skogsstyrelson in Kalmar with whom I've been corresponding. Going to visit a forestry machinery company too. I have one of their machines here.

Also started on Duolingo just over three weeks ago with Swedish. I'm really enjoying it and find it quite easy (so far!) as I speak German too.

Can't wait to visit next month.
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Martin565
post 16.Sep.2020, 01:34 PM
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QUOTE (Mrs Robinsson @ 28.May.2020, 12:58 AM) *
I can relate...my spouse and I are the same way. Virus quarantine has been a good thing for us in this hemisphere.... We look forward to hopefully hearing how things go for you.



QUOTE (JonathanR @ 16.Sep.2020, 11:03 AM) *
So, to update you all...We're popping over to Sweden for a week next month to have a bloody good explore. Flying to Copenhagen and then driving around for a week, going as ... (show full quote)

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JonathanR
post 14.Nov.2020, 11:39 AM
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BadgeringAway
post 14.Nov.2020, 01:02 PM
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