Christmas came sooner here in Almaty than in many parts of the world. Quora was the first to rise. She was hungry and moody so we had to postpone present opening until after breakfast. After we were all fed, Felix and Quora started to rip off the paper from their parcels. After the gifts were opened, we moved on to the stockings. Quora was surprised that there was chocolate to be had in them. Dolores enjoyed watching them open their presents.