About me

Hello, I’m Samuel Shoesmith, I’m 30 years old and I live in Nottingham.

I love cycling.  I am an advocate of active travel, and I’m an environmentalist.   I am a graduate of Sociology from the University of Nottingham.

Life is too short.  Make the most of it!

Carpe diem. You only live once.

Tweet me @samuelshoesmith

I use Instagram.

Add me on Facebook if we know each other in real life or as near as.

Let’s do business.

Here’s is my main YouTube channel and here is my uncut one.

Here are some of my favourite quotes and phrases (to be updated):

“If you don’t ask, you don’t get”.

“The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about.” – Oscar Wilde.

“No-one is like me! – I am unique!” – Lord Alan Sugar.

“. . . when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life . . .” – Samuel Johnson

“Experience does for the soul what education does for the mind”. – Casey Neistat

“You don’t need a wheelbarrow to carry a pea.”

A Union Flag onesie I got from my sister for my 20th Birthday.


  • Good morning Samuel,
    I have recently viewed your steriotatic radiosurgery video on you tube. It is a great insight.
    You say you have/had an AVM. Whereabouts is it located?

    I have got a 5cm AVM on my left temporal lobe, I’m currently on the waiting list at Sheffield for the Gamma knife proceedure that you had.

    I take it you had a bleed? How are you now? Did you have any issues after your treatment?

    Sorry for all these questions, you probably know how worried you get.

    Thanks in anticipation


    Jon12th November 2012
    • Hello Jon.

      Thanks for getting in contact!

      Glad my video provided you with a great insight. I did not know what to expect before I had it done so I thought recording it would be useful for any future users and also I found it helpful to reflect on my ‘journey’.

      I am not sure what size mine is. It is in the right cerebellar (have I phrased that correctly?). At some point I’ll go through all my hospital letters and get the exact details.

      How long are you expected to wait?

      I did have a bleed. In October 2007, I had quite a large brain haemorrhage which sent me unconscious in about 7 minutes. I am doing great in myself now thank you. I just have a bit of an issue with tiredness after the operation – still. They don’t think the tiredness will ever go. In terms of the AVM, it is, as far as I am aware, still present. The last MRI a few months ago, showed it had shrunk a bit. I am having another scan early next year and from there, we’ll decide what I should do.

      How did you find out you had an AVM? Was it a bleed?

      With this treatment, I didn’t have any issues. The worst bit was having the frame fitted closely followed by having to lie in the machine for three hours.

      Do you have Skype? If so, add me – samuel.shoesmith or do you have Google Plus? We can talk more about it if you wish.


      samuelshoesmith13th November 2012

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