As someone originally from a small island nation to the south east of Australia (one which is frequently overshadowed by their larger, brasher neighbour) I've not been disappointed by the result.
However, as a fairly(ish) impartial onlooker, I can't help but think of all the times England has managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory... and don't forget, an Aussie backed into a corner is one mean <insert appropriate word> so don't take it as a given that the Ashes are in English hands just yet.
I have been enjoying some of the Barmy Army songs. I did a quick review of the lyrics last night and some are really quite funny, although not necessarily appreciated by their recipient.
DH was a ten pound Pom and grew up watching Ian Chappell. Needless to say cricket is big in this house! Go England!
I can still remember the furore back in the early 80s when one of the Chappell brothers bowled underarm for the last ball in a one day match to avoid the possibility of losing. Didn't improve relationships across Tasman Sea at all!