After a botched first attempt at macarons last night, I followed a different recipe today and the results have been pretty successful. I wanted to buy some of the infamous macaroons from Laduree in Covent Garden the other day, but my bank balance wasn't so keen. Perhaps these don't quite match the standard of the real thing, but I'm still pleased with the results! You can find the recipe I used here. There's a handy video too.
P.S. I've been staying at my mum's for a few days and she has daffodils. That definitely means spring is almost here, doesn't it?