Well, it sounds as if the printed materials have made it OK. The usual complications with the should we / shouldn't we pay the Customs duty, but all seems amicably resolved.
Shortly afterwards, the printed overs arrived in Cambridge: Surrey to Qatar faster than Surrey to Cambridge. Looks like the British postal service has gone back to the days of horse and carriage.
Right off to start on the packing...I wonder if the air con will be on full in Qatar and I'll need those winter woolies.