Agnes Johanna Flügel is a cultural science graduate and passionate beekeeper. Driven by her love of the natural world, she gave up her job as editor of an online service provider and left Hamburg to live in the countryside in Schleswig Holstein. She’s been running “Flügelchen“, her own honey production business there since 2007. She released the book Honigfrau in 2011 and has mainly been living in Lisbon since the start of 2018.
ONE WAY TICKET TO LISBON: THE YEAR WHEN I STARTED ALL OVER AGAIN
If you hit rock bottom, you might as well make yourself comfortable.
Starting all over again at 50? Her father’s death is only the first in a sequence of events which catapults Agnes Flügel into a crisis – and then to Portugal. At first everything seemed perfect. Agnes had fulfilled her dream and swapped her business life for her own business producing honey, and had moved to the countryside with her husband. But life had other plans. Agnes’s father dies and she has to take care of her mother who is suffering with dementia. Then her husband leaves her for a younger woman. What do you do when you are suddenly left with nothing? Agnes recalls her old longings and her passion for adventure and makes the snap decision to travel to Lisbon. It’s there, in the city on the River Tejo, that she takes a leap into the unknown.