It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single architect in possession of most of his faculties must be in want of a wife. That is what they were saying in the snug bar of O'Hanlon's this week as Isabel Allen confirmed the shock news: 'Give me a double. I've given up singles forever.' News editor David Taylor turned ashen-faced as he reached for his wallet. 'Does this mean what I think it means?' 'Yes, you are buying me a drink, David, and yes, I am getting married,' Allen trilled. 'Tell me about it,' breathed Abbey Wood siren Angela Newton. 'Be lucky,' quipped AJ's resident cockney, Andrew Mead. 'I think I wrote a technical piece about this sort of thing in 1985,' enthused Barrie Evans. 'I think it was on the practice pages actually, Barrie,' corrected Ruth Slavid.