A patio garden is an unassuming yet appealing choice for homeowners to have with a small outdoor space. It is an essential part of the property and a perfect place to relax, connect with nature, and even bond with your loved ones. Enhancing the aesthetic appeal of this part of the house with the appropriate pieces of furniture will significantly improve the overall look and feel of your outdoor living space. If you have a veranda or a patio, no matter the size is, you can always make it as impressive as it can be that it will not only provide enjoyment for the whole family, but will also increase the value of the whole property. Simple modifications can alter the overall appearance of the outdoor space. Installing even small pieces of furniture like chairs with cushions can either make or break the intended modifications for the outdoor space. If you would like to create a space that will not only be functional, but will also make it easy for anyone who would like to spend time there to relax and unwind, may find the place truly comforting. And for the best outdoor chair cushions to use, it is best to have a better grasp of what should and should not be considered to ensure that you will have the right pieces set to create a more convenient and comfortable outdoor space.

Your patio can become a friendly neighborhood hangout. You may even hold an event and style up the area and make the space a venue for a wedding or a reception area. But if the seats are made with ratty cushions that are hard on the eyes and make it quite difficult for guests to stay seated for, chances are the event will be cut short once the guests start leaving one by one to head to a more comfortable seating.

Creating Comfortable Sitting Area with Outdoor Chair Cushions

You can easily extend the life and look of the pieces of furniture installed in your patio with outdoor chair cushions. Not only will it make lounging in the outdoor space more relaxing, it can also enhance the overall look of the piece of furniture and, in general, the overall appeal of the outdoor space.

Just imagine having to sit for an hour on a hardwood chair without any padding or cushion. You can’t force anyone to spend more time with you seating on an unpadded chair or on a worn chair cushion. So, if you plan to purchase a new set of seat cushions or even just replacement seat cushions for your patio furniture sets, make sure to do some research to have an idea on which fabric to use for the seat cushions, whether you plan to do it yourself or have it made by professional sewers.

Fabric to use for the Best Outdoor Cushions

The easiest way to modify the overall look and feel of an outdoor furniture set is to change the chair cushions. You can alter the design, color, as well as the texture using the most appropriate fabric.

Each type of fabric has its advantages and disadvantages. When choosing an appropriate fabric, consider the durability, as well as the kind of wear and tear that you may expect the piece of furniture will have to take, either from people frequenting the space, small animals or the natural elements (sun, wind, rain).


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Riding a motorcycle can be exhilarating. There’s so much freedom that one can experience while exploring the world outside. And whether you have decided to own a motorcycle to use for leisure or for work, you need to make sure that you are protected while you are enjoying your ride. And one thing that can help make it possible is the best waterproof motorcycle pants.

Waterproof Motorcycle Pants

Having the appropriate safety gear is essential when driving a motorcycle. And that includes wearing a good quality outfit that will make each ride not just comfortable but safe as well. An appropriate helmet, a pair of gloves, a pair of boots, jacket, and pants can help ensure that your journey will be more to be a source of satisfaction rather than otherwise.

Not only will your body be shielded from the various elements that are present in your surroundings with the appropriate gear, each safety gear will provide the comfort that your body needs for longer rides.

And when it comes to having a long and comfortable ride, a pair of waterproof motorcycle pants is a must wear. As long rides will expose your body, especially your legs, to temperatures of varied degrees, you need to make sure that you have them covered with the most suitable pair of waterproof motorcycle pants.

Remember that the right pair of pants will not only protect your legs from constant and extreme climate changes, it will also help absorb any impact should an accident happen. It also adds a protective layer for the skin, hence keeps it from getting bruised or cut.

Finding the Best Waterproof Motorcycle Parts

To find the most suitable riding pants, you may need to consider the following:

Opt for a pair of pants that fits perfectly

You wouldn’t want to wear pants that are either too tight or too big as either choice will just make each ride inconvenient. It will be difficult to drive at the right pace if you don’t feel comfortable with what you are wearing. Soon enough, you will find the drive too exhausting. You may just end up hurting yourself or getting cramps or feel numb in your legs. One that allows you to move freely without hurting any part of your legs should be an appropriate choice.

Check from which material the pants were made of

It is good to make sure that the pants can keep your skin fully protected from the cold wind, even from small objects tha may get thrown by the wind or as you roll off the road. It should be made of durable materials and with seams that are tightly done to ensure that the seams nor the pants won’t get separated or damaged in case you slide off the motorcycle and hit the pavement or any scraggy object while on the go. One that is crash worthy will be worth every penny that it costs. (more…)

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When she was 15, Stephanie ran away with her 24 year old teacher, Nathan Temperley. Six years later, her mother discovers that Temperley is about to be released from prison, far sooner than expected.

The family have never talked about what happened, never dealt with the emotional fallout and neither parent has considered that their daughter may have become involved with Temperley because they were so self-involved (her father) and neurotic (her mother).

The story is told over several days, counting down to Temperley’s release, with fashbacks to the abduction, building the tension as the reader wonders what’s going to happen upon Temperley’s release. What happens is both inevitable and unexpected and the end of the book is left open and ambigious, asking the question of any mother reading: ‘What would you do?’


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Orenda Books is a tiny publisher specialising in commercial but still literary, mainly crime, fiction and with a strong Scandinavian bias. Karen Sullivan, its MD, is an absolute tornado of enthusiasm and Snowblind by Ragnar Jonasson is one of the handful of books she thrust into my hands at Bloody Scotland.

Set in Iceland, the story takes place in a small remote fishing village. It’s the sort of place where no-one locks their door and where everyone knows everyone else and it’s accessible only via a small mountain tunnel. The tunnel is blocked by an avalanche and the 24 hour darkness is beginning and Ari, a young policeman newly stationed in Siglufjorour, has to deal with two incidents and a growing sense of isolation. He soon realises that just because everyone knows each other, that doesn’t mean that it’s a happy community – quite the opposite in fact with many secrets lurking just beneath the surface. There’s a killer on the loose and Ari has no-one to help him.




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