The walk down was uneventful, although a little trickier since the ground was wet from the cloud and it's easier to slip going downhill. I did feel a sense of accomplishment having done it, although as my brother warned me, you do feel it in your legs for a couple of days afterwards - every small incline started to seem like Snowdon! But I will have to try again some year, and see if I can reach the top when it's clear. Definitely in the summer though, and even then it can be dangerous (Snowdon Race 2009) although I'm unlikely to be running up there!
While in the tranquillity of the cottage I took the opportunity to read a couple of books that a Quaker Friend had leant me. They were about John Elwyn a 20C Welsh artist who was formerly a member of Winchester meeting. I'd seen a couple of his prints around, and the Friend lent me the books so I could find out more about him. He was the son of a dyer and if you look at a selection of his works (Results for John Elwyn on Google Image search) you can see he used a palette influenced by natural dyes. He did landscapes, and also scenes of Welsh people that skilfully captured just a moment of interaction. Reading the books in Wales, although I was in the North and he painted the South, did give wonderful context to his paintings.
So a very good, very Welsh holiday, and I'm inclined to go there again next year!