Victoria goes from reporter to mumpreneur!
When Cheshire mum Victoria Pollitt picked up a stick and wrote her son’s name in the sand, little did she know it would lead to a whole new business.
She took a photograph and then carried on enjoying her walk along the beach in Wales with one-year-old son Joshua and husband Stuart.
The picture was so beautiful that Victoria had it made into a canvas for Joshua’s bedroom.
And she realised it would make a unique gift for others too, so the idea for Sand-Writing.com was born – a website selling canvas prints of names and messages written in the sand.
Victoria returned to the beach near Abersoch, North Wales, and began the painstaking task of writing the top 100 boys’ and girls’ names.
She added other popular names and different spellings as well as messages such as Congratulations and Just Married.
“It creates a lot of interest as I the names are quite big and they end up covering the beach,” said Victoria, of Holmes Chapel.
“The canvas prints give a lot of pleasure – they look wonderful on a child’s wall and make a great gift for Christmas or for a birth, christening or birthday.
“And older people also love the special message photographs or the simple drawings such as a heart.”
Victoria was a reporter for ITV until she left to have Joshua, who is now two.
She filmed her own reports and has always been a keen photographer.
“Some people suggested I save myself time and trouble by using computer technology to write the names, but I think this way is much more special,” added Victoria, who will be adding to the list of names and messages over time.
The website Sand-Writing.com launched today.