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Lisburn, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland




Karen HewittKAREN Hewitt, 39, lives in Hillsborough with her husband and four children. She worked as a nurse before becoming a full time mum. Last year she was asked to co-ordinate the RAW Outdoor Adventure Festival and recently set up an Event Management business jkevents Ltd. with Jacqueline Boyd. The ladies are looking forward to their first event - Hillsborough's Taste of Autumn which is happening in Hillsborough Village Centre 28 October - 1 Nov 2008.

What do you like doing on your day off?
I like to go out with the family for the day. A walk around the forest park followed by lunch or if its raining we like to go to the cinema with a big box of popcorn.

If you were to choose your favourite meal what would it be, where and why?
I love going to the Plough Inn in Hillsborough. It's great to be able to stroll home after.

What has been your proudest moment?
That's always to do with my children. When each of them was born I was so happy. They make me proud all the time with the things they do and say.

What was the most frightening moment of your life?
My youngest child spent 10 days in the neo- natal unit when he was born. It was the scariest time even though the nurses and doctors were attentive and said he would get well, which he thankfully did.

How would you describe your taste in clothes?
I always like to look feminine.

What would you do if you won a million pounds?
Share a bit, save a bit and spend a bit.

What was your most embarrassing moment?
I was singing in the shower- badly -when I was living in a student house. I thought I was home alone only to discover when I came out of the bathroom that my flat mates had brought several people home for coffee.

What music do you like?
I like music that you can both dance and run to as I have recently started to run. Particularly like Sam Sparro and Kate Nash.

What sports person do you most admire?
Lance Armstrong. He has beaten the odds to be the best at his sport.

Describe your best ever holiday. What would your dream holiday be?
The best holiday I have had was in fact my last one to Center Parcs. The kids had so much to do and had great fun doing it. We cycled loads every day and loved eating out every night. I would love to bring the children to Disneyland in Florida and then spend sometime travelling around America.

What is your greatest remaining ambition?
want to make a success of this new event management business, create lots of family events and create a new buzz around Hillsborough

If you could spend a day with a celebrity whom would you choose?
Ricky Gervais. He is funny, motivated, down to earth and very successful at everything he does.

If you were stranded on a desert island what three things would you want with you?
I would take my ipod my trainers and a crate of good books.


Car My new mini.
Film A Brief Encounter
Comedian Ricky Gervais
CD Ta-Dah by the Scissors Sisters
Book The Time Traveller's Wife and The Kite Runner
Actor Anthony Hopkins
Actress Meryl Streep
Drink G & T or Red wine

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