Eager to play in Sydney: Ryan Harris. Photo: Getty Images
I remember watching Australia win the Ashes 5-0 in 2006-07 and it was a unique series. Those guys had played a lot of cricket together and went on to win 16 Tests in a row. We don't have that history on our side but now, with a 4-0 lead, we're in a position where we can create our own history.
That is something coach Darren Lehmann has alluded to at different times during this series. He's told us that this is the time to create our own history by becoming the third side to clean sweep an Ashes series - which is something this group of players would share forever - and then carry on our winning form to South Africa.
That's why I'm so keen to play in the last Test at the SCG, not just to know that I have got through five Tests, but to be there to finish the job we started back in Brisbane. To be up there on the podium when the replica urn is presented would be an incredible feeling.
Having a few extra days off after the win in Melbourne has helped me recover and I'm confident I will be right to play. I will be honest with the medicos and with ''Boof'' (Lehmann), and if I'm not right I won't play, but at the moment I feel really fresh and ready to go.
I only bowled 10 overs in the second innings at the MCG and to be honest the worst problem I had was a big, red-raw blister on the back of my heel. I could barely walk. I still bowled through it but they had to cut the back out of my boot to get me back on the field at one stage. I literally couldn't put a shoe on for two days. But now I'm fine, I'm back wearing shoes again. I only bowled 34 overs for the match and my knee has come up really well.
This is a close group and we enjoy each other's successes, so one of the best things about the win in Melbourne was that Chris Rogers got the Boxing Day Test century he deserved.
It's been well documented that ''Buck'' had to wait a long time for a second crack at Test cricket. He had a really good series in England and hadn't probably made the runs here that he would have liked, but he had still made valuable runs.
For him to come out and chase down that total, and to play such a positive innings, was just fantastic. When we were 0-30 in the run chase on the third night of the Test, we all got into Davey Warner because Buck actually had a better strike rate than him! We had a get-together with the team and all the families on the night of the win and made a presentation. Rogers got up and said how amazing it was to play in a Boxing Day Test and make a hundred, because 12 months ago he never thought he'd be doing it.
It means a hell of a lot to him and we couldn't be happier for him. To see in the new year we'll all get together - players, partners, kids, everyone - in a room at our hotel with a beautiful view of Sydney Harbour and enjoy each other's company over some beers, wines or waters. It's hard to believe we're in this position after everything that has happened this year.
I wasn't there in India, but the defeat that hurt the most that I was involved in was the one at Lord's. It felt even worse because we'd come so close in the first Test in Nottingham. From where we sit now, that seems so long ago. We can be proud of the way we have turned things around this year and we've worked bloody hard to get here. Now we have to make sure we start the new year on the same note.