A vision in red
The dress shimmers
In time with the strings
The strummed guitar
Guides her feet
Enforces the flow

Castanets clack
The Loud staccato mirrors
Staccato steps
At odds with the flowing dress
Motion driven by sensual hips
Reflected in bright red lips

Face part hidden
By fan spread wide
Though her eyes dance in time
Every stray thought
Sought and denial cast
On all who show desire

For this is Art
Played with passion
And danced with pride

Martin Addison – 15/04/2021

As part of our Euro Truck Simulator 2 Cruising Iberia event Madeleine, one of my trucks, has received a special paint scheme celebrating the art of Flamenco. She also carries the flags of the Aragon and Catalan regions to celebrate the reconnection of old alliances with the south of France from centuries ago.

It may be black as the darkest night
As black as Newgate's knocker
But the flickering light
Illuminates the fearful faces
Huddled, seated, gasping in fright
It's cinema night...

Bruises left on biceps
Clutched in panic'd awe
The monster looming large
The teeth in its gaping maw

Fu Man Chu proclaims
'The World Shall Hear from me again'
Then Sexton Blake and Sherlock Holmes
Step forward to save the day

And Robbie appears - In colour no less
But it seems we're not really welcome
The Planet's Forbidden
And the Pigdeon is a stool

So we watched, enthralled
Enraptured by flickering tales
Old gunslingers, space cowboys
Mad scientists, detectives and monsters

And still they grasp us
The stories seen before
Though old and careworn
Their magic overawes...

Now we hug on the sofa
Finding fear in our homes
Cuddling to stifle shivers
It's cinema night
On the world wide web


The weekend passed
The real world became
A string of glimpses
As my driving passion gripped
Punctuated by cups of tea
An occasional meal
Breaking the flow

Twenty cities discovered
That was the target
Personal work done
Now I drive at slower pace
Delivering for our community
Real life allowed to reassert
Slowly once more...

Martin Addison – 13/04/2021

After completion of my personal target in the SCS Software #CruisingIberia community event in Euro Truck Simulator 2.