Yorkshire v Surrey
Hi everyone. Welcome to the Mappley and Muttley Homepage. Mappley - because that's who we are - and Muttley because of our obsession with a small furry cartoon character who chases pigeons and likes to wear medals!
Steve and I live in Carshalton, which is kind of just outside London. Steve was born in Carshalton but I am from God's Own County - otherwise known as Yorkshire - home to the best county cricket team in the world (My husband would argue that Surrey are the better team but he's not writing this!). Steve and I were married on 31st August 2002 and here is a picture of us outside Rylstone Church in the Yorkshire Dales.
As for the Muttleys, well, we have 9 of them - Big, Small, Baby, Furry, Happy, Shiny, Yokel, Snow and Plush, and, yes, they do sometimes accompany us on our travels.
About two years ago, when we first went to Prague, Small Muttley was 'smuggled' into my luggage by Steve, just for a laugh, and we took various photos of him in and around the city. What started as a joke quickly became an obsession and since then at least one of the Muttley's has to come with us wherever we go (except for Sri Lanka, too hot for Muttley's) and have their presence recorded on camera preferably by or near some well-known monument. It is our ambition to get a photo of a Muttley standing next to one of the Easter Island statues!
If you are not yet convinced of how strange all this is then my travelogue "Muttley's on Tour" includes some of our Muttley photo's.(I dread to think what psychologists would make of this but, yes, I suspect they are substitute children and/or pets).