I don't know. If I could lay out a timeline for each year, I could examine them and work out which year was the best, my memory can't do that.
Early childhood created a lot of nostalgia, so maybe it was great? Or maybe because it's so far away. There was a lot of excitement about starting school and getting a best friend. Early teens were nice in that adults everywhere thought I was the dog's bollocks and I first experienced what really getting into music was like. Late teens had some great times shooting the breeze with friends, drinking was never boring, we'd come up with all sorts of adventures. Early 20s was where I set out exploring and put myself through some interesting trials with drugs and homelessness. During late 20s I moved from interesting living situations and chopping firewood in bleak midwinter to housing and job security, and made some strides in developing my emotional intelligence. Now I'm starting my 30s and it's nice too. No idea where it's going.
Then again, all those years were also full of misery and pain, and I wouldn't want to live them all over again. So I don't know. Now is good, now is always good. But retirement, oh, that's going to be splendid.
Leonard Cohen (Bird on a Wire): I have tried in my own way to be free
Mrs Hudson (BBC Sherlock): Sherlock! The mess you've made!