Inspired by the documentary series, give a brief snapshot of where you were in your life at each seven year period. Up (film series) - Wikipedia 7 - Living in Southwick. At Primary School, finding it a piece of piss and generally being top of the class. 14 - Senior School, despised it. 21 - Still in my first job at Edward Thompson's. Out getting pissed loads. 28 - Back at home after living in Australia for a year. Started work in a call centre. 35 - Had my own home and had written my first novel. Working stupid hours in my first software role. First stay in hospital after nearly dying from losing four pints of blood. 42 - Had a good career in software, earning decent money enabling me to travel a lot. First book was published. Reminded of what was important when one of my best mates died age 34. 49 - Full time as a writer. Editing novel number five. Skint. Been to Wembley for eighth time and still not seen us win.