23rd August 1986 – Nick is a Dad & I’m Insulting


Nick and Julie-Ann became parents! She had to be induced, we don’t have any more details yet but Nick is really proud!

John has had his hair cut! I called him ‘a moron’ when he went into the studio today. He said ‘Why? Don’t you like it?’

Coming out of the studio I said to John ‘Sorry, for calling you a moron.’ He then jokingly said ‘That’s alright – you’re the insulting type!’ SOD! But I love him.


Then when he was in the car I said ‘I won’t insult you again’. He wound down the window and said ‘Alright, and I won’t insult YOU again!’


Congrats to Nick and Julie-Ann.



The picture I have put into this entry was from a few weeks before. There is a caption on the back of it. It says ‘Me saying Sod You Then to John’. That says it all really. I WAS an insulting type! I had a bag of chips (french fries) in the picture and John ate one. I asked him if he wanted to take some more. He said no, so I said Sod You Then! I must have felt really comfortable with him to say things like that because I was actually quite a shy girl. He loved the sarcastic comments, he used to crack up laughing sometimes. We must have provided the entertainment a lot of the time at the studios!

I remember Nick going to the hospital from Abbey Road to see Julie-Ann. He told us she had been induced and rushed off in a taxi! Nick didn’t drive and still doesn’t. I am amazed at that, but that’s all part of Nick’s charm!

I don’t say in this entry how I found out that Andy had left. I had written this in the bottom of my entry in capitals. I obviously meant it as a BOLD statement! This was a question constantly asked at the studios but never really replied to, ‘Has Andy left?’. I think that even at this late stage of recording the Notorious album, Simon Nick and John had no clue as to whether Andy would join them. There seemed to be a lot of bad blood between them at this time, especially I felt between John and Andy.

At first John seemed quite sad when you asked him about Andy, like he was losing his wing man and he couldn’t quite understand why. I may have this all wrong of course but at the time that’s how I felt John was feeling. He makes his feelings known for Andy a little more strongly in my next diary entry! I liken his feelings to when someone close to you dies. You know, stages of grief. Up until this moment John seemed sad about Andy, grieiving. The anger part comes next!


About thedurandiaries

Long time Duran fan. Followed them since 1985 - and that means physically going to see them! I kept a diary from 1986 and thought it may be funny to write them up on a blog. And the profile picture is of the actual of diary. Yes it has Care Bear stickers on it. But this was the 80's. And Care Bears were cute. View all posts by thedurandiaries

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