Blast! Blast! Blast! The machine didn’t do anything – both I and the CURIOUS CRITTERS were still on this remote but beautiful island. I was just about to give up hope and wave goodbye to my friends when Aulani reminded me, “my friend remember, Sunrise, Sunset, Sunrise, Sunset”’. Of course, the Island was only visible at Sunset so I thought that I should try the machine again, I settled down to sleep, eager to see what the dawn would bring….. I awoke before first light and set up the portal machine ready to be activated. All the CURIOUS CRITTERS looked at me hopefully as the first golden rays began to break over the waves from the east.
I turned on the portal contraption. Immediately clouds began to rush by, the sky turned to all of the colours of a rainbow and then a bright blaze of light lit the island like a flash from a giant camera. The flash caused me to momentarily shield my eyes from the glare. Upon opening them again I could see – the CURIOUS CRITTERS and I had arrived at Paultons Park!
A new land has been created and I shall call it CRITTER CREEK!
Name: Professor Stanley H Blast
Occupation: Full-time Scientist and inventor
Likes: Rollercoasters, bird watching, zoology and travel
Dislikes: Air resistance - it's a real drag
About: Growing up, Professor Blast has always enjoyed science and the outdoors. A keen backpacker, he spends most of his summers' abroad, exploring far off lands. A self-confessed theme park enthusiast, Professor Blast now works at Paultons Park, researching and inventing in his Learning Lab. His recent discovery of the Horned tree-mouse (which can be seen in the Lab) gained him wide-spread acclaim.
Name: Peter Petri
Occupation: Research assistant to Professor Blast
Likes: Horticulture, Quad biking and knitting
Dislikes: Gravity - it really gets him down
About: Peter Petri has always enjoyed the countryside and is a very keen gardener. Peter has worked alongside Professor Blast for a number of years, and has become an expert in the use of fire extinguishers (mainly thanks to the Professor's mistakes). During the summer, he looks after the Learning Lab whilst the Professor is on his fieldtrips.