Lightowler, 39, is a Guider in Charge at First Moira Guides.
She is a professional artist and lives in Moira with her
husband Brian and three children Nathan, Naomi and Bethany.
What do you like doing on your day off?
I like spending time going for walks with my family. I love
visiting country parks and the Mourne mountains and having
picnics. I always carrying a sketch book and my camera when
I am out walking - just in case I see something I want to
What's your favourite meal?
A big pot of stew cooked over an open in the middle of a
field The smell is unique and the taste is beautiful. If you
are with a big group of people the craic is always great.
What has been your proudest moment.
I was awarded the 'Star of Merit the highest level of
personal courage and endurance to be given by the Guiding
Association. I had chronic spinal surgery and continue to
have chronic pain but have kept on guiding and am very proud
of this fact.
What was your most frightening moment?
When the doctors thought that my back had broken again when
I had my first child but thankfully after tests were carried
out I was told that it hadn't.
How would you describe your taste in
I am most comfortable in hiking boots and shorts but I do
like to dress up occasionally.
What would you do if you won a million
I would put the money into repairing Lorne - a 21 acre
estate with a house and grounds that provide excellent
facilities for all types of guiding activities. I would also
set up bursaries for guiders as all the work done by the
guiders is voluntary and of course I would share it with my
What was your most embarrassing moment?
When I was a young guide at the age of 12, my mother who was
also a guider, thought it would be funny to hoist my bra and
pants to the top of a flag pole.
What music do you like?
Anything and everything that has a beat.
Who do you most admire?
Lord and Lady Baden-Powell who started up the Guides. They
realised that young people needed something to do and look
what their vision has achieved today.
Describe your best ever holiday.
I really like going on camping holidays. When I was taking
my Quarter Test, which is an outdoor cooking qualification,
I had to prepare a three course meal for the examiners and
the guides. It was pouring with rain but one of the most
memorable camping trips I've ever had. A dream holiday would
be to go away camping and for the weather to be good.
What is your greatest remaining ambition?
To complete the level two qualification in a guiding walking
scheme recognised by UK mountaineering.
If you could spend a day with a celebrity
whom would you choose?
I wouldn't choose a celebrity. I meet so many guides with
major disabilities and seeing them cope with everyday life
is humbling and I would definitely choose to spend time with
one of them.
If you were stranded on a desert island what
three things would you want with you?
A container to cook in and hold water, a box of matches and