By Simon Parkin BBC Sport It’s a cold January morning in northern England, and I’m at the front of the line to get a pair of slippers on the stairs.

The line is longer at the station, and the station is packed with people, so I can’t get a spot.

I am standing outside the window, waiting for the train.

My feet are freezing.

This is not a typical winter morning in London, but I’ve been to a few of the UKs capital cities, and this is the most extreme.

I’ve only just started to learn that the weather is turning against me, and as I wait for the bus I’m wondering how it will all end.

When I reach the station I notice I’m not in a cold weather zone – there’s only one train at the time, and there are a few people waiting outside for the next train.

I can feel the chill from the station.

I feel like a piece of equipment.

The train arrives, and a few minutes later the train arrives again.

I’m getting a few more seconds on the train, and my feet are so cold.

I look around at everyone else.

I hear the usual comments: the weather’s getting colder, it’s raining, and you’ve got to put on your slippers.

But I’m feeling so bad, and so desperate.

I don’t have anything.

I have no coat, I don “get” slippers, and no slippers I can buy.

I do have some socks, and they’ve worked out well for me.

When the train finally arrives, it is full of people.

I get a seat on the last train.

And then, when I get on the next one, the whole train arrives and the bus arrives too.

I know I’m going to get on, but how am I going to find a place to sleep?

I think about the cold.

There are a lot of people on the other train too.

It might be a good idea to sleep in the station if you can.

As a first-time traveller to the UK, it feels strange to be in a station, but if you have been to any other country you can imagine how much more difficult this is.

As I’m trying to sleep, the bus stops outside.

The windows open and I can see the people in the other cars.

There’s a lady on the bus who looks really distressed.

She looks exhausted.

She has a big scar on her forehead.

She asks for help and I give her my socks and a warm blanket.

She is so grateful.

I give my warm blanket to her and she takes it and puts it on her head.

I think, how can she be so cold?

I’m sitting in the train with my feet so cold, but as soon as I get onto the bus, I get up and go to sleep.

The next day, it rains.

I wake up to a new cold weather.

I start to think, this could have been a really bad day.

But then I notice how much warmer it is today.

The rain stops and I feel good.

It’s the same rain every day.

It dries out and it becomes the same temperature.

When it gets cold again, I start feeling the cold again.

And I start thinking, how are they going to deal with this?

When I wake in the morning, I realise I have nowhere to go.

I turn on the news.

I see that the temperature is falling.

The sun is rising.

The temperature has dropped below freezing.

I wonder how the government will deal with me, because it seems I have nothing.

It seems that there is no money for things like a heat or a cold shower.

I tell my sister that I’m desperate.

The cold is coming back.

I realise that I am very cold, I’m very cold.

But she says, you’re right.

And it seems to me that it’s the worst cold I’ve ever felt in my life.

And when I look at the TV, it says: London is warming.

So, I’ve never felt colder in my entire life.

So now I am thinking, is this going to be the last time I feel cold in my whole life?

I am feeling very cold now, I am not comfortable.

And now I can only imagine what it is like to be stuck on a train.

A cold shower is probably the worst thing you could do for me, but you could just walk out the door.

I haven’t had a cold in a while, but now I’m in a new city.

The first thing I do when I’m on the platform is go back home.

When you’re a first time traveller to London, you don’t know where to go or what to do.

You can’t go to the shops, you can’t buy anything.

You’re not going to have a warm meal, you’ve been told.

And you can do that, but then you’re going to go home, and