RTÉ presenter Bláthnaid Treacy has spent lockdown not dissimilarly to the rest of us - looking forward to weekly Friday takeaways and glued to Normal People on TV.

The Today Show and 2FM star revealed that the past 12 months were tough for both herself and her husband Charlie, but things were looking up now with the couple recently buying their own home.

"Lockdown had it's ups and downs. Missing family and friends was obviously the biggest challenge," she said.

"The claustrophobia of being confined to a few kilometres felt almost impossible at times. I grew up by the sea so I really missed that. Thankfully, where we live, we had the Phoenix Park beside us and it really was a safe haven for us."

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Bláthnaid said she really focused on staying positive and tried to pick up some good habits along the way.

"My husband and I made the most of the time. We really focused on staying positive and having small things to look forward to like a takeaway on a Friday and we would try not to binge TV shows, we savoured Normal People for example, watching it weekly.

"We both exercised a lot too. Like a lot of people, we took up yoga and we're still doing it every day, well nearly every day!"

Bláthnaid has also been proactive about upping her sustainable choices and being mindful of the impact that her actions can have on the environment.

"Lockdown was a time of introspection for lots of us I think. I’ve stopped buying so many clothes. After learning about the devastation that fast fashion can cause for vulnerable people and the environment, I knew that my attitude towards buying clothes, and the effect that my everyday choices can have on the planet, needed to change," she said.

Having recently bought a house with her husband, the 2FM presenter is also taking an sustainable approach to the upcoming renovations.

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"We were fortunate enough to be able to buy a home last year. The house is over 100 years old, so our main focus is making sure that it’s properly insulated and heated efficiently. We’re taking our time and doing our research to make sure that we’re making smart and sustainable choices. We’ve already installed eco-friendly windows and are in planning mode for renovations starting at the end of the summer," she said.

A self-confessed sparkling water addict, Bláthnaid’s new environmentally-conscious attitude is trickling into other areas of her life as well. She’s often found guilty of mindlessly accumulating bottles of the stuff at the bottom of her bag, resulting in a moment of clarity one day.

"Aside from brewing it myself, I wasn’t sure how best to curb my plastic bottle shame. When I learned that Ballygowan was Ireland’s most sustainable water brand, it was a bit of a no-brainer for me. I’m trying to cut down on my impact on the environment, and when I choose this brand, I know their bottles are fully recycled and recyclable, and the water is bottled on our own soil too."

Ireland's number 1 bottled water brand, Ballygowan, has just launched 100% recyclable bottles that are all made from 100% recycled plastic.

By introducing recycled bottles, Ballygowan will be able to remove 1,500 tonnes of virgin plastic from the environment.

The water is bottled wild from the source in Limerick too, so when you choose to drink Ballygowan, you're making a sustainable and local choice.

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