Keywords: potter about, potter, mess about, faff, faff about, pottering
As a Noun
The act of doing something that is very pleasant to do but not very important, especially something around the house. English = pottering.
As a Verb or Adjective
To do something that is pleasant to do but not very important, especially something around the house. English = potter, potter about, mess about.
To do something in a very disorganised or casual way without really achieving very much but, nonetheless, enjoying yourself. British English = faff, faff about.
To do very little at all. English = take it easy.