I went Skiing once again tonight. This time, after some refresher practice, we started from the plateau at the top of the slope. This wasy scary... but I could do it! He put down markers and I was slaloming around them. A few times I couldn't make the turn and so skiied out. Soon I was making each turn, often at a reasonable speed. I'm still on a high from it - though it was still scary going down the slope.
My last run was really good, as it had been raining as I turned I kicked up a nice spray. It was almost like the real thing!
I'm now billed as being 'of recreational standard', i.e. I can go off on my own without the instructor being there.
I'll get a piece of paper to prove it and everything.