Liked to put in his days pottering
about the little garden he'd made for himself, looking after his flowers and his fowls, and sit of an evening listening to Gentleman
The ancient obediently dipped his paddle and started pottering
an erratic course in the general direction of the cluster of lights that marked the Makambo.
We should have gone pottering
on for another seven years.
I had seen Penelope and my lady's maid off in the railway with the luggage for London, and was pottering
about the grounds, when I heard my name called.
The first day they were very active, pottering
about with hammers and nails and red calico, to put up curtains, make their house habitable and pretty; resolved to settle down comfortably to their new life.