Sorry, sorry – it’s turned into a huge great thing this month. It’ll be a long read, so I suggest you go make a pot of coffee.

Obviously we’re bursting with the news – from Dorset’s own Handforth (you know you want to read that) to important news on local help for victims of Domestic Violence, the seriousness of littering at Compton Abbas Airfield to the genuine surge towards shopping locally.

Andy Palmer’s column is probably my favourite yet, Roger’s story about ‘Darzet being spoke in Newfoundland’ is so interesting, and then of course there’s Brigit’s Hairy Footed Flower Bees…

We’ve seven pages of Mother’s Day messages – I love them all. But we’ve tucked them away at the back, because you don’t need them til next week. No peeking.