I'm not dead, I've just been working very hard on a post about Bento Boxes. What happened was that I was in the middle of a peaceful reverie the other day when a text message came through from my sister, The Hamburgler.
It said: "On recipe rifle, can you come up with a series of yummy lunches that are either quick to make or can be made in large batches and i can take into work? I'm eating ham sandwiches every day because mum doesn't understand how lunch at work is the only thing to look forward to all day and if it's shit it makes you want to cry."
And because I don't want my sister to cry. So I thought I'd investigate.
I was milling purposefully through Brent Cross shopping centre today, in search of a suitable bento box (really quite hard to find in a mainstream place like BC) and thinking about the contents when I got another text message.
"WHERE THE HELL IS MY BENTO BOX?" it read.
My sister, you see, was born in 1988. She is a child of Sky Plus and Facebook and isn't inclined to wait long for things.
Anyway, I was very nice, which was unusual. I said that I was having to do some research.
Which I am.