I'm a big believer that life still goes on.
The way to do it is enjoy our cricket and relax, to accept that occasionally you'll have a bad day and try to get out of bed with a smile on your face.
I think we have to try to be as annoying as we can, and take points off Australia to give ourselves an opportunity of the big prize at the end of it.
I view every game I play for England as it could be my last, so I go out there and enjoy it. It's the only way I can approach it.
Last chance. Basically, last chance.
I think England have matched them on a competitive level. I think Australia know that now, and the closer it gets that Australia can lose the Ashes, the more it will play on their minds.
What is unusual is them talking about making changes - which I think shows which side is dominant.
I have decided the time has come for me to retire. It is an emotional moment because in the main I have had a fantastic time and there are many things I will miss. But I feel comfortable this is the right decision.
My ex-wife did three or four articles about me in a tabloid newspaper which was very sad.
The league table doesn't lie. We're in this position because we deserve to be.
It was a scrap, not the prettiest of innings.
What this case is about is a betrayal of trust.
It's most important that cricket is played in [public] schools.
It was a horrible beating. This is one of the most vicious, brutal, horrible crimes I've ever seen. And it was absolutely senseless. It makes no sense at all what he did to that poor lady.
England versus Australia is the biggest thing in cricket - it's like the US vs. Russia at ice hockey.
We actually had a barbecue that Sunday, ... I was out in the garden while a lot of the other blokes were inside watching the cricket on TV. Every now and then someone would rush out and shout, 'Another wicket's gone.' I was struck by how weird it all seemed. I really was no longer a Test cricketer. I was just some ordinary guy looking after his barbecue while this momentous battle unfolded at Trent Bridge.
The sides are pretty well matched. You probably look at the spin department, Australia are holding the edge in that department. But you could say it's pretty tight looking at the batting line-ups and the seam attacks.