One of Prudence's more enduring topics of conversations is that of essential gentlemanly skills.
Despite there being a number of publications devoted to this, opinion remains very much divided.
Interestingly, and Prudence's beloved is included in this, the gentlemen rarely offer suggestions, it is the ladies who have the clear ideas of what is necessary.
So far, these abilities seem to be agreed upon:
To make a good cup of tea
To tie a tie
To choose a decent bottle of wine
To just listen.