Diary: Georgiadis shows off cheetah-like prowess

The dramatic fight on the train scene from Live and Let Die was nearly re-enacted on a recent South Africa media adventure.

The Adshel trip saw a host of glittering media lovelies being entertained aboard a train as it made its way through the vast South African veldt.

Following a dinner, the train was due to stop overnight, allowing the party to retire to their cabins for the night.

But clever old Phil Georgiadis, keen to avoid shuffling slowly down the train to his cabin with the masses, thought he'd save some time by alighting and then walking down the embankment to the carriage which had his bed in it.

But as he made his way down, there was a sudden jolt and the train started to move off.

As it gathered speed and left him standing, Georgiadis realised that if he wanted to avoid being stranded at night in the depths of the veldt, he'd better make a run for it.

Showing quite remarkable prowess, Georgiadis managed to make it to the viewing platform at the end of the train and attempted to clamber aboard.

Julie France, the managing director of Adshel, who was out on the viewing platform enjoying the African night, was understandably startled by the sight of a man struggling desperately to board the moving train and, keen to protect her cherished guests, she fought him off with her handbag.


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