Despite their doubts, though, the This Morning team pootled
up the River Thames aboard a water cruiser packed with Clover, the This Morning dog, and a host of ITV daytime stars no doubt praying a rogue tide wouldn't wipe out half the channel's programme schedule.
along happily in my Nissan LEAF content that, as it has no engine but is electric, I didn't, for the first time ever, have to worry about engine antifreeze.
I donned overalls and a helmet, and as we pootled
onto the track the nerves kicked in.
Evergreen former Grand Prix road race star Mick Grant pootled
his little Bantam around as calmly as if delivering telegrams for a fine third place, level on points with Alistair Jackson on three marks lost, and Great Ayton's David Brown brought the first modern bike home, just in front of Duncan McDonald on his superbly prepped Ariel.
But what if it was this magical place inhabited by creatures that pootled
about on three wheels instead of legs, who lived in fear of a Welsh witch who lived in a massive kettle with a talking spell book and a telescope up high on a hill?" Classic entertainment for a generation - they don't make 'em like that any more.
Anchor The Z-elebs then pootled
around on their boats on yet another ITV-funded jolly (see Joanna Lumley, Amanda Holden, Piers Morgan and Griff Rhys Jones for further details).
A goosander pootled
the Conwy estuary, with pintail and Cetti's warbler at RSPB Conwy.