Over time creating lunchboxes I have decided that pretty is nice but practical is better. So, admittedly I follow the path of least resistance and send my boys to school with a thermos stuffed full of left-overs. Not the most visually appealing but so quick, easy and versatile. They end up with anything from jacket potatoes to curry to a roast. One of my moments of glory was managing to get a fried egg into each thermos and have them survive intact until lunchtime - YES!!
For those who prefer a cold packed lunch do not limit yourself. Think outside the sandwich/apple box. Most kids are delighted by a chicken drumstick or some baked potato wedges ... even if they are cold.
To provide inspiration for us all (yes me included) I will be scouring the net for the most exciting lunchboxes regardless of visual appeal and will post them for posterity on this page. Stop by often, you may just discover your favourite too ....