I was with my team celebrating my birthday at the Tap Room on The Strip in Christchurch. We had only just sat down and ordered a round of drinks when the terrible shove and shaking occurred at 12:51pm. We took cover under the table like our kids teach us and were soon annoyed to have been covered in spilled lemonade and beer. That was the beginning of a long afternoon and beer stained clothes were soon the least of our worries. When Cashel Mall reopened recently I looked through a window of the Tap Room and our table was still there, just as we had left it.